Tweet to inspire: 75 twitter accounts you should be following for your daily dose of motivation
Thursday April 27, 2017,
16 min Read
“I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140 character chunks of instant event & pre-digested gnomic wisdom. & swearing.” – Tweet by Neil Gaiman
Twitter has become the linchpin of our social media existence. Be it a stray thought about unicorns, a rant against the existing political system, or an indispensable piece of business advice, it is the platform we turn to thanks to its open-access and ease of interaction.
Today Twitter, with a user-base of about 319 million active users, is still the preferred platform for breaking news, latest trends, and changing perceptions. A country’s outrage, celebration, or any other form of collective conscience is determined through what its citizens say on Twitter. To this end, professionals hailing from all industries have taken to using the inexhaustible platform to promote their abstract ideas, game-changing business tips, and highly inspiring quotes on everyday life.
Of the 100 million visiting the site daily, a large fraction has been using it to help promote and enhance their brand value. Many even seek and receive employment on the basis of their Twitter interactions. This is primarily due to the fact that Twitter can put you in touch with any of its users across the world – from Mark Zuckerberg, to Elon Musk to even Donald Trump.
To this end, we have compiled a list of 75 Twitter accounts that we believe you need to follow for your daily dose of inspiration and information in both your professional and personal life. For the sake of simplicity- this list has been sub-divided into three categories: career advice, job hunting, and life.
Everyone knows that Glassdoor provides information on the inner workings of various companies from the latter’s current or former employees. Along with providing reviews on the same, the company uses its Twitter account to offer advice or impart information about salary quotients, possible interview questions, and other relevant data which will help you stay ahead of competition.
Susan P Joyce, writer, coach, and online job-search expert, uses this Twitter handle to direct those searching the internet for possible job opportunities in the right direction. With over 60,000 followers, Joyce addresses a diverse target audience, offering advice on how to track down and win one’s dream job.
Lindsey Pollak, a graduate from Yale and global spokesperson for LinkedIn, offers priceless advice on the changing trends and measures of the millennial workplace and how to tap into its potential.
If you do not have the time to browse through the magazine, following the company’s Twitter account will definitely help you narrow down on the information you are looking for, be it career advice, business news, or changing global market trends.
With over 1,82,000 followers, CareerBuilder offers the right kind of information, from hunting for a new job to maintaining good relations with your colleagues, to even turning down offers without burning bridges.
Founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, Susan McPherson is determined to divulge information of corporate responsibility and social justice. As a writer and Angel Investor, her tweets also contain important data for entrepreneurs looking to make it big in the startup world.
Popularly called the ‘millennial spokesperson’, TV and radio talk show host Chelsea Krost provides game-changing market news and career advice to the fresh batch of millennials looking to enter the job-market.
With over 1.73 million followers, Slate works as the go-to news site for a majority of companies with its constant updates on changing political, cultural, and business trends on a global scale.
Everyone wants to live a day in the life of Richard Branson. Using Twitter as an active channel to communicate with his over 10 million followers, Branson shares priceless advice and personal experiences that made him one of the most successful men in the world.
Famous for his blunt honesty and practical advice, James Altucher’s Twitter page offers a bucket-full of all the personal successes and failures which brought him to the centre-stage spotlight he occupies today.
Twitter’s Co-founder has proven to be a fairly valuable mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. Jack Dorsey, naturally, is an extremely active Twitter user and is usually quite prompt in his responses to questions directed his way.
The eccentric genius behind The 4-Hour Workweek and author of four bestsellers, Tim Ferriss is a compulsive tweeter who shares a daily dosage of inspirational tweets on tech, travel, startups, and life in general.
The CEO of Zappos may not be the most active tweeter, but when he does decide to use the platform, he puts across some game-changing concepts.
Entrepreneur, blogger, and podcaster Pat Flynn is all about being unique and smart when it comes to running your own company in market which is constantly changing. Referring to his website, Smart Passive income, Flynn’s Twitter page is a mackintosh of business tips and career recommendations as well as motivational quotes for those looking to create and build something of their own.
Ali Brown has often been hailed as the ‘Entrepreneurial guru for women’. Her Twitter feed is full of resourceful tips, priceless advice, and inspirational quotes for female entrepreneurs everywhere.
Gary Vaynerchuk has his hands full with running Vaynermedia, investing in Twitter, Snapchat, Uber, and Venmo, and successfully administering an active YouTube channel aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs. Through all of this, he manages to actively post important and useful tips on Twitter to his 1.46 million followers, offering them fresh perspectives and insights into the front-line of the global startup-ecosystem.
This Twitter account is run by Garnett Newcombe and Kay Woods, two leading female entrepreneurs who provide useful tips on how entrepreneurs can learn to scale and maximise their growth in the best way possible.
Serving as the Vice President of small-to-midsized businesses (SMB) at Microsoft, Bates offers a plethora of vital information on how to launch and run companies catering to these scales.
Jennifer Nguyen’s twitter feed is an important resource page for female tech entrepreneurs especially. With her expertise in PR, marketing, and CMO, Nguyen offers priceless advice based on her first-hand account and experiences in the same.
Run by Michelle Glover, an entrepreneur and founder of two companies, this page offers tips for women looking to grow online businesses ‘one leaf at a time’.
Having started her first company at just 19, Kelly Lovell has a come a long way in her entrepreneurial journey, launching another successful company and producing a youth TV series. With a target audience of young professionals, she recently earned the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders award for inspiring such professionals.
Fred Wilson is a favourite among aspiring entrepreneurs looking for tips on how to build and run a successful business. Having dipped a toe in several industries and branches through his venture capital firm, Union Square Ventures, Wilson uses his experience and expertise to offer game-changing tips and advice on the former.
A multitasker to the core, Balaji S Srinivasan is critically acclaimed in the areas of healthcare, edtech, fintech, and other unique technologies such as 3D printing, though his position as General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Look out for his fresh perspective on technology’s impact on society and a future that may lie in Bitcoins.
The Founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Program, Steven Koltai specialises in offering strategic solutions to startups across the globe.
Founder of the non-profit She’s the First, which supports education for girls across the world, Tammy Tibbetts is a famous social entrepreneur who offers a fresh perspective on those wishing to build their own social ventures.
Founder and CEO of Social Impact Architects Suzanne Smith attempts to make people recognise, understand, and work on important and controversial social impact issues through platforms like Twitter. These in turn have contributed largely to the latter being used as a platform for social movement.
Through his active Twitter feed, Scott Harrisson explains how he built his social venture, Charity Water, from ground up and explains the many facets of challenges he was forced to overcome in order to turn into the international success it is today.
Founder of the non-profit Pencils of Promise and coiner of the term ‘for-purpose’ in terms of non-profits everywhere, Adam Braun has a wide range of experience in the field of social entrepreneurship, instances from which he garners up important tips for his followers.
A man who needs no introduction, Mark Cuban is a living goal for every entrepreneur and investor inhabiting the market in any sphere. His priceless business advice has made his Twitter page one of the most critically accounted ones to follow in the platform.
The CEO of Yahoo! definitely has a wide range of advice to offer future entrepreneurs, from her own pool of commendable experiences. Another must-follow for career advice.
This is a great follow for those seeking advice on the changing trends and current news outbreaks in the global professional sphere. It is a great handle for those seeking an idea on the next step in their independent careers.
Bestselling author, entrepreneur, investor, and influencer Matthew Toren’s tweets on ways to improve, change, or build on your career is invaluable for those seeking guidance on the same.
Founder of Rec Headlines, Russell tweets on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to job searching. While he provides tips on how to impress potential employers and hiring managers, he also provides the perspective of the latter for a better understanding of what they are looking for in their candidates.
Marketing strategist Dorie Clark’s tweets are all about how job seekers can stand out among their competition, and how they can ensure that their credibility is intact when they do finally land the job of their dreams.
Author, trainer, and public speaker Jim Stroud ensures that his tried and tested tips on job searching are simple and fun. He spreads his advice through YouTube, personal blogs, and third party channels.
CEO and Founder of YouTern Mark, Mark Babbitt, through his Twitter page, provides a pool of important resources for freshers seeking jobs right out of college.
Run by author and strategist Miriam Salpeter, who was also featured in CNN’s list of ‘Top 10 Job Tweeters’, Salpeter’s twitter feed is full of advice for entry-level job-seekers and small business owners to leverage tools which will help them reach their goals.
Heather R Huhman’s Twitter feed is a must-follow for college freshers and students looking to bag internships which will add value to their resume.
Author, recruiter, and keynote speaker Abby Kohut is a Forbes and LinkedIn recognised motivational coach who has sound recruitment advice for her follower-base of over 43.3K users.
Donna Serdula’s Twitter feed is all about what recruiters wish to see on your resume, what they want you to say in the interviews, and what they expect you will bring to the table, if hired.
Marc Miller’s Twitter page is aimed at helping older professionals find a new job, even if it’s in a completely different field from the one they have been working in for several years.
Laura Smith-Proulx is a globally recognised, award-winning executive resume writer who provides the perfect tips to writing a resume which is sure to get you your dream job.
Michelle A Riklan uses over a decade-long experience in the field to offer fool-proof tips on how to write the perfect resume. Presenting both sides of the coin, she speaks about what recruiters wish to see on and how they can be impressed by your resume as well.
A career development platform administered by Johnny Campbell, this page aims to assist recruiters and salespeople execute their daily responsibilities more effectively and efficiently.
The Founder of Tenfold, and also a strategist, trainer, and keynote speaker, Stacy Zapar lists out things to keep in mind when hiring new talent.
An expert in the field, William Arruda offers several pages worth of important advice on personal branding for companies that work both online as well as offline.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are well aware of how soulfully inspiring and empowering Ted Talks can make you feel. Their Twitter page is no different, offering motivating concepts, ideas, and quotes through textual and visual media.
Professor, author and psychologist Adam Grant’s Twitter feed is what you should follow for a daily dosage of inspiration on the smallest things in life.
One of the most popular sites featuring human-interest stories, Life Hacker offers advice on topics ranging from relationships to work-life balance, to everything in between.
Bestselling author and blogger Seth Godin uses his Twitter page as a ‘retweet of his blog’. Another feed full of psychological tips on making your everyday work well for you through the medium of quotes, articles, images, and videos, this is a must follow for all tweeters looking for everyday inspiration.
Bulgarian writer and blogger Maria Popova’s website, Brain Pickings, has resonated extremely positively with her 7,34,000 daily users. With her posts on everyday emotions, both at home and at work, the writer’s twitter feed is always filled with her followers engaging in celebratory dialogue with her.
Human beings don’t nearly take enough care of their physical and mental wellbeing. Working out constantly changing itineraries does pose a significant challenge to one’s health in general, but the need to look after oneself can never quite be overruled. To this end, Health Tap is the perfect page to follow for those seeking simple daily tips on how to take care of their physical and mental health for good measure.
Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits quite simple offers tips or one-liners on how to deal with the incessant stresses of everyday life. A simple guidebook to self-betterment and learning in the art of patience.
Lauded ethnographer and author of popular books Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek offers invaluable advice on the challenge of being a leader and the task of leading.
Young entrepreneur John Rampton uses his Twitter page to retweet what he posts on his blog, which describles all the highs and lows that he has faced head-on during his journey to launch a successful business. Rampton’s tweets are highly retweeted by aspiring entrepreneurs across the world who empathise with every single step of his journey.
Idil Ahmed, an entrepreneur and internet tycoon, shares a daily dosage of motivational quotes on being productive, positive, and hopeful.
Popularly referred to as a ‘happiness guru’, bestselling author Shannon Kaiser is committed to boosting collective-morale by pumping out positive thoughts through her twitter-page every day.
Lori Deschene’s Twitter page, Tiny Buddha, has a follower-base of almost 504K users due to the mind-altering and soul-stirring ideas, thoughts, and quotes that she puts out on a daily basis.
NY Times bestselling author and wellness activist, Kris Carr is a beacon of hope for those who have forgotten to seek the light at the end of the tunnel. A cancer survivor, Carr tweets about how to remain hopeful and grateful, even through the darkest of times. A must-follow for those seeking solace from the life of a survivor.
This is an image-based Twitter account that offers a daily measure of hacks which everyone, at some point, will be able to relate to.
New York Times bestselling author, consultant, and motivational speaker Julie Morgenstern speaks about implementing measures to break the pattern, rise out of your sloth, and embrace new practices to enjoy life, even through the smallest ways.
With over 80K followers, James Clear is dedicated to authoring tweets on fulfilment, breaking out of toxic habits, and embracing the best version of human potential.
This blog is especially important for those working remotely and feeling a bit disillusioned with it. Through humorous, deep, and meaningful tweets, this Twitter page rekindles faith in these same individuals that they have gotten the better end of the bargain.
Just like on Instagram, The Good Quote Twitter page is one of the most widely followed handles for its beautiful quotes on life, love, and everything in between.
With over 15 years of experience as a mentor and peak performance coach, Steve Maraboli offers advice on productivity and staying motivated that comes from a place of observation of behavioural science.
A productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as ‘Getting Things Done’, David Allen has a million followers hoping to learn and understand the very important essence of time management.
The author of the famous book Barking Up The Wrong Tree, Eric Barker provides a humorous take through his tweets on how to deal with the burgeoning challenges of a highly competitive world.
Wright Thurston lived the challenging life of an IBM employee before turning towards investing in real estate. As a self-proclaimed ‘Eternal Optimist’, Thurston’s backs up this claim with his Twitter feed, posting daily about the inter-dependence of happiness, productivity, and success.
Having published 11 books successfully and demanding every spotlight she is offered, Marianne Williamson aims to bring back the spiritual value of any business and uses Twitter as platform to encourage others to do the same.
Often referred to as the ‘Mentor to the Masters’, Jim Rohn’s story traces the inspiring rags-to-riches of a farmboy from Idaho who grew up to make his fortune in Beverly Hills, where he is now a noted motivational speaker.
Famous actress and blogger Maine Mendoza has been using her third-fastest growing twitter personality to promote the idea of self-discipline, success, and happiness.
Entrepreneur, columnist, speaker, business advisor, and investor Murray Newlands has been called an ‘alien of extraordinary ability’ by the US Government. Quite naturally, Newlands’ journey has been a series of road bumps and launches, which he describes eloquently through his social media platforms, especially twitter.
‘Spirit junkie’ Gabby Bernstein has all hands on deck when it comes to promoting female empowerment, and spirituality. With posts about meditation, healthy recipes, inspirational quotes and, most importantly, side-splitting memes, Bernsteins’ Twitter is a mood-lifter in the truest sense.
Using Twitter as a visual representation of some of his greatest original quotes, author and language educator Roy Bennett is out to begin a colourful revolution of positive thought and hard work.
Having authored three New York Times bestsellers and hosting one of the most invigorating episodes of Ted Talks on vulnerability, Brené Brown has set out to promote the ideas of courage, empathy, determination, and grit among her 3,95,000 users.
How many of these have you been following already? Let us know in the comments below!