Video is life. Captured.
YouTube is an epic resource for so many of us.
For me, it’s an endless supply of interviews, speeches, tv shows and documentaries which help broaden my horizons and inspire me.
With so many videos it can be hard to find the good from the bad.
There are some channels worth checking out which I’ve listed below.
I will add to the list as time progresses, if you know you want to find something inspiring on YouTube then here are some good places to begin
Don’t forget I also have a playlist of all YouTube videos referenced on the site, which can be found here.
From Thank God It’s Monday (TGIM) to his motivational mixtape and the famous “guru” story – Eric Thomas posts new content weekly.
Every Day “coach Giggs” gives you a brief 2-3 minute “Pep” talk about life and business, tackling one topic in each video. With 1000+ uploaded already and a new one every day, it’s worth checking out.
Aimed at bodybuilders and athletes, there is a lot to be said for the “never give up” messages which resonate in nearly every video.
4. Mateusz M
Clips of movies and sporting events, overlaid with famous motivational speeches and music make Mateusz M’s videos highly addictive- some of them with millions of views.
5. Robin Sharma
From talks he has given, to his short and informal “vlogs”, Robin Sharma tackles issues such as procrastination and routine. He also has some animated word videos which are fun to watch.
6. Tony Robbins
In the world of motivation, Tony needs little introduction. His presence on YouTube and his physical presence help transform his words and drive you to action.
7. Big Think
Big Think is, in a way, a modern day version of the Academy of Achievement. With 60M+ views and hundreds of videos, they aim to bring knowledge to their viewers – direct from some of the most influential people of our time.
“Ideas worth spreading” is the TED mantra and their YouTube channel contains hundreds of their best videos.
Containing some great “words of wisdom” videos as well as short sound bites, MyComeUp is a great source of inspiration from materialistically successful people in the public eye.
A collection of famous speeches overlaid onto videos containing relevant quotations. Sounds like a basic idea but it works very well.
11. Brendan Burchard
American author, success coach and “the next Tony Robbins”, Brendan’s videos are enlightening, passionate and simple to understand.
Creative Mornings are a lecture group for the creative community- not too dissimilar to TED. I recommend their “shorts” video section but if you are creative there are 1000+ videos to enjoy.
This channel shares motivational and inspirational videos found elsewhere on YouTube.
14. Marie TV
A collection of great “how to” videos, focussing on creating a business and life you love.
TJOP is a channel that creates short, thought provoking and inspiring videos- some of them asnwering huge life questions such as “what do I desire?”
16. Adam won’t lose
Although aimed at body-builders, the videos created and shared here are thoughtful, unique and inspiring.
17. Tragedy and hope
A selection of thought provoking videos to change the way you view yourself and the world around you.
This channel for PositivelyPositive.com, a website dedicated to bringing uplifting voices and messages to their community everyday.
The Channel for MotivationGrid.com, a BuzzFeed style site sharing inspiring viral content.
20. Mind Tools
MindTools focusses on practical tips and strategies relevant to the workplace, from leadership to time management and communication, there are some great “how to” videos to be found here.
21. Shiv Khera
Short, snappy videos from the man who brought us “winners don’t do different things, they do things differently.”
22. Wayne Dyer
A large collection of videos and playlists covering Dr. Dyer’s talks on spirituality, law of attraction and more..
23. Brené Brown
Famous for her “what makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful” TED talk, Brené’s Youtube channel covers similarly honest and courageous topics about being authentic.
Truly inspiring videos covering introducing kindness and compassion in the classroom. Hearing children talk on being kind to others and understanding compassion is heart warming. Read more here.
25. Celestine Chua
Celes runs PersonalExcellence.co, one of the largest and most frequently updated self improvement sites I have come across in my Every Day Should Be Fun travels.
26. Marc and Angel
Marc and Angel have been inspiring their ever growing audience since 2006.
27. Matt Morris
Matt focusses on financial freedom through network marketing and passive revenue streams. Although he talks a lot about money, it’s his insight into self mastery and success in business which are worth watching.
28. Jack Canfield
The author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, posting short inspiration and instructional success videos.
29. Soul Pancake
The people that brought us the amazing Kid President.
99u.com offer practical insights on making ideas happen- as well as providing inspiration.
31. Gretchen Rubin
Author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen is one of the most thought provoking writers on happiness.
Offering good ideas for everyday life, The School of Life tackle some of life’s pressing issues affecting our performance and happiness.
A collection of inspiring videos helping you to be the change you wish to see in the world.
Created by Mac Anderson, SimpleTruths aims to make brief but inspiring books and videos.
35. Larry Winget
No more excuses- this guy will tell you straight why you’r poor, fat and unhappy – you have been warned!!
An entrepreneurial focussed website full of practical advice and inspiration from those who have made it (financially)
The YouTube channel for the world’s leading “spirit junkie”
39. Basquiat Picasso
At the time of writing, BP posts a new short motivational video every Friday.
Uploading and sharing inspiring videos including some of the greats such as Muhammed Ali, Nelson Mandela and more.
Inspiring and thought provoking videos, designed to be shared.
Videos relating to happiness, well-being and the work of Action for Happiness.
Headspace are dedicated to meditation and mindfulness. Their YouTube channel focusses on mediation – how to do it, when to do it and more.
44. Isaiah Hankel
Author or Black Hole Focus, Isaiah has uploaded some Robin Sharma-esque short, snappy and sometimes candidly shot videos covering topics ranging from limiting beliefs, to negotiating salary, to “habit stacking”
45. Younes Marxieu
At the time of writing there were only a handful of videos from Younes, but each one is a masterpiece in itself – similar style to Mateusz M (mentioned above).
Their website produces beautiful inforgraphics, on their YouTube channel they focus on entrepreneurs and startups- often explaining how certain businesses became successful. “We explain entrepreneurship and start-ups visually”
47. The Chopra Well
Deepak Chopra’s YouTube channel, containing videos about meditation, wellness and the Ask Deepak selection of videos.
Sharing and harnessing the power of intention, as intention leads to action.
49. Karen Salmansohn
Easy to absorb insights for achieving happiness.
Oprah’s day time self help talk show.
51. Elliott Hulse
Yes he swears, yes he’s tough, but he speaks a lot of truth and answers submitted questions (mostly aimed at men)
Videos guaranteed to make you smile 🙂
Get your daily dose of personal growth with FinerMinds.
54. Brad Montgomery
A “comedy” motivational speaker who makes the business case for happiness.
55. Bob Proctor
Creating results that stick, through a pragmatic and
56. Kelly Swanson
Comedian. Motivational speaker. Storyteller.
57. Peace is the way
Peace is the Way Films’ work is connected to ordinary people and communities who made a decision to do something positive and constructive to make the world a better place.
58. Everyone Matters
Every single human being is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect- and that includes YOU.
In this quirky, animated show, they explore the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness.
60. Relax Channel
Relaxing music designed to help you… relax 🙂
Background music instrumentals for the mind, body and soul.
Awesomeness Fest is an annual non-profit event that brings together people who are, by nature, driven to change the world.
Master your psychology. Create an extraordinary life.
64. AJ Salas
Inspiring words from famous poets, authors and figures.
Each video has a clear message, powerful visuals and excerpts from famous speakers to drive you into action. Addictive!
66. Shots of Awe
Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more.
Live Happy is the lifestyle company taking a holistic approach to happiness and leading a global movement by providing content, tools and products that inform seekers, achievers, and givers, inspiring them to live happy and make the world a happier place.
Google and PeaceJam have now come together to launch “One Billion Acts of Peace” — an international global citizen’s movement led by thirteen Nobel Peace Laureates and designed to tackle the toughest issues facing humanity. Between now and 2018, young people and adults will work together to create one billion high quality projects addressing the roots causes of the most important problems facing our planet.
The Greater Good Science Centre studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
70. Lewis Howes
Founder of The School of Greatness and all round passionate amazing person.
71. Ping Pong Studio
A channel dedicated to helping the world with motivational videos.
72. Go For No
Aimed primarily at salespeople, but applicable throughout life, Go For NO encourages us to “increase our failure rate” as this reduces fear of failure and ironically increase success rate.
Giving names to complex feelings which we all share, but struggle to verbalise.
Motivation to inspire those in need of it. Their message is simple; never give up on your goals and aspirations in life
What’s your why? Will you fight for it?
76. Roger Crawford
Motivational speaker, author and force of nature!
If you dream it, you can become it.
Business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur Magazine and Entrepreneur Network partners. The latest news, expert advice, and growth strategies for small business owners.
79. Evan Carmichael
Evan believes in entrepreneurs. It’s why he made this channel. He believes in you. Make something remarkable happen.
80. You Got This Bro
The new online face of Motivation. You can either have excuses or you can have results – you can’t have both. Make the choice!
81. Ted Ed
TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.
82. Kyle Cease
83. Happy & Well
The Happy & Well channel hosts footage from all of our conferences. Enjoy our potent mix of cutting edge research, philosophical, scientific and social perspectives and inspiring personal stories and see for yourself what all the hype is about!
Motivational and Inspirational videos to help you through life.
85. Uplift Post
Creating and sharing short, viral, uplifting videos.
86. London Real
People worth watching.
87. HES19 Motivation
My Channel will make you inspired and motivated to grow up in your life, you will forget the negativity!!
This YouTube channel is designed to help you make continual progress in each area of your life, so that you can have lasting growth and fulfillment.
89. Inside Quest
Inside Quest brings together the conversational enthusiasm of a podcast with the intention and structure of a Charlie Rose-style talk show.
90. Toan Lam TV
Short, snackable, inspiring shots of inspiration from the creator of GoInspireGo.com
91. Random Acts
Random Acts is a non-profit organization that aims to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time.
Visualize Yourself Beyond Ordinary. Success, Motivation, Hip Hop & the Law of Attraction.
93. The Mighty
We believe in the power of stories, the strength of communities and the beauty of the human spirit. We find strength, joy and beauty in disability and disease.
94. Brave Girls Club
We are on a wild and crazy mission to find all of the brave women of the world…to help them find each other…then to change the world with good news, good ideas, good people, and good times.
95. Mel Robbins
Not Tony’s brother..but just as inspiring 🙂
….More to come!
If you’d like to suggest something then please contact me.