Top 40 Most Motivational People on the Web

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 20, 2011

Photocredit: GaryVaynerchuk.com

“Motivation is like showering; you need it everyday.”Through the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, great business owners find ways to keep themselves motivated.  Luckily for us, in the 21st century, some of the greatest leaders of the world have poured themselves into online content to help inspire us on a daily basis.  The following list is filled not only with great pieces of motivation, but video blogs, Twitter accounts, articles and Facebook pages to keep you moving forward every single day.Introducing the Top 50 Motivators on the Web…

1.) Oprah Winfrey: Legendary business woman urging everyone to “Live Your Best Life”
Oprah’s latest: Fill in the blank – the one thing I wished I had become is __. The one thing I will become is __.
Facebook
Twitter

2.) Tim Ferriss: Author of The 4-Hour Workweek
Tim’s latest:  How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas)
Twitter

3.) David Allen: Author of Getting Things Done
David’s latest: Putting your total self out there – good, bad, ugly – as you pursue what’s true for you, is earthly mastership.
Getting Things Done
Twitter

4.) Gary Vaynerchuk: Author of Crush It: Why Now Is The Time to Cash In On Your Passion
Gary’s latest: Forget about Cursing, what about being fired and not offered a vash exit because u SUCKED SHIT!
Blog
Twitter

5.) Jim Rohn: Personal Achievement Philosopher
Jim’s latest: Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes.
Facebook
Twitter

6.) Brian Tracy: Professional Speaker, Author, Business/Life Coach, Sales Trainer
Brian’s latest: All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.– Napoleon Hill
Twitter
Facebook

7.) Dr. Wayne Dyer: Self-development Author
Wayne’s latest: There is no luggage rack on a Hearse
Twitter
Facebook

8.) Mark Victor Hansen:  America’s Ambassador of Possibility
Mark’s latest: We will miss Steve Jobs. He inspired young entrepreneurship of which we need more.
Twitter
Facebook

9.) Robin Sharma: Human Being Dedicated to Helping People Do Their Best Work
Robin’s latest: Until we’re willing to fail, we will never be able to succeed. 
Twitter
Blog

10.) Ken Blanchard: Author of over 50 books, including The One Minute Manager
Ken’s latest: Build Trust Through Professionalism – Seven Mindsets for Success
Twitter

11.) Rev Run: Practicing Minister and hip hop artist from Run-D.M.C.
Rev’s latest: Be careful what u think u want & what ur chasing > > The biggest things in life aren’t even things
Facebook
Twitter

12.) Stephen Covey:  Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen’s latest: Don’t cheat people of their growth. Empower them to solve problems and generate ideas. Watch them grow!
Facebook
Twitter

13.) Deepak Chopra: Leader of the “mind-body-spirit movement”
Deepak’s latest: Pay attention to the richness of your inner life. Daydream, imagine, and reflect. It’s the source of infinite creativity.
Twitter
Podcast

14.) Dalai Lama: His Holiness
The Dalai Lama’s latest: Once they are properly developed, the mind’s good qualities increase indefinitely.
Webcasts
Twitter

15.) Eckhart Tolle: Author of The Power of Now
Eckhart’s latest:  …Ultimately what you do is secondary. But how you do it is primary.
Facebook

16.) Trent Shelton: Pro Football Player disguised as a motivational speaker
Trent’s latest: Inconsistency….the main reason why people NEVER fulfill their dreams….#StayConsistentInTheProcess
Twitter

17.) Dave Ramsey: Personal Finance Expert
Dave’s latest: Titles don’t create leaders
Twitter
Facebook

18.) Queen Rania: Queen of the Kingdom of Jordan
Queen Rania’s latest: She does amazing work in health and education. Her strength is inspiring. She’s @MelindaGates and now you can follow her on Twitter!
Twitter
Facebook

19.) Lance Armstrong: Cancer Survivor and 7x Tour de France Winner
Lance’s latest: Got up early and swam 3500 yds then 3 hrs on the bike. Then bonked. #rookiemove
Twitter
Livestrong Home

20.) Jillian Michaels: Celebrity Trainer from The Biggest Loser
Jillian’s latest: Try this stadium workout. It’s free & super challenging. Start at the bottom of a flight of stairs, and then:… http://fb.me/RGf2PtId
Facebook
Twitter

21.) Blake Mycoskie: Founder of Tom’s Shoes
Blake’s latest:  Keep it simple: own as little as you can get away with, schedule everything, keep a notebook, don’t let technology enslave you
Start Something That Matters
Twitter

22.) Suze Orman: Personal Finance Expert
Suze’s latest: In my wildest dreams if I was asked 30 years ago would Eastman Kodak be a stock that would sell for .67 cents I would have said NO WAY
Twitter
Facebook

23.) Diddy: Rapper and Founder of Bad Boy Records
Diddy’s latest: “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” -SARK
Twitter
Facebook

24.) Daymond John: CEO of FUBU and TV Personality on Shark Tank 
Daymond’s latest: Note to self: I CAN GET EVEN MORE EXPLOSIVE!!
Twitter
Facebook

25.) Ralph Marston: “The Daily Motivator”
Ralph’s latest: Think about how you might be holding yourself back by the boundaries you’ve created. Then take a step outside them.
Blog
Twitter

26.) Tony Gaskins: Author, Life/Relationship Coach, Motivational Speaker and Filmmaker
Tony’s latest: If you put a human on a pedestal all they can do is look down on you.
Twitter

27.) Daniel Pink: Author of  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel’s latest: Practical Genius: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Talents and Passions Working for YOU is now out! http://amzn.to/qONERl
Twitter
TED Talk

28.) Chris Powell: Trainer/Transformation Specialist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition
Chris’ latest:  “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Facebook
Twitter

29.) Jonathan Fields
: Author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance
Jonathan’s latest: The moment you’ve been waiting for doesn’t exist.
Twitter
Career Renegade Blog

30.) Colin Wright: Full Time Traveler and Entrepreneur
Colin’s latest: Reading: How to Quit Mindlessly Surfing the Internet and Actually Get Stuff Done
Twitter
Exile Lifestyle Blog

31.) Darren Hardy: Publisher and Editorial Director of Success Magazine
Darren’s latest: Daily Mojo: The best way to get whatever you want in life is to focus on giving it to others. What do you want most? How will you give it today?
Facebook

32.) Pam Slim: Author of Escape from Cubicle Nation 
Pam’s latest: Unorthodox success strategies of millionaires – college or no college? @usnews http://ow.ly/6WxyD
Twitter

33.) Amber Zuckswert: Virtual pilates Instructor, holistic nutrition and wellness coach
Amber’s latest: Consistency is key to health. Work schedules and travel are not excuses. Virtual coaching holds you accountable
Epic Self Blog
Twitter

34.) T. Harv Ecker: Author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
Ecker’s latest: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ~M. Kathleen Casey
Facebook
Twitter

35.) Ali Brown
: Entrepreneur Mentor
Ali’s latest: “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Blog
Twitter

36.) Chris Anderson: Founder of TED
Chris’ latest: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs
Twitter

37.) Loren Ridinger: Internet Fashion Entrepreneur
Loren’s latest: 6 thing you should do that will inspire others to succeed
Twitter
Loren’s World Blog

38.) John C. Maxwell:  Leadership Author and Speaker
John’s latest: Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. -Walter Elliott
Twitter

39.) Marcus Buckingham: Author of First Break All the Rules
Marcus’ latest: You will be as good a leader of others as you have been of yourself. So start with yourself, & only then look outward.
Facebook
Twitter

40.) Tavis Smiley:
Tavis’ latest: “The working poor” is the phrase I hate most. If you work in America, you ought not be poor
Twitter
Tavis Talks on YouTube 


Updated: November 2020

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