I am not as successful as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but I am very proud of what I have achieved in the last couple of months.
In the last six months I started my own online business in one of the most competitive niches, I published my first book and I attract about 60,000 visitors to my website every single month.
However, my business success is not the only area that makes me proud. The supportive and fulfilling relationship that I have with my wonderful girlfriend is definitely another reason to wake up with a smile every day. All in all I can say that I achieved more in the last six months than in all the years before.
The reason why I tell you this is not because I want to brag or because I want you to admire me. The reason why I decided to write this article is the same reason why I continue to work on my business. I want to inspire you to change your life. I want to help you to reach your full potential and to live the life of your dreams.
“You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else”. – Albert Einstein
There were a lot of moments in the last six months in which I thought that living the life of my dreams is impossible. I have to admit that there are still moments in which I doubt myself and in which I make excuses to not take the necessary action steps.
Whenever I experience one of those moments, there is one thing that always helps me to get back on track and to focus my energy on my goals. All I have to do is watch a really good motivational video and I feel as if I am reborn. Of course not every motivational video that ended up on YouTube has that kind of power. It has to be a really good video with a strong message.
In the following lines I want to share some of the videos that changed my life and that allowed me to achieve my goals. I hope they inspire you in the same way that they have inspired me.
Here are 5 motivational videos that helped me:
1. Alan Watts – What is wrong with our culture?
This video that is based on a speech of the great philosopher Alan Watts, changed the way I look at the world and at how we spend our time. It was actually this video that motivated me to stop watching TV and to focus on the relationships with my friends and family instead.
It also changed the way I think about doing business. I always wanted to create a business that helps people to live a better life and to achieve their dreams and after I watched this video, my determination to achieve this goal was even higher. Looking at the tired factory workers and the mountains of garbage, showed me quite frankly, what I don’t want to create.
2. Mateusz M – Why do we fall?
The second video I want to share with you is from a YouTuber who gained quite a lot of subscribers over the last months. I have to admit that his videos are exceptional, so he definitely deserves the attention he gets.
When I first watched this video I was in a city I hated, working in a job in which my boss bullied me with all his power and I had barely enough money to quit my job and to move back in my parents basement.
As you can imagine, this was not the most glamourous time of my life. It was a time when I didn’t know where to go, if the decision I made was right and what to do next. Even though it sounds hard to believe, this was only about four months ago.
After I watched this video I knew that it was okay to fail. I knew that it was okay to fall down on my feet, as long as I made the decision to get up again. It helped me to get up again and I am convinced that it can help you do the same.
3. Tony Robbins – Raise your standards!
One thing that I had to do in order to create a successful online business was to raise my standards and Tony Robbins showed me how. Most of my readers don’t know that I had another website with a similar vision before I started my current one. It failed. It failed so bad that I only sold one e-book after working on the site for more than 14 months.
This failure was not only a great learning experience, but it also showed me how important it is to raise your standards and to implement the necessary rituals in your life to achieve those standards. The standards that I had for my first site were so poor that it made any success impossible.
Today I know that you must have higher standards if you want to be successful. You won’t become a successful business man if you don’t care about your customers. You won’t lose weight if you can’t even stick to your diet for one week. You won’t attract the woman of your dreams if you settle for less.
Tony Robbins reminded my how important it is to raise your standards and I hope that his video will make you rethink your own standards.
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Life’s 6 Rules!
Arnold Schwarzenegger is undoubtedly one of the most successful people in history and I don’t just say this because we have the same mother tongue. He came from a tiny village in Austria, he became the best bodybuilding champion that this world has ever seen, he became a movie star and eventually he became the Governor of California.
How did he do it? Watch his speech about Life’s 6 rules and you’ll know how. After you have watched his inspiring and also quite entertaining speech about the 6 rules that led him on the path of success, you’ll understand how important it is to trust yourself and to work hard. Follow his rules and success is inevitable.
5. Jon Jandai: Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?
Even though this is not your typical motivational video, it motivated and inspired me in a way that no other video has ever before. What I share with you here is a TED Talks from a farmer from Thailand who is considered poor by any Western standard. Nevertheless, he is probably happier than 90% of the people who live in the Western hemisphere and after you have watched his talk you will understand why.
I stumbled upon his video when I was looking for information about minimalism. I believe that owning less and living a relatively simple life can lead to more happiness than consuming all the things that you are supposed to have but never need.
After I have watched his talk I was convinced that I want to pursue a simple life, no matter what anyone else thought about it. The fact that I learned to live on less than $800 a month allowed me to save a lot of money for my business and to live a happier life.