24 Top Rated Online Courses In Personal Development

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Create a Perfect Morning Routine

You will learn how to create a morning routine filled with purpose, presence, and peace. You’ll be more energized, productive, and content — all before the start of your workday. Start your morning by doing things that feed your soul and make you happy.

Become a SuperLearner V2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory

This course will teach you how to hack your learning, reading, and memory skills, empowering you to learn faster and more effectively. This course goes beyond “speed-reading”, diving into the actual cognitive and neurological factors that make learning easier and more successful.

Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to Think Like a Philosopher

In this course you will learn why critical thinking is important. The difference between logic and argumentation. What makes an argument good or bad. The importance of background knowledge for critical thinking. Techniques of argument analysis and reconstruction, and more.

Double Your Confidence & Self Esteem — Complete Blueprint

This course is designed to teach the principles which make up self-esteem and confidence, so that you can begin improving your outlook on life while reaching a higher level of self satisfaction. Students will have access to over thirty-five videos that seek out your inner confidence.

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

In this class, you’ll learn how to examine the “life story” that has brought you to where you are today. Shift your thinking and instead of being part of the society factory, learn how to focus on life as a journey to be experienced fully, rather than a means to an end.

How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence

This course is designed to help you be more confident about your role as an entrepreneur, or finally lose those 15 pounds you have always want to shed, or start realizing you deserve real love from a partner. Learn to break habit loops, act with courage, and stop doubting yourself.

Master your brain: Neuroscience for personal development

Discover how this approach can help with stress, self confidence, motivation, change, and communication. It combines the fields of neurosciences, social psychology, behavioral sciences and more for a comprehensive theory which gives unique insights into our complex human nature.

Finding Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

If you’ve been searching for your true purpose in life, Eckhart Tolle has some straightforward advice: stop struggling. For the primary purpose of every human being is simply to be: fully engaged in this moment, and aligned with the natural flow of reality itself.

Mindfulness Practice for Joy & Compassion by Thich Nhat Hanh

A world famous Buddhist monk will teach you how to find happiness and access the “Kingdom of God” in the here and now. You’ll practice mindfulness techniques, including meditation and simple breathing methods, so you can concentrate fully and connect with all the life that surrounds you.

Freedom to Choose Something Different by Pema Chödrön

If you’ve been struggling with reacting in less than ideal ways to various situations, whether you lash out, write nasty letters, or shut down, this course by a renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and writer will teach you how to change those patterns and react in a more grounded, calm way.

Self-Confidence: 40-minute Confidence & Self Esteem Guide

Boost your confidence and self esteem, handle fear of rejection, learn powerful body language, feel great about yourself. In this course you’ll learn strategies for becoming more confident — most of which can be implemented straight away.

Maintain Your Body for Long Lasting Health & Mobility

Kelly Starrett offers a healthy “how-to” blueprint for moving about in our hectic everyday lives. How do you fix your position while sitting at your desk for hours on end? How can you lift your kids without hurting your back? What’s the best way to run to avoid long-term injury? Kelly gives you tools to perfect your movement and ensure long-lasting health.

Flourishing in Stressful Times — with Tara Brach

In this short course packed with practical teachings and scientifically validated meditation exercises, students will work directly with their real-life negative patterns and learn to relate to stress with an empowering, clear and caring presence.

A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment

This course, based on an award-winning class offered at the Indian School of Business and at The University of Texas at Austin draws content from psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Neuroplasticity: How To Rewire Your Brain

Understand the concept of Neuroplasticity and how to use it. Practice a full range of exercises in order to stimulate new neuronal connections. Create new habits and change existing ones. Overcome procrastination. And alter memories in order to neutralize their emotional charge.

Addiction Freedom- Never Relapse Again

Feel confident that you will never struggle with drug or alcohol addiction again. Stop the triggers that lead to relapse. Feel strong, healthy and in control. Be powerful, not powerless. Discover how hypnotherapy can give you freedom from addiction, even if you have failed in the past.

The Science of Everyday Thinking

This course explores the psychology of our everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. Topics include placebos, the paranormal, medicine, miracles, and more.


Work Related

How to Present: Share Ideas That Inspire Action by Simon Sinek

You’ll learn how to identify your passions, speak with conviction, transform nerves into natural energy, and articulate what you really want to say. This class is perfect for creatives, professionals, conference speakers, and everyone looking to make lasting connections.

Seth Godin’s Leadership Workshop

In this course you’ll learn to distinguish between leaders and managers, paint a picture of where you want your leadership journey to go, and motivate people to join you in your cause. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn that you can lead even when you don’t have formal authority.

Achieving Personal and Professional Success

Based on four of the most popular courses taught at the Wharton School. Through exercises, self-diagnostic surveys, quizzes, and many case studies, you’ll discover how to define not only what you want, but also the best way to get it. You’ll learn how to find your passion and core values, how to apply these values to your own life, how to communicate effectively, and more.

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness, and compassion help a person reverse the damage of chronic stress and build great leadership relationships. The Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors inspire sustained, desired change and learning at many levels.

30 Days of Genius

In this free video series, you’ll learn about the big thinking and breakthroughs that allowed these geniuses to break the mold. They’ll share their successes and failures, and turn them into actionable insights for you. Join Chase Jarvis as he interviews 30 of the brightest minds of our time.

Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk

Danielle Krysa tells the story of the day she met her inner critic, the 15 year art-hiatis that followed, and the aha moments that eventually taught her how to work with that big jerk. She realized, after writing her first book, that everyone hears that annoying voice from time to time, but it’s how you two communicate that makes all the difference.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creativity Workshop

The best-selling author of Eat Pray Love will equip you with the practical tools and inspiration to jump-start your own creative journey. You’ll learn why perfectionism, originality, and passion are overrated and why we should instead strive to be authentic doers who follow our curiosity.