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The Best Podcasts to Inspire Your Productivity in 2022

Quitter’s Day is approaching! I repeat: Quitter’s Day is approaching!

In case you were not aware, the second Friday in January has long been demarcated as Quitter’s Day. The day that most of us are most likely to give up on our New Year’s Resolutions! And this year, that fateful day is Friday, 14th.

So to help us all avoid becoming Quitter’s Day statistics, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best podcasts to help boost your productivity and keep your goals on track for 2022!

Give these a listen and you’ll be all set for a productive new year!

1. Before Breakfast

Breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day. So it follows that our first podcast on our list for starting a new year off right is a podcast called Before Breakfast. They do say you should slay your dragons before breakfast, and that’s exactly what Before Breakfast equips you to do. In each daily episode, host Laura Vanderkam arms you with practical strategies to help you manage your time more effectively, work more efficiently and just get more done in less time so that you’ve got more time to actually enjoy life. 

The episodes may be bite-sized but they are fully loaded with all you need to keep your cup of productivity filled to the brim on the daily! The points and strategies are actionable because these episodes are under 10 minutes, it’s super easy to immediately incorporate them into your daily routine.

2. The 5 AM Miracle Podcast

And while we’re on the topic of breakfast, it’s the perfect time to mention The 5 AM Miracle Podcast. With each episode, you’ll discover how to dominate your day before breakfast every Monday morning. This practical self-improvement podcast focuses on productivity, healthy habits, and personal development.

The tone is upbeat and encouraging, but the content is as solid and actionable as it comes! There’s a diverse mix of topics, so you’ll be sure to find the advice and input you need in order to improve your productivity in your own life and your particular schedule, roles, and responsibilities.

In host Jeff Sander’s own words, the core topics include early mornings, healthy habits, personal development, and rockin’ productivity!

3. The Ed Mylett Show

The Ed Mylett Show consistently ranks as one of the top business podcasts out there. And it’s easy to see why. Host Ed Mylett is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, a world-renowned life and business strategist, and a best-selling author. So he is definitely speaking from a place of authority.

Through each episode, no matter what area of life it’s focusing on, or who the guest is, this podcast will inspire and motivate you to continue working to reach your goals, achieve your dreams, and, in general, be the best version of yourself that you can be.

This is a great podcast for that much-needed inspiration to help us follow through and make the choices we consistently need to if we want to see changes in our lives.

4. The Marie Forleo Podcast

Author of the wildly successful Everything is Figureoutable, Marie Forleo is also the host of the perfect podcast to give your productivity a boost, The Marie Forleo Podcast. In each episode, we’re inspired to pursue the person we want to be and achieve the dreams we’ve dreamed up for ourselves. 

It’s a great show full of dynamic episodes. They’re punchy and full of energy, and you’ll feel yourself pumped and rearing to go in a matter of minutes. Listening to Marie is like having your own personal cheerleader in your corner, cheering you on to achieve your dreams and desires. You’ll feel inspired to blow the dust off your dreams, take the plunge, seize the day, and all the other steps you need to do to see your dreams become reality.

5. The Tim Ferriss Show

We can’t have a list of productivity podcasts without including The Tim Ferriss Show. It’s a firm favorite podcast in entrepreneurial circles, and it’s educational, entrepreneurial, and entertaining all rolled into one! Tim Ferriss’s productivity authority is evidenced by his revolutionary book The 4-Hour Workweek, which has rocked the paradigms of the business world for a good number of years.

This podcast is not a typical high-energy “you can do this” motivational show, but rather, it features in-depth conversations with dynamic and often eclectic people who are experts and game-changers in their fields. These differing inputs and perspectives can be onboarded in your own life and you can start reaping the benefits of a productive, efficient routine.

6. Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat is another Number 1 Business Podcast on the Apple charts. This one has a unique focus on happiness and work culture.

On this podcast, Bruce Daisley interviews psychologists, neuroscientists, and workplace experts to understand how we can improve our jobs. The series has a focus on science and experts, over gurus and opinions.

This is a unique podcast in that it focuses on how we can create a positive work culture, and cultivate team and company happiness. This podcast really sets out to show how doing this will result in what we’re after – improved productivity.

7. A Productive Conversation

You know that a podcast hosted by a productivity strategist will dish out the good stuff! And that’s exactly what Mike Vardy does on his podcast, A Productive Conversation.

His episodes share and discuss tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to-do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights. Which is just what we need if we want to sail past Quitter’s Day unscathed! So if you’re looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast is your next must-listen!

Mike injects some winning personality and sharp humor which really helps the valuable content hit home. A great podcast to turn to when your productivity tank needs a little refilling.

8. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin not only sounds super cheerful but it’s focused on helping us lead happier lives. And happier lives mean more effectively productive lives! Sign me up, please!

Through practical strategies and the forming of some good habits, Gretchen and her sister and co-host, Elizabeth Craft, show us that we can, indeed, cultivate happiness in our lives without depending on outside entities to do it for us. The show is thought-provoking, insightful, and just a real feel-good listen. This podcast is the serotonin boost you need to help keep those motivation levels at an all-time high.

9. Beyond The To-Do List

Are you overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Do you have to-do lists on top of to-do lists that never seem to get any shorter? (Guilty!) Enter Beyond The To-Do List! On this show, host Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. Together, they explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

The interviews featured on this podcast are eye-opening and life-changing. The steps are actionable, and you’ll gain the tools you need to conquer that to-do list and live a fulfilled, productive life beyond those lists!

10. Hurry Slowly

Ever feel like you’ve got so much to do and so little time to do it in? And that no matter how much you try to cram into a day, your productivity meter is barely showing any movement? You and me both! If you resonate with any of that, give Hurry Slowly a listen.

This podcast is all about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down. Through in-depth interviews with deep thinkers, artists, and entrepreneurs, host Jocelyn K. Glei sparks new ideas for navigating work and life at a more sustainable pace. 

We probably all know we need to “slow down” and that’s great advice. But the issue is often in putting this into practice. Hurry Slowly gives this advice but backs it up with actionable tips to help you actually learn to slow down, and in the process, accomplish more.

11. Optimal Living Daily

Optimal Living Daily is a really great concept done really well. For each episode, host Justin Malik and his team search cyberspace for the best online content and, with the author’s permission, present us with the cream of the crop on topics like minimalism, personal development, and, of course, productivity.

Optimal Living Daily is so full of valuable, well-researched content as the original authors have put huge amounts of time and effort into their work. You get exposure to some of the great thinkers of our time, without actually having to do the reading, and all the information is provided in a high-quality podcast. You’re guaranteed to always learn something new, and you’ll come away from each listen feeling inspired and motivated to immediately start applying the principles to your life. 

And while the topics are not all focused on productivity, they are all focused on helping you live and work better, and just one of the by-products of this is improved productivity. You can’t lose with this podcast in your back pocket!

12. The ONE Thing

Want to know the secret behind great results? We do too! And that’s why we’ve included The ONE Thing on this list.

And through listening, you’ll discover the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. Gary Keller, author, along with Jay Papasan, of the best-selling book of the same name, shares profound insights as we learn how the most successful people in the world approach productivity, time management, business, health, and habits with The ONE Thing. The episodes are full of wisdom nuggets to help keep your productivity and goal-focus at an all-time high.

Closing Thoughts

Without action, great ideas and lofty dreams never become reality. And it takes diligent and consistent hard work to stick to our goals. This is probably why most New Year’s Resolutions never get to see anything after January.

But not if we can help it! These productivity-focused podcasts are the perfect resource to keep you focused on your goals and dreams, and, most importantly, to equip you with the tools you need to see your resolutions through!

So load these up on your podcast player of choice and let the productivity juices flow for the whole of 2022!

What are your goals for 2022? Share them with us and let’s keep each other motivated!

Related read: 10 Top Free Resources to Boost Your Productivity

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