With the new year here, it’s either you have new goals that you want to accomplish or trying to knock down some of your goals left from 2016. Either way, the only way to check those goals of yours off is by having a strategic plan in place and motivation to help you along the way. Now that podcasts are the latest medium that people and brands use to get connect with their audience, check out these podcasts that are notorious for helping, motivating and inspiring this generation of go-getters, entrepreneurs and changemakers kick their hustle into high gear.

Side Hustle Pro

Whether your business started off as a hobby, or an idea to help you generate an extra income, Side Hustle Pro podcast is one every business minded person should be listening to. Created by social media strategist Nicailia Matthews, Side Hustle Pro is all about giving the everyday entrepreneur tips and hacks on how they can take their business to the next level. From how to leverage your social media followers into paying customers, how to find your tribe to turning your side hustle into your main source of income Matthews’ podcast is pure gold for the do-it-yourself hustler. She also interviews established Black women entrepreneurs that have managed to create a name and lane for themselves and their businesses. The irony in all of this is that this podcast is Matthews’ side hustle. Matthews’ full-time hustle is being the senior manager of social marketing at National Public Radio.



Myleik Teele

Myleik Teele is the founder and CEO of Curlbox, an affordable monthly subscription box for women with natural hair. Aside from being CEO, she’s a mentor to thousands of women through her podcast #MyTaughtYou. From answering her listener’s questions on her podcast, talking about the importance of mental health to interviewing thought leaders and change agents like EIC of VIBE, Datwon Thomas, founder of For Harriet Kimberly Foster, to giving advice on how to brand and market yourself on social media and giving business advice on her #BossUP series, the advice Teele gives is quite noteworthy.  You can also check our her website MyTaughtYou, where she sells notebooks, gives book recommendations, and has some of her favorite quotes you can share on social media. Also, be on the look out for her retreat coming up in 2018 called MyTaughtYou Retreat.

Lewis Howes Podcast

Lewis Howes’ brand is all about teaching people how to do what they love as a career. From his book ‘The School of Greatness’ to his podcast he’s a firm believer in pursuing your dreams with passion and a plan in hand. And with an impactful mission,  he interviews people that does the same. From movie producer DeVon Franklin, reality TV personality and host, Dr. Drew, world-renowned DJ Steve Aoki to tennis star Maria Sharapova Howes has interviewed the best people that failed, succeeded and persevered.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Known for being candid and unfiltered Gary Vaynerchuck’s advice is certainly one of a kind. Which makes perfect sense that he launched his own podcast. However, prior to being known for his personality, Vaynerchuk got his first start in his family’s wine business and managed to grow it from $3 million to $60 million. Now, he’s a entrepreneur, venture capitalist, motivational speaker and angel investor investing into companies like Facebook, Uber and Birchbox. When Vaynerchuk isn’t giving his business-savvy advice on things like how to find time for oneself, dealing with confrontation or even a chat with his very own VaynerMedia interns, he’s interviewing the movers and shakers of today. Whether he’s sitting down with thought leaders and entrepreneurs like Simon Sinek, ABC’s Rebecca Jarvis or Oliver Luckett, each conversation Vaynerchuk has is like no other and makes sure he leaves his listeners inspired and wanting to work harder and smarter.

HBR Ideacast

A subsidiary of Harvard Business School, the well-established publication Harvard Business Review launched their podcast called HBR Ideacast where they talk about all things business, career, workplace and leadership. Hosted by HBR’s senior editor Sarah Green Carmichael, she interviews accomplished business-savvy people like billionaire and CEO of Lenovo Group of Beijing, Yang Yuanqing, Christine Lagarde, French lawyer and politician to Sheryl Sandberg, author and COO of Facebook. Their advice ranges from how to improve business writing, reasons why people pretend to be workaholics to things that successful people do differently. This three year old podcast is a heavyweight in the podcast world and has no plans on slowing down.