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September 22, 2017

5 Podcasts That Guarantee Personal Growth

Written by

Laura Fox

Podcasts are perfect for those on the go -- on your way to class? Listen to a Podcast. Driving to work? Podcast. Letting off steam on the treadmill? You guessed it, podcast.

They’re so versatile that you can pretty much squeeze a Podcast anywhere into your day to day and why shouldn’t you? If you have a constant thirst for learning and personal growth, here are just a few to get you started…

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

Gregg talks about a variety of different topics including lifestyle, career, stress, money and much more, in short and digestible chunks with most podcasts capped at 10 minutes.

If you find you’re strapped for time, this is a fantastic podcast to listen to that offers quick and easy advice on living a happier life. Better yet, Gregg refers to scientific research that simply explains the why and the what behind what you need to do to be the best version of yourself.

10% Happier

This podcast is hosted by ABC News Anchor Dan Harris and complements his book, 10% Happier, which just happens to be a New York Times Bestseller.

Harris interviews people who have successfully incorporated meditation into their daily lives and phenomenally, his first guest is no other than the Dalai Lama himself! These podcasts are full of super useful information that will undoubtedly inspire you to start meditating more.

Not convinced on the benefits of meditation? There are vasts amount of research out there to suggest that meditation can improve concentration, reduce stress and increase self-reflection.

The Dirtbag Diaries

Looking for a bit of a wildcard? Consider this one it -- literally. Taking more of an inspirational and perhaps even aspirational tone, The Dirtbag Diaries’ podcasts are 30 minutes of pure joy for the outdoorsy type. Each episode could easily be described as a campfire story for the digital age, covering stories of the outdoors from simple backpacking to that all-encompassing epic road trip.

Get your ears around this one and you’ll find yourself itching to get outdoors so you can be at one with nature and before you know it, you’ll be packing your backpack and hitting the mountains for the wilderness in no time. And when you do, you’ll give yourself some much-needed time to clear your head and divulge in some self-reflection. Perhaps even a spot of meditation.

Planet Money

Ok, so personal finance may feel dry and totally not what you’re looking for, unless you’re a Wolf on Wall Street. But wait, just give this one a chance, these short and snappy podcasts cover economic issues in as human a way as possible. Planet Money covers real-world economical issues in an engaging, relevant and most importantly, interesting way -- think Brexit told in terms of a breakup and How fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in the Ukraine. So, if you avoided Economics 101 or even if you didn’t, you’ll find this podcast increasingly applicable to your daily life and wait for it… even enjoyable. Financial savviness on a personal level as well as keeping abreast of current affairs globally, will ensure you’re well on your way to being in better control of your finances and able to hold a conversation as you begin your foray into the whacky world of networking.

The Secret to Success

Hosted by no less than former homeless man, high school dropout and a self-made entrepreneur CEO with a PhD, Eric Roberts is a determined and inspirational individual who understands better than most that when hurdles cross your path, success and happiness is still possible.

Co-hosted by Carlas Quinney, Jr., known as CJ, this podcast is your Golden Ticket to helping you work towards your goals and dreams. It’s funny, it’s insightful, but most of all, it oozes motivation and will definitely leave you excited and keen to reach for the stars and make the most out of the one life that you have.

And there you have it -- there are literally thousands, maybe millions of podcasts out there that will support you to be the best human you can be. If you love this list of top personal growth podcasts, be sure to share this post with your friends, family and peers.

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