Seven Faith-Based Personal & Spiritual Development Podcasts for Goal-Oriented & Purpose-Driven Women
These days, I hardly listen to music. I have entered into a stage of life where I want to be constantly in a state of flourishing, meaning that I want nothing more than to be in a state of constant growth. Personal and spiritual growth is woven into every fiber of my being, hence why my personal motto is to "always be growing and in pursuit of purpose." It is that mindset that allows me to fashion my life.
But can I tell you something? It's not always easy to be in that state of mind. Some days I will wake up and it seems like all the energy and motivation is zapped out of me. It's almost like someone has taken a taser to my mind and rendered me from all motivation and capability to work on my God-given goals and pursue my purpose. Previously, I would turn to music to remedy my mindset, but I have found music to be an ineffective motivational tool. I don't need to feel good. I need incitement, a verbal kick in the butt, if you will. That is what podcasts do for me; they encourage me, motivate me, and incite me to action.
As a goal-oriented and purpose-driven woman, you won't always be motivated. There will be many times when the devil is pulling out every tactic to discourage you. He will plant seeds of fear, doubt, comparison, and inadequacy to the point where it will produce procrastination and will leave you completely unmotivated. That is why it's your job to work overtime to develop yourself personally and spiritually. The reason why I can stay motivated is because I'm very intentional about what I feed my mind. I know what I consume influences what and how I produce. The reality is: what you input begets your output. That is why I always listen to podcasts. Podcasts are great for intentional learning, inspiration, encouragement, and motivation. I know that it can become difficult on this faith walk when you are pursuing your God-given goals and purpose. Therefore, I put together a list of faith-based personal and spiritual development podcasts that will help you pursue your God-given goals and purpose.
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1) God Centered Success
God Centered Success is a podcast for those who are looking to turn their God-given purpose into profit. Hosted by faith-based business coach, Mia Davies, the podcast is designed for "entrepreneurs and success driven leaders who want to fulfill God's calling on their life." The God Centered Success podcast was one of the first business podcasts I subscribed to when I was transitioning Fearfully Fashioned into a business. Mia's podcast fills in the gap for those who are looking for a Biblical blueprint of success. Each podcast is filled with Scripture and faith-based principles that one can apply to their life and business. God Centered Success equips you with the faith and biblical success principles that you need to pursue your faith-based business.
2) Think & Grow Chick
Think & Grow Chick is a personal development and business podcast that incites you to "think and grow into the kind of woman that makes big things happen." It is hosted by life and business coach, Courtney Sanders. Learning the art of discipline and self-mastery, Courtney has been able to successfully navigate her way out of debt and self-sabotage to think and grow into the purposeful woman that she is. Focusing on personal development topics such as discipline, time management, and goal setting, she uses her personal experiences and findings to spur women on in the pursuit of their personal goals. The Think & Grow Chick podcast is what actually made me realize that I was self-sabotaging my personal goals. It was through this podcast, that I was able to stop making excuses and take action toward my God-given goals and purpose. If you're looking to think and grow into the woman you know you should be, this podcast is definitely for you.
Available on: Soundcloud
3) The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey is exactly what the name entails; it's a very happy hour. The podcast is hosted by wife, mother, and blogger, Jamie Ivey. Each week, Jamie brings a guest on the show to discuss anything and everything about life, just like you would with a girlfriend at a happy hour. The podcast is faith-based, so you can expect to be inspired and encouraged by her guests' stories and testimonies. I love listening to this podcast when I'm riding in the car, getting ready, or simply just needing a boost of encouragement. You may laugh, you might even cry, but you will leave with the inspiration and encouragement you need to live out your calling with happiness and bliss. Either way sit back, relax, and grab your favorite beverage for the Happy Hour.
4) The Influence Podcast
The Influence Podcast is by The Influence Network, hosted by Jacey Verdicchio. The Influence Network is a faith-based membership community of women who are exploring their God-given influence, and the podcast highlights women who are doing just that. On the podcast you can expect to hear topics ranging from writing, blogging, justice, spiritual growth, and creative business that inspire and encourage women to use the Internet for God's glory. The Influence Podcast is great for those who need to be encouraged and reminded of how they can use their God-given influence in everyday life.
5) She Percolates
She Percolates is a podcast hosted by Jen Hatzung and Danielle Spurge that serves up a fresh perspective on what it means to be successful. As believers, both Jen and Danielle believe that success is an ever evolving concept that is different for everyone. Each week, Danielle and Jen invite guests over a virtual cup of coffee to percolate on these individual definitions. These military spouses have successfully built a community of imperfect women who are striving to find their own definition of success. If you too find yourself repelling the world's definition of success, I invite you to broaden and redefine your own definition each week with Jen and Danielle.
6) Catalyst Podcast
The Catalyst Podcast is hosted by Catalyst, a leadership event series designed to unify, equip, and challenge church leaders. The podcast brings together faith-based leaders from all around the world to discuss how they can lead in their family, church, and communities. Every week, Catalyst interviews changemakers from all around the globe "to provide practical leadership and cultural insights through in-depth interviews with leaders, speakers, and authors." The Catalyst podcast is great for those who are looking for a fresh perspective and practical takeaways on biblical leadership in today's modern church environment.
Available on: iTunes Podcast
7) Radiant Podcast
The Radiant Podcast is a new and upcoming faith-based podcast hosted by Kelsey Chapman of Radiant Magazine. Radiant Magazine encourages, equips, and empowers women to to live out joy and freedom in their lives. The podcast also encourages women to do the same as Kelsey interviews inspiring women who are changing the world through their God-given purpose. This podcast is new, but it isn't short on impact. Each week you can expect to be encouraged and inspired by women's stories to live a passionate and radiant life.
Available on: iTunes Podcast
Podcasts contribute largely as to why I am able to stay motivated as I pursue my God-given goals and purpose. Listen to them while you get ready, during your commute, while you workout, or perform your household tasks. When you have learning, encouragement, and motivation always in your ear, you can stay in a constant state of flourishing too.