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Many of us come into a new year with goals and plans for how to improve our lives, whether it’s in the area of finances, health, or something else. Finding helpful resources to motivate you can be a key way to make smart goals and actually follow through.
I’ve rounded up 23 personal development podcasts for you to listen to this year, on a variety of topics. Some will help you figure out what happiness actually looks like; some will help you take better care of your home; some will help you tackle your finances; some will stretch your mind with interesting stories; and some will give you good books to read.
23 Personal Development Podcasts for a New Year
These 23 podcasts cover a wide range of issues, and they have not all been personally vetted by me. As always, use your best judgment as you listen to make sure they fit in with your values and principles!
Popular writer Gretchen Rubin and her younger sister talk about how to live a happier life by making little changes.
This podcast host says the goal of her podcast is to “inspire you to think more and do with less.”
Two friends share insights about simple living and frugality in a variety of areas of life.
Have you ever made a goal to read the whole Bible in a year? This podcast will help you do that, and you can start any time during the year.
Kendra Adachi, the self-proclaimed “Lazy Genius” has as her motto: “Be a genius about the things that matter, and lazy about the things that don’t.” This podcast explores how to do that in every area of your life.
Short, practical finance tips packed in episodes that are only a few minutes long.
If you are a sports fan, you’ll enjoy these documentary type episodes about sports history and various sports topics.
You may not think that you’re interested in economics, but the topics covered on this podcast deal with everyday life.
You probably won’t want to listen to every episode, but this podcast is worth subscribing to and checking in to see if any episodes pique your interest!
This podcast is all about how you take little steps (leaps) to make big changes in your life, from health to money and beyond.
This podcast is full of practical, in-depth advice on many different finance related topics.
If you own a home, this podcast is a must to help you take better care of your life.
Get ideas for how to live more intentionally with this popular podcast.
Brene Brown is known for her insightful approach to the way we think and do things, and this podcast is meant to help us figure out how to live with more love and courage.
Dan is a meditation teacher who wants to help people improve their mental health and well-being.
This podcast offers short episodes about how to improve your life with small changes.
This science-based show gives insight into how our brains work and how we can use that knowledge to improve our lives.
Money guru Dave Ramsey takes on questions and issues related to money on this popular podcast.
This podcast is based on the course the host teaches at Yale on happiness.
This podcast goes in-depth on a variety of fascinating topics. It’s a great listen if you like to have conversation starters in your pocket.
Each episode of this podcast features different guests talking about how to live better lives.
Professor and psychologist Adam Grant interviews different people on each episode to help you learn how to think about life differently.
If you like to read, this podcast will help you choose your next book, as well as provide lots of tips on how to read more!