October 27, 2016

YouTube Channels You Should Be Following for Motivation

The explosion of YouTube over the past 10+ years has enabled millions of people around the world to share ideas, thoughts, and their own creativity with the world with the click of a button. This amazing technology has brought us closer in some ways, and one of the most important is the medium by which we share motivation with each other.

It's no secret that human beings feed off of each other's emotions, actions, and words. YouTube has given us the opportunity to log in whenever we are in need of that connection, and then listen/watch other people share their stories with us instantly. We feed off of that connection, searching for our own interpretation and necessities with each mouse click.

If you are in need of a jolt today, or if you simply need motivation to take that next step, YouTube can be a great way to fire yourself up each morning. There are millions of videos available to you whenever you desire that are filled with motivational and inspiring messages. Videos to motivate you to work out, start a business, ask someone out on a date, or even travel the world. If you have a computer or a smartphone, these videos are available to you at any time.

Today, I want to share a few YouTube Channels that I've found to be incredibly motivational while I've worked towards my own goals. These channels focus primarily on personal development/motivational outlooks, but there are some videos that also hinge around business development as well. I hope that you find them as enjoyable as I do. Here they are:

#1. Mateusz M

This channel is one that I feel has the potential to be largely successful, but the page only creates new videos every 3-5 months. To date, it is compiled of only 22 videos, but each is incredibly powerful in its own unique spectrum. They include the widely popular videos "Why Do We Fall?" (48.5 million views), "Dream" (35.6 million views), and "Unbroken" (20.3 million views).

If you're searching for 4-6 minutes videos filled with inspirational quotes and ideas to help you get moving with passion, Mateusz M is a great channel to follow. I've used many of these videos during workouts or runs, but they can be used for just about any purpose.


#2. Motivation Grid

I discovered the Motivation Grid channel a few months ago, but I've quickly grown to love their videos. The combination of quality visuals with the inspirational messages/music has become a staple for me in my video selection. This page, similar to Mateusz M, had a habit of only posting a few videos per year, but lately they have shared more, reaching 12 already this year.

Some of my favorites from this channel include the videos "Stop Killing Time" (2.6 million views) and "Be Phenomenal" (21.7 million views), but there are a number of great choices from this channel. The videos from Motivation Grid have a great vision for motivating you to improve your overall quality of life, as well as your personal ventures of your career, business, physical health, etc...


#3. Gary Vaynerchuk

As a business owner, I've grown to love Gary Vaynerchuk's outlook on life and business. He comes across very rough, sometimes using foul language, but he has a no-nonsense approach to success, and it's an outlook that I think many people need to be exposed to on a regular basis. Gary Vaynerchuk has no problem calling you out on your excuses. He will tell you that you're being lazy when you decide to binge-watch Netflix instead of working on your goals. Some people don't appreciate his style, but I love the way in which he uses his passion to motivate.

As a social media guru, he's very active across YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram, and he's amassed more than 1,100 videos on his YouTube channel. Lucky for his viewers, he categorizes them into interviews, rants, keynote speeches, his DailyVee episodes, etc...Whatever you are in the mood for is available to you on his page. If you are an entrepreneur, or if you are looking for inspiration on a large scale, Gary Vaynerchuk is the place to start.


#4. RedFrost Motivation

RedFrost has been sharing motivational videos for some time now, but I feel that they're rather unknown in the YouTube world. With only 154,000+ followers and only six videos that have cracked the 1M+ views threshold, I think they deserve some recognition despite their lack of immense popularity.

RedFrost's videos are uplifting and the page is consistent in it's posting. They also share videos that cover a wide range of motivational topics, from a traditional "rags to riches" video to personal development and creating a long-term vision for success. This is a page that I hope will continue to put out great content in the future, because they are one of the strongest in their chosen field.

#5. Eric Thomas

The story of Dr. Eric Thomas is fascinating. Homeless at 16-years-old, he was alone and depressed, and he strongly contemplated committing suicide. Fast-forward 10+ years, Eric Thomas was graduating from Michigan State University with a PhD. in Communications, and has now become a world-renowned motivational speaker, a New York Times Best-Selling author, and a YouTube sensation. The video that propelled him to internet fame included the now-famous quote, "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you'll be successful."

Dr. Thomas' weekly video channel TGIIM (Thank God It's Monday) aims to motivate people by opening their eyes to the possibilities available to them, regardless of their profession or career choice. He's all about opening your eyes to your personal level of greatness, and escaping the life that you have grown to hate. Mondays should not be the worst part of your week. If you have the passion to go after something that you love doing, you should be jumping out of bed on Monday morning, simply because you're excited about going to work.


And there you have it. These five YouTube pages are simply a handful of the hundreds of pages that are available to you for personal and life motivation. I'm not saying that these five will be the best for you, but I can promise you that the messages provided by these five pages can be a great foundation for you if you are truly dedicated to improving your life. So use them to spark your motivation, and get to work on your goals!


Do you have any YouTube channels that you feel could be included on this list? Comment below and share them!


Daniel Moffett
Follow me on Twitter: @dmoffett2306

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