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Self Development Podcasts to Kick Start 2021

I don't know about you but I find podcasts to be a breathe of fresh air when it comes to consuming new information.

Reading books, studying courses and watching YouTube videos are all great ways to learn new information but there is something about putting a podcast on when walking or doing your morning routine that hits differently. I think it is something to do with the format and that it feels like you're having a chat with someone.

So I thought I would help kick start your 2021 with 21 self development podcasts that I hope will help your growth and develop into the person you want to be in 2021.

Podcast 1 - Happy Place

Description - Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them. (Ref Spotify)

Some People Featured - Robbie Williams, Sam Smith, Joe Wicks, Phillip Schofield and many more

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 2 - The Joe Wicks Podcast

Description - What's the one thing that makes life better? Joe Wicks asks some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. (Ref Spotify)

Some People Featured - Tim Peake, Jo Malone, Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver and more!

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 3 - Archewell Audio

Description - The podcast is aimed to bring forward different perspectives and voices that you haven't heard before. This podcast will be launching in 2021 and will be hosted by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the trailer here

Podcast 4 - Happier

Description - Gretchen Rubin, a #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 5 - The Tim Ferris's Show

Description - Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 6 - The Tony Robbins Podcast

Description - “Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one?” Tony Robbins, the #1 Life and Business Strategist, has helped over 50 million people from 100 countries create real and lasting change in their lives. In this podcast, he shares proven strategies and tactics so you, too, can achieve massive results in your business, relationships, health and finances. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 7 - The Minimalists

Description - Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less. This is a great podcast if you're looking to live a more minimalistic life.

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 8 - Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Description - Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 9 - The Art of Charm

Description - The Art of Charm help everyday people, including active members of the military, learn how to become higher performers, better spouses, partners, and coworkers, they dig deep into human behavior, the science behind it, and demystify what we do and why we do it. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 10 - Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

Description - Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 11 - Good Life Project

Description - Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 12 - 10% Happier

Description - In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 13 - The Hard Core Self Help Podcast

Description - This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 14 - Power Hour

Description - Power Hour is a weekly podcast, hosted by Adrienne Herbert, that will motivate you to pursue your passion and to achieve success. Join host Adrienne Herbert as she speaks to today’s leading coaches, creatives, change makers and innovators; finding out about their morning routines, daily habits, and rules to live by. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 15 - The Habit Coach

Description - Ashdin Doctor, the habit coach, takes you through the creation of simple easy to do habits. Habits we can all incorporate into our lives. Habits around, health, sleep, de-stressing, productivity, movement, nutrition and relationships. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 16 - The Science of Success

Description - The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 17 - Daily Boost

Description - The Daily Boost is for people who aspire to live a better life and find themselves confused, frustrated and not knowing what steps to take. We help you find clarity, create your plan, and get motivated. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 18 - The Diary of a CEO

Description - This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 19 - The Mindset Mentor

Description - The Mindset Mentor™ podcast is designed for anyone desiring motivation, direction, and focus in life. Host Rob Dial has amassed a passionate following of over 2 million social media followers, including business professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners with his expertise and passion for helping motivate people to become the best version of themselves. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 20 - The Think, Grow Podcast

Description - Where personal development meets real life. Ruben Chavez explores a variety of topics with thought leaders, creators, scientists, and other interesting people to bring you different perspectives you can use enrich your mind and improve your life. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

Podcast 21 - The School of Greatness

Description - The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life. (Ref Spotify)

You can listen to the podcast here

I hope you have found this blog post inspiring to perhaps give listening to podcasts a go if you don't already or this post has added a couple of shows to your to be listened list. To help you keep account of the podcasts you listen to throughout the month, give downloading the podcast monthly tracker a go. You can download the tracker here


This blog post is Day 21 out of the January Series where I will be uploading 31 blog posts to help you kick start your 2021 in the right way and to help you become the best version of you.

Leave a comment below if you have any blog post ideas that you would like me to do in the future

See you tomorrow for another blog post! :)

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