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10 YouTube Channels Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

There are a number of YouTube stars that can help you grow your business and be your best self.

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Tony Robbins

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Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, there’s always more to learn when it comes to running a business, being a leader and having a winning mindset. And while there are books, podcasts and Instagram accounts that serve as great sources for inspiration – another treasure trove of knowledge can be found on YouTube.

From productivity tips to personal branding, there are a number of YouTube stars and channels that can help you grow your business and be your best self. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these 10 YouTube channels every entrepreneur should subscribe to.

TED Talks

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Amy Cuddy – Ted Talk

With the slogan “ideas worth spreading,” TED’s YouTube channel is a given for aspiring and established entrepreneurs. With individuals ranging from Tony Robbins to Amy Cuddy – TED Talks cover a variety of topics and there’s really something for everyone.

Related: 4 TED Talks To Help You Deal With Stress And Anxiety

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

With a few successful businesses under his belt, it’s no doubt Gary Vaynerchuk knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. On top of teaching you about getting started, having the right mindset and being a leader, his intensity and out-there personality will push you to be your best self.

Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo

Through her YouTube channel, life coach, public speaker and author Marie Forleo wants to help you achieve your dreams and change the world. Exploring new ideas and strategies, Forleo meets with other famous entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss a range of topics from productivity to spirituality to technology.

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy

Bestselling author and motivational speaker Brian Tracy’s YouTube channel is a great source for anyone looking to improve mentally, financially and professionally. Tracy focuses on personal development and in his videos shares tips on a number of topics, including goal-setting, productivity, success, self-discipline and more.

Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma

The YouTube channel of Robin Sharma, a bestselling author and leadership speaker, is a great place to go for advice on anything from combatting procrastination to social media to bouncing back from failure.

Dan Martell

Dan Martell

Dan Martell

As an entrepreneur, investor and marketer, Dan Martell’s skills are plentiful. Whether you’re looking for advice on branding or hiring a remote team or information on venture capital or success strategies – his YouTube channel covers just about everything relevant to entrepreneurs.

Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern, CEO and founder of internet marketing company Social Triggers, has dedicated his career to helping others boost their businesses and do their best work. The Social Triggers YouTube, hosted by Halpern, offers video advice on how to beat the competition, stop making excuses, landing media coverage and more.

Sunny Lenarduzzi

Sunny Lenarduzzi

Sunny Lenarduzzi

When it comes to creating online content, Sunny Lenarduzzi is a pro. From branding to being your own boss, Lenarduzzi’s YouTube channel is a great place to go for anyone looking to boost his or her public image. Lenarduzzi has step-by-step video tutorials on topics such as YouTube, vlogging, Instagram and more.

Roberto Blake

Roberto Blake

Roberto Blake

Whether you’re an artist, designer or creative-anything, Roberto Blake’s YouTube channel is great for anyone looking to get creative in business. Blake is a graphic designer, YouTube creator and marketer, and his videos are geared towards professionals looking to “create awesome things.” He shares lessons on topics such as how to grow your following to how to edit your videos.

Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard

As a bestselling author, speaker and life coach, Brendon Burchard has dedicated himself to helping others develop both personally and professionally. His YouTube channel covers topics such as motivation, going beyond your comfort zone, thinking positively and more.
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This list is not to be missed!

This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

Rose Leadem is an online editorial assistant at Entrepreneur Media Inc.

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15 Of The Best And Most Unusual Online Courses For Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.

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Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or navigating life itself. With the help of online courses, we can apply some structured guidance to how we approach our interpersonal interactions, entrepreneurial pursuits and even the way we think. These hyper-focused, organised lesson plans can help us hit refresh and streamline our paths to success.

The following list of online courses covers a range of subjects, some but not all of which have a direct tie to running a business. From AI to VR to happiness to time management, entrepreneurs need to master a wide range of skills.

Most of the courses below come at an cost (often low), though some offer free temporary access to videos and other materials. Read on for an overview of 15 of the best courses out there for entrepreneurs who are lifelong learners.

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6 Free Courses That Can Help You Become A Successful Entrepreneur

Outlined below are some of these courses you can take that will help you to become a more successful entrepreneur.

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Becoming a successful entrepreneur is something that takes a lot of hard work and requires unique skills. However, it can be difficult to achieve this if you are unsure of where to start in building your career as an entrepreneur. You should look into taking courses from skills development companies that can help to develop your entrepreneurial skills and other qualities.

Outlined below are some of these courses you can take that will help you to become a more successful entrepreneur.

  1. Finance and accounting
  2. Business management
  3. Marketing
  4. Business writing
  5. Time management
  6. IT courses
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Why Reading Is The Most Important Tool In Your Arsenal

Every great entrepreneur reads — voraciously. If you’re serious about success, it’s time to jump on their bandwagon.

Allon Raiz

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I hated reading as a kid. I hated reading as a teenager. I even hated reading in my early 20s. And then came In Search of Excellence by Robert H Waterman Jr and Tom Peters, which I was given as a birthday present in 1985. It sat on my shelf unread for seven years. In 1992, at the age of 25, I pulled the book off the shelf and began to read… and I’ve never stopped.

The irony is that In Search of Excellence has since been largely debunked, with the lessons it taught regarded by some as fraudulent. Regardless, I found this reading experience incredibly helpful as I tried to apply the book’s lessons in my first entrepreneurial endeavour, the New York Sausage Factory.

I am fascinated by the correlation between successful entrepreneurs and their obsession with reading. Warren Buffet estimates that he spends 80% of his working day reading, while Bill Gates and Elon Musk are famous bookworms. Self-made millionaire and author, Steve Siebold, has interviewed over 1 200 of the world’s wealthiest people and says one of the first things you’ll notice in a wealthy person’s home is an extensive library of books.

All the entrepreneurs I mentor personally are now required to go on a strict diet of one business-related book every two weeks. Any who fail to comply very quickly land up as one of my ex-mentees.

So why is reading so important for entrepreneurs?

1. Opens your mind to new concepts

We are the sum of all our experiences. Books open us up to the experiences of others, too, and show us — conceptually — how they have overcome some of the problems they’ve encountered. This can broaden your arsenal of tools to manage the future. An example of this was when I read The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber. This book completely reshaped my respect for documenting processes; something that permeates Raizcorp today.

2. Reinforces old concepts

We all know how lonely the entrepreneurship journey can be. When reading about how others have overcome obstacles or used a certain ‘formula’ as part of their strategy, it is very affirming when you discover that you are using the same ‘formula’ and it encourages you to continue pursuing that strategy. For example, one of the rules at Raizcorp is that we don’t do training only, and we don’t engage with anyone before they have passed our selection process. Very often, there has been a temptation to relax the rules for the lure of a big contract. It can become a lonely space in your mind when wrestling with that decision. But, when you read about other successful entrepreneurs who have stuck to their principles despite a commercial sacrifice and still succeeded, it encourages you to remain true to your own.

Related: Why You Should Be Reading More Fiction And Watching Less News

3. Apply what works for you right now

The saying that the master appears when the student is ready is particularly applicable to reading a book. You can read the same book at two different periods on your entrepreneurial journey and take away completely different lessons. A healthy way to read any book is not to believe it, but to use it as information that may become applicable to your particular situation. Every entrepreneur’s journey is different and every context is different, so it’s important for you to filter and discern the most important information for you to use or adapt.

4. Cheap learning curve

It’s said that nothing teaches you like experience. The only problem with this is that experience generally costs you money or pain. By reading other people’s experiences and thoughts through their books, you can identify different patterns that are replicated time and again. There is a strong probability these lessons will apply to you, too, and I would always err on the side of this ‘wisdom’. If you’ve read 20 books that all reinforce the importance of spending more time on selecting your team, you would be wise to devise a strong selection process even if you haven’t had an issue with this previously.

5. Great way to connect

Recently, I was sitting on an overseas flight and noticed the person next to me was reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. I had also read the book and loved it. I used the common experience to open up a conversation that subsequently led to a deal. Even if I haven’t read the book someone is reading, my genuine curiosity about whether the book is valuable or not can be a way of connecting with a random stranger. If they are reading a business book, it’s highly probable they are in business themselves, which increases my chances of widening my business network.

Pulling it all together

Reading books is not for everyone but, with apps such as Audible and a pair of earphones, nowadays you can have someone read to you. I never travel in my car or on a plane without an audiobook playing away. I find myself pausing the book and allowing my mind to wander as I reflect on and synthesise what I’ve just heard with a view to how it could be applied to my own business. Every book I have read has provided useable nuggets that have been instrumental in driving my business forward, and I believe they can do the same for you.

“Warren Buffet estimates that he spends 80% of his working day reading, while Bill Gates and Elon Musk are famous bookworms.”

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