10 Inspirational YouTube Videos That Will Open Your Mind

Reading personal development blogs and books isn’t the only way to open your mind these days.

I now watch videos even more than I read books, because it’s easier and quicker to digest.

Plus you can’t beat visuals as it makes the experience more personal. I think you’d agree with that.

Just take a peeka-boo at the statistic below –

80% Of Your Online Visitors Will Watch A Video, While Only 20 Percent Will Actually Read Content In Its Entirety.

Source: Mill For Business

Here are 10 Inspirational YouTube videos that will you open your mind, and refresh your perspective.


1. How to buy time

This video is by Grant Cardone and his V.P of sales – Jarrod Glandt. Grant Cardone is an international business and sales expert.

In this video he talks about how to create more time, why time is a myth, and how time in its self is made up. As well as the excuses people make that hold you back.

I’ve never seen someone talk about time the way Grant Cardone does in this video.

If you’re stuck in the wheel of excuses this video will stretch your mind and change your whole perspective.

You guys have got to quit blaming a thing that’s made up.” – Grant Cardone


2. Success is something you attract

Jim Rohn is known as the god father of personal development. And was an international speaker, author.

The principle behind this video is – If you want to be successful, you have to become an attractive person.

That means –

  • Improving your attitude.
  • Being more confident.
  • Letting your personality shine.
  • Going the extra mile to help people.
  • Provide more value to others.
  • Become a better version of yourself.
  • Work on your communication skills.

Focus on improving yourself and your skills.


3. 8 Rules For Hustle

I remember coming across the young female entrepreneurs channel by mistake. It was through a related video.

The host interviews Vasavi Kumar who goes through the 8 rules for hustle. And the steps you’ve got to take to bring your ideas to life.

For example –

  • Learn to say Hell No.
  • Be obsessively focused.

Her whole perspective on the topic is bound to shift the way you think. I love her energy, and the fact that she doesn’t hold back on what she has to say.

If you think the truth hurts, the knowledge in this video will sting, but you’ll be thanking her later.


4. How to attack a stale industry

With over 1 million followers, there’s a chance you might know about Gary VaynerchukHe’s an entrepreneur with what seems like unlimited amounts of energy and enthusiasm.

He explains why he doesn’t listen to other leaders and business people in his industry. And how that’s helped him to stay creative, innovative, and able to stand out.

If you’re in need of creative inspiration, this will more than do it for you. Guaranteed. 


5. You Are More

I won’t be surprised If you know Michelle Phan. She’s a YouTube star with over 7 million subscribers on YouTube, and a big following on social media.

In this video she partnered up with a company called Love 146 who works to end child trafficking and exploitation.

The inspirational message behind the video is regardless of how society labels you, puts you down and stereotypes you, you’re more than that.

You’re better than the criticism, the hate, the negativity and the naysayers. And you’re not obligated to live by anybody’s standards but your own.

Live life on your own terms and be bigger than judgments people make of you.


6. I woke up like this

The YouTube channel behind this video is Ryerson Student Life. 

A couple of students share personal insights on how they feel about themselves, the pressures of society and the expectations of society.

And also they share what they feel makes them unique. I LOVE the honesty and the personal aspects of this video.

It’s inspiring to watch.


7. World peace starts within

Ashley Cooper is the host of a YouTube series called – #PainToPower. Where she shares personal stories, insights, and tips on purpose and personal development.

The title of this video says it all. It’s so easy to blame other people, circumstances and things that are out of your reach.

But it’s 100 times harder to blame yourself, and realize it all starts with you. Whether you like that or not.

Peace and positivity can’t be achieved until you work on it from the inside out. There’s a lot to be taken from this video.


8. How to get attention

Grant Cardone is known to consistently mention 1 thing in his videos. And that’s the fact that you MUST get attention to be successful.

You have to get attention for your brand, business, product, service, blog, charity, or whatever it is you’re promoting.

Money’s not your problem, attentions your problem, as he says.

His whole concept blew my mind after I first discovered him online. And it’s completely changed the way I operate, think, and the actions I take.

You’d be crazy not to get value of out this video.

Money and power follow attention, so whoever can get the most attention is the person who takes the most action. And sooner or later will get the most results. – Grant Cardone


9. Thank you for not believing in me

Marie Forleo’s an online entrepreneur with a personality so attractive it’s hard not be drawn in. She hosts the weekly show – Marie TV.

This video goes through her experience with a particular person not believing in her and what she’s doing. And how that experience pushed her to be even more successful.

And it’s relatable on many levels. I mean, how many times have you been turned down, doubted, put down and had someone NOT believe in you?

A lot, right? And seeing someone else talk about their experience inspires you to keep going. It’s also a  reminder that you’re not alone.

Sometimes a put down is the best fuel to fire you up.” – Marie Forleo


10. How we made our millions

This is one of the documentaries that got me started on my personal development journey. And getting into what I’ve always wanted to do.

This documentary by Peter Jones (UK Entrepreneur) follows 2 successful British entrepreneurs – Michelle Mone and Richard Reed. On how they got started.

As well as how life was growing up, their failures, mistakes, setbacks, tough upbringings, and what contributed to their success.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re interested in running a business or not, this video will teach you valuable lessons.

And it’ll inspire you to better your life, improve your circumstances, and even change your perspective on the whole idea of success.

Because the truth is, there’s only a small portion of people who have been spoon fed success from the very beginning.

And making excuses isn’t the way to get success for yourself and your family. Whatever success means to you.


So what inspirational video are you going to watch? And If you have, which one has had an impression on you?

Let me know in the comments….

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Theo J Ellis

I share my experiences and document my journey. My motto is: Just Be Real, because when you be yourself without fear of criticism, it gives you a sense of freedom and happiness that can't be taken away from you.

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