5 Podcasts To Inspire Your Productivity & Self Esteem

By Chelsea Becker

When you're searching for ways to better yourself and find your passions, the best advice is to usually find people you admire and learn from them. Because everyone on your list might not be readily available to you, we compiled this group of inspiring podcasts to get you started. From learning how to work smarter (not harder!!!), to discovering what truly gives you joy and why, there's something to learn from each of these incredible shows.

Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher

Jenna Kutcher has one of the happiest and most inspiring vibes on the internet, so you know her podcast, Goal Digger, has to be a good one. She touches on tons of different topics, so whether you're trying to figure out how to be a better manager or learn how to cultivate some creativity in your life, she's likely got an episode or two for you.

Pursuit With Purpose by Melyssa Griffin

With Melyssa Griffin's podcast, Pursuit With Purpose, you'll learn how to chase your dreams, but stay true to yourself and find real fulfillment from your career (and life). Of course the bottom line and financials are important, but how can you find real happiness only every focusing on status and dollar amounts? These are the kinds of questions Melyssa addresses and dives deep into what you can do in your everyday life to grow and evolve.

Optimal Living Daily

Optimal Living Daily is essentially an audio blog where the best personal development and productivity blogs and articles are read to you. So, if you're someone who spends hours online searching for the best information to read, this is definitely your solution. And it's all been perfectly curated and organized for you so all you have to do is listen, then take action in your own life.

TED Radio Hour

If you ever listen or read about self-improvement or productivity, you're probably familiar with TED. This podcast, hosted by Guy Raz and put on by NPR, explores all facets of life and the human condition, so expect to go pretty in-depth on some episodes. The best part is the wide variety of topics. No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll be able to find something that intrigues, inspires or both.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss is the now-famous author who wrote the bestselling book The 4-Hour Workweek. That said, if you're a fan of the book, you'll probably find his podcast very interesting. Tim brings guests on his show from all walks of life—sports, investing, lifestyle brands, etc.—and breaks down the strategies and tactics they used to find their success. It doesn't matter what industry or field you're in, Tim probably has some insight for you.