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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Top 10 Motivational YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a young kid who dreams of doing something incredible or a veteran with an extensive entrepreneurial résumé, we all need motivation. Skipping past the cat videos, one of the greatest sources of motivation is YouTube.

Here are 10 of the top motivational YouTube videos for entrepreneurs.

Motivational Videos for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

785,871 views · 2:20

Message: Anything is possible as long as you maintain your kid-like perspective.

Where Good Ideas Come From

1,120,617 views · 4:07

Message: Ideas don’t just happen. They start as slow hunches. And your hunches need to collide with other people’s hunches to be fully formed. The internet makes it easier than ever to connect with other people’s hunches which encourages great ideas.

The Best Motivation Video

2,796,219 views · 1:17

Message: Nobody has an obstacle-free path to success. Failure is part of that path. And those who fail the hardest seem to experience the most success simply because they attempted the most things. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying.

The Rocky Story by Anthony Robbins

14,443 views · 9:22

Message: One of the world’s most interesting entrepreneurial struggles told by one of the most motivational people in the world. It’s the true story behind the Rocky franchise. Just listen to it.

Everything Started as Nothing

5,094 views · 4:21

Message: The world’s largest companies, most successful people, and most incredible stories all have one thing in common. They start as nothing. This is a video Nick Scheidies and I made out of the audio interviews our book. Michael pops in at 1:01.

Will’s Wisdom

61,901 views · 9:57

Message: The one thing that Will Smith attributes his success to is a ridiculous work ethic that helped him dedicate hours upon hours of mastering his craft. Here are other things to learn from Will Smith.

Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

11,772,618 views · 15:05

Message: This video took off in the wake of Steve Jobs’ death because it embodies the principles that he leaned on to build Apple and live his life. He tells three stories that shaped the man he became. One, about how he was adopted as a kid and why dropping out of college was one of the best decisions he ever made. Two, about how getting fired from Apple was one of the best things that ever happened to him. Three, a quote about death that he first read when he was 17 and how it shaped his entire life. Check out IncomeDiary’s tribute to Steve Jobs.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

6,835,324 views · 10:48

Message: Study after study after study has found that higher monetary rewards don’t lead to better performance when it involves conceptual, creative thinking. Pay people enough so they only think about the work. Then provide autonomy, mastery, and purpose if you want to create a remarkable team.

Powerful inspirational true story…Don’t give up!

1,159,907 views · 3:15

Message: If Derek Redmond had won the race like everyone expected, we never would’ve known his name. Sometimes things will go terribly wrong. You have two choices. Give up or push forward. How you deal with failure will determine how much you matter.

Cameron Herold: Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

45,778 views · 22:08

Message: The point of Cameron Herold’s TED talk is to show us how we can teach our kids to be entrepreneurs. But there are a number of entrepreneurial lessons if you read between the lines. He talks about his experience as a kid entrepreneur and how the little businesses he ran prepared him for the huge companies he’s running today.

Now it’s Time to Get to Work

I hope you’re more motivated to get things done today and during the rest of your entrepreneurial journey.

Remember this quote from Ryan Allis:

“Not a single person whose name is worth remembering lived a life of ease.”

Make sure to visit again if you’re ever struggling to find motivation.


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