Everyone these days has some kind of side hustle. I think this trend is great and it is only increasing as more people desire to be in charge of their schedule and develop a career in a field they love. But with no dragon-boss breathing down your neck it can be difficult to stay motivated and move forward. The next time you need a little motivation, inspiration, or just something to distract you on your daily commute, switch on one of these podcasts.
Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker
Every week I look forward to this podcast showing up in my podcast feed. Sara Tasker is the creative behind the wildly successful Instagram page @meandorla. She has her own Instagram e-course and now she is giving away some of her best tips for free on her podcast. Sometimes on the podcast Sara shares her take on news in the social media world and other times she interviews other insiders. Sara is shockingly authentic and is an authority when it come to all things Instagram.
Recommended Episode: What brands look for in influencers, with Sally Gurteen.
The Influencer Podcast by Julie Solomon
This podcast gets to the core of what it takes to make it as a blogger and influencer. Julie (a P.R. expert) offers her own advice and interviews some of the biggest names in the social media game. There is no beating around the bush here the conversations are honest and direct. The podcast encourages hard work and explains how to work. Don’t let the successful guests and frank conversation intimidate you, Julie will leave you feeling completely motivated and ready to take on the world!
Recommended Episode: Focus in on your social media brand with Calli Cholodenko
Don’t Keep Your Day Job by Cathy Heller
Cathy is probably one of the most optimistic people I have ever had the joy of listening to. She is all about sticking to your intuition, building your dream life, and developing grit to see your dreams come true. Cathy interviews people from a variety of creative fields including bakers, disney animators, and professional photographers. No matter what creative industry you want to work in, Cathy has you covered.
Recommended Episode: What can you do today?
Make It Happen by Jen Carrington:
Receiving advice from Jen is like receiving advice from your mom, if your mom were a super accomplished 25 year-old who ran her own creative consulting business. The podcast gives you the sense that Jen genuinely wants you to live your happiest most fulfilled life. She offers practical advice but also a lot of big picture stuff which helps when you are feeling unmotivated. Jen shares both longer form podcasts as well as 5-10 minute podcasts which are great for anyone without a lot of time on their hands.
Recommended Episode: Stop looking for blueprints and shortcuts.
Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma Gannon:
Emma Gannon is a published author and all around internet zeitgeist. She interviews inspiring guests and discusses how they found their success and specifically how the internet and social media helped shape their careers and their life. Every time I listen to Ctrl Alt Delete I feel inspired and also more connected to the many successful women who have come before me. I am continually impressed by the the quality and variety of guests that appear on her show. Emma is one of the people who is truly on the pulse of all that is happening on the web and she has a knack for sharing advice you didn’t even know you needed.
Recommended Episode: Jen Sincero: Let’s Talk About MONEY
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