Sep 26, 2023

Put Yourself in a Productive Headspace With These Podcasts

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Do you find yourself wishing you had more hours in the day? Convenience is crucial when your schedule is jam-packed with meetings, work, household duties, and social obligations. When our lives are busy, it’s easy to see why activities and media built around multitasking have become more popular. Podcasts are just one example.

An estimated 464.7 million people around the world listen to podcasts regularly. As of June 2023, there are a whopping 5 million podcasts, with 70 million episodes in total. That’s a lot of audio! For many, podcasts are a leisure activity… something to do to pass the time while driving, doing chores, or exercising. With millions of podcasts available, there is at least one for every occasion. There are podcasts that can help you stay focused at work, improve your productivity, nourish your mental health, keep you abreast of trends in your industry, and more.

With a busy schedule, and platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts providing endless possibilities, it might be overwhelming to find the right podcast for you. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of highly-rated podcasts that will not only entertain you but offer helpful tips and tools for making the most of your time.

Podcasts That Help Maximize Your Time

In a world full of distractions, time management is no easy task. Connect your headphones and learn how you can amp up your productivity with easy-to-follow tips from the following podcasts:

Amber De La Garza hosts this podcast for business owners interested in learning effective business strategies, improving time management, and elevating productivity for maximum profits and less stress.

Anna Dearmon Kornick speaks to the everyday person each week, sharing her top tips about work-life balance and how to get things done while juggling the challenges of daily life.

For quick, bite-sized productivity tips, the experts at Inc. release these 5-minute podcasts daily. They cover topics that will help you focus, make decisions, and manage your time.

For a well-rounded perspective, Erik Fisher’s Beyond The To-Do List sits down with productivity experts, authors, and creatives on how to implement productivity strategies in your personal and professional life.

Podcasts to Nourish Your Mental Health

We all need to take a little time to slow down every once in a while. Making a mental wellbeing podcast part of your routine can help you relax and focus on what matters.

Geared towards leaders who want to focus on mental health in the workplace, this podcast covers practical insights and strategies to help organizations ensure their workforce is taking care of their wellbeing.

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, executive coaches and New York Times bestselling authors, cover important insights and advice on how to reduce anxiety at work and in your personal life. If you’re one of the 1 in 3 adults affected by anxiety disorders, this podcast can help you develop coping skills to overcome workplace stress in stride.

This podcast invites guests from all over the corporate world, from HR professionals to CEOs and coaches, to discuss and share knowledge about improving mental wellbeing at work.

Mental health struggles can affect anyone. This podcast brings together company leaders and employees to discuss the mental health stories that shaped them and their workplace.

Industry-Specific Podcasts

The key to staying on top of the latest industry trends is staying informed. For LCS employees, that means keeping up-to-date on the latest property management and technology trends. The following podcasts are great resources for staying in-the-know on today’s hot topics in our industry.  

Designed for members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, the NARPM Radio podcast explores popular topics in property management.

Focusing on hackers, breaches, and cybercrime, this podcast showcases the dark and dangerous parts of the internet. It also emphasizes why cybersecurity is so important for IT professionals and, well, everyone else!

For IT leaders looking to boost performance and efficiency of their tech teams, this podcast has what you’re looking for. Covering it all from service desk and IT project management to tech and business trends, leaders from all over discuss the latest insights and analyses that you need to know.

Did you know? Our very own Rent Manager has a podcast! Keep up with the latest trends, technology, and best practices in the property management sphere with Beyond Rent. Every other week, LCS’ Joe Easton invites experts and trailblazers in the field to cover the need-to-know topics to keep you informed and ahead of the curve in property management.

The Power of the Podcast

We’re all looking for ways to make the most of our limited time. Whether you’re listening on your commute, at work, or at home; podcasts are great way to squeeze in personal and professional learning opportunities and catch up on news you might have missed.