No matter how small you start,
start something that matters.
Brendon Burchard is a 3-time New York Times bestselling author, a globally respected high performance coach, and one of the world’s most watched, followed, and quoted personal development trainers with over 10 million followers across his brands. O, the Oprah Magazine named him “one of the most influential leaders in personal growth.” Forbes.com named him “the world’s leading high performance coach.” Larry King called him “the world’s leading life coach.” Success Magazine ranks him in the Top 25 Most Influential success teachers along with Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Arianna Huffington, and Deepak Chopra.
Brendon’s passion for personal development and coaching began after a car accident when he was 19-years old. The traumatic event led to his belief that at the end of our lives we will all ask, “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?” These questions form the themes of vibrancy, connection and meaning that weave throughout his work and practice.
An online education pioneer, Brendon has released 20+ online personal development courses taken by over 3,000,000 students in 100+ countries. His courses on topics like motivation, confidence, habits, productivity, and influence are the world’s most watched, commercially successful and longest running. Brendon was the first online personal growth trainer in history to create, produce, star in and sell an online course that generated more than a million dollars in sales at launch (2009), and he was the first to produce a million-dollar-plus live online personal development broadcast, which he has done 15 times since.
Brendon’s social media motivational tutorials have been viewed over 400 million times across his personal accounts alone (5 million fans on Facebook, 900,000 YouTube subscribers, and 1,000,000 Instagram fans). His podcast, The Brendon Show, has over 100 million downloads and streams and spent its first 6 years in the top 20 of its category. His personal development email newsletter list is over 3 million subscribers. For these results among many others, Oprah.com named him “one of the most successful online trainers in history.”
As one of the world’s elite life coaches, he’s personally presented to Oprah, Usher, and dozens of Olympians and Fortune 500 CEOs and and their teams on the topic of change management and high performance. He’s trained and certified over 1000 of the world’s top performance coaches in 30 countries.
Brendon led a research team to conduct the world’s largest academic study on the habits of high-performing people, leading to published research and the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way. Amazon ranked it the 3rd top business and leadership book of that year and the pioneering research landed him on the cover of Success Magazine.
A #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 USA Today bestselling author, Brendon’s books have been translated into over 40 languages. His books include Life’s Golden Ticket, The Millionaire Messenger, The Charge, The Motivation Manifesto, and High Performance Habits. The Motivation Manifesto was a 32-week New York Times bestseller and led to a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for a feature in O Magazine. It now is the bestselling title on motivation of this century so far.
Brendon is a recipient of the Maharishi Award, a Senior Research Lead at the High Performance Institute, an investor and owner in multiple successful companies, and a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100.
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25 MOST INFLUENTIAL
After an extensive review of the reach, sales and contributions of the major personal growth leaders, Success Magazine ranked Brendon in its Top 25 Most Influential. The list:
John C. Maxwell
Many people can tell you what to do, but few have done it themselves, and on a massive scale. Brendon trains people on motivation and marketing at a world-class level; he’s also used those same strategies to build a thriving 8-figure a year business, with little overhead, lots of profit, and an enviable lifestyle. Best of all, he has a giving and generous spirit with a passion to teach others how to improve their lives and make their greatest difference in the world.
—Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine
At the end of our lives, we all ask,
“Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?”
At 19 years old, standing bloody atop the mangled hood of a wrecked car after an accident, I learned those three vital questions. Every day since then, I have tried to live my life so that I’m happy with the answers. I deeply understand that I have been gifted a second chance.
Despite all the public fanfare and our huge online business, people are always surprised to discover how simple I am. It comes from my parents, who struggled so hard to raise us four kids. It comes from my dad, who reminded us before he passed away from leukemia in 2009: “Be yourself. Be honest. Do your best. Take care of your family. Treat people with respect. Be a good citizen. Follow your dreams.”
The praise and the accolades are appreciated, and I’m trying harder not to let them fall on deaf ears. I guess it’s where I’m from, and from what I’m made of. This has never been about attention. It’s been about sharing what I’ve learned and trying to inspire others to find their own second chances.
“Everyone says, ‘This kid came out of no where.’ Maybe. The real story is that I’ve woken up every day for 19 years with a solid and soul-driven intention to fully live, love and matter. If you wake each day intent to serve, you tend to get a lot done. I’ve studied psychology, leadership, neuroscience, and high performance for two decades now. I’ve read a book a week for that entire time, I’ve completed a personal challenge every month, conducted hundreds of interviews, gave thousands of talks, and had world-class clients and mentors.
The untold story perhaps is that I’m just human. I have tough days. I’ve written plenty of garbage, shot hundreds of bad videos, felt terrified backstage, bombed at promotions, failed and failed and joyously failed on my surprising journey ‘coming out of nowhere.’ The path to mastery is forged with struggle.
The only narrative that matters to me is the tens of millions of fans and students out there living a more fully charged life. My story or numbers mean little. My students are the goal; they are the heroes.
If all I have done is inspire others to find their charge and share their message with the world – simply because I have worked at those things in my life – then the day is good, life is good, and I feel blessed.”
Left to right: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Paulo Coelho, Wayne Dyer, Bill Nyes, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Paula Abdul, John Gray, David Bach, Tory Burch, Montel Williams, Katie Couric, Steve Forbes
“Imagine at the end of your life you are standing before your Creator, and He asks: Did you use the time I gifted you each day to be a purposeful being? Did you follow your own path and make your time count? How faithfully did you tend to the dream I sowed in your soul?”
Excerpt from The Motivation Manifesto