Over the last year, I’ve become a huge fan of listening to podcasts. There is something so invigorating about popping in my earbuds and listening to inspiring people who are willing share their experience and passion!  My favorite places to listen to podcasts are when I’m out walking, working out at the gym, on the plane or pretty much anywhere that I have a little downtime.

There are SO many great podcasts out there! Today I will share with you my top 5 favorites that fall under three main genres including personal growth, parenting and business. I’m always interested in being the best person I can be and as a mother, anything that helps with parenting and being a good role model for my children is high on the list. As an entrepreneur and marketer, I enjoy learning more about trends, especially in the social media marketing world.

Trust me, there is a lot of ‘noise’ out there in podcast land. I am constantly screening through the junk to find the really good ones.  If you haven’t discovered the joy of podcasts yet, be sure to give these ones a try!

1. The Art of Likability, Arel Moodie

Learn strategies to increase likability, build deeper relationships and become more powerful in your communication.

Why I like this podcast so much?

Arel Moodie makes me laugh out loud with his down to earth approach to storytelling and advice.

2. The Chalene Show, Chalene Johnson

Motivation, leadership, confidence, family, fitness and life coaching. Chalene Johnson is so motivating and her energy through her podcast is infectious.

Why I like this podcast so much?

Listening to Chalene Johnson feels like you’re actually listening to an old-friend with her straight-up insight and advice.

3. Hashtag Authentic, Sara Tasker

Explore the secrets to online success with an insider’s view of all things Instagram, blogging, social media and beyond.

Why I like this podcast so much?

Sara Tasker shares some really practical and hands-on advice for all things social media. She’s super knowledgeable and brings in some great guests that also have valuable insight.

4. Parenting Great Kids, Dr. Meg Meeker

America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker, is the trusted authority on parenting, teens & children’s health.

Why I like this podcast so much?

Listening to Dr. Meg is a huge help in navigating the unknown world of parenting. She is inspiring, encouraging and leaves you feeling optimistic about your parenting skills!

5. Mark Manson, Audio Articles

Although this is not a podcast, this is a collection of audio versions of articles by Mark Manson. Mark Manson is the author of ‘The Secret Art of Not Giving A F*ck’. (If you haven’t read the book yet, I definitely recommend.)

Why I like this podcast so much?

Mark Manson’s work is just plain blunt, yet inspiring advice on how to approach life in general, relationships, leadership and more.

I’ve been listening to so many other podcasts that didn’t quite make the list this time! These five are the ones that I just can’t get enough of. I definitely plan on compiling more lists like this as I discover new favorites along the way. Do you host a great podcast? Or do you recommend some great podcasts that I should give a listen to? Let me know in the comments below!

By: Jody Ninah
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