Career Trends: Feeling stuck in your career? Listen to these motivational podcasts.

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Edition: August 13th, 2021
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS

Even the most ambitious and hard-working people find it difficult to feel motivated every day. (Image Source:
  • Excerpts from article by Priyanka Lamba, published on

Being productive and putting your best foot forward every day can be a daunting task. But for those who are career-oriented, this task becomes even more crucial.

Even the most ambitious and hard-working might find it difficult to find motivation and creative ideas every day. In such cases, it is always beneficial to have some sound advice at your disposal.

Here are 7 motivational career-oriented podcasts that offer sound advice to help you excel in your job:

1. Good Life Project 

  • It’s become extremely important, especially in today’s world, to lead a meaningful life and connect deeply with what we do.
  • With its episodes up to an hour or so, this podcast aims at fulfilling the same.
  • It was founded by husband-wife duo Stephanie and Jonathan Fields and they come up with inspiring stories every week.
  • Some of its most popular episodes are the ones with journalist-author Elizabeth Gilbert, author-entrepreneur Tim Ferris, lecturer, writer and podcast host Brené Brown, and writer-media producer Austin Channing Brown.

2. The Accidental Creative

  • Hosted by writer Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative touches upon various topics like practising gratitude, habits that will help attain your best at work, dealing with creative burnout and more.
  • Henry sets out to interview eminent personalities in addition to sharing his own tips to excel personally and professionally.

3. The 5 AM Miracle

  • With his 20-50 minutes episodes, author Jeff Sanders intends to “help you bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy”. 
  • Each episode delves deeply into personal development, productivity and healthy habits.
  • Broadway star Stephanie Gibson and author-alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra have also been interviewed by Sanders on his podcast.

4. Getting Things Done 

  • Management consultant and author David Allen gives the best of both worlds with his own techniques to organise, as well as interviews successful people who share their productivity anecdotes.
  • The goal is to help you pave a way towards higher efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Each episode is 30-60 minutes long.

5. Lead To Win

  • Planning to guide your team to success? You are at the right place.
  • In each episode, New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and daughter — writer Megan Hyatt Miller — dig deep into necessary leadership skills and other important life lessons in 30-40 minutes.

6. Pivot

  • In her career-oriented podcast, founder and CEO of The Pivot Method, writer Jenny Blake encourages people to get better at adapting to changes.
  • Giving pearls of wisdom on embracing your strengths, surmounting insecurities and facing challenges like a pro.
  • The episodes are of varied lengths, anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours.

7. Eventual Millionaire

  • Business coach Jaime Tardy sits down with millionaire entrepreneurs to hear them share their journey to success, but more importantly what they learnt on their journey up.
  • Tardy also makes sure to include her own knowledge acquired from years of coaching experience.

(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the above mentioned article are those of the author(s). They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of ICS Career GPS or its staff.)

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