8 Books & Podcasts to Help Your Personal Growth
Life is a never-ending journey of self-discovery. If you find yourself needing help with personal growth, check out the below podcasts and books for your professional, spiritual, and emotional needs. With time, patience and courage, you can start to see the years getting better as you go along.
How I Built This – This podcast is great for people who are trying to start a business and who are experiencing all of the challenges that come along with entrepreneurship. It tells of stories of struggle that eventually turn into successful empires. This podcast is perfect when you need a reminder that no matter how many times you fail, success can still be in your future.
The Rise Podcast – Rachel Hollis, Author of “Girl, Wash Your Face” and “Girl, Stop Apologizing” both NY Times Bestsellers, shares her stories of being broke to eventually building a media empire. She interviews many entrepreneurs that have fallen flat in order to rise up again and persevere. She will teach you that anyone can overcome adversity.
The School of Greatness – Another motivational podcast, Lewis Howes interviews business owners, spiritual leaders, and motivational moguls from all walks of life. They will offer their tips and secrets to overcoming challenges and becoming the best version of you, in order to thrive and grow.
Going Through It – Short 20-minute episodes brought to us by Mailchimp and Pineapple Street Studios will take you into the lives of successful business owners and how they have crashed and burned along the way. Some of the stories will be so unbelievable you will be shocked they were ever able to pull up and succeed.
The Alchemist – Author Paulo Cohelo takes you on the journey of Santiago, a modest shepherd boy who travels from Spain to find the treasures at the Egyptian Pyramids. This Alchemist has underlying life lessons throughout that will make you start to see your life in a whole new way and to follow your dreams no matter how impossible they may seem.
Tuesdays with Morrie – Here you will find a series of heartbreaking interviews with a gentleman dying from cancer and all of the life lessons he has learned. This book will remind you to never take anything for granted because life is short and one day it will be over. Tuesdays with Morrie teaches us valuable lessons on how to appreciate life before it’s too late.
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz teaches us 4 simple ways to help us live a blissfully happy life. The Four Agreements, if practiced daily will end personal suffering and allow us to understand that the pressures of our lives are all smoke and mirrors and if we unravel all the complications, we are left with ourselves in our truest form. By helping us understand this, Mr. Ruiz teaches us how simple life really is under it all.
The Power of Now – All we have is now. Eckhart Tolle teaches us that the past is just memories and the future is completely unknown and not worth fretting over. He takes us into the moment and reminds us that right here, right now is the only place to be, in order to find true enlightenment and happiness. The prequel to this book A New Earth, Awakening Your Life’s Purpose, is another one worth reading.
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