5 Must-Listen Motivational Podcasts That Will Help You Boss Up

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When “your President and First Lady” have left office, your twist out was an epic fail on class picture day, that internship or dream job slipped through your fingers, and your ex looks so disgustingly happy with their new bae on Instagram, life can feel overwhelming, suffocating and like you’re at a standstill. I mean, we’ve been a victim of these sad little circumstances for what feels like forever now. If you’ve reached the point where you’re done walking around with a storm cloud over your head, Something as simple as having a one-sided pep talk with imaginary friends through your earbuds can be precisely the motivation needed to push you forward. Whether you’re exercising, on the go, or winding down before bed, here are five podcasts that will encourage you to chase your goals:

1. Dreams in Drive

This podcast is for creatives and entrepreneurs who want to “take their dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE.” Hosted by Rana Campbell, an entrepreneur herself, she uses her podcasts to interview successful entrepreneurs who share their stories on how they made it to where they are.

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2. Live in Love with You

Hosted by YouTuber Liv, this podcast is a lifestyle self-love podcast that helps you move towards a better you. Created to challenge, inspire and encourage, she makes sure to touch on topics that can sometimes be uncomfortable but need to be talked about for you to grow.

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3. #Girlboss Radio

Hosted by the founder and owner of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, this podcasts interviews girlbosses who are taking strides in their careers. They’re not here to only talk about their success, but also to encourage and inspire others by sharing the lessons they’ve learned while on their journey. Amoruso and her guests often make light of their situations and reassure the audience that it only gets better.

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4. TED Radio Hours

From the video series TED Talks, this podcast helps you think and create in new ways. Hosted by Guy Raz and co-produced by NPR and TED, these podcasts feature people who have graced the TED stage all over the world. Each week has a different theme and makes you think about it is that you’re trying to achieve.

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5. The Daily Boost

The most popular daily motivation podcast hosted by Scott Smith to help you find a balance in your life. This podcast helps you to look within yourself and figure out who you are. Smith also helps you master life skills to help you reach your goals and better yourself as a person. With his energetic voice and upbeat music, he will leave you with great advice that will get you up and ready to chase your goals.

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Veronica Rushton is a 21-year old junior at Florida International University studying Broadcast Media and Global Black Studies. The Miami, Fl native enjoys writing and uses this creative outlet to populate her lifestyle and college blog loveveronicaxo.com. After undergrad, she plans to receive her master's degree, turn her blog into a brand/business, and pursue a career as a television/film producer. When she is not balancing blogging with school, she is looking for new music, reading, or researching random topics.