Sometimes we can feel a little. . . stuck. Which makes it difficult to focus on growth and the future. But if we can incorporate small moments into our day that inspire our creative potential, we can feel a sense of accomplishment. Just by listening to some inspiring podcasts, we can add a sense of productivity to our day; there is so much wisdom to take from any of these podcasts, it’s impossible not to learn something new! We love that listening to a podcast is an easy way to feel that forward momentum without any pressure! Plus, you can listen while you walk, clean, sew or relax. What could be better?
Here are a few of our favorites for you:
The Craft Industry Alliance Podcast (Formerly While She Naps Podcast), with Abby Glassenberg
Abby Glassenberg interviews a wide range of craft industry professionals in her signature style. She is both an expert and a student at once. Abby has so much knowledge of the craft world, but she still poses questions with the respect and admiration of someone learning new things along with her audience. It’s clear through the conversations that she knows her stuff, but she allows her guests to shine. There are so many areas of craft to learn about: illustrators, paper crafters, knitters, menders, weavers, rug hookers, quilters. . . the list goes on. With over 150 episodes to choose from, you’re bound to find something to love.
Favorite episodes: Episode #158: Felicia Lo; Episode #153: Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber; Episode #115: Mathew Boudreaux
Online Marketing Made Easy, with Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield is a marketing guru with hundreds of episodes-worth of online marketing tips and success stories. Whether you are just starting out, looking to grow your creative business, planning to create an online course, or just want to know more about marketing in easy-to-digest pieces of information, Amy is your guide. She takes her personal successes and uses those experiences to teach what she knows to a growing audience of creative entrepreneurs. You will definitely learn something from this podcast.
Favorite Episode: #203: How To Get Noticed Online When You’re Just Starting Out
Hurry Slowly, with Jocelyn K. Glei
Hurry Slowly host Jocelyn K. Glei strives to help people find more creativity and meaning in their daily work. Jocelyn and her guests examine a life lived more slowly — making time for what really matters and creating a schedule that reflects your values, on your own time. On the show, she interviews designers, entrepreneurs, and researchers about how they stay productive and inspired.
Favorite Episode: Paula Scher, The Greatest Risk is Not Taking One
The Marie Forleo Podcast, with Marie Forleo
This is the podcast to help you become the person you most want to be. Both a tv show and a podcast, Marie will guide you toward success, happiness, creativity, love and more — in a laid back, from-the-heart sort of way. She covers business and marketing, as well as love, health and all the things in between, that could block you from being your best version of you. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur herself, she will inspire you to grow stronger and more confident. Get ready to create a business and life you truly love. Because everything is figureoutable.
Favorite Episode: Struggling to Find Marketing Strategies that Work? Seth Godin Can Help.
Creative PepTalk, with Andy J. Pizza
You can’t help but smile when you listen to this podcast. Andy J. Pizza is so goofy, passionate and wise in his quest to help creatives find the right balance between making money and making art. His episodes are borderline ridiculous, but before you know it, you’ll have learned so much about yourself and your own creative habits — that you will be hooked!
Favorite Episode: Episode 199 – You Have Everything You Need
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Have a favorite podcast that didn’t make the list? Tell us in the comments below!