Best Meaningfulwork podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Art Of Meaningful Work explores practical ideas to help you build a well-lived, interesting life based around fulfilling work. We talk about how to launch side projects, change careers, make an impact, overcome self-doubt, start businesses, and build a legacy. You’ll hear from forward-thinking entrepreneurs, authors, and everyday people like you and me who found their path to meaningful work.
 
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[Part 1 of 5] What triggers someone to start making meaningful and sustainable change in their life and work? In this episode, we'll explore stories from leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives who arrived at a point where everything changed, and then made a work, life, and career pivot. Some quick highlights from this episode: * Most of the suc ...…
 
From finding your "rat people" to navigating change in your life and career - this interview with entrepreneur and writer Paul Jarvis is one of my highlights for this year. Paul has launched numerous projects including ChimpEssentials (a training program for MailChimp), CreativeClass (a business academy for freelancers), and Fathom (a free alte ...…
 
In this episode, you'll hear from one of the most interesting people I ever met, Tony McGrath (CEO of Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary). This man has been to hell and back - he's built businesses, lived what everyone would identify as an extremely successful life, drove the nice cars, had the nice houses, traveled the world, and then came to a ...…
 
Having an internal locus of control can change the trajectory of your day, your career, and your life to a significant degree. From reactive and uncertain to in-control and confident. Your locus of control is somewhere on the spectrum between external (things happen to me) and internal (I make things happen). Internal locus of control is realiz ...…
 
Sometimes we forget what’s really important and our priorities get out of sync. The way we spend our time doesn’t align with our values or the impact we hope to make. This exercise will help you create clarity and offer some new insights into decisions you may not have considered. To leave a message for the podcast (your insights from this exer ...…
 
In this season we'll talk about how to design your personal operating system, how to make smarter and better decisions, what happens after you reach all your goals, what does it mean to be authentic, how to prioritize things, and how to find our way to meaningful work. Let's catch up with some updates and a preview for the new season of Art Of ...…
 
What’s next? It’s a question that many of us are asking. Trying to figure out the next career move, the next stage of your life. And we don’t want to make a move in the wrong direction. So, sometimes we get stuck, and other times it’s much more than that. For this show, I connected with Shawn Askinosie - the founder of Askinosie Chocolate, and ...…
 
In this episode you’ll learn three simple insights that will help you take control of your time, get more out of your waking hours, and do more meaningful work - in this year. 1) Learn to embrace your imperfections - they are what sets you apart from everyone else. 2) Prototype your way forward - rather than setting big goals for yourself and y ...…
 
How disconnecting from social media, TV, news, and digital devices can help you become more productive, creative, and happy. You'll hear from four professionals and entrepreneurs about their experience with digital detox, and how the impact it had on their habits and behaviors. -- Links: Article: http://ernestbarbaric.com/digital-detox-creative ...…
 
What would it be like to go for a week without watching any TV, taking in any news, and being completely off social media? A month ago, I gave myself that challenge. It made me a happier, more productive, more creative, and more energetic version of myself. Here is what I learned. -- Notes: Article: http://ernestbarbaric.com/week-without-digita ...…
 
Industries will fold. Businesses will get more lean and agile. Economies will have to bend to the forces of innovation and necessity. You and I will have to make a decision. Try to prevent change, or embrace it and thrive. This show dissects the 5 vital traits of adaptable professionals with long, productive and meaningful careers. -- Notes: Ar ...…
 
Since 2012, I have been researching meaningful work. This investigation led me to interview over a hundred entrepreneurs, professionals, authors, and regular folks like you and me — about legacy, life, joy, and fulfilling work. This is the first set of findings from that original research. Meaningful work exists at the intersection of Values, T ...…
 
On average, we check our phones every 5 minutes. It’s become a compulsive behaviour for many smartphone owners, and I believe it’s affecting the quality of our work. In some cases, this behaviour may even cause anxiety or depression. In this episode, we look at WHY we get addicted to our phones, and HOW to break that addiction, so we can do mor ...…
 
As I record this, I am in the middle of building the first podcast conference in Western Canada. We are 70 days away from the event and I have no idea how it’s going to turn out. But for the first time in years, I feel EXCITED, and I can not wait to wake up and get to work. Here is how I accidentally launched a podcast conference, and the unexp ...…
 
What did I learn by interviewing dozens of entrepreneurs, authors, thinkers, and creators in 2016? Throughout these conversations, there were three common threads that stood out. Listen to some of my favorite clips from previous guests as we cover: Start Now - Some of us tend to overanalyze and procrastinate. It stops us from starting and finis ...…
 
Productivity and life strategies writer, Darius Foroux stops by for this episode. He’s built a subscriber base of close to 20,000 people in less than a year after starting his blog. In this show you’ll learn: How to identify your strengths, and build on them, What books to read if you want to build a business, and a business mindset that will h ...…
 
Wow! What an amazing interview. Nathalie Nahai is the author of Webs Of Influence, which is coming out with a second edition in April, 2017. We chatted about her transition from being a musician to becoming an author, speaking at Google and Moz, and running her own conferences — as well as what’s next for her career. You’ll hear: what do you wh ...…
 
Todd Henry wrote a few of my favourite books: Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words. In this interview, pulled from the archives of 26k, Todd shares how to approach your creative work, so that you can live a meaningful life. We touch on dealing with failure and uncertainty, importance of focus, how to use side projects to build ...…
 
Justin had four kids, and was in the middle of a move from a metropolitan city to a small mountain town when he quit his job, and started a business. How did he do it? In this show, I connected with a prominent maker of things, Justin Jackson just as he was getting ready to launch his new book, Jolt. Our conversation will be incredibly valuable ...…
 
In the second “talking to millennials” series, we have Kylie Toh on the other side of the microphone. She is the founder of The Chic Geek - a non-profit organization that helps women transition into technical careers, and learn to be more comfortable in the tech community. Kylie wanted a job that makes a difference. And she didn’t find it after ...…
 
This is the first of two interviews with millennial entrepreneurs who are building their own businesses, non-profit organizations, and eschewing a “real job” in favor of pursuing their passion. I was curious to speak with them because their generation is a big mystery to most companies, HR personnel, managers, and marketers. Everyone wants to “ ...…
 
Are you navigating your way to meaningful work? Have you thought about changing careers and pursuing something you are passionate about? In this episode, I speak with Jared Erickson, founder of Brother Moto in Atlanta, Georgia about his journey from a hairstylist, to a freelance graphic designer, to a co-founder of a web design shop, to now a f ...…
 
In your pocket, you have access to all of the world’s information, your friends, family and colleagues. Your phone can entertain you, give you news and celebrity gossip. It's now also a gateway to virtual reality. And all of those things are engineered to capture a slice of your attention. Every slice you give to your distractions, is a larger ...…
 
I'm really excited to share this interview with you! Jay Ingram is one of the most accomplished people I ever met. He's been on radio for 12 years, hosting CBC's Quirks and Quarks - later transitioning to host The Daily Planet on The Discovery Chanel. He's also a prolific author of 13 books, for which he won numerous literary and science awards ...…
 
This is an unexpected episode. I have been thinking about my work, and this show in particular. And this episode is all about making a pivot. A pivot is a point in time when you make a change in your life, and your work. A pivot usually brings about fear. Fear of change, fear of the unknown, and fear of failure. But a pivot is necessary, since ...…
 
If you find this show valuable, I would really appreciate it if you would fill out a short listener survey at: http://ernestbarbaric.com/secret/ -- In this episode, we have Mike Vardy, The Productivityist, on deck. You will hear his story on how he quit his job, built a community, and became an entrepreneur. On top of that, we talk about parent ...…
 
If you find this show helpful, I would really appreciate it if you would hop over to http://ernestbarbaric.com/secret/ and filled out a 60 second listener survey. -- You often hear this advice from successful entrepreneurs: "Follow Your Passion". But what if that is not enough? In this episode we'll go over the three necessary elements of succe ...…
 
How do you find meaningful work? How do you find The Amazing Thing that all top entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives seem to have? It's a common question that many of us struggle with. In this episode, learn how to use a simple (but not easy) process of creating, sharing, and listening to find Your Amazing Thing. The Thing you were meant ...…
 
Cory Stout is the founder of woodies.com - an online company that sells bamboo sunglasses - and is about to cross a $1 Million Dollar mark with his business. The business he built based on a "napkin idea" with a couple of his friends. He now runs the company with his parents, while travelling the world. I caught up with the entrepreneur while h ...…
 
Learn how to get stress, anxiety and depression under control with two simple techniques. In the final episode of the series, we go into how to stop anxiety before it gains momentum, and simple and effective long-term solution that can help you rebalance hormones while also growing your brain! The two resources I recommend in this show are: Dar ...…
 
In this part of the series, we dig into the three root causes of stress and anxiety for creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Addiction - technology has found its way into our everyday life, and some of the principles behind the design and development of it - can create cocaine-like addiction. Inputs - We now have an unlimited number of ...…
 
Entrepreneurs and professionals experience a high level of stress and anxiety - even more than average. This can affect your productivity, creativity, relationships, and critical thinking. This show is the first in a series on "professional anxiety" and how to beat it. In this episode we talk about the effects stress and anxiety can have on you ...…
 
Most companies aim to grow as much as possible, in as short time as possible. But when is it enough? Does your business have to grow at an exponential rate forever? What kind of growth is sustainable? And what if you didn't have to grow? In this episode, we talk about a few interesting movements - where entrepreneurs are taking back control of ...…
 
In this episode we follow the story of Cuban biotech innovation, the story of Basecamp and 37 Signals, as well as a personal story of the One Day Project. We’ll talk about how to use constraints as fuel to drive creativity and innovation - something that most business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs need in order to continue thriving. And eve ...…
 
In this episode I share my top 5 reading suggestions for creatives, entrepreneurs, creators, and professionals who want to build passion projects. The recommended books include: 1) Winning The Story Wars - Jonah Sachs 2) Originals - Adam Grant 3) Design The Life You Love - Ayse Birsel 4) Life Is Good - Bert and John Jacobs 5) The War Of Art - S ...…
 
What would happen if you followed your intuition and heart in business? What if you didn’t focus so much on the obstacles, but rather stayed positive and took action? For today’s episode I have a great story to share with you that will touch on both of those questions. The story follows a married couple who took on the challenge of becoming ent ...…
 
As an entrepreneur, a creative, or a builder of ideas — you will face failure along your journey. Sometimes it feels like having to go through a grieving process to get over it, and then you have to choose which direction you are going to take. One of defeat, or one of growth. You also have to ask yourself two very important questions: What did ...…
 
Every choice we make, in business and life, carries with it a cost — and it’s not always financial. There are unquantifiable, human costs such as focus, attention, willpower, energy, and relationships. In this episode we’ll talk about how to account for the costs of each decision, and how to tip the scales and create most positive outcomes. Thi ...…
 
This episode is all about failure, and the 6 common ways startups miss the mark - and some great resources that will help you navigate around pitfalls, and launch your next idea. We'll talk about cash, the two types of startup founders, teams and partnerships, as well as how marketing can sink or float your business.…
 
A new kind of workforce is emerging. Enabled by technology, changes in the marketplace, and driven by the new generation entering the workforce - it’s changing the way we view work. And there are awesome opportunities ahead of us. In this show, we'll talk about 3 forces that are making this happen, as well as 3 ways to join the revolution with ...…
 
A competitive advantage allows you to disrupt an established market and grab your share of it. Apple was well known for taking over markets, and so is Uber and Google. In this show, we talk about how a competitive advantage is made and eventually lost, and the choice you face every time an idea gets democratized.…
 
As entrepreneurs, too many times, we get stuck thinking in multiples. Tens or hundreds of customers, partners, or funders. If you have a business, startup, or a side project you are trying to get off the ground - you are likely to experience rejection, deals that fall through and partners that don't work out. But at the end of the day, you just ...…
 
To generate amazing results within your lifetime, you have to focus your efforts. But it’s hard to let go of ideas, side projects and domain names. And how do you choose what to let go, and what to dedicate your life to? In this episode, I bring you into a conversation with a friend about the Top 5 Goals exercise, where we discuss the struggles ...…
 
Do you ever wonder if your work is making a difference? Are your projects big enough to solve the world’s biggest problems? You are not alone. Most entrepreneurs and creators suffer from the same type of doubt. And in this episode, I share with you a simple anecdote a friend shared with me that changed the way I think about my work. And it just ...…
 
Taiwanese monkey trap is a system of capturing monkeys using a simple box and a piece of fruit, like a banana. It is also the same mechanism that keeps us in crappy jobs, businesses that no longer work, and project that aren’t fulfilling. This equally affects us on an individual level, as well as brands at an enterprise level. Have you been hol ...…
 
Indulging in hobbies, pursuing interests and trying side projects can make you a better, and more creative thinker. This episode explores what we can learn from Leonardo DaVinci – and how creatives, entrepreneurs and professionals can apply it to their own life. -- I just released Project un(stuck) to the public! So, if you are feeling "stuck" ...…
 
In this episode, we share how one business was saved by a last ditch side project, and why you should start one of your own. Side projects give us the ability to try new things in a low pressure, low risk environment. Some side projects can grow into profitable businesses, and others can help you build your skill sets for new employment or work ...…
 
Find out how some of the most prominent thinkers, creatives, and entrepreneurs of our time think about their work, life, and time. Then ask yourself: What are you fired up about, to get out into the world?
 
Do you often get “stuck” in analysis mode? Trying to figure out all the possible details of a project, before you’re ready to launch it? Well, you are not alone. And in this episode, we talk about some ways to defeat this creative nemesis.
 
Albert Einstein published his most groundbreaking work by the time he was 26. He seems to have hit his peak creativity around that time. This episode speaks to why we often lose our creative thinking as we age, and how to bring the edge back to our work.
 
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