Josh Hinds is a proven mentor and inspirational speaker. In addition to his well known and constantly growing network of professional development related websites such as BusinessNetworkingAdvice.com; SalesTrainingAdvice.com; BusinessLeadershipAdvice.com and GoalsSuccess.com, Josh is the founder of GetMotivation.com. This is a wonderfully empowering and inspiring site which has been visited by millions of people world-wide.
Josh is the author of Why Perfect Timing is a Myth: Tips for Staying Inspired and Motivated Day in and Day out!, and It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG! (available June 2012, publisher: Sound Wisdom). In addition he publishes the Let’s Talk Motivation! newsletter which provides a source of ongoing motivation and inspiration to its weekly subscribers.
Josh has been a student of personal development since the age of 15, when he read his first motivational book by speaking legend, Zig Ziglar. Josh firmly believes that personal development is a hands-on project: If you want to see big results in life you have to play the biggest role in your own development.
Starting out in 1996, with little more than the idea of creating a way in which he could share the messages of the same speakers, authors, and thought leaders from the motivation, personal development, and business success industry which had been so instrumental in his own life, Josh Hinds set out and literally helped to transform and bring the personal development industry online — while at the same time creating a platform by which those from all over the world could have access to important life changing thoughts and ideas from leading speakers, authors, and experts in the areas of motivation and business success no matter where in the world they happened to live. What is often taken for granted now — in large part Josh Hinds helped to make possible — greater access to motivation and personal development ideas & resources.
Josh Knows What it’s Like to Overcome Adversity and Challenges On The Ladder To Success…
Diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at the age of 8, Josh Hinds has been facing and overcoming adversity and life’s challenges his entire life. Josh is a firm believer that no matter what challenge life or the world of business reveals, there is always a work-around which can lead to success. While the path to success may not be the one originally envisioned, through a willingness to move forward to the best of one’s ability, the rewards are just as sweet!
Began his Business and Entrepreneurial Journey at The Ripe Old Age of 15…
Josh’s interest in business, entrepreneurship, and sales began at age 15 when he had the opportunity to work in the family business. Since the company was still in the start-up phase & he was still at a young age a job was created in telephone sales. Josh’s job was to call on prospective clients, qualify them, and set appointments for the salespeople in the company (all the while being paid on a straight commission basis). In spite of the obstacles associated with his age and experience Josh excelled in the new position he found himself in – and met with success.
Around the age of 18, a new symptom associated with his Tourette’s popped up. Which Josh affectionately called his blocking tic — an extreme form of a stutter, where one literally is unable get out the word one wants to say. By putting into practice the idea of finding his “work around,” Josh was able to make his place in the personal development industry, a field that’s traditionally dominated by a high concentration of professional speakers. As you might imagine, the obvious route to getting started (through public speaking) was a challenge for Josh, to say the least.
Rather than be deterred, Josh got creative by using his talents, as well as developing and learning new skills that were necessary to not only make his place in the self-improvement industry, but thrive in it, receiving many accolades and acknowledgments from leaders in the areas of motivation, personal development, and business.
“Josh Hinds is becoming, in my opinion, the Earl Nightingale of the e-world. Not only is the man pure motivation but, like the late, great Mr. Nightingale, knows how to attract other motivators to join him in his mission as well. Go to his site, bookmark it, return often, learn from it and, most of all, benefit from it.”
– Bob Burg, Public Speaker and Author of “Endless Referrals”, “Winning Without Intimidation”, and Co-Author of “The Go-Giver