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10 Great Motivational Speakers To Follow As Entrepreneurs

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Welcome to the wonderful world of motivation

The entrepreneurial journey is largely documented as lonely and challenging. Thus, motivational quotes and speakers play an integral part in assisting you to gain focus and perception on where you stand. Furthermore, they offer you some form of clarity on options available to you such that you acquire the right mindset to attain your future goals. But, before we get into what speakers to follow let’s first try and understand what exactly is motivation.

Motivation comes from the word ‘motive’ which has its origin derived from the word ‘movement’. Therefore, in simple terms, it’s all about taking action – moving from your current position to where you envision yourself, your career, or your business to be in a given period. That period being your objectives or goals a great subject for another day. Today l will share 10 great speakers of this decade to follow to gain drive and inspiration throughout your business life.

Motivational speakers amongst other things are exceptional communicators, leaders, and inspirational people. Therefore, as an aspiring leader, you have valuable lessons to gain from these respectable individuals so that you sharpen your own skills. Motivation is an essential part of your leadership and the productivity of your teams as motivated teams tend to perform better. On that note, I have made it easy for you to find individuals who share positive and inspirational content on today’s 6AM Success with WatuDaily section. In no particular order here is my list:


1. Robert Kiyosaki

Meet Robert Kiyosaki…

Kiyosaki is an American businessman, investor, self-help author, educator, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, financial commentator, and radio personality. Founder of the Rich Dad Company, which provides financial and business education to people through books, videos, games, seminars, blogs, coaching, and workshops. Here is one of my favourite quotes from his vast knowledge which l find thought-provoking and inspirational.

1. The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.

We all have the capabilities to be great and do great. We all have 24hours in a day and how you choose to use your time determines your level of success.


2. Oprah Winfrey

Belief is a muscle that can be strengthened and improved

Who Is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey is an American Billionaire media executive, author, television personality, motivational speaker and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. From there she launched her own television network, OWN.

Don’t worry about being successful but work towards being significant and the success will naturally follow

Here you have it! Perfection is the enemy of progress. People will remember you for how you made them feel rather than for how successful you are.


3. Tony Robbins

Brief Background – Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is an American motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, and self-help author. He became well known for his infomercials and self-help books: Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within and Awaken the Giant Within.

you past does not equal your future

Leave your past where it belongs, in the past. Focus on the task ahead. You can achieve all that you set your mind to.


4. Chris Gardner

Your Wealth Mentor (Washington Mazambani) with Chris Gardner in Tokyo Japan 2015

Who Is Chris Gardner?

Chris Gardner is an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son. Gardner’s book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness, was published in May 2006.

don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something

Trust in your ability and yourself at all times. No one has it all figured out, including those that appear to have their lives and businesses going well for them.


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5. T Harv Eker

T Harv Eker (Background)

Eker is an author, businessman, and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation. He is the author of the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind published by HarperCollins. It also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and was #1 on the Wall Street Journal’s business book list.

successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, successful people have worries

If you thought you were on your own, you’re wrong. Fear, doubts, and worries affect everyone, and therefore, don’t let it cripple you or stop you in your tracks.


6. Les Brown

Who Is Leslie Brown?

Leslie Brown is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catchphrase “it’s possible!” and teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do.

when your why is big enough you will find your how

Your why is your passion. When you can clearly define what you are passionate about you are halfway to achieving your dreams.


7. Daymond John

Get to know Daymond John

Daymond John is an American businessman, investor, television personality, author, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.

the easiest thing to sell is the truth

Firstly, be reminded that people can see through you. Secondly, they can determine if you are not genuine or authentic. Therefore, choose your words wisely as you are not fooling anyone.


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8. Dave Ramsey

Brief Background Story- Dave Ramsey

David Ramsey is an American financial author, radio host (a trusted voice on money and business), television personality, and motivational speaker. His show and writings strongly focus on encouraging people to get out of debt.

Do what it takes so that when you get to the end of your life, you can say, i lived!

Always aim to live both your business and personal life to the fullest so that you get full satisfaction for your efforts.


9. Darren Hardy

Meet Darren Hardy..

Darren Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and The Compound Effect.

Start your day with why, then get on with your what

Always start your day with clarity and know the direction you want to take. A rough plan or a to-do list can be essential.


10. Iyanla Vanzant

Who Is Iyanla Vanzant?

Iyanla Vanzant is an American inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books, her eponymous talk show, and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

when you don’t show up as who you are, people fall in love with who you’re not

Be sure you never mislead others by misrepresenting yourself.


To Sum It Up

Lastly, do you have great motivational speakers that l would benefit from? If so share in the comments section below so that we can continue to grow and progress together. I value your feedback and would like to hear your opinions. As always, l learn from you just as much as you do from me. Till next time, aim to inspire someone daily!


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