Keep Learning & Stay Motivated!

5 Podcasts & 5 Books for Personal Development

Podcast Episodes

  1. The Good Life with Stevie & Sazan
  • Starting 2020 off right—The Power of Patterns with Jim Kwik (January 8th)
  • How’s Your Mental Hygiene? With Dr. Daniel Amen (May 6th)
  • What You Were Made For with Rory Vaden (May 20th)

2. The Ed Mylett Show

  • Love Your Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen (March 3rd)
  • Visualize Your Victory with Phil Mickelson (May 19th)

3. Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

  • 167: Fix Your Food to Fix Your Brain with Dr. Mark Hyman (February 24th)
  • 179: Ending Mental Illness with Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen (May 28th)

4. The Goal Digger Podcast

  • 270: No One Ever Told You This About Your Period with Claire Baker and Jenna Kutcher (July 1st, 2019)
  • 356: These 5 Thoughts Are Holding You Back (April 22nd)

5. Rise Together Podcast

  • 92: How to Identify Bad Habits and Strengthen Good Ones with Charles Duhigg (April 16th)

Yes, there are three different episodes featuring Dr. Daniel Amen because I find his research & what he does fascinating. I wish more people knew about him! During the past few months I have found a lot of encouragement and motivation while listening to these podcasts and going walking for several miles. There’s nothing like a little exercise, fresh air and an educational talk to turn my day around! It really does put me in a positive and motivated mindset. Even better if I can do that in the morning and set the tone for my day. What podcasts are you listening to? Comment down below!


  1. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  2. Power of Vulnerability:  Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage by Brené Brown (audiobook)
  3. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  4. So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  5. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

There are definitely a lot more but these are just a few that stood out to me. It is important to continue to educate yourself in a variety of ways. These are only five books, and they span different topics. I absolutely love Brené Brown and I highly recommend that everyone read at least one of her books. (or check out one of her very popular Ted Talks & Netflix special). Simon Sinek’s books are amazing for leadership, business owners or for anyone wanting to have a deeper understanding of what drives them. I have also been trying to educate myself in understanding systematic racism & racial inequality, Ijeoma Oluo’s book is a great place to start. Since I was born and raised in the Seattle area, I have always been interested in Bill & Melinda Gates and where their endeavors take them. Melinda’s book is a call to action to empower women all over the world. It highlights stories from her own life and the lives of women she meets all over the world. Check out more of what she and her husband are doing at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (And visit the free museum whenever you are in Seattle!)

Check out this blog post for a few more great non-fiction books. What are your favorite books for personal growth? Comment down below! I hope this motivates you to keep learning and growing! Thank you so much for reading!

4 Replies to “Keep Learning & Stay Motivated!

  1. Goal Digger is such an amazing podcast! I would recommend Thrive Together for those who’re fans of Goal Digger, it’s very blogging focused!

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