Life would be easy if all of us had a blueprint that would guide us from one chapter of our lives to another without having to go through series of trial and errors before finding what works. Of course, that is just a wishful thinking. Thankfully, what is a reality is that, some people have experienced so much failures and pitfalls in life that they now know the step-by-step route to success.
And with the explosion modern technology and social media over the years, more and more entrepreneurs are emerging and startups are birthing in droves. However, they are failing as fast they are springing up.
Experts believe that new entrepreneurs lack sound strategy and full-proof business models that would take their business beyond the startup phase. This gave rise to the demand for seasoned business mentors and coaches – and these extraordinary individuals, who have had their own fair share of failures, are leveraging the social media platforms to dish out thought-provoking and life changing content.
Here are five renowned business coaches that every entrepreneur or aspiring ones should follow on social media to learn the workings of business.
He is one of Africa’s most sought-after business coaches and very relevant in the global business arena. The South African serial entrepreneur is a private equity Managing Partner at Watermark Afrika, CEO of pan-African impact investment firm MyGrowthFund Venture Capital & convenor of leading research boutique IC Knowledge Bureau.
Vusi has been churning out inspirational content since he was a teenager. At the age of 17, he was ranked number one in public speaking and bagged third place in the world at the English-Speaking Union International Competition.
He was 25 years old when he ran a R400 million division at a renowned multinational and was one of the youngest Directors of a JSE listed company.
Now, with expertise in strategy, leadership, and sales, Vusi has established himself as an authority in the business and coaching space over the last 15 years, both in Africa and the international community. He’s also an author and an international best-seller, as his debut book the ‘Magna Carta of Exponentiality’ sold 6,000 copies in Spain on the day of launch alone. He has since followed up with another classic, titled ‘Vusi – lessons from a Black Dragon’.
If you need a regular dose of inspiration and vital business knowledge, you should follow Vusi on all the social media platforms.
Tony RobbinsTony Robbins
If Tony Robbins tells people to walk into a raging fire, they would do it. That’s how much he has earned the trust of more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs.
Robbins’ business portfolio is incredible – he’s the chairman of a holding company that comprises of more than 50 businesses, with combined sales exceeding $6 billion a year. The Harvard Business Press once named him one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus’ in the world, and Worth Magazine also listed him one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance for three consecutive years.
Tony Robbins is the leader other leaders call on for advice. He has consulted for three US Presidents and top entertainers, including Serena Williams, Usher, Pitbull, Golden State Warriors among others.
Robbins has authored six internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times number one best-seller ‘MONEY: Master the Game’ and ‘UNSHAKEABLE’.
Follow him on social media, consume his content and your life will not remain the same.
Grant CardoneGrant Cardone
If you want to become a master in sales and marketing, Cardone is the right mentor you need. He’s a global and thought-provoking speaker with expertise in sales, leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship and finance.
As far as social media is concerned, Cardone has it on a lockdown. He’s a social media influencer and has sold millions of training programs through his company, Cardone Training Technologies, which helps companies quadruple their sales by customizing its processes to be more effective.
Cardone’s other companies are Cardone University, Cardone Acquisitions, Cardone Capital and Grant Cardone TV Network. The companies record more than $300 million in annual revenue.
Follow his social pages below.
Gary VaynerchukGary Vaynerchuk
He was one of the early birds who reaped bountifully from the eCommerce space after transitioning his father’s local liquor store into an online shop, and grew the family business from $3-60m in sales during a five-year period.
Gary is the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, with business portfolios that include Gallery Media Group, which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow and men’s lifestyle brand ONE37pm. He’s also the active CEO of VaynerMedia, with clientele comprising Fortune 100 companies.
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The five-time New York Times bestselling author has been referred to as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.
He creates relatable viral business and motivational content on social media which are mostly tailored to young entrepreneurs.
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Dan LokDan Lok
Lok started his entrepreneurial journey really young and he was a serial failure early in life too. He was already in $150,000 debt by the time he was just 20 years old, and also recorded 13 failed businesses in the space of three years.
This colossal failure set him up for the overwhelming success he has recorded today. Now he mentors and trains young entrepreneurs on how to build million-dollar businesses.
Lok said the look of hopelessness on his mother’s face when his father filed for bankruptcy propelled him to achieve success.
“I will never forget the look of hopelessness on my mom’s face and the tears in her eyes. At that moment, I decided that I would be successful. I didn’t need my dad; I would provide for my mom. I never wanted to see that look again,” he said in an interview.
After years of hardwork, Lok’s dream came through. He became a millionaire at 27 and went on to start more than 15 companies in industries spread across beauty to e-commerce. The combined sales from these businesses exceed eight figures annually.
Lok now teaches his 4.5 million followers on social media about sales and other business skills through his podcast, “The Dan Lok Show”, his video series and programs like “Dan on Demand” and “Tube Your Own Horn”.
Join the millions of people benefiting from his immense knowledge and insight.
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