Podcasts to Jumpstart Your Workday

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Looking for motivation as you Work from Home?  Many people are turning to podcasts. And these days there are many Podcasts to choose from. There are podcasts that can help lift your spirits, inspire you to try new things, provide ways to get physically and mentally fit, or those that just help you get through your day. Some folks look to comedy podcasts to keep the mood light while their spouse loves a good murder mystery. For purposes of this article, we focused on motivational listening. Want to give one a try? 


Here are 7 podcasts on our list of top picks:


The School of Greatness

Looking for a wildly popular podcast?  The School of Greatness gets an A+!

Join host, Lewis Howes, as he covers topics on relationships, business, health, and more… in a very real and inspirational way.  Not only is Lewis open about sharing some of the difficulties he has faced (and how he moved past them), but he does so in a way that we all can admire.

If you are looking for a podcast that will provide a mental ‘pick me up,’ Lewis’ podcast with uplifting answers definitely fits the bill. 

Check out Lewis’ website for other offerings such as 5 Min Friday podcasts or The School of Greatness Academy, an online Bootcamp designed to get you on your path to success.


The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferris, author of 4-Hour Workweek, hosts The Tim Ferriss Show. Tim’s motivational business podcast, focused on deconstructing distinguished performers, was selected for “Best of iTunes” three years in a row. 

With an inspiring take, Tim features well-known guests such as: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Gaiman, Vince Vaughn, Tony Robbins, and LeBron James. In each interview, Tim offers his unique perspective as he breaks down things from everyday life and turns them into mechanisms that we all can use to improve our lives.  Listen in as he offers in-depth insight as he shares morning routines, exercise habits, and time management tips.

If you really love this guy, dubbed ‘Oprah of Audio’, you might want to also explore his newsletter, blog, or books. 

How I Built This

Want some ideas on how to create a successful business with just an idea? You will want to listen to host, Guy Raz, on How I Built This, an NPR podcast.

Get motivated as you learn about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists… and what they’ve built.  Listen to stories about popular companies, including a podcast with Susan Griffin Black, Founder of EO Products in San Rafael. In this 13-minute podcast, Susan shares struggles and satisfaction of focusing on production of hand sanitizer and hand soap during the COVID-19 crisis for the community and frontline workers. 

Explore Guy’s site and find the perfect podcast for you.


The Happier Podcast

Want to create more happiness in your life?  If the answer to this question is an emphatic YES, then The Happier Podcast is for you. Join NY Times best-selling author and host, Gretchen Rubin, as she explores daily habits and the role they play in the overall quality of your life.

From work and friendships to productivity and creativity, Gretchen uses humor and human nature to provide simple tips that can help you live a happier life. Want to know 5 things that makes Gretchen happy?  Sign up for her free weekly newsletter!


The Good Life Project

The Good Life Project  is where every story matters.  A place where you can take a Spark type Test or listen to conversations with inspiring, well-known guests and everyday people.

Hear award-winning podcast host, Jonathan Fields, ask guests thought-provoking questions about something unfiltered in their life.  Get inspired as you learn how they have turned those experiences into powerful messages of hope and happiness.

Want to be part of The Good Life Project Community, simply take the Pledge and you are IN.



Making a career change or looking for a way to grow in your current job?  Jenny Blake, former GOOGLE career coach, shares her wisdom through podcasts based on her award-winning book, Pivot.  Jenny really seems to understand the connection between motivation and work and wants to provide tips and guidance to her listeners as they journey to What’s Next.

Designed for everyone―from job seekers to managers and HR leaders, Jenny wants to share her process to help you make your next move.  While browsing Jenny’s library of Pivot podcasts, you may also want to check out her daily podcast series called Pivoting Around the Pandemic


Being Boss

Tailored for entrepreneurs, Being Boss is a podcast co-hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon. In their career-oriented podcast, Emily and Kathleen discuss boundaries and goals (and how to set them), productivity, and marketing.

Looking for insight about the mindset, habits, or routines that might be preventing you from making money doing what you love?  This podcast is the perfect fit.

Did you know Star Staffing also has a podcast series? This podcast includes interviews from local leaders and business owners who share their advice on achieving success and steps they took to reach their goal. While you are here, be sure to check out our other resources.

Star Staffing is one of the top staffing firms in Santa Rosa, providing flexible staffing solutions, including temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire placements. For more details, contact us at 707-575-5005 – call or text!