If you’re not in love with your job, struggling to feel inspired, or just not really much of a morning person, it can sometimes be hard to get motivated on a Monday morning. Particularly if getting to work involves an epic commute, a walk in the rain, or a  train journey during which your face is shoved in someone’s armpit.

So in an effort to make your Monday more bearable we’ve done a quick round up of all our favourite career-based podcasts. They might not be able to get you out of that other commuter’s armpit, but they’ll definitely get you back in the zone so you can carry on bossin’ it. Take a look below…

1. StartUp

If you’re dreaming of starting your own business but are also a teeny bit terrified or just not quite there yet, you need to check out StartUp. The podcasts follows Alex Blumberg as he embarks on creating a startup having just quit his job. Give this one a listen if you want to know what starting a business is really like.

2. Ctrl, Alt, Delete

Writer and Blogger Emma Gannon set up her podcast, Ctrl, Alt, Delete, to talk about the way the online world and social media have changed our lives. If you’re in the mood for conversations about blogging, writing and girl bosses with seriously COOL jobs, this is the podcast for you. If you’ve not heard it already there’s a load of brilliant episodes to get stuck into, including interviews with journalist Dolly Alderton, Julia White (Head of Media Partnerships at Twitter UK) and Gleam’s Lucy Lendrem (who’s in charge of managing some of the UK’s biggest YouTubers).

3. Powerful Nonsense

Described as a ‘podcast for young entrepreneurs, side-preneurs and creatives’ Powerful Nonsense is a weekly dose of inspiration for our generation. When it comes to dishing out advice about working in the digital economy, hosts Cem and Wayne don’t hold back! Previous episodes have covered topics like; earning less to live more, being stuck in a rut, and why complaining is killing you. If you fancy fun chat and some steps that you can put in place to make yourself, your career, and your life better, don’t miss this.

4. My Big Idea

Gone are the days when you only see ASOS’ name when relentlessly scrolling through your wishlist, or on every second line on the ‘outgoing’ section of your banking app. That’s right, the fashionistas at ASOS have got a podcast too. My Big Idea is all about entrepreneurship and features interviews with loads of young, business savvy women who have abandoned the 9 to 5 to start their own thing instead. Guests include; YouTuber Fleur de Force, Radio 1′s Clara Amfo, and Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman. Listen here.

5. TEDTalks

If you haven’t heard of TED talks before then you and I have a serious problem. (What the heck have you be doing with your life hun???) Most people know that TED is the go-to destination for a video full of motivational messages, inspiring stories, and life-changing ideas, which are always delivered by the kind of people we all aspire to be (ridiculously cool under pressure and able to do a presentation without any notes at all). If you’re interested in getting all of this while on the go, look no further than the TED podcasts. Previous TEDTalks Business episodes include discussions like; how to speak up for yourself, why you should know how much your co-workers get paid, and how to make a profit while making a difference.

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