“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” was famously written by one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Dr. Seuss.
Today, we have the opportunity of following leaders at such an intimate level. To see what they eat, the music they listen to, the trips they take with their families, and even the people they follow.
Interesting Tip: I don't just follow these leaders, but their spouses too. While I am friends with almost all of them, I understand that an entrepreneur's closest relationship is with their spouse. This unique relationship trickles down powerful insights and wisdom behind their ability to achieve the life they have.
Why I Follow Him: Beyond our friendship, Scott is one of the few entrepreneurs who can execute a perfect balance of logic and creative. The Charity Water brand is beautiful, but the organization ticks like a craftsman watch. Furthermore, his wife Vik is their Creative Director, which says a lot about Scott's leadership.
Why I follow him: Brian is a 32 year old industry changer. He takes on giants. There is a difference between entrepreneurs who launch creative agencies with 20 employees and entrepreneurs who launch capitalistic juggernauts who flip billion dollar industries upside down. This level of leadership requires one part insanity and one part genius. Having a chance to follow a leader like Brian offers wisdom that you can't find in most places.
3. Pat Flynn
Why I follow him: Pat is a known leader in my industry. While we've only spoken a few times, he continues to expand my thinking. He was also the inspiration for posting my income publicly. Pat has been practicing public income posting for years and boasts months over $85,000 in revenue. His thinking around online marketing is first class and his strategies will leave you wealthier.
Why I follow her: Nancy has helped leaders like Steve Jobs and Al Gore develop the world's most compelling presentations. She inspired the world with her TED Talk titled: “The Secret Structure of a Great Talk”. And shockingly, a woman who is this influential, offered to come to my office and listen to my presentation (one-on-one) titled “People over Profit”. Her ability to teach at the top and still value upcoming influencers is a sign of a strong leader.
Disclaimer: Many bloggers are afraid to promote themselves. I want to help them feel more comfortable with this. If you're genuinely good at something, don't be shy about it. People are waiting for your story. I promise.
Why Follow Me: As an entrepreneur, I've produced over $20 million in revenue in less than 10 years. And since 2011, my companies have generated almost $4 million in donations to charities. In 2013, I was leading 40 employees at age 27 and had just finished raising over $1.2 million in venture capital. I've been featured in Forbes, Mashable, Los Angeles Times, and the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine. Now, my personal mission is to help leaders turn their dreams into a profitable reality.
What entrepreneurs do you follow? Let me know about them in the comments below.