We live in a time of information. One study conducted at the University of California-San Diego says, “people are every day inundated with the equivalent amount of 34 Gb (gigabytes) of information, a sufficient quantity to overload a laptop within a week.” With all this information coming at us, I believe it’s so important to make sure we control the quality of as much of it as we can. That’s why I love these podcasts for Christian woman in business.
Because of tools like social media, we are overexposed to what other people are doing. Don’t get me wrong, social media is also a blessing. It helps us reach more people with the message of Jesus and grow our businesses. It’s just that, unchecked, it can make it really hard to focus on ourselves and what we’re doing. It’s easy to begin to mindlessly follow the flow of what others are doing. It can cause us to compare, compete, and lose sight of our purpose in pursuit of wordly success. So regular reminders of where we want to keep our focus can be life-savers. Podcast are awesome because you can listen on the go so they don’t take up a bunch of your time.
There are tons of personal development resources out there and some of them are great. We all have some habits that could use some honest self reflection and practical tools to correct them. But I believe that as Christian women (in business or not), we should be finding most of our personal development from Christian sources. More Christ centered than self-help centered. In my personal experience with personal development, too many self-help resources leave me feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Apart from Christ we can do nothing. Leaning on Him instead of ourselves is the only way to have the strength and stamina to keep moving forward. Aside from spending time in our bibles, actually studying and applying it’s lessons to our daily lives, I think these podcasts are great for fixing your focus.
Podcasts for Christian Women in Business
CWIB was the first podcast I found when I started noticing that social media was running away with my senses, so to speak. I was mindlessly spiraling out of control, following what everyone else was doing instead of what I knew deep down that God wanted me to do in my business. I was listening to way too many self-help resources and trying to do all things business on my own. Enter Christian Women in Business.
CWIB is a global community for Christian business women based in Australia. You can tell from listening to each podcast that founder, Sarah-Jane Meeson, has a passion for business, people, and most importantly, God. She is constantly providing practical tools for business, relatable content, and encouragement — all biblically based and full of love and humility. On the podcast, she interviews successful Christian business-women who share how God has worked through their businesses in the highs, lows, and everything in between. She teaches how to build our businesses with spirit guided practices and be set apart from the world in the pursuit of purpose driven business while still making a profit.
Mia Rene Davies didn’t start out as a Christian woman in business. She started out with a plan to conquer the business world all on her own and she did just that. She made a bunch of money, she saw great success, and she worked herself into physical exhaustion because enough was never enough. Her story is so inspiring because she realized one day that she wasn’t even sure why she was working so hard for all those things. With that realization she went back to church and (long story short) listened to a calling from God to bring His word to the business world and direct women in doing business from a biblical perspective. You can read more of her story here.
Mia teaches with such humility and empathy. She has been there and made those mistakes that so many of us have made or are currently making in our businesses. She gently guides you to not only understand why you should move away from wordly practices, but also how and to what end. Her passion and experience are evident in her podcasts. She teaches entirely based on biblical principals and I always end up feeling motivated and empowered through the power of God that she encourages you to live in.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to find mornings as the most important time for me to connect with God. If I don’t start my day with God in every way possible, the world just carries me away and I’m overwhelmed with frustration and worry.
The Morning Mindset is hosted by Carey Green, a retired Pastor now an entrepreneur and life coach. These devotionals are not necessarily business based, but still fantastic little clips or “shots in the soul” for a quick reminder to live your day out with God. Carey packs each 5 minute episode with a powerful message that leaves you wanting to listen to one right after the other. You can catch this quick devo every morning for sure. Every one has five minutes to make a huge difference in their day.
If you’re looking for encouragement, motivation, inspiration, biblical truth — all of the above, look no further. Amos Johnson Jr, PhD is the CEO, pastor, and host of the Church for Entrepreneurs podcast. These podcasts are anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes and packed full of encouragement for you live out your God given passion for your business. After I listen to this podcast, I feel like someone lit a fire under my butt to dive into building my business ambitiously and with the authority of Christ.
If you want something to give you a sense of urgency to go after the dreams God gave you, listen to this podcast. Amos is clearly passionate and excited about what God has given him to teach that you can’t help but be excited too.