by Josh Millar
There are myriad benefits to increasing productivity. It can help us work less, enjoy our work more, avoid unnecessary stress, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and excel in our field. Your mission to become more productive doesn’t need to be a solo one. From reading blogs to talking with friends and colleagues, I’ve picked up many strategies that help me to work through my week by connecting with others. One of my favorites ways to gain new knowledge is through podcasts. The convenience and wide variety of information available make them powerhouses for on-the-go professionals who prioritize growth and improvement. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts when it comes to boosting productivity:
Disorganization is a surefire way to sabotage other productivity efforts, so this podcast is a great place to start. So much of our inefficiencies are caused by a lack of organization. From episodes about changing your mindset to making the perfect to-do list, this podcast tackles the issue of organization from all sides. If you’re looking to build a strong foundation for your productivity efforts, I highly recommend tuning in.
In this podcast host, Dan Moore shares his own experiences and interviews top thought leaders to share insights on how we can better use our time. Whether you’re focused on sales goals or life goals, this podcast shares actionable tips to achieve them through better time management. He talks about everything from gratitude and positivity to mental toughness and success principles. This podcast is a great source of inspiration when you’ve lost some of your motivation to be productive.
The title says it all, and it’s not lying. This is your one-stop-shop for all things productivity. The recent episode “The Direct Line Between Happiness and Productivity with Will Henshall” is a perfect place to dive in. It offers some useful reminders for why we’re on this quest to be more productive in the first place. I like this podcast because it covers big ideas that are great food for thought while also sharing tips you can implement in your life today.
The variety of perspectives on this show really makes it worth a listen. They cover things like overcoming busyness, honing your intuition, and increasing focus. With guests from many different industries, you’ll find new ways of looking at how you work through your day. I recommend checking out the episode with Chris Bailey on Hyperfocus, Scatterfocus, and Attention.
GTD is a work-life management system designed to bring “chaos to order”. Sound appealing? Whether or not you decide to embrace the entire system, the podcast is full of wisdom on how to work through your day with more clarity, calm, and focus. They get specific, with episodes on managing your inbox, for example, and they also give a broader perspective, with episodes on things like competing priorities. If you want to get things done, this podcast lives up to its name. Give it a listen to start upping efficiency and optimizing your days.
When you’re in need of a quick dose of inspiration, a podcast can be just the thing. These are five of my go-to podcasts when I want to kickstart my motivation. Do you have any favorite podcasts that have helped you work more efficiently? Share with us in the comments!