To ease the discomfort of mandated social distancing over the past few weeks, many have relied on streaming services and video calls to occupy this period of isolation. However, while the unexpected break in routine has fueled a sense of staying in touch with each other, it’s also offered a rare opportunity for us to get in touch with ourselves. That’s why, in a period dictated by uncertainty, what better way to reclaim this time than by dedicating it towards personal development. From honing your entrepreneurial spirit to sourcing another stream of revenue, we’ve compiled a list of our top mentors for self-improvement who consistently offer inspiration aligning with the XSuit ethos.
Whether empowering readers through their best-selling books, amassing global listeners on their podcasts or inspiring entrepreneurs around the world viewing their TED Talks, we highly recommend these gentlementors to keep you company while stuck alone in quarantine.
As a pioneer and podcast host ahead of his time, Tim Ferriss rarely fails to deliver actionable insights to his millions of followers across the globe. Revered for his ability to mesmerize listeners with unrivaled entrepreneurial acumen, we’d be doing you a disservice by not recommending his latest work, Tribe of Mentors. Taking you on a journey through some of the most innovative minds that have contributed to society as we know it today, we highly suggest this read for anyone looking to take a deeper look into the conscious of the super successful.
Having transformed millions of lives around the world, the name Tony Robbins is synonymous with personal development. From seminars to retreats, and even supplements, Robbins has remained dedicated to offering individuals with the motivation they need to make improvements throughout every aspect of their lives. In addition to fueling followers with inspiration across his YouTube channel, his book Unshakeable is one of our leading suggestions for anyone looking to utilize this rare period of office freedom as an opportunity to master financial freedom instead.
We couldn’t offer you a list of mentors without including leadership expert, Simon Sinek. Arguably one of our favorite TED speakers, Sinek’s content continues to fuel audiences with inspiration aligning with his bestseller, Leaders Eat Last. Exploring a variety of leadership styles, Sinek takes readers on a microscopic journey where he examines the fundamentals of authority and the role they play in cultivating a sense of culture. No matter where you choose to digest his insights, Sinek’s work will undoubtedly inspire you to take a closer look at your own leadership style and help you discover ways you can use your status to achieve company-wide success.
For no lack of transparency (or F-bombs,) digital media powerhouse, Gary Vaynerchuk is quite possibly the most valuable presence on YouTube as an entrepreneurial mentor. Unabashedly echoing his sentiments across all social platforms, GaryVee’s best-seller Crushing It is a staple that any gentleman destined for success should acquaint himself with. Examining social media platforms at a micro level, the proud New Jersey native explores ways you can uniquely use each tool to build your own brand. Re-addressing principals from his 2009 bestseller, Crush It, Gary V offers insightful advice supported by case studies that are of value to anyone looking to leverage their brand’s social media presence.
Mark Manson’s take it or leave it style of mentorship is a much-appreciated breath of fresh air from the oversaturated market touting work that at times reads more preachy than inspiring. As a widely recognized blogger and the author of Everything is F*cked and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, we’re going to offer a subtle hint to check this best-seller out during your time during quarantine 2020. Whether looking for some direction on your journey to self-improvement or seeking insightful advice, his work will if anything be sure to give you a few laughs.
Respected as a pioneer within the self-improvement space, the late Stephen Covey is the author to one of the most widely recognized personal development masterpieces, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In addition to following this best-seller with other coveted works, his literary success as a mentor would later inspire him to open the doors of Covey Leadership Center, dedicated to offering much-needed support for those challenged by the ability to achieve their goals. For anyone looking to improve themselves both personally and professionally, there’s few books that can rival the power that Covey’s has had on impacting the lives of millions.
If looking for a mentor to provide you with the necessary tools to successfully transform yourself, look no further than John Maxwell. Relied upon by some of the most respected leaders throughout the globe, Maxwell has an undeniable gift that takes motivated individuals to a higher version of themselves. Having spent nearly half of a century coaching executives from Fortune 500 companies, Maxwell offers valuable insights that are truly life-changing. From audiobooks to workshops and a wide selection of literary insights, John C Maxwell is a highly effective mentor for any leader looking to improve themselves.
It wasn’t a question of if we were going to include Ray Dalio on our list…just a matter of when. So, before we go any further, when the founder of the world’s most successful hedge fund offers you a manifesto of success, it’s probably best you read it. In his New York Time’s bestseller Principals of Life, Ray Dali offers readers a no-frills roadmap outlining his own personal path to success. Broken down into five comprehensive parts, Dali provides entrepreneurs with actionable solutions that they can implement to achieve their own goals. This book is certainly a longer read, but then again, we are in the midst of a global quarantine so if ever there was a time, it’d be now.
Now couldn’t be a better time to mention Evan Carmichael, entrepreneurial superhuman. A success by nature, Carmichael is a globally recognized author, speaker, and mentor to aspiring business successes around the world. Packed with refreshing insight, we can almost guarantee you’ll want to read his best-seller, Your One Word, over and over again especially if looking to create your own empire during this quaran-time to yourself.