Blogs are very popular, but there is one more thing which people subscribe to and enjoy – podcasts. Podcasts are great because you can listen to them while you’re out walking or while you’re on the bus or train to the office. You can even listen to them while you work. There are literally millions of fantastic podcasts out there right now and the trickiest thing is knowing which ones are the best ones to listen to. Go find your favorite podcast!
Summary: 5 Minutes read, Level: Entertainment
When it comes to boosting your own or your business’s productivity there are several great podcasts. We’ve sampled loads of them and the following podcasts are those which we think are the best ones that you should be subscribing to right now.
This is a podcast that millions of people subscribe to and one that we were very keen to learn more about. Tim Ferriss is best known for his Four Hour Workweek work and that is precisely the kind of thing that we’re all interested in – making productivity count. A lot of the podcasts of this show are very brief, some are only five minutes long, but they are packed with the kind of information which will benefit you and your business, productivity-wise. There are over 300 episodes of this podcast available for download and that’s a lot of valuable tips for new listeners.
Productivity doesn’t need to be something which is complex in its nature and Simplify makes it so much easier. There are only six episodes of this podcast, but you will learn so much from this stripped down source of information.
Organisation can be a problem for many of us. With so much going on and so m any projects on the go at once it can be tricky to manage both time and resources effectively. This podcast will help you to make better use of your time. You don’t want to spend half of your working week planning and organising and this podcast will help you to become a master of organisation in minimal time.
You’ve probably heard of ‘life hacks’, ways in which you can make life easier by simpler means. There is an online magazine called Lifehacker which is full of tips of this kind. The Upgrade is their podcast and it gives listeners many tips in different areas which can easily improve life. This includes productivity and you will save so much time in your day to day life if you follow the tips from this podcast.
The brainchild of this podcast is Todd Henry, who you might know as the author of Herding Tigers: Be the Leader that Creative People Need. While Henry’s tips focus on the creative world, many of them transfer into other parts of life, including business. This podcast is also a great motivational tool and will help to spur you on when you are feeling perhaps less productive. Each episode of this podcast is around 20 minutes long and there is a two year back catalogue to delve into.
Getting up early and not wasting the day is a key part to living a productive life. Host Jeff Sanders tells you how to get into the early-riser mindset and how best to use your time when you start your day before the sun comes up. The tips you can gain from this podcast are invaluable.
The snappy title of this podcast is bound to lure in a few procrastinators#, but it’s more than just a fun name. Kevin Kruse will tell you all you need to know about stopping wasting your time. This podcast is no longer in production, but there is a total of 42 episodes available online which you can still enjoy.
Do you work from home? If you do, you’ll be all too familiar with the fact that there are a million things that can distract you from actually doing any work. This podcast takes a look at remote working and tells you how to avoid all the usual pitfalls of sitting in your dressing gown all day or taking regular TV-watching breaks. This podcast isn’t just for homeworkers and it will teach anybody how to stop wasting time and become more productive.
This podcast does exactly what it says on the tin. There’s no time for procrastination and this show pulls no punches. If you want to learn how to start your day early and not waste any time, how to manage your time more effectively or how just to generally declutter your mind, then this is the podcast for you.
Most podcast are around the thirty-minute mark with some lasting an hour or even more. This can seem quite ironic when it comes to learning about wasting less time. ProdPod have absolutely nailed the no-time-wasting concept and that’s why each episode of this podcast is only two minutes long. ProdPod lasted for over six years and there are nearly 120 episodes in total which are available. The mathematically minded among you will have worked out that you can actually listen to the entire ProdPod output in just four hours. Don’t be fooled by the brevity of this podcast because each episode is packed with valuable productivity information.
Podcasts are good entertainment and as these ten prove, they can also be great for learning. Between the ten podcasts which we have mentioned, no stone is left unturned in the world of productivity. If you listen to some or all of our recommended podcasts, then you should soon be procrastinating less and producing more.
Go to your usual source of podcasts to find these podcasts or simply search for the name to find episodes. Most of these podcasts don’t require any download and can be listened to in an internet browser. This includes on mobile devices which is great for when you are commuting or travelling.