11 Self Improvement Podcasts That People Have Been Raving About

Rom Raviv
July 20, 2020

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For me, self improvement podcasts are not just about “improving” one’s self, but to try and find ways to “become the best version of yourself”.

And in order to achieve that, a person needs to establish what his/her shortcomings are, find and learn of ways on how to get rid of it, and then understand how to apply said knowledge on a daily basis to achieve said transformation.

Self improvement podcasts are an effective and convenient way of trying to change for the better.

First of all, they’re practically free. You can listen to it whenever you need or want to. And there’s a never-ending amount of content out there for you to listen to.

Even if you just stick to just one podcast series, the lessons you get from it are more than enough to rewire your brain into a more positive and constructive frame of mind.

In this article, I have compiled several podcasts that focus on improving one’s self, and how to see life in a more positive light.

They had a huge impact on me, and I hope that it will also have the same effect on yours as well.

11 Self Improvement Podcasts:

Design Your Dream Life

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Design Your Dream Life is all about the journey we all take in trying to attain fulfillment and contentment in our lives and careers.

Hosted by renowned personal growth writer and life coach Natalie Bacon, the podcast is both uplifting and inspiring to listen to.

After turning her back from a successful career in finance and law, Bacon transformed herself into one of the country’s premier life coaches; and helps women realize and reach their greatest life goals.

If you want a podcast that can help you change your mindset for the better, teaches you how to persevere through challenges, while allowing you to attain financial freedom doing the things you love, then Design Your Dream Life is a must-listen.

Bulletproof Radio

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Dave Asprey is all about “biohacking” things that take a lifetime to do.

Personally referring to himself as a “biohacker” Asprey is a world-class public speaker, a best selling author, and the creator of Bulletproof Nutrition.

The concept behind Bulletproof Radio is to combine all of Asprey’s in-depth work towards hacking human biology for the purpose of achieving the apex of good health.

Each episode of Bulletproof Radio is an exploration of the question “What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?”

And in each show; Asprey tries to answer the question using the opinions and findings of experts around the world.

If you are the type of person that is health-conscious; this is one of those self-improvement podcasts that will definitely pique your interest.

A must-listen for anyone who wants to “upgrade” their life, mind, and body.

Optimal Living Daily

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With a step-by-step approach to personal growth and development, host Justin Malik takes his listeners on an inspirational, motivational, and educational journey.

Listening to Justin Malik is educational, motivational, and inspiring.

His Optimal Living Daily podcast is a treasure trove of developmental and personal growth teachings.

And unlike some of his peers, Malik presents all of this in a way that is very easy to understand and apply.

Episodes revolve around topics like strength training, productivity, and minimalism to name a few.

With each episode only lasting around 10 minutes; it is quite surprising how Malik presents arguments in an enlightening manner.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin is on a mission. And that is to find the answer to what many of us ask on a daily basis: “how can we be happier?”

Through Happier with Gretchen Rubin, the accomplished author shares her knowledge and philosophy on how and what she believes constitutes as pure “happiness”.

Listening to her show, one would instantly realize that Rubin is happy and content with her current life.

And after listening to a few episodes; you eventually realize that all she wants is for you to be happy as well.

The Tony Robbins Podcast

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A name that needs no introduction. The Tony Robbins Podcast is nothing more but an audio manifestation of the teachings and philosophy of one; if not the most recognizable name in the self-help industry around the world.

In typical Tony Robbins fashion, each episode is a deep dive into practical teachings about relationships, health, finance, and business.

With famous people like Wayne Gretzky, Serena Williams, and Bill Clinton singing his praises, it is no wonder that The Tony Robbins Podcast has amassed a very huge following.

If I was asked to personally pick and recommend one from all the self-improvement podcasts out there, this has to be it.

Kwik Brain Podcast

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If you had the chance to be able to be really good at learning something; what would you choose?

Would you like to be great at learning Math, Languages, or maybe people’s personalities?

What about being ridiculously good at “learning”? Would that be something you would be interested in?

This is what Kwik Brain Podcast is all about; “meta-learning” or being good at “learning how to learn”.

Jim Kwik has established himself as an authority in this field. He has trained numerous company CEO’s and even played the role of consultant for some of the cast of the movie Dr. Strange.

If the idea of meta-learning is something that you’re curious about; I suggest you give the Kwik Brain Podcast a listen.

Unlocking Us

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Unlocking Us revolves around topics of vulnerability and shame to name a few.

Conceived and hosted by Brené Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author talks about her 20 years of research and experience with human psychology in a way that is unpolished, raw, and honest.

As far as self improvement podcasts go; Unlocking Us takes on a different route and forces its listener to reflect on the core of what does it actually means to be human.

The idea is that by being uncomfortable, realizations unfiltered, thus more honest.

I admit that the approach is not for everyone. But it is definitely refreshing and quite interesting.

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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The Impact Theory podcasts revolve around the question of what are the secrets to success.

Hosted by co-founder of Quest Nutrition and globally known serial entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu; Impact Theory is all about Bilyeu discussing his philosophies and secrets to attaining success.

With the reputation Bilyeu has, it is no wonder as to why his podcast has played host to other notable industry names such as Vishen Lakhiani, Jim Kwik, and Peter Diamandis.

Each episode presents a diverse spread of methodologies and teachings around how to reach the pinnacle of success.

This is one of a handful of self improvement podcasts that can really keep you glued; and left wanting for more.

The Good Life Project

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The Good Life Project by Jonathan Fields takes its listeners on an explorative journey into real-world approaches on how to live a much better and fulfilling life.

With different guest teachers on each episode, Fields and his guests present real-world-tested systems that inject better meaning; and more love and connection into a person’s daily life.

And these guests are not your everyday people as well.

From the author of The 4-hour Workweek and Tools of the Titans, Tim Ferriss to professor and Buddhist philosopher Robert Thurman; each guest on the show provides a unique insight into personal development.

A great podcast to listen to for those that are looking for self improvement podcasts with a spiritual component to it.

The Lively Show

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Hosted by Jessica Lively, the podcast’s claim to fame is its rating by Inc. Magazine as the “#1 Podcast That All Female Entrepreneurs Should Listen To”.

Lively, a former business owner turned life coach, inspires, and uplifts her listeners to move away from a ‘hustle’ based mindset; teaching them to find balance between life and work.

Though self improvement podcasts are seen by many as nothing more than emotional porn wrapped in spirituality; Lively presents talking points that can actually make skeptics second guess their stand on things.

The Lively Show is intriguing as it is motivating.

And after listening to a few episodes; I’m certain that your general approach to life will be much clearer and with a more profound intent.

School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

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Hosted by former pro athlete, lifestyle entrepreneur, world record holder, and New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes; the School of Greatness podcast goal is to ask the question that we sometimes find ourselves asking; “what makes people great?”

Howes tries to find the answer to the question through though-provoking conversations with guests on how to show.

From influential thought leaders, world-class athletes, to forward-thinking business people; each episode is a gold mine of philosophical knowledge and enlightenment.

This is absolutely one of those self improvement podcasts that don’t only help you evolve as a person but also fuels your imagination.

Anyway, that’s my recommended list of self improvement podcasts.

I know for a fact that there are still a lot out there that I may not be familiar with. So if you believe that one of them needs to be on one of our future lists; then do please a link to it on the cement section below.

And if you have a new self improvement podcast, or is planning to launch one, do schedule a FREE consultation call with us and ask us how we can help.

As always, you stay safe, and we will talk again next time.

2 thoughts on “11 Self Improvement Podcasts That People Have Been Raving About”

  1. Bravo! The way to get what you want in life is to help others get what they want. Rom is putting this truism into practice. He is providing a great list of self development podcasts, while providing services for podcasters himself.

    Well Done!

    Brian Hampton

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