Sometimes, getting the push you need to go for your goals is as simple as having a role model to follow. These days, the internet and social media make it super easy to keep tabs on people who inspire you. If you’re looking for tips on anything from healthy living to digital marketing, here are five motivational gurus worth keeping tabs on.
Tony Robbins – Life Coach
Tony Robbins shot to prominence in the 1980’s with a series of infomercials promoting his “Personal Power” self-help audio tapes. He specialises in personal and business coaching, empowering people to achieve their goals, regardless of whether they involve weight loss, relationships, financial success or productivity and performance. He’s written four best-selling books, given live seminars to over four million people, and coached some of the world’s biggest entertainers, business people and politicians. You can check out Tony’s blog here.
Gary Vaynerchuk – Business Guru
Gary Vaynerchuk’s entrepreneurial streak goes back to his childhood when he set up his own lemonade stand business before moving on to baseball card trading. After his Dad forced him to work in the family wine shop in the 1990s, he used the newly-created internet to set up online shop, Wine Library, and within five years was turning over $60 million. Today Gary runs VaynerMedia, a digital marketing agency focusing on social media, and is one of the world’s most sought-after public speakers. You can read Gary’s insights on business and life here.
Dr Libby – Nutrition Specialist
Dr Libby Weaver is a nutritional biochemist and women’s health expert. Her mission is to help people regain their vitality and energy and to take charge of their health and happiness. She’s written nine best-selling books about food, energy and beauty, and is a sought-after speaker. She also advises Hollywood stars like Hugh Jackman and has recently launched her own range of supplements. Dr Libby shares her tips on nutrition and wellbeing here.
Oprah Winfrey – Actress, Producer, Media Proprietor
Oprah had a tough start to life, born to a teenage mother and later becoming pregnant as a 14-year old. As a child, her family was so poor she sometimes wore clothes made of potato sacks. It was while at high school that she secured a job at a local radio station, a role that eventually propelled to into TV talk show hosting. Her show, Oprah, revolutionised the talk show format and through its success, she started her own TV and film production company. Today, she is known as the Queen of all Media, and many consider her to be the most influential woman in the world. She has written books, been nominated for an Academy Award and helped raise millions of dollars for charity. You can catch up with everything in Oprah’s world here.
Liam Malone – Paralympian
Liam Malone stormed onto our screens and into our hearts during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Born without fibula bones, Liam had both his legs amputated below the knee when he was just 18 months old. However, that didn’t stop him from going on to play rugby, snowboard and ride bikes with the help of prosthetics. After his mother died of bowel cancer in 2012, he realised he needed a goal to help him get over her passing, and launched a public appeal to raise enough money for running blades with which to train for the Rio games. After only three years of training, Liam won two gold medals and a silver, breaking two Paralympic records in the process. When he’s not training, Liam shares his amazing attitude through motivational speaking, and you can follow him on Facebook here.