- Brian D. Evans Founder/CEO, Influencive.
Millennials are in the news a lot these days, and with good reason. They’re poised to have a major impact on the world. Contrary to some of the misconceptions about them, millennials are forging new paths for themselves – and helping others along the way.
With that in mind, here are the top six mentors for millennials (who are also all rockstar entrepreneurs) you should be following if you want to be inspired and motivated.
Gerard Adams’ passion in life is helping other millennials achieve the same success he enjoys. As a thought leader, entrepreneur, and mentor, he’s doing his part in helping his generation reshape the world. Gerard founded EliteDaily.com, a news platform that got as many as 80 million views per month before he sold it for $50 million – becoming a self-made millionaire at only 24 years of age.
Today, he travels the world and works with his clients, inspiring them to tap into their creativity, overcome negative thinking, and achieve the success they deserve.
Peter Voogd started his first business at the age of 15. Although the entrepreneurial spirit drove him forward, he experienced some significant setbacks. He didn’t let that stop him. When he was 22, he took stock of himself and revamped his business strategies and mindset – and it paid off. The same principles he used to forge his first success turned out to be applicable to other industries, and before long, he had made his first million.
That’s when he decided to pass his knowledge on to other millennials who could benefit from it. He founded Game Changers Academy, an online community dedicated to helping people use the Right Clarity, Right Direction, Right Plan, and Right Action to make sure their hard work is not wasted.
Los Silva is a serial entrepreneur and self-made millionaire. As one of the original growth hackers and the co-founder of Growth Hacker TV, he’s got a passion for bringing people together. With the founding of his online community and academy, Ambitious.com, he plans to help one million entrepreneurs set goals for themselves—and reach them with the guidance of weekly Master Classes offered by some of the most successful and inspirational entrepreneurs in the world.
Los is also the CEO of Hype Media, a consulting firm specializing in scaling companies by helping them grows sales channels using social media and by working with influencers.
If social media marketing is the new frontier of advertising, Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the pioneers who first explored it. At a young age, he took his family’s wine business and multiplied its value 20 times, taking it from $3-million to $60-million in five years using YouTube as one of his primary tools. After that, he started VaynerMedia, which has grown into one of the world’s most influential digital marketing agencies.
His latest venture is VaynerRSE, a $25-million investment fund. He is the host of the #AskGaryVee Show podcast, where he answers questions about entrepreneurship, social media, and more.
It’s not every day that Oprah names someone a “thought leader for the next generation,” or Tony Robbins calls you an “extraordinary woman,” but that’s exactly what happened to Marie Forleo. Forleo is a life coach, author, and online show host who educates and inspires millions of millennials (amongst others) every month. She runs the super successful educational platforms B-School and MarieTV.
Forleo shows others how to unleash their unique gift with her unshakable optimism and passion.
Ramit Sethi didn’t grow up wealthy, but he learned how to be wealthy and now his goal is to help others do the same thing. After studying psychology at Stanford—and losing half of his scholarship money on the stock market—he decided to turn that setback into an opportunity by dedicating himself to learning about money and how it works.
What he discovered is that there’s an undeniable link between psychology and finance. He wrote a best-selling book, I Will Teach You to be Rich, and then spun that into a successful blog and online academy of the same name. So far, he has helped more than 20,000 people reach their goals.