Connect with us

Self Development

8 Valuable And Inspirational Web Series You Should Check Out

Have 20 minutes to an hour to watch a show? Try one of these and learn something at the same time.

Jonathan Long

Published

on

Tim Ferris

Thanks to the popularity of online video content, it’s never been easier to learn from wildly successful entrepreneurs. In fact, many of today’s most influential entrepreneurs will let you watch a day in their life through an online web series or a YouTube channel. Several others host online shows, where they share advice and insights related to their entrepreneurial journey.

If you aren’t taking advantage of the wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience that is being recorded every day by successful entrepreneurs in the trenches, you’re missing out.

Never before has there been this much front-row access –available in video content that you can consume anywhere and at any time.

Personally, I’ve started to consume a lot more video content when I have down time. I’ll watch an episode when I’m doing cardio at the gym or when I have some time to kill waiting for a flight. Here are eight web series that I have been consuming recently that I have found to be valuable. I know these aren’t the only ones, so I would love to hear your recommendations in the comments section below.

1DailyVee

gary vaynerchuk dailyvee

Gary Vaynerchuk -Dailyvee

Documenting his life as a serial entrepreneur and CEO, Gary Vaynerchuk’s daily vlog, DailyVee, provides viewers an inside look into what it’s really like being a successful public figure in today’s digital age. I respect Vaynerchuk tremendously because of his no-fluff and no-BS approach.

He says it like it is and documents his daily life to show that this game requires work – much more than most are willing to output. You won’t see fancy cars, bling-bling or any of that other nonsense in the DailyVee – just pure work and dedication to winning.

Related: 49 Inspirational Quotes And Mantras To Help You Overcome The Stress Of Running A Business

2Power Players

power-players-grant-cardone

Grant Cardone – Power Players

Internationally recognised sales mogul Grant Cardone interviews CEOs, bestselling authors, entrepreneurs, marketers and those making big moves big plays in their industries on his show, Power Players.

The conversations with the top game changers in the world are both engaging and informative. By watching these episodes, entrepreneurs are exposed to actionable takeaways that can be applied to their own businesses.

3The Bottom Line

Brad Lea

Brad Lea – The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line, hosted by virtual training and business expert Brad Lea, is a video series about lessons learned. These lessons are aimed at giving viewers insight and perspective on topics ranging from business expertise to life advice, and also inject Brad’s unique and sometimes controversial point of view.

Lea is an entrepreneur who is on the front lines of building a fast-growing software company and brand and he tells it like it is, rarely holding back.

Related: 14 Leaders Share Their Inspirational Advice On Starting A Business

4The Pursuit

Kelsey Humphreys

Kelsey Humphreys – The Pursuit

Whether you’re pursing a lifelong dream, overcoming an obstacle or contemplating giving up, The Pursuit validates that you’re not alone. Hosted by advertising expert and entrepreneur Kelsey Humphreys, the show features industry leaders sharing wisdom that is aimed to equip viewers for success in their own journey.

It’s a very entertaining series that really focuses on self-improvement, which is something all entrepreneurs can benefit from.

5True Inspirations

true-inspirations

True Inspirations is a video series highlighting the journeys of truly inspirational people. From athletes to entrepreneurs, True Inspirations puts the spotlight on those who are not only making a difference in their communities, but also making a lasting impact on their industry.

The series provides entrepreneurs with meaningful stories about those who have not only overcome challenges, but more importantly, followed their dreams.

Related: 50 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Achieve Your Goals

6Behind the Brand

Behind the Brand tim ferris

Behind the Brand with Tim Ferris

Produced and hosted by former Universal Studios marketing executive Bryan Elliott, Behind the Brand features interviews from the world’s top movers and shakers, including Magic Johnson, Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins, to name a few. The show focuses on providing an inside look into the minds of the best in business, across multiple industries.

7Spartan Up!

Spartan Up!

Spartan Up!

Nothing says grit and resilience like the Reebok Spartan Race. Founder and CEO Joe Desena travels the world interviewing authors, athletes, CEOs and thought leaders who encourage viewers to shift their thinking. The Spartan Up! series brings insight from all aspects of life, and provides entrepreneurs with actionable tips and advice that can be used in their own business.

Related: Woke Up With A Dark Cloud Today? Read These 10 Pieces Of Inspiration From Entrepreneurs

8Business & Burgers

business-and-burgers

Business and Burgers

Co-hosted by Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor, Business & Burgers features a unique take by combining valuable business advice with the search for the world’s best burger. This interview-style show involves noteworthy guests sharing their tips and advice related to running successful ventures, while adding a fun foodie twist. It’s a very creative and unique angle that commands attention and delivers quality content.

This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

Jonathan Long is the president and CEO of Market Domination Media, a Miami Beach-based online marketing agency that specializes in content marketing, web design and search engine optimization (SEO). Market Domination Media uses innovative outside-the-box thinking when it comes to developing online-marketing strategies.

Company Posts

4 Ways to Stop Worrying in 2019

If you’re a bit of a worry-wart, you have to acknowledge this and get proactive about managing your stress, anxiety and worrying levels. Here’s how.

Fedhealth

Published

on

stress-management-and-worry

What if I can’t complete that piece of work in time? What if my home gets burgled while I’m on holiday? We all worry – some people more than others. A few of these worries are genuine concerns, but most are completely out of our control and are most likely never to materialise.

But still, they occupy our minds. And with the digital world now occupying even more of our time, we’ve been given even more material to worry about. Famines in far-away countries, children orphaned by a flood, if we simply turn on our TVs or look to social media, we can become completely overwhelmed by what we see. And it’s making us all desperately unhappy.

So, what do we do? If you’re a bit of a worry-wart, you have to acknowledge this and get proactive about managing your stress, anxiety and worrying levels. Here’s how:

Monitor and limit social media

social-media-management

We all know our phones are an addiction. And scrolling through Twitter or Instagram, you can compare your life to everyone else’s and add another huge worry to your ever-growing list: I’m not good enough/my life sucks. Which is why there’s a growing trend among Generation X-ers (and even some Millennials), to quit social media altogether.

“It was like breaking an addiction for the first few days, where I felt I was missing out, but after a few weeks I realised that the world carries on, and I was still in touch with those people I actually wanted to connect with. I felt lighter and happier,” says Caryn White*, a mother-of-two and small business owner. If you can’t quit social media for work reasons, then take it off your phone, and only access it on your desktop at specific times of the day.

Limit news

We’re not advocating sticking your head in the sand: just limit which channels you absorb news from, and how often you do it. The last thing you need is to open up your phone on waking up and read about the latest catastrophe, which you are powerless to do anything about.

Pick a few trusted news sources and check them at specific times. Avoid the news on the radio in your car; rather listen to fascinating audio books or podcasts that lift your mood instead of making you worry.

Assumption or fact?

This simple concept is incredibly helpful when faced with a worrying situation. Your child has a strange rash, you’ve Googled it and you’re pretty sure it’s chickenpox. Now the whole family is going to get it, you’ll miss work, your boss will be angry, and you may lose your job. Is the fact that your child has chicken pox an assumption or a fact?

Is losing your job a fact or an assumption? They’re both assumptions. So, take your child to the doctor, get a proper diagnosis and then take the next steps from there (a good medical aid can also help ease the stress of the financial cost of doctors’ visits). This approach is a simple way to deal with worries that start to spiral out of control in your mind.

Write them down

Worrying can seem insurmountable if it’s all in your head. Instead, try this strategy from Qualified FAMSA Counsellor Lynette Blomfield:

  1. Take a few deep breaths with your eyes closed, until you calm down.
  2. Once you’re calm, write down the five most stressful things on your list. It could be increasing expenses, like a huge jump in medical aid costs per month.
  3. Brainstorm what you could do to change or eliminate the worry/problem (maybe you can move to a medical aid company that charges less each month?). If necessary, ask a good friend or colleague for advice.
  4. Focus on making progress, not ticking all your worries off and striving for ‘perfection’.
  5. Stay on course and come back to your list regularly.

Dealing with worrying is about being proactive. You’re the only one that can begin the process of reducing anxiety, so now’s the time to take some steps. If you don’t know how to begin doing this on your own, it may be best to see a qualified counsellor or therapist to get you started.

*name has been changed

Continue Reading

Self Development

These 6 Types of Music Are Known To Dramatically Improve Productivity

Just another example of how much you gain by listening.

Published

on

the-bourne-identity

Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves: it can also encourage creativity and help us become more productive. Listening to music can also be therapeutic, relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate better.

Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial to us while we work. Some types of music seem to help with learning and improve our ability to process information. Other types help block out distracting background noise. Still other types sync with our brain waves to induce “eureka moments.”

So, if you’re struggling with productivity and want to know what you should be listening to, read on. These are the six types of music that will give you a major boost in productivity.

1. Classical Music

beethoven

Researchers have long claimed that listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently. This theory, which has been dubbed the Mozart Effect,” suggests that listening to classical composers can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst for improving health and well-being. Various studies have confirmed that listening to classical music enhances one’s ability to manipulate shapes and solve spatial puzzles.

The absence of words in the music may be one factor, as songs that contain lyrics have been found to be a distraction when you’re trying to focus. And classical music is known for being calming, relaxing and helping reduce stress. This genre of music has been found to help students perform 12 percent better on their exams. Some selections, like Beethoven’s “Für Elise,” seem to help students study longer and retain more information.

Here are other few classical selections you can use to boost productivity while working:

2. Nature Music

nature-waterfall-sounds

Listening to the sounds of nature, like waves crashing or a babbling brook, has been shown to enhance cognitive function and concentration. Nature sounds work best when they’re soothing sounds, such as flowing water or rainfall, while more jarring noises such as bird calls and animal noises can be distracting.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered that natural sounds boost moods and focus. The study found employees were more productive and had more positive feelings when nature sounds were playing in the background while they worked.

This may be because nature sounds helped mask harsher, more distracting noises, such as people talking or typing. Researchers found that workers not only performed better on tasks, but calming nature sounds also had a restorative effect on cognitive abilities.

Here are some selections to try:

3. Cinematic Music

the-bourne-identity

An intense film score can make you feel like you’re doing something inspiring or important, even if you’re just chipping away at your to-do list. A grandiose, epic soundtrack playing in the background may make even the most mundane tasks feel like you’re changing the world, thus heightening your concentration and productivity.

Cinematic music scores can be empowering, lifting your spirits and brightening your mood. So, if you’re feeling tired and drained, try listening to some epic-style cinematic music to give you that extra boost of motivation.

Some great movie scores to try include:

4. Video Game Music

halo-soundtrack

It might seem strange, but listening to music composed for video games can be a great tool to help you focus. Every element of a video game is designed to create an enhanced gaming experience for all your senses, and the music has been composed specifically to help you focus on your task without being distracted by a cacophony of sounds.

This music generally has no lyrics or human voices and is fairly fast-paced to keep you moving forward. Many of these video games involve solving puzzles and dealing with intense situations, so you’re subjecting yourself to simulated stressful challenges. Video games have invested a lot of resources in figuring out the perfect balance to the music they use.

Video game music is composed in a way that keeps you engaged as you evaluate, navigate and often fight your way through these make-believe worlds. These musical compositions may be just the thing to propel you onward and keep you zooming through your tasks and daily to-do list.

Here are some excellent video game music selections to check out:

5. Music between 50 and 80 beats per minute

bruno-mars

Some research suggests that it’s not the type of music that’s important in helping you stay focused and productive, but the tempo of that music. Studies have found that music with 50 to 80 beats per minute can enhance and stimulate creativity and learning.

Dr. Emma Gray, a cognitive behavioural therapist, worked with Spotify to research the benefits of certain types of music. She found that listening to music set in the 50- to 80-beat range puts the brain into an alpha state.

When we’re awake, we’re typically in a state of mind known as beta, a heightened state of alertness where our brain-wave activity is between 14 and 30 HZ. When our brain slows to between 7 and 14 HZ, we’re in a more relaxed alpha state of mind that allows us to be more receptive and open, and less critical. This state of mind is what scientists associate with activities that involve our imagination, memory and intuition, including our “eureka moments.”

If you have ever listened to music that you’re familiar with, only to find yourself deep in thought and not really hearing the music at all, this is an alpha state induced by music. You’re tuning out while being tuned in.

This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

Continue Reading

Self Development

10 Secrets To Finding A Job You Love

Entrepreneur and social media sensation Gary Vaynerchuk and nine others tell us how they found their calling and how you can find yours.

Entrepreneur

Published

on

Prev1 of 11

finding-a-new-job

Research suggests that more than half of us are unhappy at work. From lawyers to brokers and CEOs, these Advisors in The Oracles are proof it’s possible to be successful and have a job you love. Here, they share how they found work that fulfills them — and how you can too.

Prev1 of 11

Continue Reading
Advertisement

SPOTLIGHT

Advertisement

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Entrepreneur-Newsletters
*
We respect your privacy. 
* indicates required.
Advertisement

Trending