Podcasts For Creative Business Owners and Bloggers – my current favourites

Recently I’ve started delving into the world of podcasts, I know, where have I been, it’s 2017 for goodness sake! Whether it’s on the school pick up, in the car or while on a run I can often be found with my headphones on getting inspired. My new found love and fervour for the podcast has to land squarely with Instagram queen Sara Tasker otherwise known as @MeandOrla and this clever lady is also behind the podcast, Hashtag Authentic. If you follow me on social media you’ll know I’ve been waxing lyrical about Hashtag Authentic on most platforms including here on Little Loves. From that podcast I’ve done a little leapfrog and discovered other creatives and business coaches and their podcasts. I want to share with you my current favourites and I hope you’ll find them all just as inspiring as I do.

Blogtacular

For those that don’t know, Blogtacular is actually an annual creative blogging conference in London headed up by Kat Molesworth. I went to Blogtacular a couple of years ago and loved it but unfortunately due to other commitments I couldn’t make the date last year and this year we’ve already booked to be in Leeds for the triathlon. Boo. Thankfully I can get some inspiration through Kat’s podcasts and the makers, bloggers and influencers that she features.

One of my favourites

Episode 21: Allison Sadler – Allison is a bit like Instagram royalty for me. I’ve followed her for years and loved listening to this podcast as she told the story behind The People Shop, her store in Birmingham. 

– LISTEN HERE –

 

Hashtag Authentic

As I mentioned earlier this podcast is by Sara Tasker, Instagram coach and photographic influencer. Often interview based this podcast is perfect for those wanting to work on their instagram, get inspired or hear from fellow creatives. Whether you’re a blogger or indie business owner or self employed creative there is so much to get from these interviews. Sara’s podcastcurrently comes out weekly, every Wednesday.

Some favourites –

Is blogging still relevant, with Kat Molesworth – I found this episode so interesting both as a blogger and as a business owner. Kat reminds us of the importance of owning our own space and readers and not to be reliant on just one platform.

Avoiding the comparison trap – Sara discusses how we can keep perspective when the fear of failure hits and we get sidetracked by other people’s achievements. I think this is something we can all relate to and I found listening to Sara’s perspective so helpful.

– LISTEN HERE –

 

Tara Swiger – Explore Your Enthusiasm

I found Tara through Hashtag Authentic and oh man am I glad I did! Tara is a business coach based in the US and is bursting with creativity and so much wisdom for makers and creatives. I’ve signed up for one of her courses and got her book on order. Yep. Total fan girl right here.

Some favourites

Should You Work For Free – I’ve already shared this on social media and I think it’s a must for any creative/maker/freelancer/blogger

Long Term vs Short Term Thinking – This is something I often struggle with and find myself swinging between the two. Tara helps us make sure the work we do fits in with our long term goals.

– LISTEN HERE – 

 

Jen Carrington – Make It Happen

I’m not sure how I found this particular podcast I think it was a suggested one on iTunes, however I found it I’m so glad I did. In fact Jen was featured in this weeks Hashtag Authentic talking about her ideal week (find it here). I love how Jen describes her podcast, Make It Happen is a podcast where I share ideas, insights and conversations about building a big-hearted business and living a wholehearted creative life. I find Jen so easy to listen to and I love the way she puts her ideas across.

Some favourites

Five reminders for big hearted creatives who are feeling the business blues – it’s hard to stay focussed on the positives sometimes, especially as a ‘one woman band’. Jen talks us through ways to work through these times and reminds us all how far we’ve come and what we’ve achieved.

Answers to five of the questions my clients always ask me about creative living – Jen talks us through issues like freaking out about money and paying the bills and how to not feel ‘icky’ when we market ourselves and our businesses.

– LISTEN HERE –

 

 

Do you listen to any of these inspiring podcasts?

Got any to add to my list?

 

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  • Gail - May 4, 2017 reply

    I really enjoyed this post as a fellow new podcast lover, Morgana, and it’s given me a few ideas for future listening, so thanks! I love the Hashtag Authentic podcast too and I’ve just been writing about my new favourite, Magic Lessons, with Elizabeth Gilbert (who wrote Eat, Pray Love). I love that you can slot podcasts in anywhere and I find them really inspiring and educational. It’s like going on a little training course every time I walk the dog! 🙂
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    morgana - May 4, 2017 reply

    Yes! You’re so right about them being like going on a little training course. There’s so much wisdom out there and we don’t even have to do cringe-worthy icebreakers or talk to anyone to get the benefits! haha xx

  • Peggy - May 4, 2017 reply

    Thank you for sharing! I have been desperate to find some podcasts for creatives for ages 🙂

    morgana - May 4, 2017 reply

    Yay! Let me know what you think when you’ve had a listen x

  • Gemma @gemslittletreasures - May 4, 2017 reply

    I’m loving a podcast at the minute too-perfect for the walk back from preschool when it’s just me and the buggy! I haven’t listened to these but will be now-I love Marie forleo, Clint salter (dance studio based) and a new one to me MWF motivation. X
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    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    They are perfect to listen to while walking along aren’t they? I love listening to my favourites on the school run x

  • Karen - May 6, 2017 reply

    Oh Morgana these are some great recommendations! I’m going to take a listen to them all! I would also recommend the Being Boss podcast and The Lively Show, both brilliant for bloggers and business owners! Kxx

    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    Thanks for the recommendations Karen, I’m off to subscribe to them now! xx
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  • Jenny - May 6, 2017 reply

    I have never listen to a podcast ever. I know where have I been hiding. I am always last to the ball game and then get addicted and miles behind everyone else. Will definitely check these out. #wrc

    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    I think you’d like them Jenny. There are so many out there, it’s all about finding ones that inspire. Good luck! x
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  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome - May 12, 2017 reply

    I have just popped over to read this after reading one of Gail’s podcast recommendations, I remembered you’d wrote about it recently and they all sound great, just subscribed to them all to get an idea of what I like. It’s something I’ve been meaning to get into for a while but didn’t really know where to start, I feel like this may have opened up a whole new world to me, just need to find the time to listen to them now 🙂 xx
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    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    Welcome to the world of podcasts, I think it might be the start of a new obsession – it was for me! xx

  • Pamela | Life With Munchers - May 15, 2017 reply

    This has really hyped me up for blogtacular!! I’ve never listened to podcasts before. But these would be right up my street xx
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