Five Favorite: Podcasts To Get Ya Mind Right in 2018


While sitting in traffic, you can find me making the most of my idle time by listening to podcasts! I listen to podcasts for both personal and professional motivation and inspiration. If you are needing some of that to get your 2018 in gear and keep you on the right track throughout the year, I have my "Five Favorite" that definitely do the trick for me. Check them out, let me know your thoughts, and feel free to add your favorites in the comments. I'm always looking for more great podcasts to add to my rotation. *My faves are listed in no particular order*

1.  Myleik Teele's Podcast


She's an entrepreneur and runs the subscription product sampling company . She dedicates a lot of time to professional development topics, but also answers listener questions about life, love, relationships and other topics including her love and appreciation for therapy, dispelling the misconceptions and stigmas and her current pregnancy. She has a soothing voice and she gives it to you direct. Very insightful and I've learned a lot from her. She's one of my mentors in my head.


2. Switch, Pivot or Quit



Maybe its because the last few years have been filled with multiple switches, pivots, and quits for me, but this podcast really was the soul food I needed on several occasions. The host, Ahyiana Angel, refers to herself as the Chief Encourager and she is just that! Encouraging, empowering, and a living example of switching things up when they are no longer serving your needs and desires. She speaks candidly about her own career pivots and switches and how she has successfully transitioned in them and what lessons she learned as well. Great guests and always great content!


3. Therapy for Black Girls


Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. The podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to be the best possible versions of ourselves. I especially love the episodes where she sits down with other therapists and the put some of your favorite fictional characters like Olivia Pope, Molly of Insecure and others on the couch and address what issues they think your favorite characters would likely address in therapy. Its not a substitute for your own relationship with a licensed therapist, but its a great listen and intro to the world of therapy.  

4. The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast


Andy Stanley is the founder of Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. I was referred to this podcast's episode on "The Complexity of Purpose" and I've been hooked ever since! Although he is a pastor, I didn't find the content to be faith based as much as it is business focused. He also has another weekly podcast, that is more faith based, that I'm just getting into called "Your Move" that promises to help you make better decisions and live with fewer regrets. 


5. Success Talks


I'm a huge fan and faithful subscriber of Success Magazine. If you're familiar with the magazine, you know that they used to include a cd in each issue that had amazing interviews with prominent business, creative and thought leaders. Well they no longer include cds, since no one has cd players anymore. Instead, they have this podcast! Same great content, just a new format!


And a bonus...MY podcast of course!

The Loni Swain Show Podcast


Loni Swain Show Podcast

My career as a radio and television personality has had lots of twists and turns and cross-country relocations to make for interesting stories and life experiences. I'm sharing my journey and inviting celebrities, entrepreneurs, friends, listeners and others to share theirs through career transitions, relocations, entrepreneurship, relationships, self-care and everything in between. Be inspired and entertained as your realize that, NO - you're not the only one going through something to get somewhere!

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