Are you looking for new podcasts to add to your personal growth library? Here’s my pick of up and coming personal growth / self-help podcasts to listen to in 2017 to help you transform your year!
I’m so excited to have finally launched my very own personal growth podcast! This has been an idea of mine for probably about a year. It has finally come to fruition. We’ve been live for about 2 weeks now and I’m super pleased with results thus far. Personal growth to me is about continuously closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It’s a lifestyle. This podcast focuses on how we grow, plan, think and live everyday in order to reach our highest potential. My personal philosophy is that we grow by being real with ourselves about ourselves, by tuning in to what we feel and what triggers those feelings, and my working to overcome the obstacles in our way. This show is all about practical insights, learnings, and tools to grow into the best version of yourselves. Episodes include Change Your Frequency to Change Your Life, Drama is a Distraction, and The Truth About Purpose.
StoryHinge is hosted by Jason Vidaurri. The premise of this self help podcast is to help you grow by sharing real stories of real people. Jason believes that in order for us to grow and find happiness we need to challenge some of our assumptions. We sometimes build assumptions because we’re piecing information together. They are gaps in what we know to be true so we attempt to fill the gap as best we can. That’s why it’s important to challenge those assumptions that are built on partial information. Storytelling is powerful because if you can captivate someone’s attention and draw them in you can help them make key shifts in their thinking and in their lives.
One of my favorite episodes features an interview with Paul Smith, a storytelling coach. He tells a story of how his dad showed him what it means to be a man. Spoiler Alert: It has to do with quiche.
You can find the show at www.storyhinge.com.
Unstagnate: Live An Unconventional Life
Unstagnate is a podcast focused on unconventional ways to personal growth. The tagline is “Leave the Rut Behind.” This is not really your traditional personal growth podcast (hence the unconventional life part). Almog, the host interviews guest for each episode. Episode topics range from Sex to Travel to Goal Setting. Again, not your typical personal growth podcast.
One of my favorite episodes is with Leigh Louey-Gung about How to Live Life on Your Own Terms. Leigh says that everything we do in life is intrinsically motivated. We do it based on what we get out of it. What we get out of it is different types of experiences. When we understand this concept we can create a life that gives us the experiences we want in empowering ways. We can choose the right pathway to the experience. An independent pathway that is within our control or a dependent pathway that requires someone or something else. For example, you can create an experience of freedom by getting drunk, but that isn’t the most independent, empowering pathway.
Find Unstagnate at www.unstagnate.com.
SelfWork With Dr. Margaret Rutherford
SelfWork is a relatively new personal growth podcast hosted by Dr. Margaret Rutherford. The purpose of the podcast is as the name implies, to help you do your self work. The topics focus quite a bit on depression (thus far, she’s only six episodes in and 3 focus on depression). The other three touch on infidelity, panic, and therapy. What I like about the podcast is that the episodes are on the shorter side (30 minutes or so). I rarely listen to hour long podcast all the way through so this is a great length for people like me. 🙂
SelfWork is really focused on emotional and mental health growth areas as opposed to the goal setting and mindset focus of a lot of other self help podcasts (including mine). SelfWork centers around emotions, characteristics, or moods that tend to hold people back but aren’t talked about a lot. They’re almost taboo to talk about. You know topics like depression and anxiety disorders. That’s why she’s a doctor!
Listen to the podcast at drmargaretrutherford.com