9 Inspirational business leaders to follow right now

During this time of COVID-19 necessitated social distancing it is important to work on your own motivation – even if it means making a conscious effort to study the success habits of other inspirational leaders to stay focus on something positive. According to researchers is well known that there can be disadvantages when being disconnected from people – but at this point in time, technology can be used as a major force for good. We hope you find the following business leaders to be a true inspiration:

Bill Gates:

Perhaps Bill Gate needs no introduction, as the founder of Microsoft and once the wealthiest man in the world. Given that we’re at a point in time right now where people have to literally bide their time and the US president, Donald Trump, predicts recovery to be likely around June, it may help to remind yourself of what Gates said: “Patience is a key element of success.”


Jeff Bezos:

Rethinking how you will network next? What social plans you have for the future? One of the reasons for the huge success of Jeff Bezos is arguably his ability to link up with smart people, get them on his side and put them to work for a good cause that is mutually beneficial. Thinking about his philosophy is quite simple – he summed it up in a quote by saying: “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

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Chris Brogan:

As an American author and marketing consultant, Brogan is well-known for inspiring many business leaders. He wrote the books “Trust agents” and “The impact equation” these are best-sellers on Amazon and used by many universities for their research and theory. There is also a big lesson to learn from him when it comes to settling for second best: he thinks we should not. Brogan once said: “Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.”


Philipp Hana:

An entrepreneur who is also known as the creative head who took the concept of professional design and branding to entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide, Philipp Hana started X10 Design and created a blueprint design guide. His vision: “There is a point at which founders, as creators need to have confidence in their design skills because ultimately, they understand their concept better than anyone and have to be a part of the creative process that distinguishes their brand.”


Martin Sorrell:

He was the founder and once CEO of the worlds’ most successful advertising company, WPP. He grew that company through a series of remarkable acquisitions, appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos and in numerous prestigious interviews. In a time where government and business leaders are all talking about COVID-19 stimulus to boost economies, it may be useful to think back to what Sorrell once said: “The lower, the faster, the better. Hopefully, there’s more stimulus to come.”


Farrah Gray:

He is an American motivational speaker with his own successful track record in business. He’s also an investor and columnist. One of his best-selling books is called Reallionaire(2004). His most famous quote, recited by many leaders around the world, is “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”


Charlie Hoch:

Charlie Hoch is credited with some of the most innovative “grab and go” product designs in the alternative health and wellness industry as well as through his work at EYCE has become recognized for defining the silicone category and contributing to the development of its most successful brand and products. Charlie is a multi-talented business leader with a rare understanding of the relationship between product development and user adoption. When asked about the secret to his success, he said: “Idea’s don’t sit on shelves. You have to learn how to take an idea and transmit that idea into a product that consumers will quickly understand and appreciate.”

Stephen Covey:

He was one of America’s top motivational business coaches, an acclaimed author and educator. His best-selling book is “The 7 habits of highly effective people” which is still a major around the world today. Right now, it may be wise to remind yourself of a powerful quote from Covey. He said “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”


George Thomas McCormick:

As one of the biggest names in social media marketing, he is the main brain behind several S&P500 social media campaigns: a renowned strategist indeed. McCormick has an enlightening mantra when it comes to tough and competitive situations: “Creativity helps you navigate through challenges on the way to delivering record-breaking results.”


Final Scoop:

Using your time wisely to learn from the best names in each industry is certainly one shortcut to distinction. The positive psychology and inspiration that comes from studying successful people is well worth it during times of lesser social contact. Happy reading and stay safe.