Now I know it's been a couple of months since I did an inspiration round up but this weeks round up is focussing on just one inspiring thing rather than a varied few. This weeks round up is focusing on some of the inspiring podcasts I've been listening too lately.
Before Christmas I started listening to the Unmistakable Creative podcast that I mentioned here . Since I enjoyed it so much I have been having a hunt to find other podcasts that I can listen too while I work and provide me with insights and inspiration that I can draw from. It's a great way to soak up information and be engrossed in something interesting whilst doing other tasks especially when I'm at home with only the cats for company!
Here are five others that I have enjoyed listening too over the last few months:
1, Grown-Up-Gigs podcast by Michele Ward
This podcast started life as a feature on Michelle's Blog over on whenIgrowupcoach.com, then it was a spreecast web chat and in this last incantation it is a bi-weekly podcast where she interviews people who have had really inspirational passionate careers. What I really love about this podcast is that it shows how varied that journey can be and how people can start their passionate career at any time in their life. I always find Michelle's work super inspiring and I love listening to her interact with her guests.
Fave episode so far: Michelle's interview with collaborator Tiffany Han
2. Raise Your Hand, Say Yes by Tiffany Han
I came across this podcast when Tiffany interviewed Michelle Ward ( can you see a trend arising here? ) for one of her shows. Tiffany's podcasts are a mixture of interview's with creative people and episodes of her sharing her own personal insights into pursuing creative projects. I love the way a central theme I have drawn from Tiffany's episodes are how the best way to get going on a project and find out if it will work is just to start it. ( sounds way simpler than it really feels!) Tiffany has a really relaxed feel to her podcasts and it always makes me feel like I'm just sharing a conversation with really inspiring people.
Fave Episode so far: Tiffany's interview with Jen Hewett
3. Creative & Thrive by Jess Van Den
Jess's podcast is relatively new but run along side her great blog sharing an insight, advise and knowledge of how to set up and run a successful craft business. Jess's own story is really interesting and she has a wealth of knowledge of how to set up a small creative business and in particular running a shop on Etsy.
Fave episode so far: Episode 6: Jess's Q&A
4. The Lively Show by Jess Lively
I've only been listening to Jess's show for the last few weeks and it quickly became one of my firm favourites. I love the variety of people she interviews and the range of advice given from how to build a passive income for your business to career tips from a NASA Aerospace engineer. Jess comes across as so positive, bright and open that all the episodes I have come across have been a joy to listen to.
Fave episode so far : Jess's interview with Mimi Ikonn
5. Can I Park Here? by Nache & Astral
Can I park Here? is my most recent find in the podcast world. Set up by Nache and Astral of Find a Fashion truck their weekly podcasts are an insight into starting a business have great topics like "Everything can be found by googling it" or the slightly more sombre " Battling Anxiety and depression whilst trying to build a business. I think there fresh, chatty and honest approach will certainly land this one as one of my firm favourites. Also they have introduced me to the fantastic idea of a Fashion Truck ( a mobile boutique fun from a converted vehicle) I have images of a Millinery filed VW camper van already
Fave episode so far: Episode 7 -The ladies chat to Jason Caston about success and growing your business
Right well that's my top five podcasts at the mo- I'm sure there are a ton that I have yet to come across so I'll keep you updated on any others I find
Before I dash off here are a couple of non creative podcasts I love too
health and well being - The Jillian Michaels show- I find Jillian's podcast really funny but also very informative
Running - Jog Tunes - this is a great podcast that matches the length of time and speed that you want to run with a variety of songs to help you get through your run- I've just started training for a half marathon and I know this will be super helpful
Meditation -The meditation podcast- this is a series of different podcasts to help you build a meditation practice. I often go through phases of wanting to meditate and these podcasts are really good to assist this as otherwise I just end up going to sleep !!