Living in the city and taking public transit to work gives me a lot….A LOT…of time to listen to podcasts. I’ll also note that it was after I was already too far gone down the podcast rabbit hole did I realize I’ve become one of THOSE people who would rather to listen to people talk during a 5-hour car ride than music. <Sigh> Over the course of self-enlightenment journey, I’ve come across some pretty rich content. Here a few of my favorites that heavily influenced my decision to look inward.

1. Brilliant IdiotsThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck  feat Mark Manson

I’ve mentioned this interview with Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, in my Why Fit & Full – The Inception post. It was during their discussion of the differences between good vs. bad values and the concept of “happiness” that began stirring the enlightenment stew. You see, at that exact moment in my life – I can still recall where I was when Mark Mark reflected on the part of his book where he talks about losing a friend in a freak cliff jumping accident that really struck me, declaring “The only way to know if somethings truly valuable or not is to think about dying.” – I was going through my own cloudy spin. No direction, no emotion, no clarity. If you’re at a point where everything feels out of control and you’re looking to get back on track, first starting with your values, I recommending checking out this podcast!

*Note: This interview can be found on Apple Podcast. 

2. Super Soul SundayBrené Brown Part 1: Daring Greatly

In order to discover your authentic self you must be willing to be vulnerable. First with yourself, then, with others. Her eye-opening journey of navigating vulnerability and shame compelled me re-examine myself. If Mark Manson was the awakening, Brené Brown’s Super Soul Sunday interview was the turning point. For those of you struggling to turn inward of fear of who lies within, find a safe place, grab a pen and settle into your through with her two-part interview with Oprah. 

*Note: Please note this is a two-part interview. This interview can be found on Apple Podcast. 

3. Think.Grow.Prosper. – Skills For Success They Don’t Teach You In School With Lawyer & Serial Entrepreneur Steve Mehr

We all have goals, but in order to achieve those goals we must adapt a savage mindset; reassesing our values and our plan of action. In Rubin Chavez’s, founder of Think.Grow.Prosper, interview with Steve Mehr – chairman of Jacob & Meyers, CEO of Webshark360, and start-up expert, Steve Mehr shares the importance of clear goals, how to choose a mentor, effectiveness habits for success, and the necessary sacrifices we must make to achieve our BHAGs (Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goals). He differentiates the need to be effective vs productive when pursuing our goals and how our everyday values must reflect our vision. If you’re looking for a kick in the butt to start the pursuit of your passion projects, this is the podcast that will get your blood pumping! 

*Note: This interview can be found on Apple Podcast.