I wanted to compile a list of personal development and productivity sites.
These sites offer real, practical information that you can use in your everyday life. They motivate you to be a better person. I find these sites inspirational, and I read them regularly. They're not directly related to money, but the skills they impart will certainly help you in all aspects of your life, including personal finance.
Of the sites on my original list, I still regularly visit these:
- 43 Folders (“Personal productivity, life hacks, and simple ways to make your life a little better.”)
- Steve Pavlina (“Personal development for smart people.”)
- Lifehacker (“The personal productivity and software guide.”)
- Signal Without Noise (A weblog on entreprenurship and marketing.)
- Soctt H. Young (“Get the most out of your life!”)
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich (“Personal finance and personal entrepreneurship for young people.”)
- Open Loops (“Because it's your time.”)
- Slacker Manager (“Paving the path of least resistance so you don't trip and fall.”)
- The Lazy Way to Success (“Success through cleverly avoiding work but still getting the job done.”)
- Productivity Goal (“A discussion about work productivity, time management, organization, tools and tips.”)
- What's the Next Action? (“A weblog about Getting Things Done.”)
Get Rich Slowly readers also suggested some sites. I looked at every one. Those that I still follow are:
- Paul's Tips (“What I've learned about life and how it can help you!”)
- D*I*Y Planner (“Paper, productivity, & passion.”)
- lifehack.org (“Daily digest and pointers on produtivity, getting things done, and lifehacks.”)
- The Occupational Adventure (“Passion, meaning, 360-degree abundance.”)
- Mind Hacks (“Tricks to find out what's going on inside your brain.”)
- Solution Watch (“Your descriptive source of solutions.”)
- Life Coaches Blog (“Strategies for a greater life.”)
- The Practice of Leadership (“It's only in the practice of leadership that we influence our world.”)
Since the original post four months ago, I've discovered additional sites with personal development content:
- Signal vs. Noise (“A weblog by 37signals about entrepreneurship, design, experience, simplicity, and more.”)
- Cognitive Daily (“A new cognitive psychology article every day”)
- Mutual Improvement (“Personal development, happiness, statistics, emotions, neurobiology, cognitive science and all the things that make life worth living.”)
- Dumb Little Man (“Tips for life.”)
- The Positivity Blog (“Put some personal development and positivity into your life.”)
- Wheaties for Your Wallet (“Giving consumers the power they need.”)
- Joe's Goals (“Free online goals tracker.”)
What about you? Which sites do you read for positive information on self-improvement? I would love to continue adding to this list, to share it a couple times each year.
Since asking the question, I discovered Guy Kawasaki's Signum Sine Tinnitu, a weblog on entrepreneurship and marketing. These are all great sites, but most seem to focus on the “getting things done” aspect of personal development. I was hoping for more suggestions. Maybe there aren't any other quality sites.
Author: J.D. Roth
In 2006, J.D. founded Get Rich Slowly to document his quest to get out of debt. Over time, he learned how to save and how to invest. Today, he's managed to reach early retirement! He wants to help you master your money — and your life. No scams. No gimmicks. Just smart money advice to help you reach your goals.