It’s been said that who you spend your time with is a direct reflection of who you are. So if you’re looking to be successful, you’ll want to surround yourself with successful people. Having a local mentor is effective, but not always easy to find. The group of successful people on this list have built a career in helping others do what they have done.
They are influencers and want to share their knowledge. They help you with your personal and professional development. They are well aware of the obstacles you might be facing, because they have faced them too. While not everyone will resonate with you on this list, there might be someone with a voice that invokes a fire in you to make big change.
Successful people tend to also be influential. They want to share their knowledge because they are so passionate about it. They help many people with their own personal development. They know how to help you, because they’ve found the recipe to help themselves. Although not every voice will speak to every mind, we have put together 8 successful people from all walks of life who may have an impact on you in 2018.
Simon T. Bailey
He is CEO of his own company, which founded the Brilliance Institute. His mandate is to help people find the brilliance within themselves. He was once a sales director for the Disney Institute, so he has a background in business. Bailey helps the biggest influencers in the world achieve what they want in life. He is an author and speaker and helps over 1,500 organizations. His recent book, “Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You” is designed to help you see what it is you want in your life.
Gabby Bernstein has made a name for herself in the self-help sector because she deeply inspires through her books. She has written five bestsellers, she was on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday, and has been called the next gen thought leader. The New York Times has praised her as the “new role model.” She occasionally co-hosts on the Dr. Oz show. If you want to immerse yourself in everything Gabby, she has a Miracle Membership. You’ll get emails to keep you moving forward on a spiritual path with lots of great information and support. Her flagship course called Spirit Junkie is her Masterclass designed for those who want to see real change in their life.
Tom Bilyeu is an inspiration for all the wonderful things he has done for himself and others. He co-founded Quest Nutrition, a start-up that is now worth over $1 billion. He hosts his own show called “Impact Theory.” The show focuses on creating, cultivating, and monetizing mission-based companies. He is determined to help companies flourish by solving the challenges they face and making them relevant in modern culture.
He has successfully helped many people and businesses become better. He helps people build self-esteem, and teaches you how to effectively deal with others. For example, he teaches you how to remove critical words when talking with someone and replace them with a compliment.
Brene Brown is a ground-breaking researcher turned author and public speaker. She teaches about being courageous, which often means being silly and not caring what others think. It goes much deeper than thism of course. She gives us insight into what it feels like to be ashamed and alternatively, what it’s like to feel worthiness.
She was initially a researcher with a Ph.D. who spent endless hours and years studying the human condition. Her research helps you look into your weaknesses and strengths. She gained success through her TED Talk and has had over 30 million views. In 2017, she put out a new book called “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.” This book can help you on your soul journey so you can share your true self with the world. Once you can do that, you can adjust everything in your life.
Tim Ferriss is considered a mix between a monk and Jack Welsh. He has worked his way up to gain notoriety in the self-help sector. His podcast is helpful for people who are looking to improve themselves in all sorts of ways. He finds ways to maximize tasks so they are intense but don’t take a lot of time.
He helps you create a better life in your health, success, and finances. His recent book, “Tool of the Titans,” is a New York Times top seller, and it has surpassed any other book of its genre in terms of sales. The book is based on his podcast which gives you an insight into how the top CEOs think. Not only do you have Ferriss mentoring you through the book, but you also have the most successful leaders baring their souls. He is a great guru who can guide you to completely overhaul what you don’t like going on in your life right now.
Jane and Kelly McGonigal
Jane McGonigal and her sister Kelly are both making big changes in the world. The fact that they’re females working in male-dominated industries and thriving is inspiring enough. These sisters are dynamic, and changing the way we see things. Jane designs videos and has written a book based on how to take the most out of gaming and use it in your life. “SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully” is a breakthrough concept. She has also created an alternate reality game that helps people develop skills to improve their lives.
Her twin sister Kelly is a Stanford University health psychologist who is a lecturer. She connected science and self-help, which has helped us understand our nature at the cellular level. She developed the idea of taking research from both neuroscience and psychology to improve your life. Her TEDTalk has seen over 15 million views, “How to Make Stress Your Friend.” If you experience stress often, she helps you to come to terms with what it is and how to use it to your advantage.
Tony Robbins has been around for decades, helping people overcome their own fears. He has fearlessly helped people who have gone through major trauma. He doesn’t sugar coat life either. He will let you know that you are responsible for your life. He transforms lives, and he does it well if you’re willing to improve.
Tony has many ways to help you, from books to at home courses to full-on master courses in person. His seminars are life-transforming whether you’re looking for love, looking to become rich, or just need a hand up to see that life is full of potential. Robbins is all about taking action as opposed to believing that things are possible and manifesting your dreams. You’ll have to work for improvement but if you follow his direction, you will see improvement in your life.
These successful people are great voices to have sitting in your ears if you’re looking to meet your goals. Some of the people on this list had to overcome great tragedies in their own lives. They had to work hard and spend a lot of time understanding the human psyche. When you pick up a book or listen to a podcast, you gain insight on how these deeply inspiring people managed to find such great success.