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Stop and listen: Five podcasts to inspire you

The best way to succeed in business and life is to listen to and learn from the successes and failures of those who have come before us.

Lewis Howes podcast

Whether you’re driving, working, riding or exercising, podcasts give us the power to consume motivational content on the go – from sports and health to science and business strategy.

If your career or home life is in need of a jump-start, these audio outlets will make you want to work harder, think smarter, cut out those bad habits, and chase your dreams.

Whether you’re an ambitious entrepreneur, an experienced business leader or a stay-at-home mum working on her side hustle, the following five podcasts are sure to provide you with some handy tips and tricks to fast-track your lifestyle and career goals.


Entrepreneurs listen up – Mixergy is here to deliver some ‘street smarts’ education. In more than 1,000 interviews, Andrew Warner digs deep into the successes and failures of the most successful business founders and thought leaders. Notable guests include Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston, Quick Sprout co-founder Neil Patel, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Discussing everything from content and cryptocurrency to networking and social media marketing, Andrew and his guests prove that the best way to grow as an entrepreneur is to learn from a mix of smart people who are willing to share their expertise and experiences.

Andrew Warner Mixergy
Andrew Warner

The Tim Ferriss Show

In each episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, the eccentric author deconstructs world-class performers from areas including sports, business, investment and art, to extract the best tactics, tools and routines you can implement in your work and home life. Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins and many more.

From learning strategies to be happier through gratitude to asking better questions and taking better risks, Ferriss’s podcast segments yield valuable insights that will help you get ahead in life and business.

Tim Ferriss podcast
Tim Ferriss


Each week, power couple Jack and Suzy Welch sit down with co-host Jon Steinberg to share their own career advice and interview some of the most successful people of our time.

While Suzy is a former editor-in-chief at Harvard Business Review and a New York Times bestselling author, Jack is recognised as one of the greatest CEOs of all time from his success at General Electric. Together, they promise to deliver ‘no-BS’ business advice on how to get ahead, become a better leader, and build winning teams.

Suzy and Jack Welch

The School of Greatness

Since its launch in 2013, Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness podcast has grown rapidly to become one of the top-ranked business and self-development podcasts on iTunes. It is downloaded more than two million times every month.

The New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur and former pro athlete has hosted the likes of Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss to discuss their journeys to success.
If you’re short on time, try his ‘5 min Friday’ segment.

Lewis Howes podcast
Lewis Howes

The James Altucher Show

Known for his honest and vulnerable demeanour, James Altucher is not afraid to ask guests – whether performer, billionaire, astronaut or author – the sticky questions on his eponymous show.

That being said, he’s also not afraid to reveal his own mistakes, successes and lessons in the hope his listeners will learn from them. Having started 20 different businesses – some of which have sold for millions of dollars – and having released more than 400 podcasts to date, James has discussed everything from anxiety and mental health to learning how to tell hilarious stories.

James Altucher podcast
James Altucher

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