Staying positive in a negative world isn’t so easy sometimes.
Even when you’ve seen the proof of positive thinking in your own life, negative stimuli can still creep in and bring you down from time to time. That’s why it’s important to put some effort into staying positive…until you do it so much that it no longer feels like effort, but joy.
And when you’re not getting the life results you desire, well, that can make positive thinking a bit of a challenge too.
Still, if you’re on this page, chances are you believe in the power of positive thinking and you’re interested in listening to some good podcasts to fuel your forward motion.
But before we dive into the list, let’s throw out a few good inspiring quotes to reinforce the efficacy of positive thinking:
“I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.” Betty White
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar
“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” Shiv Khera
This last quote is my favorite because it illustrates that it’s not just positive thinking that gets you what you want in life, you’ve got to take some real, live positive action too!
Positive thinking is not the only thing but it is a critical ingredient.
Tend to your vibration first and watch your plans and activities flow smoother.
Inspiring books are great and I encourage you to read them as often as possible, but podcasts are free and you can listen while you’re driving, jogging, or chilling.
So without further fanfare here are my top 10 favorites. Perhaps one or all of them will suit your needs perfectly.
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!
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
Dr. Jin is an absolute genius. Each one of his podcasts is only two minutes long but packed with inspiration out the yin yang.
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
Ah, yes, a podcast dedicated to the classic masters of inspiration: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, James Allen, Helen Keller, Kahlil Jibran, and other epic personalities.
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
Three words to describe Jake Nawrocki, host and founder of Operation Self Reset: bounding youthful enthusiasm.
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
Alexandra Paulick Black interviews social entrepreneurs making a positive impact one new innovative business at a time.
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
Dr. Thomas Recher provides thoughtful, meaningful guidance for an uplifting life in wealth, health, happiness and love. The core principles of his positive philosophy are gratitude, empathy, and compassion.
Guests on the show include successful entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, as well as everyday people like you and me living life to the fullest by helping others to do the same.
“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.
And if there’s a podcast that you think should have been on the list, please share it in the comments section below.