There are many inspirational videos on YouTube and other sites on the Internet. We posted a few on our home page that we hope you've seen. Many movies have positive messages as well.

Successful people are usually very willing to share what they've learned with young people (see Step 13 - 15 in the HS guidebook, Step 13/14 and 17/18 in the College version). By talking with people in your career of interest, you'll find that EVERY successful person has experienced profound adversity at some point in their life.

Below are a few videos we found to be fun to watch and on point to different messages that will be relevant now or in your future.
Schedule a call Some, like Barney Stinson, are a little tongue-in-cheek humor while others have important take-aways based on many years of experience by many people. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which video is your favorite.

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If You've Never Failed, You've Never Lived


If You've Never Failed, You've Never Tried Anything New

(similar examples to above but longer and with newer/contemporary examples)

Barney Stinson on Success



Jullien Gordon speaks at TEDx on How to Graduate with a Job You Love and Less Debt


Deep Question About Career Choices


Daniel Seddiqui: 50 Jobs in 50 States

CEO and Founder of Living the Map "Semester of Careers" and author of upcoming book "50 Jobs in 50 States," Daniel Seddiqui confronted head-on the recent economical challenges and embarked on the journey of his life. Living The Map is the story of a man helping Americans understand each other and making us aware of opportunities that exist in the United States.

Surf Instructor, Rodeo Announcer, Model, and Marine Biologist? How does one young graduate from a top university go from having no job to having 50 different jobs, in 50 states - all in 50 weeks?


Are You Entitled?

This video takes a look at employer attitudes about expectations of their employees. The degree isn't enough. Personal accountability and self management are just two competencies they are looking for in an employee. We also have data on "highly successful people" that shows personal accountability and self management are a common denominator of this select group. Other competencies of highly successful people are interpersonal skills, goal achievement and decision making. Life Skills for Students covers these and other soft skills critical to your success. Enjoy!


What Will You Do With Your Future?



One Can Make a Difference - Be a Leader
















What Do People Live For? Act on Your Dreams!



Jason McElway: Special Gifts of Inspiring Others




Where is Matt?




Christmas Food Court Flash Mob: Hallelujah Chorus




Steve Jobs: Stanford Commencement Speech 2005: The Reality of Success in Life


Al Pacino Inspirational Speech


Inspirational Speech: How Hard Can You Be Hit and Still Get Up



You Can Overcome Adversity



Don't Give Up


Just Do It

As a part of our Career Coaching for Students program, we have students project out 10 or more years to a point where they have become highly successful. We envision through this next video what it will be like arriving home after receiving top honors from your world-wide peers. Enjoy your success!

Welcome Home: Heathrow Airport 2010



"Why you will fail to have a great career" 

Throughout his three-decade career at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies.

Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year.

Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists.


Jack Canfield: Choosing a Career 

8 to Be Great, Richard St. John 

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You by soulpancake 

TED Talk on Body Language, Testosterone, and Fake it Till You Are It, by Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are




What If Money Were No Object? Presented by TragedyandHope  

Create the Future You Imagine by EOAlchemy

[Humor] The Origin of Job Interviews - BBC: The Armstrong and Miller Show

[LinkedIn on Career Pursuit] If You Can Dream It You Can Accomplish It