If you’re reading this blog post, I know it’s because you’re someone who aspires to be successful. Everyone’s path to success is different. However there are certain qualities that the majority of successful people have. One of them is LEARNING, successful people are always seeking education. Warren Buffett read 600-1000 pages per day early on in his career. Now he spends 80% of his day reading. That may sound extreme but it tells me one thing–I need to read more. In this day and age, there are so many ways to consume information. You can listen to audible books, read, listen to videos or podcasts and spend time around people more experienced than you.

One of my goals for 2020 is to read read 50 pages of a book and 5 articles & or podcasts in my field per day. I’m starting with a reasonable amount for myself to develop the habit. Then I plan to compound the information I consume over time. Over the past 5 years ago I’ve gotten better at digging deep within myself, determining what my morals/values are, as well as enhancing my self love and appreciation. Over the past two years especially I’ve been working on growing my business, networking and becoming a better version of myself while inspiring others to do the same.

If you’re seeking to become a better well-rounded person, become more knowledgeable, articulate yourself better, or grow your business, listening to at least one podcast daily can help you achieve this goal. Despite what industry you’re in, business and branding knowledge, as well as personal development is critical for your success. Below are 10 podcasts that I recommend:

1. The Boss Babe Podcast

Boss Babe is one of the largest online communities of ambitious women and female entrepreneurs. If you haven’t seen their amazing pink quotes on Instagram, go follow them now! The BossBabe podcast is the place where 7 figure business owners Natalie Ellis and Danielle Canty share the real behind the scenes of building successful businesses, achieving peak performance and learning how to balance it all. I love how candid, detailed and entertaining their podcasts are. You will absolutely be writing down gems while listening.

2. The Goal Digger Podcast

I discovered Jenna Kutcher on Instagram. Her posts are some of the post beautiful photos and vulnerable captions I’ve ever seen on the platform. Her podcast episodes are like live workshops that help you redefine success and chase bolder dreams. You can learn from the experts she interviews or just her years of experience as a 7 figure business owner and learn how to tackle your biggest goals.

3. What Are We Doing Podcast

This podcast is a glimpse into the lives of two millennial men figuring out their place in the world, one of them happens to be my boyfriend. They sit down to discuss the steps they and their guests are taking to accomplish goals, maintain focus and share the ups and downs along their path. This was also the first podcast that I ever appeared on. You can listen to my episode here.

4. Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

This is a business and mindset focused interview show where you will learn something valuable and be blown away by the insightfulness of his guests. He digs deep into the lives of each of his guests and asking profound questions. He is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the #2 Inc. 500 Company Quest Nutrition.

5. The Cardone Zone

Grant Cardone is like no other entrepreneur you’ve ever heard. He is super opinionated and confident in his words. He’ll have you questioning the way you live your life in an amazing way. Him and his wife have built an empire and have helped plenty others do the same. This podcast specializes in real estate, sales, marketing, money and marriage. So basically you learn about some of the main keys to a wealthy and healthy life all in one place.

6. The Influencer Podcast

If you’re interested in partnering with brands and spreading your influence online like I do, this podcast will help you do so. Julie Solomon is a down to earth entrepreneur, marketing strategist, New York Times best-selling publicist and influencer. Her podcast explores the secrets behind the ever-changing trends of influencer marketing and the careers of today’s top social influencers.

7. The Ed Mylett Show

Ed Mylett is the fastest growing business personality on social media. His podcast consistent of solo episodes and interviews with powerful business owners sharing  ideas, tactics, strategies and hopefully some inspiration that could help shape and transform areas of your life that you want to improve, whether that’s your body, or your mind, your business or your family.

8. The Marie Forleo Podcast

One of my favorite (as well as Oprah’s favorite) business thought leaders. Her podcast will help you become the person you most want to be. Marie and her guests share actionable strategies in an entertaining way for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity and fulfillment.

9. The GaryVee Audio Experience

Gary Vee is the most dynamic and thought provoker entrepreneur I’ve heard. He the chairman of VaynerX, a media and communications holding company, and the CEO of VaynerMedia, an advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients. His podcast is a combination of #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from my DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats.

10. Side Hustle Pro

Hosted by Nicalia Matthews Okome, a marketer and side hustler turned full-time podcaster and entrepreneur. She spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. This podcast will teach you actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. If you’re looking to get over doubt and start getting things done instead of trying to get it perfect, listen to this podcast.

If you’ve listened to any of these podcasts or if you have any podcasts you recommend, let me know below!