Podcasts are an excellent way to continue learning and here are the 3 best podcasts on self-development. I’ve spent the last year sifting through the world of podcasts to bring you three hosts that consistently deliver valuable content on a variety of topics to enhance your life and business.
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
Lewis is a former pro athlete now turned lifestyle entrepreneur. He interviews a variety of high-powered individuals from different fields such as Jack Canfield, David Allen, AJ Hawk and the list goes on. His podcasts have a level of sincerity to them and he is always getting his guests to share valuable tools to enhance your life. He tackles subjects like mindfulness, achieving your dreams, improving your business and more. He also does 5 minute Fridays where he shares personal and powerful lessons he has learned in his own experiences. Always great content and highly recommend. Here are links to a few of my favourite podcasts.
- 10 Success Principles to Create an Abundant Life http://lewishowes.com/podcast/jack-canfield/
- Warriors Path to Greatness: One of his solocasts http://lewishowes.com/podcast/warriors-path/
- How to Promote Yourself and Become the Brand Others Talk about with Dan Schwabel: A good example of many of his powerful business/entrepreneurship podcasts http://lewishowes.com/podcast/dan-schawbel/
Tim Ferris is the author of the 4-hour work week, 4-hour body and the 4-hour chef. More importantly he’s a self-proclaimed guinea pig and has an incredible ability to dissect a subject like business, fitness, cooking, etc and give you concrete tools to achieve success. To give you an example I followed a training routine for strength Tim recommended from Russian trainer Pavel Tsatsouline, which is a minimalist training regime that is counter intuitive to popular ideas. Within 3 and half months having never done any sort of heavy lifting I went from deadlifting 215 lbs to 415 lbs (I weigh 175 lbs, pic below)! I achieved this while skateboarding 5 times a week and hitting the gym for 30 minutes or so every other day. Tim has method to his madness and only shares info that works!
- Arnold Schwarzenegger http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/
- Sam Harris: Spirituality and Neuro-Science http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/06/18/sam-harris/
- Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/10/07/global-learning-xprize/
Aubrey Marcus: Onnit and the Warrior Poet
Aubrey Marcus is most commonly known for his company www.onnit.com, which offers supplements and training equipment. His tagline “Total Human Optimization” sums up his company nicely. He goes deeper in his podcast the warrior poet where he touches on subjects such as happiness, living with passion, overcoming fear and subjects that most shy away from. He shares many personal experiences and it’s easy to see that he is genuine and on a mission to provide great information, tools, and products to help enhance peoples lives. He has a candid podcast about Ayahuasca, which I have had the good fortune of experiencing myself. It’s clear to see the medicine worked because it’s common for many to have their entire outlook on life change. Common realizations people walk away from are realizing we are all one, the importance of taking care of yourself, others and the planet, the importance of surrender to what is and a strong desire to know yourself more and serve others. It is clear that Aubrey is embodying many of these values. Here are links to a few of my favourite podcasts.
- Greg Lutzka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kmtFG_vhW0
- Dr Dan https://aubreymarcus.com/podcast/wpp/warrior-poet-project-podcast-43-dr-dan/
- Ayahusca https://aubreymarcus.com/podcast/plant-medicine-solocast/
In the book The Heart of the Buddhas Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh talks about the importance of mental nutriments or what we feed our mind. We take in so much information everyday and by actively absorbing positivity you will shape your reality accordingly.