Top 10 Self Help Personal Development Sites/Blogs 2014 Top 10 Self Help Personal Development Sites/Blogs 2014
From time to time we all need a quick reminder of what is really important in life. Here is a list of the top... Top 10 Self Help Personal Development Sites/Blogs 2014

From time to time we all need a quick reminder of what is really important in life. Here is a list of the top personal development websites that I have come across on my journey thus far in mindset change. These sites have provided millions of people with a positive guiding force in life.

Following the philosophy that…..

Content is King

The ranking of the sites below are based primarily on their traffic and the quantity of eyes and ears that have been drawn to their pages and products, meaning Alexa ranking, and not a ranking based on the writing calibre or quality of site design. That is the thing you need to consider when reading all of these Top __ lists. It isn’t based on actual brilliance or ability to communicate, it’s based on Alexa rankings. Sad, I know! Going forward we won’t participate in that type of silly ranking because traffic can be paid for and not earned based on actual merit and skill. So please keep that in mind the next time you read one of these lists. Popularity and ranking is not always earned the way it should be.


Top 10 Personal Development Sites/Blogs 2014


1   LifeHack

2   StevePavlina

Steve Pavlina

3   ZenHabits

Leo Babauta

4   MichaelHyatt

Michael Hyatt

5   MarcAndAngel

Marc and Angel

6   TinyBuddha

Tiny Buddha

7   DumbLittleMan

Dumb Little Man8   PickTheBrain

Pick The Brain

9   PenelopeTrunk

Penelope Trunk

10   ChrisGuillebeau   

Chris Guillebeau


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  • VerlaineCrawford

    June 28, 2014 #1 Author

    I’d like you to check out “ : A portal to Self-Empowerment”. I think you’ll want to add it to your list of the top ten self-help personal development sites.

    The first book I was given many years ago was “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. It set my on a quest to understand why my first “list” worked so perfectly. This was before “The Secret”, and I thought I had discovered the secret of life, which is mostly true. But there was something missing, because it didn’t always work.

    I told others about making a list of what they wanted, and sometimes the items on their list happened by the date they requested, and other times it missed. I found that there are parts of us who think they are helping us by stopping whatever we “think” we want from coming to us. That is why I wrote the book, “Ending the Battle Within” and have now created I think you’ll enjoy it! Congratulations on your blog!


    • growthguided

      June 29, 2014 #2 Author

      What did you not enjoy about James Allens work? What did you find that didn’t work ?

      Enjoy your weekend (:



    October 7, 2014 #4 Author

    Thanks for taking the time to publish this great list. has influenced my life greatly,i thank God for his life . I also enjoy zenhabit, and lifehack.


    • growthguided

      October 7, 2014 #5 Author

      I find that lifehack has been producing less and less quality content as of late though. Next year it will be dropping out of the top ten race (:


  • Noel Portillo

    November 11, 2014 #6 Author

    I am currently using this site to build myself up and personal development.


  • Fayeez

    January 7, 2015 #7 Author

    Hey, thanks for this list 🙂 it is most helpful. I kind of agree with your comment about life hack above.



  • Naveen Kulkarni

    January 15, 2015 #8 Author

    Great list of personal development blogs here ! I knew most of them, this list helped me to checkout the latest posts of theirs.



    • growthguided

      January 15, 2015 #9 Author

      Thank you for stopping in Naveen. Wish you success with your site !


  • Dan Giercke

    January 22, 2015 #10 Author

    Thanks for compiling the list. Some new ones on there that I wasn’t aware of that I’ll have to checkout.

    Maybe someday my own will make the list. 😉

    Best of Success,


    • growthguided

      January 22, 2015 #11 Author

      There is no reason your site won’t make that list. Persistence my friend !


  • Justin

    February 23, 2015 #12 Author

    Great list guys! I am targeting to have break the top 10 by this time next year.

    We focus on a concept called Personal Development 2.0 and are revamping with a lot of great new science-based information that is in the pipeline.

    According to Alexa, we’d fall at position 94.5, so some climbing to do. 🙂


    • growthguided

      February 23, 2015 #13 Author

      Right on Justin.

      I hope you stick to your plan and there is no doubt you will get your site there!

      You’re no different than anyone else who started and now owns a top site!

      Stay your course my friend


  • Ayietim

    April 4, 2015 #14 Author

    Hello, this is a great guide to anybody who desires the best of personal development instructions. I know the work is hard but do try to update this list as often as possible. Great job.


    • growthguided

      April 5, 2015 #15 Author

      Thanks for stopping in Ayietim. We will update this list at the end of the summer !


  • Tom Greenwood

    April 9, 2015 #16 Author

    Thanks for this great list. In every person’s life a time comes when he need some positive thoughts on some situation. These sites have something better that helps people to think positive on unexpected condition in their life. I also have a site in which i added some life motivational thoughts i.e . Hope you’ll also Like It.


  • KevinBradleyBrandon

    May 31, 2015 #17 Author

    2KnowMySelf is also a great personal development website. It covers so many topics from success to miscellaneous topics.


  • Tautvydas Slegaitis

    June 5, 2015 #18 Author

    This is another great resource for Personal Development


  • Lizelle

    October 22, 2015 #19 Author

    “If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life.” ~Abraham-Hicks

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  • Neeta K

    January 2, 2016 #20 Author

    Great collection here ! Steve Pavlina’ site is the one that opened myself to personal development world !


    • growthguided

      January 3, 2016 #21 Author

      I only wish Steve would continue to update his site more frequently !!


  • Leesa

    March 1, 2016 #22 Author

    I really enjoy which is a guided journaling site that I found out about recently. It offers free courses and guided prompts. I like writing and keeping diaries, so to use that as a personal development tool was ideal for me. This is a great list though!


  • Hubert Koh

    March 6, 2016 #23 Author

    Thanks for list. Maybe some day my will make to the list also!


  • John

    April 8, 2016 #24 Author

    I have been reading tinybudha from a long period of time and I guess I have learnt and developed a lot of changes in me in much positive way.


  • Rigor McCakeren

    July 26, 2016 #25 Author

    Thank you. I definitely would like to see more of these. Any suggestion for getting a newly created blog out there?


    • growthguided

      July 26, 2016 #26 Author

      Guest post on topics you have personal experience and expertise in on high ranking blogs. Submit to many many sites. You’ll do great !!


  • Jordan

    June 4, 2017 #27 Author

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    There is a new site, which is just getting up and running. Would be great if you could check it out and let me know your feedback on the site.



  • vinay kumar

    July 25, 2017 #28 Author

    Amazing list . Thanks buddy for creating this list. I m searching for this list. Thank you so much


    • growthguided

      July 25, 2017 #29 Author

      I just want to let you know that this list is very out of date. A lot has changed from 2014 (: Keep that in mind!


  • James Draper

    September 24, 2018 #30 Author

    Just read your recent 2017 post on the “predicament” of this type of list and it’s spot-on as well as being an enlightening write-up all around – I encourage anyone to give it a read as a well. Thanks for being honest GG!


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