BEST Entrepreneur Podcasts for Motivation & Inspiration

Our Favorite Podcasts For Motivation and Inspiration 


I don’t know about you, but I’m a SERIOUS podcast junkie. As someone who drives 30 minutes to her studio, 30 minutes to SOURCED., takes many road trips throughout the year AND spends hours on end stretching canvas, the hosts of my favorite shows are basically my friends.

But beyond just passing time, I’ve learned A TON since I started absorbing podcasts.  In fact, many of the strategies I use in my business have come straight from episodes of my favorite shows. Not to mention, often an inspiring episode is just what I need to pull me out the the “I’ll-never-make-a-sale-again” blues. 

If you’re in a biz rut yourself, or just need some fire under your booty this week, here are our favorite podcasts for getting MOTIVATED here at SOURCED.

How I Built This 

A favorite among many in the office, this show gives you a behind the scenes look at just how some of the world’s best-known companies got started from the ground up. 

Fav Episodes:

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes 

This is another great one if you love inspiring stories and will definitely leave you fired up. A lifestyle entrepreneur himself, Lewis interviews guests with a wide variety of specialities-- everything from relationships to business and self-help to fitness. 

My favorite inspiring interviews are #572 with Rachel Platten on never giving up on your dreams and #697 with Rachel Hollis-- great if you need a nudge to keep moving forward and own your truth.

HBR Idea cast

Put on by the Harvard Business Review, this one is quite educational. Highly recommended for learning about niche topics and finding answers to your specific questions about running a successful business. 

Get your feet wet with - #676 “The Right Way to Get your First 1,000 Customers” with Thales Teixeira, associate professor at Harvard Business School, believes many startups fail precisely because they try to emulate successful disruptive businesses. He says by focusing too early on technology and scale, entrepreneurs lose out on the learning that comes from serving initial customers with an imperfect product. He shares how Airbnb, Uber, Etsy, and Netflix approached their first 1,000 customers very differently, helping to explain why they have millions of customers today.

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Hosted by brain and memory trainer Jim Kwik, this podcast will teach you all about how to turn your noggin into a super machine. If habits, biohacking, health, and productivity are your thing, you’ll dig this one.

Each episode is short and sweet (we’re talking 8-15 mins) and leave you with something to consider and put into action in your own life. Our picks: #130: “A Fail-Safe Tip to Creating a Habit with Ryan Levesque” and #124: “How to Fight Mental Fatigue with Dr. Oz”

Creative Pep Talk 

A personal favorite contributed by yours truly, this show is both hilarious and super informative. If you’re a creative of any kind, you’ll dig Andy’s tips for getting your work out there, branding, keeping your work fresh, identifying your gifts and tons more. 

Start with episode 170 "4 Creative Career Lessons that Changed My Life" and work your way through the 5-part Creative Career Path series that goes until #176. You'll gain a WHOLE new approach to piecing together your creative career. Saying this series changed my life is NOT an understatement.


The Pitch

Listen in to this one to hear real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors for real money. A bit like an intensified Shark Tank, following the processes presented in this show is a great way to learn about the whole pitching game. Bonus listening points if you’re into tech!

Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher

Jenna offers actionable advice and valuable tips in diverse topics. From inspirational stories, to business hacks and social media strategy, this show will def leave you with a fresh buzz to make improvements in your biz. 

Something that really inspired us was Episode #271 “Why You Need A Blog”, Jenna shared how her entire business started simply by launching a free WordPress blog over eight years ago.

Why Blog

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Another personal favorite of mine, I turn to Amy with ALL my online biz qualms. While she covers a wide variety of topics in online business, I love her content around building your email listening, running ads and up-leveling your social media. If you’re a coach or teach online courses, you’ll *extra* benefit from these episodes.

I love her step by step process on building a promotional calendar in episode 183 and her pillars of content creation in #196. I also recommend listening to her interview with Tyler J. McCall (# 219) all about Instagram stories and building your email list.

Amy Porterfield

She Did It Her Way

Hosted by Amanda Boleyn, this is another great show for covering all aspects of running a business. Amanda brings more of a life coach approach to her topics and will leave you super pumped to level-up. 

MUST LISTEN: Episode #337 “Do These 3 Things Before You Quit Your Job”


So there you have it. Chip away one episode at a time and you’re guaranteed to leave your daily commute or gym sesh bursting with new ideas.

 Now throw on a show, grab a latte and get moving!


Written by Devon Walz. In addition to being a content creator for Sourced, Devon is mixed media fine artist and art educator. When she isn’t dreaming up new topics for the Sourced blog or chatting away with her co-workers, you can probably find her covered in paint and jamming out in her Santa Ana art studio. Find her on Instagram @devonwalzart and online at

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What's your favorite flea? It's a tough call but The Roadium has a special place in my heart.

When is it? Open 363 days a year! 15 acres of open air market so wear your walking shoes. Monday - Friday, 6am to 3pm and Saturday & Sunday from 6:30am until 3pm.

Where is it? It's located in Torrance at 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, just 5 miles from Manhattan Beach. Easily accessible from both the 405 and 110 freeways. 

What do you like most about it? Going on the weekdays and getting ramen afterwards.

Insider tip: Because it is open everyday - these are the real vendors with the goods! 

Greatest score: Textiles, vintage clothing, furniture pieces - you name it, they got it!

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What's your favorite flea? Treasure Island Flea

When is it? Last weekend of every month

Where is it?  Treasure Island

What do you like most about it? A mix of food trucks, treasures, and live entertainment!

Insider tip: Block out your entire day for this one and be prepared for the breathtaking views of the SF skyline as you browse. 

Greatest score: Vintage California Flag

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What's your favorite flea? Long Beach Flea (of course! :) I live two minutes away from this gem)

When is it? 3rd Sunday of every month

Where is it? Long Beach Veteran's Stadium

What do you like most about it? It has all the good stuff of the Rose Bowl, none of the crap, and half the price!

Insider tip: Get to know the vendors. If they see you are actually passionate about an item they have, they'll be willing to work with you on the price.

Greatest score: Bridal wear and accessories

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What's your favorite flea? Waterlooplein Market

When is it? Everyday except Sunday, from 9am-6pm

Where is it? Amsterdam, Netherlands

What do you like most about it? The variety: from leather handbags for 25 Euros to Vintage 1800's china. A must stop when abroad!

Insider tip: If you don't look like a tourist, they are willing to bargain with you. ;) So don't wear a camera around your neck or be wearing your floral hawaiian shirt.

Greatest score: 1800's Blue and White Floral Holland China serving plates for 5 Euros

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What's your favorite flea? Palm Springs Vintage Market

When is it? First Sunday of the month (currently closed for the season but starting again in October)

Where is it? Downtown Palm Springs between North Indian Canyon and North Calle Encilia

What do you like most about it? A lot of vintage, retro, and Mid Century! 

Insider tip: Palm Springs has some of the most incredible estate sales - so make a weekend out of it! Hit up some early estate sale on Saturday, then hit the Vintage market on Sunday and spend the rest of the day by the pool with tropical drink in hand!

Greatest score: tons of milk glass, brassware, and my all time favorite - 8mm film camera!

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Laguna locals, did you see Travelzoo's Tabu Grill Dinner special? I still haven't been - is this deal the way to go or what?

Happy Monday! - keeping #sourcinginspiration 

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