We’ve met many people who are against motivational speakers, which is valid.
This is because, while most people who claim to be “motivational speakers” are 23-year-old guys who haven’t really made any solid accomplishments that are worth learning from.
On the other hand, some motivational speakers are great practitioners who have something worth listening to.
Some of the names we will mention here can literally change your life just like they’ve changed mine. Their words penetrate your skull through your phone screen and find their way to the core of your mindset.
In this article, we will give you the sauce of 4 thought leaders and some of the highlighted ideas they are passionate about. What all these people have in common is that Ttey all preach that life is a game of mindset.
The best accomplishment you can ever achieve is healing your inner wounds by changing your mindset by being positive and grateful. Nothing will ever top that feeling of you being happy and peaceful in your own head.
So, without further ado, here’s your list!
1- Tony Robbins – Focus On What Matters
Tony Robbins has notable experience with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). CBT is based on the concept that your emotions, thoughts, and sensations are all connected.
In that sense, Tony sees the root of problems that many people have is that they focus on the wrong stuff. Most people focus on what a celebrity does on social media or what someone’s wearing more than focusing on their own self-development.
Here, Tony says that if you want to grow in life, your main focus should be on your own personal growth. For most people, personal growth is in career, personal relationships, and health. If you decide that it’s your goal to master these aspects of your life, then you’ll hopefully find contenment, and you’ll be able to give back to people.
2- Gary Vaynerchuk – Give Without Expectations
Gary Vaynerchuk (you’ll probably know him more as Gary Vee) is a Russian immigrant who moved to the US when he was young. He found out that he has a passion for business when he ended up growing his father’s family business from $3 Million to $60 Million by being an early practitioner of digital marketing.
Gary says that the root of disappointment is expectations. You’d feel bad if you treated someone in a good way and they gave you hate in return, Right?
Well, if you have no expectations from the other person, and you just give, you will never feel like that.
To give without expectations isn’t easy. But, the way to get there is for you to learn self-fulfillment.
Here’s what I mean by that.When you don’t need external factors to feel happy and secure, when you can give yourself what you need, emotionally, you won’t need someone else to make you feel good about yourself.
If you give without expectations, nobody can ever take advantage of you. It just won’t matter to you as much as it did before.
3. Mark Mason – You Are Not A Victim
Mark Mason is the author of the best-selling book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”.
Mark is basically telling you this one thing: You are not a victim, you have free will and you are responsible for your healing.
Here’s what he means. When we are in a bad place in our lives, we tend to shift the blame to someone else. This is like saying: “I’m miserable because of my boss, my ex, or my parents”, or saying: “I don’t have a job because the government sucks”.
Mark says that while most of these statements are true, and people actually did hurt you, you need to hold yourself accountable for what comes next. Meaning, you are responsible for healing and turning your misery into a good situation.
So, instead of dwelling over who has caused you pain or who has hurt you in the past, you need to focus on how you can feel better and what lessons you can learn from the bad experience that you went through.
Pretty intense, right?
4. Nell Scovell – Lean In
Nell Scovell is the author of the best-selling book “Lean In For Graduates”.
In her book, she talks about how you can achieve anything you want in your professional life if you’re confident enough. But, here’s what you probably didn’t know.
She says that for you to be confident you need to think of the other person instead of thinking of yourself. What she means is that you need to change your mindset to “What can I offer?” instead of “What can I take” and this small change is a lot of damage! (Yes, I just quoted Gary on this one)
When what you have to offer is more than you take, you will always have leverage over your clients, co-workers, or even your employer!
It makes sense, right? Nobody can fire you if you’re giving more value.
So, lean in, say what you have to offer and give it your best shot!
Frankly, all these people have one thing in common, which is that they have a positive mindset and they intend to share it with the world. We can all learn a thing or two from them. Send this to someone you believe needs to hear one or all the life changing messages mentioned here.