People I Admire

The fall colors are taking over the New England region. There is beautiful fall foliage all around. So naturally, I thought it’s a great day for reflection.

What came to mind is who are the people I admire the most and what can I learn from them and apply to my life and my two blogs: The Art of Travel and The Naked Soul.

People I Admire

I will highlight a few of the wonderful humans the mother earth has given to all of the humanity. They come from different backgrounds and do different things. But one thing that is common among them is that they are at the top in whatever they do.

Note: This list is neither complete nor a ranking. It’s just a tiny list that I have made for myself for aspirational purposes. I will keep on adding to this list from time to time.

  • Ekhart Tolle – Author, Spiritual Teacher
  • Paulo Cohelo – Author
  • Malcolm Gladwell – Author, Journalist
  • Robert Green – Author
  • Tony Robins – Motivational Speaker, Author
  • Dr. Neal Donald Walsh – Author, Pastor
  • Bruce Lee – Martial Artist
  • Osho – Spiritual Teacher
  • Napolean Hill – Author
  • James Allen – Author
  • Rumi – Poet
  • Hafiz – Poet
  • Gurdjieff – Spiritual Teacher
  • Leo Tolstoy – Author
  • Fyodor Doestovesky – Author
  • Swami Kriyananda – Spiritual Teacher
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson – Author & Thinker
  • Marco Polo – Traveler
  • Seth Godin – Marketing
  • Neil Patel – Marketing
  • Tim Ferriss – Blogger
  • Jeffery Mishlove – Thinking Allowed, TV host
  • Cassie Niestat – YouTuber, Vlogger

Aspire to Inspire

One of the other reason I am putting together this list (and I encourage you to do the same) is because this will allow me to make an actionable list of “small steps” tasks that I can take to make myself stand out from the crowd.

If you are truly inspired by someone, then I believe, in long run, a lot of work you do will eventually overlap with those on this list. After all, isn’t one of your key goals is to work upon and expand their worldview.

What can we learn from them? What can we do that they did? Or started but could not finish?

How to do this

Study all of the people you admire. Do a research on them. Read their biographies. Study their social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube) and see how they use it (or not use it).

I am particularly interested in identifying opportunities where we can do something that they did or are doing.

What “One Thing” should we pick from each one of them: a book title, a video idea, a speaking topic, anything…. think about it!

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