This past weekend, I went to brunch with some friends and I mentioned Gary Vee. They all looked at me and said “who’s that?” Like any millennial would, I pulled up his IG and they still had no clue. I was flabbergasted. I immediately felt inclined to tell them about how his videos have altered my mindset. We’re not all into motivational speakers, self-improvement videos/books but we should be. 

Fine. I guess I can’t tell people what to listen to but I personally can’t fathom my life without listening to messages that fuel my soul. I’m extremely driven by my lifestyle, career, health, relationships, and personal brand goals. Although, there are many times when I feel drained, doubtful, and discouraged. In those times, I listen to some of my “virtual mentors” to get my head back in the game. Do you want to leave a legacy? When we consume content that helps us improve ourselves we have much more to contribute to human kind.

Below are 10 motivational speakers (or what I like to call “virtual mentors”) I couldn’t imagine my life without:

1. Evan Carmichael

Evan’s channel is how I discovered the majority of my favorite speakers. He takes powerful messages from many different speakers and curates them into singular themes. I listen to his morning motivational videos every morning and his Mentor Me series is also one of my go-to’s. Check out Evan’s videos, they’ll definitely transform your life. They have seriously altered my life in the past couple of years. Click here to visit his YouTube channel.

2. Gary Vee

Entrepreneur and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary is a cut-throat powerhouse with straight forward advice. There’s a reason why he has 2.32 million subscribers on his Youtube channel. Check out some of his videos here.

3. Oprah

Billionaire media maven, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist, why wouldn’t you want to learn from her?! Check out the OWN channel for many of her inspirational videos here.

4. Marie Forleo

Energetic and engaging thought leader who inspires others to build a business and life they love. Check out her channel here.

5. Marisa Peer

An exceptional therapist who has cracked the code to all our problems, which is thinking we aren’t enough. She provides valuable ways to start believing you’re enough in all instances. If you’ve ever felt inadequate or need help getting read of self doubt, check out her channel here.

6. Les Brown

Dynamic speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, Les Brown will have you clapping in agreement, laughing and rethinking your life. Check out some of his videos here.

7. Tom Bilyeu

Speaker and host who will introduce you to the people and ideas that will help you actually execute on your dreams and develop leadership skills in business and in your personal life. Subscribe to his channel here.

8. Lisa Nichols

Powerful speaker with an amazing story and tangible how to guides on enhancing various areas of your life. Check out her videos here.

9. Grant Cardone

Business mogul, author of eight business books, thirteen business programs, and he is the CEO of seven privately held companies. Check out his channel and follow him on social media because him and his wife are very entertaining.

10. Mel Roberts

The queen of the 5-second rule. Her principles remind me how to switch my mind frame quickly to get more done. Check out some of her videos here.