Smart Self Development Plan Resources NEWI believe it would be helpful to create this resource page that you can always come to for all your self development needs, for yourself, or for your team, or even family and friends. The resources mentioned here, have been part of my personal learning curve, I have selected them to recommend here the helpful resources, hoping they will be as useful to you as they have been for me. I will add more elements to it as I continue to learn more myself. Some of the resources I highlight in my posts. Enjoy browsing!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links that will provide me a commission. There is no additional cost to you at all. I am an affiliate only for products that I have used and that I believe will help you realize your personal and professional goals in general as well as some specific terms. Where possible the links lead to a book or course in your native language.


Goal setting & Tracking progress
  • This relatively app, called Lift, from end of last year is a very easy and user friendly free app, which allows you to plan your goals, track them, share them and get support even by total strangers to help you to not break the chain! I love it!

Audio (including Podcasts)

Business & Personal Success
  • Eventual Millionaire: Jaime Tardy interviews millionaires to share with us what successful people do to become and stay successful.
Decision making
  • If you like Daniel Kahneman, have a listen to his discussion with Nassim Taleb (Author of Antifragile) at the NY Public Library on February 5, 2013. You can download it here.
Life lessons
  • The British Podcast Maximise Potential provides very inspiring interviews by a variety of well-known people, but also by individuals who faced adversity in their lives.
Productivity & Daily Business Tools
Skill Development

Books (paperback and e-books)

Self Development Books


  • If you are like me and still prefer physical paper sometime, I can recommend using this action book from Behance to write down notes and actions to realize. The visual aspect of this notebook is just great, you cannot miss your open to dos to stay organized.

Online courses

  • If you are fond of online learning, take a look at, a platform for all kinds of affordable online courses.
  • TED course on understanding happiness which is basically a series of TED talks on the topic of happiness with icons like Chip Conley, Dan Gilbert or the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.

Tests & Questionnaires

  • Strengths Finder 2.0 is a solid test to increase awareness of your strengths, for once not your weaknesses. Which is great to build self confidence.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is one of the classical tests on different personality types. It is a good tool to remind us that we all have different personality traits, and some of those make people more confident than others.