I haven’t written a blog post in god knows how long and I thought to get the motivation to come back to the blogosphere I would talk about some podcasts that I’m loving lately that have helped me get my head back in the game, and my inspiration and motivation at an all time high.
Smart Twenties is a blog, podcast and business created by Sam Brown, she creates personal growth and lifestyle content around helping you to become your best self, and navigating your twenties. As we all know this is quite a scary time in our lives with the huge questions like “What am I going to do with my life” “How can i get out of what feels like a lifetime of debt from my university degree” “I hate my job and want to find something that I truly love to do” to even “When will I settle down and start a family.”
Sam has a way of making things so clear and easy, articulates exactly how you are feeling, and gives really helpful anecdotes about how to keep your mind clear, your head high and your motivation through the roof. I’ve been loving listening to her podcast on my commute to work, what a bloody way to start the day!
My favourite episodes and ones that have resonated with me so much are;
How To Be Your Own Mindset Coach:
“In this episode, I’m sharing how to develop your own personal development practice and be your own mindset coach. These are specific things I do to improve myself and become the best of myself that I can be”
5 Steps To Escape Stress + Overwhelm:
“In this episode I’m sharing the simple step by step process I use to get my coaching clients (and myself!) out out of stress and overwhelm so they can start achieving their goals”
15 Reasons You Are Not Achieving Your Goals:
“Even though we REALLY want to achieve our goals, there are so mnay things we do on a subconsious level to stop ourselves from achieving them. In this episode I’m sharing 15 reasons your not achieving your goals!”
The Goal Digger Podcast is hosted by photographer and blogger Jenna Kutcher over at jennakutcherblog.com and has loads of information about being the best girl boss you can be.
She has episodes on how to build a business, how to get the most out of instagram for a business or blogger and also tips and tricks on how to work with your mind and not let your mind work you.
Some fave episodes are:
5 Secrets To Managing Stress Better (Can you sense a theme lol)
“Over the last 6 months I’ve gotten serious about learning how to manage my stress better and in that I’ve taken away a lot of tips that have kept me more mindful and allowed me to handle stress in new ways without it wrecking havoc in my life or taking me prisoner to outisde circumstances I can’t control.
How To Create Less Content With More Impact (This one is great for my instagrammers/bloggers out there)
“CONTENT CREATION, CONTENT CREATION, CONTENT CREATION! Those two words can send chills up any creative entrepreneaurs spine. From blog posts, social media captions, email opt-ins, facebook posts, you name it– you’ve got to create it!”
How To Ditch Self Doubt and Live Your Best Life.
“It’s the most important relationship of all, yet it’s the one that most of us don’t even think about it, let alone spend time and effort improving it.. Know what it is? Yep, you guessed it– our realtionship with ourselves. Strengthening your sense of love and respect for yourself is the key to experiencing true fulfillment and living your best life.
At Home With.. By Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton
At Home With.. is a podcast hosted by Anna Newton from The Anna Edit and Lily Pebbles where they go to other creatives, influencers and bloggers houses to chat about lifestyle, beauty and fashion as well as cool shit that these boss ladies have been up too.
It’s full of laughter, inspiration and a bit of sass as well as getting to know cool motivational women doing amazing things, it’s definitely a highlight of my Wednesday.
Some of my fave episodes are:
S2 Ep 5: Charly Cox – Poet
“The lady that brought Poetry back into the spotlight! At just 22 years old Charly has done some insanely impressive creative jobs; from starting as a stylist at Burberry to producing ‘The Trews’ with Russel Brand. ELLE magazine even named her one of their 20 ‘Power Players’ to watch out for in 2018”
S1 Ep 4: Lisa Eldridge – Creative Director for Makeup, Lancome
“Lisa Eldridge’s extra-ordinary career spans magazine covers, television and books, as the author of makeup history bible Face Paint. Now as the Creative Director for Makeup at Lancome, she’s responsible for the best loved beauty products used by millions around the world”
S2 Ep 8: Jules Von Hep – Founder, Isle of Paradise
“The man that had us crying with laughter! Having studied Fashion Marketing at University, Jules wasn’t convinced it was the industry for him, when a chance meeting with the facialist of Kate Moss lead him to a life changing idea.. she suggested his personality would make a great spray tanner!”
Fat Mascara is a beauty podcast hosted by Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein whose day jobs as beauty editors means they have all the insider gossip, news and new releases every beauty junkie wants to hear about, as well as interviewing the latest and greatest celebs, bloggers and skincare creators! I love this podcast for super easy listening and a good insight into the world of beauty and cosmetics!
My fave episodes are:
Ep 107: Chic, Chic and Chicer
“Rachel Goodwin, NARS Director of Pro Artistry, talks Met Gala glamour, her ice cream obsession and the most underutilized product in your kit. Before that, we chat about Jess’s Bazaar new gig; Pat McGrath’s divine new collaboration; the real deal on sugaring; and whether your skincare really works better at night.”
Ep 58: 50 Shades of Pink
“Rebel makeup artist Violette shares her French girl beauty secrets, like how to pull off lived in eyeliner or get “sex hair”. Before that: we talk toner, The Fragrance Foundation Awards, and Gwenyth Paltrow’s trick for getting grounded.”
Ep 88: Bouncy Bouncy Skin
“Vicky Tsai, founder of Tatcha, shares beauty secrets she learned from Japanese geisha– and drops mad skincare knowledge. Before that: End-of-day face fixes, virtual reality in the beauty retail world, and the best way to detangle your hair.”
I hope you enjoy listening to these podcasts as much I do and got as much inspiration as I have just from changing what I listen to in the morning.
Let me know your favourite podcasts in the comments below!
Lots of love,