Doesn’t it seem like the best ideas come to us during our “alone time?” It’s when we’re visiting a museum exhibit, listening to a music album, or going on a long hike, that inspiration strikes. But, acting on that newfound inspiration often requires something else: motivation. That’s where a great podcast comes in.
Add the right podcasts for self-development to your daily commute or during chore-time and you have your own personal motivation coach. And lucky you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite self-development podcasts for you to download.
Much like the best self-help books from our other lists of faves, these self-development podcasts will provide tips and tricks for achieving success in a variety of scenarios. Learn how to improve your relationships, how to boost your productivity, or just listen for some sage wisdom. Either way, you’ll have one more tool in your toolbox for achieving the success you want.
Oh, you’ll no doubt come away with some inspiration and determination for tackling life’s big and small problems. Ahead, some of our favorite podcasts for self-development.
The Marie Forleo Podcast
Oprah has given her stamp of approval to Marie Forleo, claiming she’s one of the key thought leaders for the next generation. In this podcast, Forleo interviews guests about the different strategies for killing it at work and in your personal life. Her goal is to help you become a better version of you.
The Dave Ramsey Show
If, for whatever reason, you’ve been neglecting your finances, it’s time for a reality check. You need to actively examine your cash with a fine-toothed comb and come up with a plan for tackling your debt and planning for your future goals. Dave Ramsey has converted millions of financial lackeys with tricks like the “snowball method,” and more. Listen for the extra motivation you need to tackle your finances.
The Lively Show
Jess Lively wants to help listeners live their lives with a little more intention. Her podcast touches on personal habits, relationships and career advice through a series of interviews with special guests. Personal self-development is a process and Lively’s goal is help you maneuver it.
The Tony Robbins Podcast
Tony Robbins reigns supreme among the self-development coaches of today. Robbins is a life coach known for his motivational seminars and books that touch on everything from work to relationships. The podcast features excerpts from his talks and books as well as interviews with other, prominent leaders in the self-help space.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
This podcast is an adaptation of Oprah’s successful show on OWN. It features Oprah’s personal selection of interview with “thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.” Listen for conversations with prominent authors and public figures like Eckhart Tolle, Brené Brown, and Malala Yousafzai.
The Chalene Show
If you’ve been looking for some motivation in the health department, celebrity fitness trainer Chalene Johnson might be the answer. In her podcast, Johnson on all things self-improvement, from fitness to productivity to relationships. Fans love her straight talk and no-bullshit approach to living a happier, healthier and fun life.