Weekly Roundup: 5 Must-See YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs
YouTube is goldmine for entrepreneurs seeking advice and inspiration. It can be overwhelming, however, finding the quality advice amidst all the noise. So we’ve tried to make it a little easier on you. Here are five of our favorite YouTube videos delivering advice and insights for entrepreneurs from the past week.
1. How To Find Your Special Gift, Even If You Don’t Think You Have One
In the latest episode of MarieTV (billed as “the place to be to create a business and life you love”), Maria Forleo offers advice on how to uncover your special gift and share that gift with the world. She recommends Marcus Buckingham’s popular book Now, Discover Your Strengths, which includes a StrengthsFinder test that will reveal your five primary strengths. You might be surprised by what you learn about yourself.
2. How Successful People Stay Productive (and Why I Keep My Calendar Empty)
Derek Halpern of Social Triggers discusses the dangers of saying “yes” all the time and stretching yourself too thin. He uses examples from his own life and wisdom from Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. The choice quote from Buffett: “You’ve gotta keep control of your time. And you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” Plus: Halpern offers three tips you can put into practice starting today for taking back your calendar and staying focused on what’s important.
3. Keep Evolving as a Company
Brian Tracy offers sage insights into Business Model Regeneration, which trumpets the continual evolution of your company’s business model in order to stay on the cutting edge and remain competitive. This may be a tough pill to swallow for some because you may have to admit that parts of your current business model are obsolete. Tracy reinforces the importance of pinpointing exactly who your customers are, figuring out what they want or need, and providing that to them in a unique and efficient way.
4. Jolt Yourself Out of Your Routine
Jason Silva, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, delivers an inspirational commentary about the power of going outside of your comfort zone and experiencing something new. Silva says that experiences of awe and wonderment push your perceptual boundaries and result in insights that you can take back to your everyday life. Those insights, he argues, often lead to billion-dollar ideas and companies.
5. What Is the Biggest Obstacle to Success?
So what’s the biggest obstacle to success? Bestselling author and self-described serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk argues that it’s “a lack of optimism.” Whatever you think of Vaynerchuk’s insights, his caffeine-fueled enthusiasm is infectious and just might give you the jolt you need to stop making excuses for why you’re not succeeding. If you stop making excuses, you just might open yourself up to success.
READ MORE FROM AMERICAN COMMERCIAL CAPITAL
In this week’s business video roundup, StockX CMO Deena Bahri tells Gary Vaynerchuk how her company managed to score record sales during a pandemic, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about life and leadership in a Stanford GSB View from the Top talk, and Steve Forbes advises business owners to watch out for two new taxes. Plus, the cofounders of Vineyard Vines share entrepreneurial lessons and insights, while two healthcare…
In this week’s roundup of great videos for entrepreneurs and business owners, Brian Tracy offers advice on how to find a business mentor, Gary Vaynerchuk’s conversation with Uber’s VP of Global Marketing reveals how sometimes losing money can make your brand stronger, and CNBC explores why Under Armour is struggling to remain competitive with other big names in the sports apparel market like Nike and Adidas. Plus, the latest episode…
In this week’s business video roundup, Marie Forleo offers up some excellent advice on avoiding burnout, Gary Vaynerchuk talks about why he believes the retail experience will be better in a post-pandemic world, and Stanford Graduate School of Business hosts an enlightening hour-long conversation with Land O’ Lakes president and CEO Beth Ford. Plus, Steve Forbes discusses invention versus innovation with English journalist and businessman Matt Ridley, while StockX co-founder…