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More Than Just Motivational Quotes

You know who I like? Motivated speakers.

Ty Foster
Motivational Speaker - Ty Foster

Motivational speakers are great, because motivated speakers are driven to practice what they preach. We all like to read motivational quotes, speeches, and books, but those who are personally motivated are acting on their own beliefs, which will drive them to help others with their life lessons and positivity. I know I need all of the positive words and affirmations I can get! Hearing these words from those who have walked down hard paths helps me know what paths are best as I make my own journey.

We should be learning and growing each and every day. It’s almost necessary as human beings to help keep us progressing and prevent us from feeling stagnant. I know that consistent learning also can help us stay on the paths that we want to be on. I have noticed the times in my life when I am seeking for learning opportunities, I tend to feel like I am truly becoming a better person.

Personal development “refers to those activities that improve a person’s talents, potential, employability, consciousness and ability to realize dreams and create wealth. In short, it’s what you do to improve yourself and your prospects in life.”

We all want to have more prospects for success and growth in our life, don’t we?

I have noticed a huge difference as I strive to listen even to 5 minutes of something while driving or getting ready for the day because it gets my mind going and puts me in a more positive mindset, which helps set a good tone for the rest of my day.

The same article mentioned above continues to say that personal development has many benefits, including:

• Giving clarity to personal vision

• Sharpening existing skills

• Giving your talents room to shine

• Improving effectiveness in business

• Driving motivation & satisfaction

• Building client & employee confidence

• Reducing staff turnover & improves unity

Need I say more?

It’s so incredibly crucial to your intellectual health and growth to be consistently growing it, whatever that looks like for you.

There are so many resources out there to read or listen to provided by inspirational authors and speakers. Books, articles, podcasts, YouTube videos, online trainings, and so much more… this is just skimming the surface or what’s available out there.

Some of my favorites I have listened to over the last few months are Mel Robbins, in TED talks and YouTube videos, and Rachel Hollis, in The RISE Podcast.

Mel Robbins
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is straightforward and honest with those she speaks to.

“You should chase whatever energizes you…. A passion is not a person, place, or thing. It is the feeling of being energized.”

“You can’t control how you feel. But you can always choose how you act.”

Rachel Hollis loves speaking to empower women. She has said many times in her podcast and one of her books that she’s not a cheerleader, she’s a coach. She will be bold in saying what needs to be said to strengthen all women.

“Success is about choosing between what you what now and what you want most.”

“Nobody is ever going to care about your dreams as much as you do, no matter what they are.”

These are some of my favorite speakers I have been listening to recently. I have also listened to the “Stuff You Should Know” podcast, “Going Scared” podcast by Jessica Honegger, Tony Robbins, and I recently started listening Gretchen Rubin’s podcast “Happier.”

Some books on my list to read are: “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis, “Fearless” by Max Lucado, “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod, and “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie.

What inspirational podcasts, videos, or books are on your list to learn from?


Author: Janessa McNeill is passionate about writing and people. Helping people find success and joy is what drives her everyday life. She graduated from Utah Valley University in Communication, Public Relations emphasis. Over the past few years, she has gone through quite a health journey of her own, which has created a passion to share her experiences with others. She hopes one day something she has learned can help someone else.  When not blogging or writing some other piece, Janessa loves to play the piano, listen to music, play board or card games, and spend time with family and friends.

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