Many people would want to succeed that bad but have experienced times that they just feel like giving up as all other avenues seem not to be working.
Thankfully, there are a number of famous motivational speakers out there whose words can get you inspired.
With rich experience in their diverse fields, these African motivational speakers are giving people reasons not to give up, as well as, tips on how to get to the top:
The Ghanaian entrepreneur and CEO of the African Leadership Academy was recently ranked among the “top 10 young power men in Africa” by Forbes Magazine, and as one of the top 15 social entrepreneurs in the world by Echoing Green.
The 42-year-old’s aim is to transform Africa by grooming its future leaders, including decision-makers, entrepreneurs, politicians, scientists and Nobel Prize winners.
Topics he speaks on include Leadership, Education, Innovation and business opportunities in Africa. In the first 60 days after his TED talk was released, he received 900,000 views.
He has so far received thumbs up from former U.S. president, Barack Obama and TED for his outstanding work. World Economic Forum also named him one of its “Young Global Leaders” in 2012.
Watch him share some success tips below:
The Nigerian author and business coach has helped many people improve their lives financially and professionally through her write-ups and public talks.
She was recently awarded the 2015 Quality Award of the “Golden Gail” awards, from the National Academy For Best Selling Authors in Hollywood, United States.
Apampa has authored several books including Vision to Reality, Using Social Media To Grow Your Business, Retirement Business Ideas and Life After Retirement.
He is one of the most sought-after and successful South African motivational speakers. His goal is to help people, especially the youth, to overcome all obstacles that stand in their way of success.
He does this in a fun and interactive way to enable his audience to find their confidence to achieve success.
Growing up in a typical rural South African village with little resources for his upkeep, Ramphisa is now fortunate as he has worked in and is a Board Member of many organisations that bring change in people’s lives.
The philanthropist, who is studying for his Doctoral Degree in Business Leadership, continues to bring hope and encouragement through his Motivational Speaker services.
He has left many audiences transformed as a Guest Speaker and below is one of the many instances:
The 45-year-old who is known as the Queen of Kenyan radio is highly respected for her ability to connect with her increasing listeners, explaining to them why they should not give up no matter the circumstances they face in life.
The radio presenter is the first female to host a morning radio show in Kenya and has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry.
Known to be an active advocate for civil rights, Mutoko has over the years created space for women in her talks and discussions.
The renowned management consultant and motivational speaker from Nigeria began work as a management consultant who was offering advice on corporate strategy and customer service.
He later became a motivational speaker for his ability to emotionally connect with people, and even bring them to tears.
“Every time I trained people in customer service, on relationships, on selling skills, they would say to me, ‘Oh my God, we’re so inspired” he once indicated in an interview.
He further debunked claims that his fellow countrymen are finding it difficult to make it due to economic difficulties. For him, getting to the top in terms of dreams has more to do with one’s attitude as those economic challenges are only “illusions”.
He has since entered politics but has insisted that such a move will not sway him from what he is best known for.