“I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.”
“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”
In this marvelous digital age, you can download positive thoughts and ideas into your mind and spirit whenever and wherever you want….while you’re exercising, while you’re tidying up your living space, or while you’re sitting in traffic (yuck!).
The best way to do this by far, in my humble opinion, is by listening to podcasts because…
- Podcasts are FREE!
- There’s actually and abundance of quality podcasts out there.
So speaking of downloading a positive mindset, here’s my top 10 list of podcasts designed to fuel your forward motion in life. I hope you too will find at least one of them useful and if you think I left a good one off the list, feel free to mention it in the comments section….
When musician/entrepreneur Brandon Beachum turned 40, he looked back at the miles of bumpy road he had traveled in life’s journey and decided to start over as if he were 20 again. Now he has one of the most popular podcasts in the spirituality/conscious lifestyle niche.
Each Wednesday, he interviews a different thought leader in spirituality, psychology, art, entrepreneurship, you name it. The rest of the week he shares ideas and developments on a wide range of topics from the down to earth to the ethereal.
What I love most about this podcast though is that it introduced me to Abraham-Hicks. If you don’t know who that is, listen to the podcast to find out!
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
Kristen Truempy had me from her first episode when she said that if all you had to do was think happy thoughts in order to be happy, then everyone would already be happy! We all know that this is clearly not the case.
Instead, she takes a more practical approach to “positivity” and explores the science behind long term satisfaction with life: accepting and coping with “what is” and developing skills to make the best of any situation.
“Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.” Matt Cameron
Usually he tells a story or fable with a poignant lesson. You’re in and out in no time but supercharged for the day. No matter how rushed your life is, you’ve got time for Dr. Jin.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Helen Keller
If you want to go deep, “suck the marrow out of life”, and have a mind meld with the great spirits of the ages, you will love this podcast.
“What you are comes to you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dustin Lawrence is an interesting guy with a lot of positive energy in his voice who likes to say he’s “making his mess his message.” It has been said that the best teachers are the ones most eager to learn from their own mistakes and this describes Dustin to a “T”.
If you aspire to be or call yourself a “lifestyle entrepreneur”, this is a great resource for business tips, online marketing ideas, life hacks, and most of all, MOTIVATION! Each episode is 15-20 minutes long.
“A strong, positive self image is the best possible preparation for success.” Joyce Brothers
The first episode of any podcast series is seldom the best episode because the host is just getting started and finding their voice. So if the first episode has a powerful message, chances are you have a real winner and this is certainly the case with Bruce Van Horn’s Life is a Marathon.
Bruce is a middle aged guy who has experienced the tragic death of a daughter, lived through financial ruin, and yet emerged strong and prosperous. Having learned how to live a richer, fuller life despite gut wrenching trials and tribulations, he now shares his hard fought wisdom with the world.
If you are someone living through dark and difficult days, listen to this podcast.
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James
Jake is wise beyond his years. I wish I had been as focused as he is when I was his age. He has a lot to share from his own life story but he rounds out his content nicely with clips from a wide range of self-help educators including but not limited to Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, and Jim Rohn.
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
Despite all the negative stories of cheating, scandal, and rapacious capitalism we hear about, business can and should be used as a force for good. Listen to the fascinating individuals Alexandra brings on her podcast and get inspired to become your own positive change maker in the world.
“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” William James
Podcaster Gretchen Rubin is actually better known as the best selling author of The Happiness Project and Better than Before. Now she shares the same engaging everyday wisdom that put her on the map in this delightful podcast along with her sidekick (and sister) Elizabeth Craft.
Listeners describe this podcast as amazing, useful, practical, life enhancing, lively, fascinating and fun. Listen in and kick back like you’re joining a conversation with old friends who always get your spirit in order.
“I believe in Karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you’re going to get back.” Kesha Rose Sebert
Last but certainly not least, we come to this absolutely charming show hosted by Aditya Jaykumar. Aditya made a name for himself as a successful sales professional but when you listen to him, it’s like listening to an old friend exuding authenticity and sincerity.
Much of this show focuses on the mind-body connection and yes, he explores fascinating alternative topics like the Chakras, Reiki, Feng Shui, Lucid Dreaming and the like but not without offering actionable, practical steps to bring more positive transformation into your life.
All of his guests are highly regarded and in the top of their respective fields. Even if you’ve never even heard of “the Chakras” you’ll get some solid personal development tips and an abundance of positive energy from this podcast.
“Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!” Donna Karan
I hope you’ll find at least one of these podcasts as inspiring as I do. If you aspire higher, it’s incredibly important that you expose you mind to positive vibrations as often as you can.