I wanted to share some links to YouTube videos and channels of people that I draw inspiration from. I’ll give you a video link and their names and a quick snippet. I love watching them all for very different reasons but they have all become a huge part of my life and have influenced the way I think, act, and what I do. I can’t thank them all enough for being who they are and sharing their lives with us through YouTube and other platforms. They have all impacted me in wonderful ways. Check them all out… Watch a video or two at least. And definitely subscribe to them. You will thank me, or them, or yourself later.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a businessman through and through. But he also is huge on self awareness, empathy, and doing the right thing. I believe he is leading the charge to change the world of leadership and business for the better. He speaks to me because he understands people, as I do, and desires to help them improve their lives through his voice, actions, and story. When I first started to watch his videos my entire thought process changed. I love everything he does, even the cursing. Side note… Look up the latest research about cursing and intelligence. It’s emotional intelligence and the ability to understand the words and their impact on people and use them in the proper way to convey a message. That’s what I love about my fancy little curse words I use here and there. This video is a mash up of Gary’s first 100 episodes that a fan did. I believe it is one of the best videos on his channel.
Casey Neistat is a film maker. He had a great deal of success before he blew up on YouTube as a daily vlogger. His expertise in film making, production, and cinematography helped him create one of the most successful vlogs on YouTube. I can’t tell you how much I love this videos. All of them. I went through and watched them all. Every… Single… One… And I loved them all. His style is unique. His videos are incredible. I can’t thank him enough for inspiring me. I was debating whether or not I should start a YouTube channel and attempt vlogs and other videos and I sat down and opened up my iPad one evening. The first video was a video that I believe was titles “Casey Neistat: A Guide To Life” and I started watching it. The very first thing in the video is him answering a question. The question is, “How do you become a film maker?” He answers, “Just start. Pick up whatever camera you have and just start.” The next day I did my first vlog and I haven’t stopped since. This video is Casey’s most recent video as of my posting this and it is also one that spoke to me. I’ve been in sort of a funk and something about this completely ripped me out of it and gave me my fire back. Thank you, Casey.
Philip DeFranco is my first and favorite YouTuber. His story is incredible. Where he came from to where he is now is great. I first discovered him about seven years ago. Since then I have known there was a way to do things in the world that was different the the traditional system I was taught. Since then I have wanted to use the internet, social media, and YouTube to help people and potentially create a living and a career. Unfortunately, I was too afraid to do so until recently. I watch all of his videos and I love how Phil reports the news and gives his opinions. His vlogs are usually hilarious. I would kill (not literally) for a chance to work for him in one of his companies and it is sort of a secret (not anymore) goal of mine with my channel to open some doors and potentially do something like that. I can’t thank Phil enough for opening my eyes to another world that I had no clue existed until about 2010. I only wish I had the courage to follow my heart back then. But… I’m on the way now. This video is Phil’s latest and a solid example of what he does regularly. He does not shy away from any news or giving his opinion about it and I can’t thank him enough for that.
Jon Olsson was/is a professional skier. He has started doing daily vlogs on his channel and I have to say… Some of them are absolutely mind blowing. The video quality, the settings, the story, the experience. Jon and his cast of characters are awesome people that do awesome things. Also huge inspirations for me in business, travel, and life. This video is breath taking, as are the rest of them while they were in Canada. I also admire his ability to create an interesting vlog out of ordinary days. You know… When he isn’t heli-skiing in Canada, checking out amazing boats and cars, traveling around the world on a whim, or doing all the other generally awesome things that he does. Someday… I want to do this. I only hope I can achieve that dream and that goal. Thank you Jon for being so obsessive with quality and attention to detail and for inspiring me with your videos, editing, and story. I only wish I was better at filming and editing, because I would love to be your third member of Team Overkill. Keep it up!
Maxx Chewning is a fitness and lifestyle vlogger. He recently quit his day job to open a gym and pursue YouTube and fitness and his businesses full time. Maxx is actually my absolute favorite to watch no matter what he does or where he is going because he is unique and hilarious and unapologetically himself. I believe he is one of the only YouTubers that I find myself actually laughing out loud when I watch. He is also a huge inspiration to me for that. It takes courage to stand up and be uniquely yourself and he does it wonderfully. This video was after Maxx had uploaded daily vlogs for twenty-five days straight and I think showcases his brain and his personality pretty well. Definitely check out other videos of his as well because he was a wide range and you should see all of him and what he does. Thanks for what you do and who you are, Maxx!
Christian Guzman is also a fitness and lifestyle vlogger. Also an entrepreneur, as are all the rest of the people I have shared. I love his story, I love his videos, and I love what he does. It actually frustrates me to a certain degree that he is much younger than me and has been able to accomplish so much already. He definitely inspires me to want to do more and diversify and build an empire. This video is him at the L.A. Fitness Expo and him exploring more business opportunities for his future. At some point, I want to be able to create awesome content and do great things like he is doing. Keep on getting it, Christian! Thanks for what you do.
Bradley Martyn is also a fitness and lifestyle vlogger. His content is funny, informative, and as real as it gets. This video is him ranting about some of the issues in the fitness industry and videos like these are one of the reasons that I love watching him. His vlogs and informative work out videos are also great… But I love the real, raw videos he does. The rant videos. The motivational and inspirational ones. Bradley seems like an awesome dude that genuinely wants to see other people succeed and be happy. And he genuinely wants to help them. Stay the realest. Thanks for what you do, Bradley!
I hope you enjoyed these videos and these channels. I love watching them, and others. Be sure to subscribe to them if you like them. They have all helped to change my life.