Playlist for busy entrepreneurs

Busy entrepreneurs need to unwind to relieve themselves from the stress of work and other responsibilities. Whether it’s spending a day at the beach, hiking to the mountains or simply listening to songs while you do your day-to-day chores can help you rejuvenate and recharge. Music has a deep effect on the emotions. Ballads can make you feel mellow, while upbeat songs may tend to energise you.


You may not listen fully to the entire lyrics of a song, but some portions may jump out and connect with your innermost being. If you’re looking for this type of songs, here are some suggestions that you can include in your playlist. Note the highlighted lyrics that may motivate you when you’re feeling down and out.

Billionaire – Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars

“I wanna be a billionaire so freakin' bad, buy all of the things I never had. Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine, smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.” There’s no harm in dreaming, and this song encapsulates the vision of someone who wants to make it big.

The Distance – Cake

“Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course, he's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.
He's going the distance.” Entrepreneurship is like a wild race. Motivation, persistence and determination are needed to keep you going to reach your goals.

The Story of Your Life – Matthew West

“This is the story of your life. You decide how the rest is gonna read. This is your chance between the lines to redefine what kind of legacy you leave.” The song reminds you of the legacy you want to leave behind as an entrepreneur, family person and business leader.

Firework – Katy Perry

“Cause baby, you're a firework. Come on, show 'em what you're worth. After a hurricane comes a rainbow. Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed so you could open one that leads you to the perfect road. Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow. And when it's time, you'll know.” If you need some boost of confidence, Katy Perry’s song can give you a good dose of encouragement.

I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

“I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day. Spread my wings and fly away. I believe I can soar. I see me running through that open door.” Believing in yourself is key to surmounting any challenge that comes your way.

Rise Up – Pennywise 

“Well, your point of view it belongs to you, no one can take it away. Dare to envision, hold on to your decision, take control of each passing day.” The song’s words are a reminder that you have to own up to your vision and stay committed to it.

The Time Of My Life – David Cook

“But now I'm risin' from the ashes. Finding my wings. And all that I needed.” Mistakes and hardships are part of the journey. They are the spice of life that makes you learn and become stronger and better than before. Failure happens only when you give up.

Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

“Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.” You chart your course, and you carve your path. As a business leader, you go where others fear to tread and create something that will actualise your vision.

Survivor — Destiny’s Child

“I'm a survivor. I'm not gon' give up. I'm not gon' stop. I'm gon' work harder.” The business space is a cutthroat world. It takes guts and determination to survive the competitive journey.

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

“What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller.” Learn from every experience you go through and turn the negative into positive.  

Now, you may opt to include in your playlist genre that you prefer to listen to and songs that you can relate best. There are millions of music that you can select for your different moods. Check which ones can motivate and inspire you in your entrepreneurial journey.