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You are what you listen to [8 podcasts to tune into for career success]

BY: SGI|17 October 2019
BLOG| The digital student life

Inspiration is everywhere. Whether you pick up a magazine, watch TV or listen to the radio, chances are you’ll hear an amazing individual who has overcome the odds to achieve success. However, to forge your own path to success, you need more than someone else’s story; you need actionable steps to help you reach your goals.

 

Which is why we can’t get enough of podcasts. If you sift through the more obscurely themed audio sets, you’ll find podcasts that not only inspire you to better your career but yourself too! Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites to help you hear through the noise.

 

1. THE FEMAILS BY CAREER CONTESSA

Lauren McGoodwin, the CEO of US-based career-improvement site Career Contessa, tackles women’s career development with a real-talk approach in this laugh-out-loud podcast that everyone can relate to. McGoodwin interviews women from various industries about their successes, failures and paths to career fulfilment. Listen here.

 

2. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE

With life running at 100 kilometres per hour, it’s difficult to keep track of your everyday, never mind the news. Enhance your personal self-development through the lens of current events, pop culture and experience with Brett Gajda and Nick Jaworski, the creators of this narrative-style show. Listen here.

 

3. SMALL BUSINESS MBA

The South African podcast scene is constantly growing, and this practical-guide-type show provides essential advice on different aspects of business ownership. Tune in for the excellent advice; stay for the personal development. Listen here.

 

4. STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

With the spotlight on femicide and other big issues, this witty podcast breaks down the concerns of females across the globe from a feminist perspective. Expect research-based discussions around female empowerment and how feminism impacts everyday life. Listen here.

 

5. TED TALKS DAILY

If you haven’t heard, watched or listened to a TED Talk, are you even from earth? Although not specifically inspirational, TED Talks Daily releases a daily podcast on thought-provoking topics from the world’s most innovative and imaginative figures. Listen here.

 

6. THE MINIMALISTS

This podcast follows on from Netflix’s documentary, Minimalism. Follow friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus’ journey with decluttering their lives of possessions – but also making more room for contentment, passion, contribution and creativity. Listen here.

 

7. SUPER LEAD

Whether you’re a leader or not, this inspiring show is full of insightful and supportive content from leaders across Africa. The actionable advice will motivate you to stretch your personal capacity as a leader and person. Listen here.

 

8. BLACK GIRL IN OM

What started as a blog to provide women of colour with a space for self-care, self-love and self-empowerment is now a powerhouse podcast with a store coming soon. Tune in for wellness practices and actions to cultivate the best you. Listen here.

 

BONUS: THE ART OF CHARM

A well-known inspirational podcast, there’s no advice or insight you won’t find here. Each episode is 30-60 minutes long and released every two days, but it’s the 5-10-minute Minisode Mondays (released every Monday) that help you act right away. Listen here.

 

Live your best life through continuous learning and development with Stellenbosch Graduate Institute (SGI), which offers online short courses that provide actionable, real-world experiential learning for success at work – and home. Click here for more information our courses.

 

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