Every person needs a mentor. Let nobody convince you otherwise. Learning from the experience and wisdom of more knowledgeable people is not a weakness. It is a strength.
I consider myself very lucky to have discovered several individuals who I find highly inspirational. In fact, many of the positive changes in my life I have to thank to their advice, guidance, wisdom, and information.
On my quest for self-improvement, I found the following people to offer the best advice and highest value. I highly encourage you at what these mentors have to say.
Bold & Determined
On the topic of self-improvement, a winner’s mindset, and personal growth as a man, look no further than Victor Pride. Victor is one of the most successful blog artists, an accomplished author and digital entrepreneur. He runs the highly successful Bold & Determined website, which is a fundamental source of life-changing information for men.
I highly appreciate Victor’s no-nonsense approach. He provides concise advice on life, health and success. Furthermore, he offers one of the greatest gifts anyone can ever give you: he tells you what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear. No bullshit and no sugar coating.
Another great influence is renowned motivational speaker and author Simon Sinek, known for one of the most inspirational speeches to have ever been watched. He also regularly publishes great advice and thoughtful content on his YouTube channel.
Where Victor Pride and Simon Sinek get me fired up, motivated and inspired, others provide the necessary tranquility in my life. I have discovered that minimalism brings me this much needed mental peace. The following sources taught me the most about minimalism and I encourage you to have a look.
Enter Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, otherwise known as The Minimalists. This successful blogging duo has been prominently featured in numerous news papers and TV shows, but their message has gained serious momentum after they released their award-winning documentary, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, on Netflix. They really get you thinking about how materialism and excessive consumption negatively impact your life.
Their message and story truly resonated with me and introduced me to the minimalist lifestyle, allowing me to live more with less.
If you talk about The Minimalists and their awesome documentary, you cannot ignore their friend Matt D’Avella. Matt is the director of the Minimalism documentary and a talented filmmaker. He creates thought-provoking and inspirational videos on his YouTube channel, which are definitely worth a watch.
A real man is self-reliant. He can efficiently defend himself and his family by employing a variety of skills. When shit hits the fan, he has to be able to provide the basic necessities: food, water, shelter, fire, and safety. After all, security is a primary responsibility of each individual – and not the government.
Black Scout Survival
If you are interested in survivalism, Jack Richland of Black Scout Survival provides a good start. He features many videos on urban and wilderness survival, self-defense, disaster preparation, and gear reviews.
Warrior Poet Society
The host of the Warrior Poet Society, John Lovell, is a former US Army Ranger, veteran, and tactics and firearms instructor. Check out his YouTube channel for excellent advice – often with a humorous twist – on a warrior’s mindset and self-reliance, gear, combat tactics, and the Second Amendment.