No matter your business, your body and mindset, if you’re looking to simply ‘achieve’ in 2023, it’s important to set goals. Why? Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It helps set a laser focus on acquiring knowledge – the best kind – organise your time and resources for your best possible life. They don’t have to be massive; they can be minimal, and you can never get a goal ‘wrong.’

But don’t take it from us. Here, we round up our Top 4 podcasts around setting goals, increasing happiness, and manifesting new habits. In no particular order, wrap your ears around the insights of these leaders (and ultimate goal setters):

  1. The Ultimate Toolkit for Creating New Habits: The Science Made Easy, by Mel Robbins

“In this episode, you’re going to learn exactly what you need to form new habits.

Even if you think you already know everything there is to know about habits, you probably still struggle to apply this knowledge and make change stick.

I’ll teach you the three critical parts of forming new habits, and together we’ll unpack the brain research that explains why these parts are essential to your habit-making routine.

When you’re done listening, you’re going to see that you’re making the same mistake most people make: you’re only focused on one part of forming a habit, and you’re missing the other two.”

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  1. The 4-Tier Framework to Effective Goal Setting & Why You've Failed in the Past On Purpose with Jay Shetty

“How many times have you made goals and resolutions and they have just failed every single year? My prayer for each and every single one of you is to have a meaningful, fulfilling, purposeful 2023 so that you can transform your life. This is a completely unique and different goal setting framework that you've never learned. Don't keep applying the same things that failed every year. A new decade needs a new approach and these are the tools needed to win the year!”

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  1. Science-Based Tools for Increasing Happiness | Episode 98 by Huberman Lab

“I explain the science of happiness, including the different types of happiness and how our actions, circumstances and mindset control them. While it is difficult to standardize happiness from one person to the next, I outline a structured framework of what is critical to increasing your innate “natural happiness,” including financial security, purposeful work and relationships, and I explain specific tools to increase internal happiness (so-called “synthetic happiness”). I review how specific types of human connection and attention to our choices (or lack thereof) can increase or undermine our level of happiness. I also discuss the importance of certain types of physical contact, gratitude, financial choices and volunteer contributions that research shows can maximize happiness. And I discuss how factors such as children, pets, physical well-being, substance use, prior traumas and life-phase milestones affect our quest for and depth of happiness.”

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

  1. Modern Master of the Creative Act by Rick Rubin

I set out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead, it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.” —Rick Rubin

The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all can follow. It distills the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime’s work into a luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments—and lifetimes—of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of us.

Listen on Soundcloud here.


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