Every now and again we all need a little kick up the backside to crack on and do the things that we need to get done.  If you are feeling stuck and need a little dose of inspiration take a look at these 10 motivational videos to watch if you need a kick up the backside to help you get over yourself.

Marissa Peer: The Biggest Disease Affecting Humanity “I am not enough” (42:22)

Marisa Peer is a leading motivational speaker, celebrity therapist, columnist, author, and television expert.

In this 40 minute presentation, first heard at Awesomefest in July 2015 she teaches us how to shatter our limitations and feel ‘enough’ through touching stories of helping burnt-out Hollywood celebrities, regular clients and even her own family.

Watch this if you are having a wobble and wondering if you really are clever enough, professional enough, outgoing enough, <insert your own insecurity> enough to do the things that you want to do with your life.

You can view the video HERE.


J.K. Rowling: Harvard Commencement Speech (20:58)

J.K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention and have become the best selling books in history.

Rowling’s rags to riches story has been well documented in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years.

In this Harvard Commencement speech she focuses on two key areas – the importance of failure and the power of imagination.

Rowling reassures us that “Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default”.

Watch this if you are not taking the action that you need to take because you are crippled by the idea of failure.

You can view the video HERE

Jim Carrey – Highlights of Commencement Address Maharishi University of Management (8.28)

Jim Carrey is an actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer best  known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.

As with many public figures Jim’s path to success was paved with challenges and hardship. In recent years Carrey has spent time inspiring his followers young and old to follow their dreams and to do what they love.  He reminds us that   “You can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love”.

Watch this if your vision and dreams for your life seem completely out of reach at the moment and you have no idea how you will make them a reality.

You can view the video HERE.

Oprah Winfrey  – Inspiring Words from Oprah Winfrey (10.25)

Oprah Winfrey needs little introduction, the first African American Billionaire, an actress, philanthropist, publisher and producer and undoubtedly one of the greatest female role models of our time.

There are hundreds of hours of video footage of Oprah sharing her inspirational thoughts and watching any one of them will be time well spent.

This montage provides some of Oprah’s key messages including finding your purpose, keeping your eyes on your own race and taking responsibility for your own actions.

Watch this if  you need a reminder of the importance of being true to yourself and going after the things that are truly important to you.

You can view the video HERE.


Steve Harvey – Oprah’s Lifeclass ‘Stop Telling Your Big Dreams To Small Minded People’ (3:24)

Steve Harvey is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.  The son of a coal miner from West Virginia, Steve is yet another example of somebody who has risen from humble beginnings to do great things in the world.

In this video Steve is interviewed by Oprah (Oprah is the Queen, of course she had to pop up in this list twice!) and he talks about how he overcomes his fear to follow his dreams. He also explains the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people who will support you in going after your dreams.

Watch this to learn what is actually required to turn your dreams into reality.

You can view the video HERE.

The Most Inspirational Video for Women Ever – How to Have Motivation and Never Give Up (4.15)

Originally compiled for International Women’s Day this montage of video clips contains snippets from Oprah, Michelle Obama, Adele and Margaret Thatcher.

A short sharp burst of inspiration for those days when everything seems like hard work and once again you ask yourself ‘is this really worth it?’

Watch this if you are wandering off your path and need a nudge to remind you that you can and you must live your calling.

You can view the video HERE.

Lizzie Velasquez – How Do You Define Yourself? (13.10)

Lizzie Velasquez is an American motivational speaker and author. She was born with a rare congenital disease that, amongst other symptoms, prevents her from accumulating body fat and she has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Her conditions resulted in relentless bullying during her childhood and inspired her to take up motivational speaking.

With humour and passion Velasquez reminds us that our lives are in OUR hands and we can choose how we perceive and react to every situation.

This is one to watch if things are not going as well as you would like in your business. Lizzie will show you how to use the negativity around you to fire you up and motivate you to keep on going. As she says ‘Brave Starts Here’.

Watch this for a massive reality check – you might think your current situation is tough. People have gone through tougher and come out shining at the other side. You can too.

You can view the video HERE.

Tony Robbins – Limitless Passion (6:51)

Tony Robbins is an author, speaker and philanthropist most well known for his self-help books: Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within and Awake the Giant Within.

Again, there are hours and hours of footage available online of Tony sharing his teachings and working with coaching clients.  Any one of these videos will give you an insight into what Tony believes and how he works.  This montage summarises Tony’s key messages.

Watch this if you are feeling the fear and need to get focused on doing the things that will help you build the life you want.

You can view the video HERE.

Victoria Milligan – Time is Precious (17.59)

Victoria Milligan was an ordinary woman, leading an ordinary life with herhusband and four children until tragedy struck in 2013 when she lost her daughter, husband and her leg in a tragic accident.

Victoria’s story is incomprehensible to us. Understanding how she picked herself up and not only recovered from such a horrific event but helped her family to recover as well.

She reminds us of the great duty that we have to make the most of every single second because we never know what is around the corner.

Watch this if  you are having a ‘woe is me’ day and let’s face it, we all do from time to time, her story is a reminder of the sanctity of human life, the great privilege we have to be on this earth surrounded by the ones that we love.

You can view the video HERE.

Gary Vaynerchuk – The Most Motivational Statement Ever in 3 Words (0:30)

Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker and internet personality. Most famous for taking his family wine business from $3m to $60m a year in just five years, Vaynerchuk now runs Vayner Media, one of the world’s biggest digital agencies.

Vaynerchuk’s energy and passion for business has established him as a modern day guru with a massive social media following and thousands of raving fans.

Watch this if you are short on time and need a quick jolt to remind you why you need to focus on the things that matter to you. If you don’t have time to watch ANY of the other videos, watch this one.

You can view the video HERE.