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How Podcasts Can Step up Your Personal Growth Journey

by Syed Balkhi 2 months ago in how to
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Podcasts are fun but educational too. Check out how you can leverage them for personal growth.

How Podcasts Can Step up Your Personal Growth Journey
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It's important to focus on your self-help journey, but life can get in the way. You know you should be reading those self-help books and journaling, but there's just never enough time in the day.

And when you do have some free time, you would rather spend it relaxing than doing something that feels like work.

But what if we told you that podcasts could actually be the key to taking your personal growth journey to the next level?

There are thousands of great podcasts out there. Many of them are by experts who have something valuable to share.

You can give your personal growth journey a boost by making it a habit to listen to podcasts.

And in this post, we'll look at some specific ways this can happen. Dive in.

Podcasts can help you build skills

When you're driving to work or working out, you can listen to podcasts and build actionable skills at the same time.

There are tons of brilliant career and skill-oriented podcasts out there that offer tips, tricks, and motivation for living your best life.

For example, let's say you want to explore digital marketing as a possible career. Then check out Marketing School Podcast by Neil Patel and Eric Siu.

Similarly, you can find podcasts about writing, creativity, coaching, and more.

And if you want to advance in your existing career, pick up negotiation skills. Or skills on:

  • Team management
  • Leadership
  • Managing human resources
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Resume writing and more
  • It takes just tiny changes in our day-to-day routine to create massive outcomes in the future. Just listening to one podcast episode a day will reap maximum benefits later.

    Podcasts can help you stay motivated.

    It's easy to start a self-improvement journey and then give up when things get tough. But if you're listening to a personal growth podcast, you'll get the sense that you have to stay accountable.

    Many podcasts feature interviews with people who have overcome challenges in their lives, which can be inspiring and motivating.

    And if you're subscribed to a podcast, you're more likely to keep up with it and see the value in it.

    Podcasts can be a great way to relax.

    Listening to a podcast can be a great way to unwind after a long day. And since they're usually shorter than books or articles, they won't require as much of your time.

    Listening to podcasts can be a great way to tune out your usual workday worries. You can get into a different mood fast.

    Check out humorous podcasts or ones that feature short stories. A fun example you can check out is Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets. You'll be entertained and learn something new too. Not to mention, Fry is an exceptional narrator and skilled writer. You'll feel refreshed after a quick listen to this podcast or any other that you choose to play.

    Podcasts can help you learn new things.

    There are many podcasts on different topics out there. You don't need to focus on just self-help and positivity material to grow.

    You can benefit from increasing your knowledge about any subject in the world. Here are a few types of podcast content to check out:

    • Podcasts about historical people: If you want to learn about people who have made an impact on the world, check out podcasts like 'Lore' and 'Slow Burn'.
    • Podcasts about health and wellness: If you're interested in learning about health and wellness, check out podcasts like 'Ten Percent Happier' or 'The Human Upgrade'.
    • Podcasts about business: If you want to learn about starting and running a business, check out podcasts like 'Entrepreneurs on Fire', 'Startup', and 'How I built this'.
    • Podcasts about relationships: If you're looking for advice on love, dating, and relationships, check out podcasts like 'The Relationship School Podcast', 'Talking It Out,' and 'breakup BOOST'.

    As you build your knowledge in different areas, you create the potential for new ideas to emerge. Creativity happens when you combine different things in ways that haven't been done before.

    By listening to different podcasts, you create new sources of entertainment and feel more personally fulfilled as you grow.

    Create a podcast to express yourself.

    If you're feeling creative, you can even start your own podcast. This is a great way to share your story and connect with an audience who is on a similar journey.

    Starting a podcast is easy and doesn't require any expensive equipment. All you need is a microphone and a free recording program like Audacity.

    Staring your own podcast can challenge you in many ways:

    • You have to brainstorm ideas
    • You need to overcome any fear of speaking to the public
    • You have to develop the ability to speak clearly
    • You have to organize your thoughts
    • You need to plan, practice, and execute a podcast episode
    • You have to network with experts, other podcasters, and your audience to create more engagement
    • You'll have to market yourself

    As you can see, you build a number of skills that you can apply to the real world when you create a podcast.

    You'll also develop your personal brand and stand out from the crowd.

    Podcasts are a great way to connect with people on a deeper level and expand your reach.

    If you have something valuable to share with the world, don't be afraid to start your own podcast.

    Conclusion

    Podcasts can be a great way to learn new things, get inspired, and stay accountable on your personal growth journey.

    Whether you're interested in business, relationships, health, or spirituality, there's sure to be a podcast that's perfect for you.

    So what are you waiting for? Start listening.

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    About the author

    Syed Balkhi

    Syed Balkhi is the founder of WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site. You can learn more about Syed and his portfolio of companies by following him on his social media networks.

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