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April 14, 2020 | 5 min read
5 Career Podcasts To Keep You Focused + Motivated


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At some point during the course of your career, you will likely find yourself in a professional rut. Perhaps you’re feeling more distracted, or maybe you’re struggling to stay motivated. Whatever the case, it’s important that you identify the problem and actively look for a solution!

One easy and simple way to do this is by listening to career podcasts. While you maybe only associate podcasts with topics like true crime and comedy, there are plenty of career-minded ones that can give you the spark you need to get ahead!

Whether you’re looking for tips on how to stay focused or what new skills you should focus on, there are multiple options out there that will help you find what you’re looking for. Here are five of the top career podcasts to download and subscribe to.

The Mindset Mentor

Stuck in a bit of a productivity rut and not sure how to break out of it? If so, take a listen to Rob Dial’s podcast The Mindset Mentor! Not only will this podcast help you grow in your professional life, but it will also provide guidance in your personal life too!

How To Be Awesome At Your Job

In Pete Mockaitis’ podcast, you’ll learn how to level up in your career and be a rock star at work. Each week, Pete interviews leaders at the top of their field to discover specific, actionable insights that can help improve your job performance.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

In this NPR podcast, Guy Raz interviews the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies like Whole Foods and Dell Computers—telling the story of how they were founded. While this podcast doesn’t necessarily give straightforward career advice, it can serve as the motivation you need to get through your to-do list or start that side hustle you always dreamed about.

HBR Ideacast

If you are a new manager or need advice on how to be a better leader, you should subscribe to HBR Ideacast. This Harvard Business Review podcast covers leadership advice from some of the top managers and thinkers in the industry.

Work Life with Adam Grant

It can sometimes be challenging to focus on making improvements to your professional life. In this podcast from TED, organizational psychologist Adam Grant teaches you how to have a better work life by interviewing some of the most unusual professionals in the most interesting industries. Recent episodes include advice on burnout and what makes a good work relationship.

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