If you have read my story at all you know I started a blog on the side of my full time job, which I then turned into a full time business.
All of this started randomly because I was interested in personal development, money, and blogging.
Needless to say, all three are near and dear to my heart.
That’s why in today’s post, I’m sharing my list of the best personal development blogs. This list includes blogs about personal growth, success, happiness, self improvement, minimalism, and more. These blogs are the best! They’re must reads.
Here’s a look at the best personal development blogs…
1. Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is the nation’s #1 life and business strategist. He has dedicated his life to helping individuals and businesses succeed. He wants you to create an extraordinary life, which he defines as life on your terms.
The Tony Robbins’ blog is a collection of his teachings, the powerful strategies and tools he has employed over 40 years of helping others achieve their vision of an extraordinary quality of life.
Read the blog here: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/blog/
2. Mark Manson
Mark Manson is a self-help author, personal development consultant, internet entrepreneur, and blogger. You may know him from his NYTimes bestselling book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. He writes about self-improvement, life choices, dating and relationships, and culture. His style and approach is different than most. He wants you to think for yourself, and to be skeptical of yourself.
His way of thinking is not for everybody, and he is upfront and honest about that. He says that he writes things because he thinks he is wrong, and correcting his own judgments on a public platform seems to help others in the process. He’s real. He’s raw. He’s resilient, and he wants you to be resilient too.
Read the blog here: https://markmanson.net/best-articles
3. Brendon Burchard
Brendon Burchard is the author of High Performance Habits, and his blog covers topics that talk a lot about strategies you can use to improve your life, and how to live, love, and matter in this world.
Brendon is a personal development guru. His style is very high energy, positive, and professional. This is evident, even in his blog, which features videos of himself. He offers practical tips backed by research that you can use in your daily life to see real results.
His energy is contagious and his humble personality and disposition really help the reader connect and trust him and his message.
Read the blog here: https://brendon.com/blog/
4. Benjamin Hardy
Benjamin Hardy is an organizational and motivation psychologist and best-selling author of “Willpower Doesn’t Work”. His articles focus on categories like psychological upgrade and time hacking, business and money, and family and life’s bigger picture.
His focus is on your brain and teaching you that you are in control and that your past and personality doesn’t dictate who you are or who you will become.
When I say, design your future, from your future and rewriting your past, to create the narrative you want, instead of letting it dictate your future, I am channeling a lot of the same thoughts and concepts that Benjamin Hardy discusses in his articles.
Read the blog here: https://benjaminhardy.com/articles/
5. James Clear
James Clear is an author, entrepreneur, and photographer. He writes about habits and human potential, ultimately trying to help people “live better”. He shares his science-based self-improvement tips, through stories of people at the top of their fields and the understanding of proven scientific principles, which make people the best at what they do.
He believes the best way to change the world is to start with yourself and the root causes of behavior, and working your way out from there. He has many topics that he covers, and all are done using stories that are relatable, and in a tone of understanding.
Read the blog here: https://jamesclear.com/life-lessons
6. Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt is an author, blogger, speaker, and podcaster. He has written books on leadership, planning, and goal setting. His readers are typically business leaders and high achievers who want to round out their success in health, relationships, the legacy they leave. He calls this multi-dimensional success by teaching how to do more of what matters and less of what doesn’t.
He touches on personal development, productivity, leadership, and technology to help get you there, and more.
Read the blog here: https://michaelhyatt.com/blog/
7. Gabby Bernstein
Gabby is a motivational speaker, life coach, and author. She will tell you that when she finally hit rock bottom, is the day she found her spiritual path, and became a “Spirit Junkie,” as she calls it, to help her align to her true purpose in life. In her weekly blog and most of her other content, she strives to help you deepen your spiritual connection, strengthen your relationships, and manifest your desires.
She even offers tips on meditation and mental exercises to help in your journey.
Read the blog here: https://gabbybernstein.com/blog/
8. Rachel Hollis (The Chic Site)
Rachel is an author, motivational speaker, and blogger. You may have heard of her book, Girl, Wash Your Face, which was widely popular in 2018, is down to earth girl-talk. This is what her blog and site deliver as well.
Her blog features anything from recipes and fashion to her personal growth stories and her weight loss journey. She is open, honest, and real. It all started when her Instagram post celebrating her stretchmarks went viral, and she took that platform and made it about female self-reliance and “You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for how happy you are.”
Read the blog here: https://thechicsite.com/blog/
9. Leo Babauta (of Zenhabits.net)
Leo Babauta is a blogger, journalist and author, whose blog focuses on implementing “zen habits” in order to find simplicity and mindfulness in daily life. It offers ideas for how to live. He covers many categories of personal development, from living frugally, parenting, happiness, and motivation, to eliminating debt, eating healthy, and successfully implementing good habits.
Read the blog here: https://zenhabits.net/
10. Jordan Lee Dooley
Jordan Lee Dooley is an author, keynote speaker, online educator and podcaster. She is dedicated to helping ambitious women find direction, live their purpose and create a life they love.
She is also a social media expert, and her blog covers anything from personal development to Instagram hacks and relationship advice.
Read the blog here: https://jordanleedooley.com/blog/
11. Amanda Frances
Amanda is a spiritual business mentor, and in the world of personal development, she is widely known as the “Money Manifestation Queen.” She combines her background in ministry and mental health counseling with practical business advice and deep knowledge of spiritual principles to empower women to “design lives and business that they are wildly obsessed with.”
Her blog is a mix of meditation and spiritual guidance, as well as real-talk topics and issues women face in the world of business.
Read the blog here: https://amandafrances.com/blog/
12. Maria Popova (of Brainpickings.org)
Maria Popova is a writer of literary and arts commentary, and cultural critic. Her blog, Brain Pickings, features her thoughts on books, and ideas from the arts, culture, philosophy, and other topics. This idea of commentary and information came from her days in the advertising industry when she started sharing information around the office that had nothing to do with advertising, but sparked creativity because they were meaningful, interesting, or important.
She found there was an “intellectual hunger” for cross-disciplinary self-directed learning, and so she created her own mailings and named them Brain Pickings, and eventually took them online as her blog.
Read the blog here: https://www.brainpickings.org/
13. Chris Guilleabeu
Chris is an author, blogger, and speaker who focuses on unconventional strategies for life, work, and travel. He shares his story of how to change the world by achieving personal goals all the while helping others at the same time.
His blog, The Art of Non-Conformity, is about three major things. Personal development and life planning, with the idea that you don’t have to live according to others expectations. Entrepreneurship and unconventional work, with the belief being that work should be both fun and meaningful. And lastly, travel and adventure, stories about his journeys and other travelers.
Read the blog here: https://chrisguillebeau.com/
14. Ramit Sethi
Ramit Sethi is a personal finance adviser and entrepreneur. His background is in psychology and human behavior, and his process is to take a new approach to money and focus on what actually works, saying yes, instead of telling people no and what they can’t do with their money. He takes this approach and also applies it to all aspects of life, like careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
His blog, which is on his site, iwillteachyoutoberich.com, covers topics from finance and career advice to personal development, and consulting topics.
It’s nice to read that he made mistakes with money and used his mistakes to teach himself about money and how it works, and he’s passing his knowledge and stories on, so you don’t have to make those same mistakes.
Read the blog here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/
15. Joshua Becker (of Becomingminimalist.com)
Joshua Becker began his career as a pastor in Vermont, and a day of cleaning out his garage sparked a new frame of mind that changed how he and his family lived. He recognized that his possessions were not adding value to his life, they were actually subtracting from it. So they embarked on a journey to own less and live minimally. As a result, living with less, actually gave them more. More money, more time, more energy, more freedom, and more opportunity to pursue their passions of faith, family and friends.
His blog is where he decided to write about his journey and shares tips on how to create and build a more simple and minimal life, that gives you more.
Read the blog here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/
16. Glennon Doyle (of Momastery)
Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, and philanthropist. Her blog, momastery.com, started with her view of life and her unique philosophy.
Life is brutal. But it’s also beautiful. Brutiful, I call it. Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. So now I embrace both, and I live well and hard and real. My job is to wake up every day, say yes to life’s invitation, and let millions of women watch me get up off the floor, walk, stumble, and get back up again.-Glennon Doyle
She went through life checking all the boxes and striving to be her best, believing it would make her feel alive, but ultimately she found that being who the world told her to be left her numb and underwhelmed. She inspires women to quit abandoning our inner selves, and instead, abandon the world’s expectations of us, and be brave and care about things outside ourselves.
Read the blog here: https://momastery.com/blog/
17. Marc and Angel (of Hack Life)
Marc and Angel Chernoff are authors, professional coaches, personal development bloggers, and full-time students of life. They write and teach proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace, by transforming limiting beliefs that you keep you stuck.
They focus on thinking and mindset work. acknowledging that changing reality or a life situation isn’t always immediately possible, but you can change your mindset in order to move forward.
They started their blog at a low point in their lives and used it as a sounding board and accountability journal to help them get through it all. Now, instead of being focused on helping them, it has transformed to using the techniques they learned, to helping others do the same.
18. The Positivity Blog by Henrik Edberg
The Positivity Blog is exactly what it sounds like. It is filled with tips, tricks, hacks, ideas, quotes, thoughts, steps, and more ways to think, feel, and act positively in our everyday lives.
A positive mindset is a conscious choice, but one that in this world of negativity, must be sought and fought for. Henrik Edberg provides many avenues to help you in your positive life journey, that can help you in all aspects of your life, whether it be business, relationships, career, or just life in general.
Read the blog here: https://www.positivityblog.com/
Mindbodygreen is a blog that is a 306-degree approach to wellness that weaves mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental components of well-being into one resource. They combine science and research into every area they cover. They are are a team of experts who believe that every aspect of life is connected, and if you approach it as a whole you, then you will become a strong more fulfilled you.
They have blog posts on every topic from beauty and recipes, to spirituality, love, parenting, and health.
Read the blog here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/
20. Life Hack
Lifehack.org is the leading source of practical knowledge that is dedicated to improving your health, happiness, productivity, relationships, career, and more. Lifehack guides readers to break through their current situation where they feel stuck, in order for them to reach the next stage of their lives.
Motivation, strategies, and learning are the basis for personal development and empowerment that is taught to take your life to the next level.
Read the blog here: https://www.lifehack.org/
21. My Blog!
And last, but not least. Mine! My weekly blog is centered around personal development and inspiring high achieving women to design their dream lives.
I strive to make it relatable and use my personal experiences to help others learn from my mistakes and triumphs. That’s what this world should be about, building each other up, rather than tearing each other down.
If this is the first blog post of mine you have read, then great! Welcome! If you have been a long time reader, thank you. You all are the reason for this. I want nothing more than to see you succeed in all aspects of life, whether it be in your online business, career, relationship, or any part of your life.
Read the blog here: https://nataliebacon.com/blog/
A Final Note!
Personal development is my fave. It’s why I became a life coach and why I read so many dang personal development books. Blogs are just another great resource to add to the many sources of media input that you take in daily.
Instead of turning on the news or listening to a radio show, intentionally choosing to read about personal development can change your life, one blog at a time.
Do you have a favorite blog you read that’s not on this list? Drop it in the comments below, and I’ll check it out!