Are 140 characters enough for an inspirational message? That’s a big challenge that these ten inspirational speakers conquer. (I’m listing them in alphabetical order because it’s hard to rank them.) They’re on my Twitter feed and I highly recommend them as worth following.
1. Azure Antoinette (@AzureAntoinette)
Be brilliant, because everything else is ordinary. This is a gem from Azure, who I met in fall 2014 as a fellow keynote speaker at the Quad Cities Women’s Leadership Conference sponsored by Merrill Lynch. A spoken word artist, she is known as the millennial Maya Angelou, and her message is to “ignite your dream.”
2. Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra)
Full awakening is knowledge of your true nature, which is the ultimate truth. Chopra’s profile picture has two words marked on his cheek: Infinite Possibilities. His new book explores the reinvigoration of faith in God and spiritual belief in the age of skepticism.
3. Amy Cuddy (@amyjccuddy)
The less self-focused we are, the better we are at being ourselves. She heralded the connection between confidence and body language, and how we follow our dreams through our posture.
4. Kevin Eastman (@kevineastman)
I hear lots of people talk about being locked in. To me that’s an intense focus on “right now.” He’s rooted in pro basketball, but his knowledge relates to teams, leadership and succeeding together.
5. Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz)
I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue. The author of Eat, Pray, Love and the new novel The Signature of All Things fills her Twitter feed with humor and insight.
6. Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff)
Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. The online publisher cherry-picks amazing reads and quotes that will get you to think and live more intentionally.
7. Kid President (@iamkidpresident)
Hang in there. Unless there is boring. Go be you somewhere awesome. How about inspiration from Robby, a kid who is funny as heck, who as a family project is making the world a place where everyone is someone special?
8. Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins)
The difference between success and failure isn’t talent, it’s hunger. He’s been motivating people for so long, and Twitter gives him an immediate platform for inspiring 2.5 million followers.
9. Simon Sinek (@simonsinek)
We can make up for lost money but we can’t make up for lost time. As an ethnographer, Sinek studies people and cultures, and shares what he knows through hugely popular TED talks like one about how to restore the human in humanity.
10. Oprah Winfrey (@oprah)
I love that friendship is a spiritual practice, don’t you? She’s the queen storyteller and story gatherer, tweeting content that helps her followers survive and thrive.
Your Game Changer Takeaway
If you follow me on Twitter, you see my retweets of inspirational messages from these ten speakers. They help inspire me to keep inspiring others, and I believe they will keep you motivated and believing as you strive to your goals. If you know of an inspirational speaker not on my list who is worth following on Twitter, please tweet me!
Molly Fletcher helps inspire and equip game changers to dream, live and grow fearlessly. A keynote speaker and author, Molly draws on her decades of experiences working with elite athletes and coaches as a sports agent, and applies them to the business world. Sign up here to receive our monthly newsletter.