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The Best Podcasts for Blogging, Entrepreneurship & Personal Development

Everyone’s path to success looks a little different. But I’ve learned that all successful people seem to have one thing in common: THEY READ. The most successful people that I’ve heard about are reading constantly. Always reading to expand their knowledge. Always reading to better their craft or skills. And while I don’t always have time to read, I do always have time to listen to podcasts (or audiobooks). For the past 6 months, I’ve really started to dive deep into how I can perfect my craft, grow my business, and overall just become the best version of myself. So whether it’s growing my business, or just becoming a more knowledgeable and well-rounded person, a daily podcast episode (or two) helps me do that. Below are some of my favorites broken down by category. Most of these I listen to on a regular basis, and others are ones that have been recommended to me but I haven’t had a chance to listen. I’m going to include both that way you can check any/all of them out. Also, keep in mind a lot of the personal development ones overlap with business and entrepreneurship but for the sake of this blog I’m going to try and break them up!

BEST FOR BLOGGING/INFLUENCING
-Drink With James (really specific to IG, blogging, and influencing)
-Girl Meets Gram (great for IG tips/marketing, personal branding, and online marketing. Episodes are also 10 minutes or less so super quick & efficient)
-The Goal Digger Podcast (good for IG and blogging, but some episodes also helpful for business in general)
-The Influencer Podcast (pretty specific for IG, blogging in influencing. Can also be helpful for running an online business)

BEST FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
-Amy Porterfield (specializes in building online courses, online businesses, and online marketing)
-Gary Vee (lots of variety from marketing, branding, mindset, interviews with other entrepreneurs)
-How I Built This With Guy Raz (interviews with entrepreneurs from some of the world’s most successful businesses)
-Impact Theory (interviews with entrepreneurs that cover strategy and mindset)
-Marketing School (specializing in online & digital marketing from social media, SEO, email marketing, etc)
-The CMO Podcast (former CMO interviews with CMO’s from top industries and companies) *CMO means chief marketing officer FYI 🙂
-Mixergy – Start Up Stories (interviews with most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders)
-Entrepreneurs on Fire (interviews with entrepreneurs who are “on fire” in a ton of different niches)

BEST FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 
-The Accidental Creative (everyday tips to help you succeed in work and life)
-On Purpose with Jay Shetty (mix of interviews and solo episodes that really focus on personal development, finding fulfillment, success and happiness. Really great for developing an overall better mindset and healthy/successful habits)
-Ed Mylett Show (mix of interviews and solo episodes. Focuses on tactics and strategies to improve your mindset, health, relationships and/or business).
-The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast (most episodes really good for both biz & personal development, and some episodes focus specifically on blogging, branding, etc).
-Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis (great for entrepreneurship too. A really good mix!)

Have you listened to any of these, or have you listened to some that I should add to the list? Would love to hear other recs! xxC

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  1. Amanda says:

    Haven’t listened to any of these but will definitely start. Thank you for pulling together such a resourceful list!

    • Claire Guentz says:

      yay! you can’t go wrong with any of them! 🙂

  2. Asa says:

    Thanks I needed this

  3. Sam Stupica says:

    I LOVE how I built this!

    I also listen to the creative biz rebellion – more product based business tips, also interviews with bus owners, and proof to product – again with product based businesses but still great advice. But include marketing, branding, IG, all social media, etc for business.

    I will definitely be taking a few recommendations from this post ?

    • Claire Guentz says:

      ohhhh that one sounds really good! Will definitely need to look that one up. Thanks for the rec!

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