Though it’s best known for being a social network full of carefully crafted food pictures and your friends’ selfies, Instagram is also a great place to get inspiration for the things that drive your life. If you’re already scrolling through wedding photos, back to school pictures, and the eighth super-filtered snapshot of your coworker’s dog this week, you might as well pepper in some content to refresh, inspire, and ignite your creativity.
If you’re looking to be inspired to hustle and strive for success, start here. These accounts are chock-full of uplifting motivation to get you through your next big project or career move.
Best known as the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson is a business magnate, adventurer, and philanthropist who’s been in the game for close to 50 years. His Instagram shows his adventures and a glimpse into his daily life, but followers also get a taste of the philosophy guiding Branson’s business insight. This account isn’t coaching-focused but instead offers motivation in the form of ambition.
The official magazine of the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Business Review, is committed to making workplace relationship advice both practical and easy to access. Many of their posts are short management tips, such as “Get more sleep, starting tonight” or “Don’t let a toxic culture drag down your team”. They use colorful and eye-catching images to get your attention and then expand on these concepts in their captions. Whether you’re a manager, self-employed, new to the workforce, or somewhere in between, the HBR has great content that will really make you think.
Thanks to his role as an investor on the reality television show Shark Tank, and his ownership of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban is practically a household name at this point. Cuban’s Instagram account is full of reminders that as a business owner, you have to work hard to be the best.
Brit Morin is the founder of Brit&Co, a media company designed to inspire, educate, and entertain real women. Morin got her start as a blogger, then turned her website into a successful multimillion-dollar business and an innovative brand. Her Instagram account is a great show of what a professional brand account should look like, as well as being a reminder that it’s possible to balance your business with family and fun.
StartUp Creative is a quarterly magazine featuring entrepreneurs from around the world. Their Instagram account focuses on business advice and inspirational content that is often refreshingly blunt and to-the-point.
This account is managed by the Foundr Magazine’s team, which is a publication that focuses on providing everything you need to build a game-changing business. Their feed is full of inspirational (and shareable!) quotes and business tips to get you motivated.
Your Social Team offers valuable tips and training on elusive Instagram skills like growing your follower count without fake accounts, creating posts that engage your userbase, and generating sales from your feed. With their vibrant images and uplifting captions, it’s clear that positivity is the name of the game for Your Social Team.
Thanks to their more than 1 billion monthly users, Instagram is quickly becoming one of the most popular social media platforms out there – of those billion users, over half log in every single day! It’s a great way to connect with friends and family, share pictures and videos, and catch up on what’s new. With accounts like those above to follow, Instagram is also a fantastic place for professional development and business inspiration. Now get to scrolling and get motivated!