Thanks to the internet, finding advice from someone who can keep you focused and motivated has never been easier. There are hundreds of people out there, sharing advice, life lessons, and hard-learned wisdom. Here are our top 10 motivational mentors that will give you actionable insights into your work and the occasional motivating pep talk:
1) Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary is a self-made internet marketing genius. He is a prolific social media personality – follow his Twitter account, where he often answers tweets from people asking for his advice! His website has his blog, podcast, and his “first in line” newsletter. Gary will keep you focused, thinking out of the box, and hungry to succeed.
2) Brendon Burchard
Brendon is the bestselling author of High Performance Habits, The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, and Life’s Golden Ticket. His website has his blog and the signup to his weekly email, and his Twitter account is chock full of interesting ideas, motivational quotes, and actionable ideas to increase your confidence and productivity.
3) Gabby Bernstein
Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back and five other bestsellers. She was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader.” Gabby’s website has her blog and shop, and her Twitter account is all about spirit (she’s the #spiritjunkie, after all), boosting your confidence, and living your best life.
4) Marc and Angel
Marc and Angel describe themselves as “full-time students of life & admirers of the human spirit. We have spent the past decade studying and writing about what it takes to find happiness, love & peace.” Their website features their blog and the signup for their weekly email. Their Twitter account has inspirational quotes, advice for achieving your potential, and gives you food for thought about your perspective of life.
5) Lindsey Pollak
Lindsey is a multigenerational workplace expert. She helps millennials navigate the workworld, and helps companies looking to hire and interact with them. Lindsey is a bestselling author of two books, was a LinkedIn Ambassador for six years, and is currently chair of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Millennial Advisory Board. Her blog is a great resource for professionals, and her Twitter account has great links, advice, and information for everyone.
6) Chelsea Krost
Chelsea is all about millennials. A top Influencer in the millennial and influence marketing spaces, Chelsea is on the Forbes Coaches Council. Chelsea’s website features her blog and announcements on #MillennialTalk Twitter chats. Her Twitter account is full of career advice, inspiration, and motivation.
7) Scott Harrison
Scott is the founder and CEO of CharityWater, a company that brings clean water to developing nations. Scott started CharityWater after deciding his life reached rock bottom – there had to be more to living than selfish pursuit of pleasure. He spent two years in Africa, and what he saw there motivated him to start a nonprofit dedicated to helping the people he met. The CharityWater website has a detailed bio of Scott, and his Twitter account is full of insights into life, interesting tidbits about Charity Water, and more.
8) Matthew Toren
Matthew is a entrepreneur, with a column in Entrepreneur Magazine, who has a passion for child entrepreneurship. His book, “Kidpreneurs,” is all about raising children with the skills they’ll need to be successful entrepreneurs as adults. Matthew’s Twitter account is a great place for tips and advice, and his website offers the book for free!
9) Maria Popova
Maria is a Bulgarian writer who publishes the weekly “Brain Pickings” email newsletter. Brain Pickings features articles on science, with an emphasis on the inspirational and the interesting. The newsletter will give you plenty to think about, and teach you a few things along the way. Maria’s Twitter account is a wonderful resource of things to learn and think about, with a healthy dose of inspiration and motivation too.
10) Susan Cain
Susan is an expert on introverts – specifically, how being an introvert can be a strength and source of power in a world that talks so much. The Quiet Revolution website hosts Susan’s blog and podcast, and her Twitter account shares interesting articles on varied topics, along with advice and ideas for introverts everywhere.
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