Many of us strive to stay motivated, but the truth is—it’s not always easy. Maybe you’re suffering from burn out. Maybe you got rejected from a job you really wanted, or you didn’t get that raise you worked so hard for. Maybe that little voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough” is extra loud right now.
Whatever tough stuff life throws at you, it takes effort to maintain a positive outlook and keep your confidence up.
One way you can get your head back in the game? Pop on an uplifting podcast. Whether you’re looking for practical career advice, self-care support, or to stoke your curiosity and learn something new, we’ve rounded up some of our few favorite podcasts that give us a boost when we need it. Ahead, check out our list of podcasts that will help inspire and motivate you, whatever your goal is.
No motivational podcast list would be complete without this one from the queen of positivity herself, Oprah. Listen to a selection of interviews with health and wellness experts, authors, and spiritual leaders that will “guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.”
Lifestyle bloggers and real-life friends Ella Gregory and Monica Beatrice Welburn chat about everything from life, love, wellbeing, and work on this casual and fun podcast. Learn everything from how to heal your body with crystals to tips on overcoming your business fears.
What does your dream career look like? Goal Digger helps you manifest your ideal gig while answering your biggest career questions. Host Jenna Kutcher shares her best hacks for setting yourself up for success, finding what you love to do, and hustling like the independent woman you are.
Business coach Jess Lively doesn’t buy the idea of “the hustle.” Instead, she advocates for a “deeper and more effective approach to life,” aka better work life balance. Geared toward women entrepreneurs, her podcast gives supportive guidance on how to thrive in your work life—rather than grind yourself into the ground.
If you’re looking for a podcast that focuses on financial success, this is it. Host Farnoosh Torabi shares the financial philosophies and habits of some of today’s top earners and most successful business people, like Ariana Huffington and Suze Orman. She also offers advice based on her own expertise as an award-winning financial strategist.
This podcast from Reina Pomeroy and Christina Scalera lets you get up close and personal with influencers, so you can learn all about how they got where they are today. They also offer teaching episodes, in which the hosts walk listeners through how to best solve common business problems.
According to master life coach, bestselling personal development author, and host Cara Alwill Leyba, this podcast is for a woman who “is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life.” Leyba posts weekly, so you don’t have to wait long between episodes.
You’ll definitely learning something interesting from SMNTY. Co-hosts Bridget Todd and Anney Reese focus on challenges facing women, both today and throughout history, and cover everything from adult acne to women’s pay transparency on this research-driven (but always fun) podcast.
British journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte explores her curiosity about why many women, while ambitious, don’t reach their goals. She looks beyond motherhood and its impact on women’s success to break down some of the biggest issues facing women in the workplace today.
You’re probably familiar with the TED talk format: Expert speakers sharing their best knowledge and brightest ideas. The TED Radio Hour continues this in podcast form, so you can learn something new on your commute, without looking at a screen.