The Ultimate Small Business Owner Playlist

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It’s important to make your own soundtrack that will take you through your good days and your bad when you’re a small business owner. Certain songs encourage, motivate, and inspire. Though there isn’t one ultimate small business owner playlist that is universal, each individual business owner needs to choose songs that mentally prepare them to lead their business every day.

To get you started, we asked ten professionals what they’re currently listening to, and they chose the number one song that would make it on their personal ultimate small business owner playlist. Here is what they had to say.

10 Songs that May Find Their Way To Your Ultimate Small Business Owner Playlist

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Cristin Downs, co-founder of Much More Media, says, “Lose Yourself, in my opinion, is the perfect come-from-behind song. When you feel down and out, or [if] someone else has counted you out, it’s the perfect song to buckle down and work hard to.”

“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day

“I definitely listen to songs from when I was in college,” says Robin Walker, owner of Women’s business Workshop. “It reminds me of when I was young, energetic, and carefree, and after listening to it, I feel like I can take on anything. ‘Good Riddance’, reminds me to live in the moment because this is the time of our lives!”

“You Say” by Lauren Daigle

Life coach Jenni Schubring says, “Sometimes it’s easy to lose myself in my work, whether it is from someone’s difficult story or recognizing where I am lacking in my business. ‘You Say’ reminds me of the truth of who I am and why I do what I do.”

“Good Life” by Zhu

When you’re choosing your ultimate small business owner playlist, think about what you like more — the beat or the lyrics. Some songs have both. “I love listening to “Good Life” by Zhu,” says Greta Reid, owner and operator of Layerfied Designs. The beat is catchy and the lyrics are upbeat and empowering.”

“Play That Song” by Train

Here’s another song with lyrics and a beat. “When I work, fun music motivates and de-stresses me,” says Carrie Sharpe, communications consultant and speaker. “Train’s ‘Play That Song’ is upbeat and light, which helps me not get bogged down by tasks and heavy projects.”

“Better When I’m Dancing” by Meghan Trainor

Need a tune to liven up your day? Melissa Droegemueller, former early-childhood educator and founder of Rolling Prairie Readers, says, “When I need a bit of energy, I like to play “Better When I’m Dancing’ and have an impromptu dance party with my kids. It never fails to improve my mood!”

“Try Everything” from the Zootopia soundtrack by Shakira

Suzanne Brown, author and marketing consultant, says, “I heard ‘Try Everything’ while watching Zootopia with my young boys and thought the words spoke to entrepreneurs. So often, we need to continue to try and make effort without giving up. And, let’s be honest, it’s Shakira!”

“I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

Downs says, “I’m Coming Out” is the perfect song for when you’re feeling like you’re riding high. In my head, I see a montage of me walking down the street with an entourage and back-up singers. I want the world to know I crushed it, and this song does that for me.”

“Days Like This” by Van Morrison

Every day isn’t perfect as a small business owner, so sometimes, you need a song that will get you out of a funk. “Days Like This” does just that. Attorney and Realtor, Kate Berard says, This song’s perfect. It gets you out of a downward frame of mind so you can start feeling better and accomplish what you need to get done. It reminds me that if you’re struggling, it’s only temporary.”

“September” by Earth Wind and Fire

Mallika Malhotra, brand mentor and photographer says, “Every time I listen to “September”, it instantly puts me in a better mood! The music, the beat, the lyrics never get old and always has my body moving and shaking off any stress or fatigue.”

How Far I’ll Go from the Moana Soundtrack by Auli’i Cravalho

As for me, one of the top songs on my playlist is “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana soundtrack. It reminds me of my calling as an entrepreneur — something that I toyed with until I jumped in! I remind myself of this when I’m starting a new project or upleveling my business.

 


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