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Podcasts for #careerlions

Podcasts for #careerlions

While being on holiday is fun and relaxing, I still like to be a little bit productive. Trying to get in a little self-improvement whenever I am in the mood. The bus rides and flights make for the best moments to listen to podcasts. You get to enjoy the surroundings or get to close your eyes both forming the ultimate relaxation on your get away. As both Liona and I have written about earlier, we love podcasts at home as well. Today I would like to share with you my favorite podcasts at the moment. For you to enjoy on your own getaway, but also for those staying put and commuting to work while it is getting busier and busier again. Read on if you are in for some podcast-inspiration.

Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More

This podcast by Stever Robbins is both fun and useful. According to my collection the podcasts take a maximum of only ten minutes and are aimed to help people live an extraordinary life. The perfect amount of time to inspire you and get you to think about catchy topics relevant for all #careerlions. I find them very motivating and hilarious at the same time.

One of the podcasts on dealing with people who are late for instance starts off with how you are obviously perfect, but have to deal with people that unfortunately cannot be as perfect as you are. While I myself am late particularly often, still found this podcasts funny and also quite helpful. Even late people have to deal with people that are later than they are. You know who you are!

Some of the podcasts that I particularly enjoyed besides the one dealing with people that are late:

  • How to Form Great Habits Using Triggers
  • Write Faster by Separating Cognitive Tasks
  • Make a Plan for Motivation
  • Take Charge of Your Career and Grow a Pair
  • How to Organize Purchased Products and Accessories

HBR Ideacast

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) Ideacast is another one of my fave's. Most podcasts only last 20 to 30 minutes or so. Covering topics that any frequent reader of the Harvard Business Review will be familiar with in a quick and audible manner. It is hosted by editor Sarah Green Carmichael and others from the HBR publication staff. They interview industry professionals, scientists and journalists, focusing on one management or marketing issue or topic at a time. This is another podcast channel that is absolutely perfect for #careerlions, regardless of your position in your career. A few of the titles that I have enjoyed:

  • Why Doesn't More of the Working Class Move for Jobs?
  • Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy
  • Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader
  • The Secret to Better Problem Solving

Freakonomics Radio

If you loved reading the Freakonomics books by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, then you will love Freakonomics Radio just as much as I do. Their podcast has great production value, making it even more exciting to listen to. The topics and trains of thoughts discussed in the topics are great fun and are also suitable for quite some personal development as well general insights.

Some of the ones that I have listened to lately:

  • How to Be More Productive
  • Is Migration a Basic Human Right?
  • How to Become Great at Just About Anything
  • How to Get More Grit in Your Life
  • How to Be Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss Show

This brings me to the next podcasts that I guess speaks for itself by now. Liona and I are both die-hard Tim Ferriss fan. This guy is one of the most intriguing and fascinating man out there, who has taken personal development to some many next levels. He is one of those people that has probably tried almost anything in a quest to achieve excellence. In his podcast he interviews world class performers from all of the world and all different kind of fields, in a quest to find their secrets to life. One cannot have led a full life without having listened to the Tim Ferris Show. That might sound a little dramatic, but true nevertheless.

A quick round up of podcasts I listened to lately to give you an idea of the people he interviews and the topics they discuss:

  • Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top - Maria Sharapova
  • Morning Routines and Strategies
  • Inside the World of SuperTraining - Mark Bell
  • Marie Kondo - The Japanese Tidying Master
  • Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

Bulletproof Radio

Bulletproof Radio is hosted by Dave Asprey and focuses on achieving a state of high performance. The podcasts aims to uncover the simplest things you can do to be better at everything. Whether it is you body, mind, or work skills, Bulletproof Radio sets out to help you become the best version of yourself. Asprey is all about upgrading yourself. Can I get a "let me upgrade you" from all the fellow Beyonce fans in the house?

A small grasp of titles I have listened to the past few weeks:

  • Mastering Posture, Pain & Performance in 4 minutes a Dat with Egoscue
  • The New Revolution in Hacking Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD

What are you favorite podcasts at the moment? Any new ones to add to your list of subscriptions? Or are you finally ready to cave and start listening to these gems? Let us know using the comment section below.

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