Podcasts have been around for a decade or so and have dramatically increased in popularity in recent years. If you’re completely new to the podcast scene, they are a series of audio clips that you listen to on your smartphone, tablet or laptop through multiple platforms including Google Play Music, iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.
In life, it’s important to always be learning and podcasts can be a great source of information that’s easy to consume — you can listen to them on your daily commute, at work (if your boss lets you), whilst cooking dinner or when you’re out for an evening stroll.
Here are some of the best productivity podcasts for 2019, that will help you maximise productivity and achieve success.
1. Getting Things Done
Getting Things Done (GTD) is a podcast hosted by David Allen, a productivity master and bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity.
The podcast is a continuation of the same themes as the book offering essential advice on personal and organisational productivity as well as professional and personal well-being.
The series provides insights for stress-free productivity from people across all walks of life.
“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”
2. The 5 AM Miracle
The 5 AM Miracle is a weekly podcast hosted by Jeff Sanders “dedicated to dominating your day before breakfast” and designed for high achievers.
Its aim is to help you bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy.
The core topics include early mornings, healthy habits, personal development and productivity.
3. Extreme Productivity
The Extreme Productivity podcast is hosted by Kevin Kruse, a New York Times bestselling author, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker and founder of several multi-million-dollar companies.
Kevin shares time management tips, tools and actionable advice from entrepreneurs, self-made millionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students and other ultra-productive people.
The podcast aims to increase your daily productivity and covers multiple scenarios that take place in the office.
4. Beyond the To-Do List
Erik Fisher is the host of the award nominated Beyond the To-Do List podcast. The podcast covers all aspects of productivity, getting good work done and living a good life.
Erik talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives.
Erik shares tips on how to prioritise tasks and maximise productivity.
The Productivityist podcast is hosted by Mike Vardy and is “all about crafting your time”.
Mike reveals tips and tricks to boost your productivity and take your time-management to the next level at work and home.
It’s a weekly podcast and recent guests include David Allen, Laura Vanderkam and Benjamin Hardy.
6. The Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show covers a lot of different areas including productivity and is regularly ranked as the number one business podcast.
Tim picks top performers from different facets of life and shares their secrets. Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton and Peter Thiel.
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
7. How I Built This
How I Built This is a podcast hosted by Guy Raz from the Ted Radio Hour.
Guy “dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies”.
Past episodes include entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Stewart Butterfield and James Dyson talking about their business empires.
If you’re sitting on a great business idea, then this may be the podcast to get you moving!
8. Harvard Business Review IdeaCast
The HBR IdeaCast is hosted by Sarah Green Carmichael, the executive editor at Harvard Business Review.
This weekly podcast features the leading thinkers in business and management.
Recent episodes include How Companies Get Creativity Right (and Wrong) and The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance.
9. Eat Sleep Work Repeat
Eat Sleep Work Repeat is an Apple #1 business podcast.
It is the side hustle of Twitter’s European VP, Bruce Daisley, and looks at productivity through the lens of workplace culture and happiness.
The weekly podcast offers bite-sized ways of improving your job and tips on how to take control of your happiness.
10. The Paul Minors Podcast
The Paul Minors podcast is hosted by surprise surprise Paul Minors and covers productivity, business and self-improvement.
Paul is obsessed with productivity, automation and optimising his time and income so he can live on his own terms.
He believes productivity is a tool that should help you unlock the life you want to live.
Productivity podcasts are a great resource for individuals looking to improve their business or personal success. They’re easy to consume and we can choose to listen to an episode or two when we have some downtime or doing another activity. We hope tuning into some of these podcasts on a regular basis will help you get more done with less effort.
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