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Ready for your best year ever? Give these seven podcast episodes a listen for some New Year motivation…

At this time of year, everyone’s heading home for the holidays, spending time with family & friends and taking some much-deserved time off. In those blurry few days between Christmas and New Year - when we don’t know if it’s Tuesday or Sunday - we start getting excited about what we want to do in the next twelve months.

So, to get you motivated for the new year, we’ve pulled together our favourite podcast episodes from the archives, that have us out for runs, making plans and reaching for our Rolodex…

How I Built This - Joe Gebbia

Have you ever heard of this thing called AirBnb? Guy Raz interviews Joe Gebbia, Founder of AirBnb, on how a chance encounter gave him an idea that would a) help him pay his rent and b) just so happen to turn into the biggest "hotel" chain in the entire world 🌍

The Tim Ferriss Show - How to Design a Life: Debbie Millman

“For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to. I don't say that lightly” - if the host says this, you know it’s going to be good. One of our favourite podcast episodes ever - Tim Ferriss interviews Designer, Writer, host of Design Matters and Co-Founder of the world's first masters program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Debbie Millman 🙌

The Joe Rogan Experience - Ross Edgley

Ross Edgley is a former water polo player, a personal trainer and a model, but you might know him more as the absolute warrior who swam the perimeter of the UK in 5 months 🌊. This episode with Joe is a great one for ‘mind vs physical state’ and some insights on preparation from smiley, positive, nicest-guy-ever, Ross.

How I Built This - Haim Saban

From not having enough money to eat, to billionaire media titan. Meet the man who wrote the theme songs of your favourite cartoons, including Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff and went on to produce one of our childhood Saturday morning go-tos, The Power Rangers 💥⚡💥

Girl Boss Radio with Sophia Amoruso - Jen Rubio: Co-Founder of Away

Head of Social Media at Warby Parker, then Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing and Advertising, then Head of Innovation at AllSaints and now, Co-Founder of our favourite, take-them-with-us-everywhere suitcase brand, Away. Jen Rubio talks to Sophia Amoruso on how to find the perfect co-founder, how to fundraise and how to build great brands 🔥

Zero to Travel - How to Surround Yourself With What You Love

Travelling as you work is already a dream, but when you do something you love and surround yourself with things you enjoy on top of that, it makes your experience ten times better. Warning: This episode will make want to sell all your stuff, book a flight and work from anywhere 🌍✈️

Ps: Check out Marty’s blog on doing exactly that

The Tim Ferriss Show - Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future and Finding Happiness

With an entire entertainment and information centre in our back pocket every single minute of the day, it’s easy to get distracted by almost anything (including podcasts - sorry!). This interview with Tim Urban - Writer, Speaker and Co-Founder of ‘Wait But Why’ - delivers a motivational boost straight through your headphones 💥

What are the podcasts you’re listening to for New Year motivation? Hit us up on Twitter @tens

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