YouTube for Motivation

I discovered a great tool for inspiration and motivation recently.  YouTube.  Seriously.  Do a search for motivational speeches or business motivation or whatever you think you may need to inspire you or your team and you’ll find more than you can imagine.  Let’s face it, most of us can’t afford a life coach these days and most of our companies can’t fly a keynote speaker cross country anymore to address our employees.  I have been getting on YouTube almost every day and watching clips that I find to be inspirational.  Here are a few of my favorites right now:

Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate….” a scene from the film Coach Carter.

“You want something, go get it.  Period” a scene fromt he film Pursuit of Happyness.

“Lose Yourself” Eminem music video.  (I may just like this one because it’s filmed in Detroit).

Bruce Lee, “Be water, my friend”

I’m telling you, a daily dose of the right inspiration can go a long way.  Give it a shot.  I have, and it’s made a big difference already.  If you find something that inspires you, share it with your team and inspire them.  Use a clip to kick off your next boring meeting and see how much life enters the conference room.  If you want to get the most out of your people, start by inspiring them.  Do that, and even your properties that are short staffed can achieve their objective.

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