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10 Best Gurus On YouTube You Should Never Miss

10 Best Gurus On YouTube You Should Never Miss

Whether you want to kill some time, have a laugh, get some fashion tips, look at some product reviews before going shopping, or look for advice on diet and exercise, YouTube is the place for you. There is a huge amount of content on the website, so separating the good from the bad can get a bit tricky. The great thing about the YouTube community is that, over the years, a lot of incredibly talented and skilled people have started posting videos with useful advice on wide variety of topics. You can find expert advice in any niche these days, from fashion to gaming–you just need to find the right channels. In order to make your life a bit easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best gurus on YouTube in their respective fields.

1. Beauty and Makeup- Michelle Phan

Michelle Phan has over 6.1 million subscribers. It isn’t surprising because she has well over 200 videos with great makeup tutorials and even life tips, like “Girl’s Guide to Starting Over,” which deals with bouncing back from a break up.  Michelle really knows her stuff, and is a charming young lady and great presenter to boot. She has been around for over 5 years now, so in some of the older tutorials the quality of the video is a bit lower, but the tips and tricks are pure gold. Michelle does a great job narrating the videos in a gentle, melodic voice, and is careful to point out all the little details involved in the process. Every girl can learn something useful from this compassionate and positive young makeup guru, so be sure to check her out.

 

Michelle Phan

    2. Fashion- Beautycrush

    Beautycrush has over 1.1 million subscribers and over 300 videos on style, makeup, and fashion. Beautycrush’s real name is Sammy. She’s a stylist from London who will help you pick out the right outfit and match it with the right makeup and teach you about choosing accessories. She also gives advice on serious topics like dealing with body image issues and social anxiety, being comfortable with who you are, and finding a style that works for you. This delightful Brit will quickly grow on you and help you make a positive life change. You’ll learn how to start seeing yourself in a positive light, how to find a style that suits your character and body type and the importance of feeling comfortable in your own skin.

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    BeautyCrush

      3. Technology and Science- Kipkay

      Kipkay has over 1.7 million subscribers and over 200 videos on great little hacks you can do on a variety of simple household items. There are a lot of cool pranks you can learn about, but Kipkay also has useful tutorials involving lasers, cell phones, remote controls, headphones, batteries, and much more. From time and money saving projects to spy gadget hacks, this YouTube guru has something for everyone. If you want to make your life a little easier, or just learn some great harmless pranks, check out this channel.

      Kipkay

        4. Humor- Jenna Marbles

        Jenna Marbles has over 13.1 million subscribers and nearly 200 videos that consistently get over a million views each, with some reaching as high as 50 million views. Jenna can be considered one of the most influential gurus on YouTube–she’s smart, funny, outgoing, and extremely likable. Many people find her relatable, and get addicted to her sarcastic humor, energetic presentation style, and the cute little doggies that are featured at the end of her videos. She does funny challenges, hilarious makeup, and fashion videos. Some favorites include the “Drunk Makeup Tutorial,” or the incredibly sarcastic “How to Ready for a Date.” Whether you are a guy or a girl, you are guaranteed to burst into laughter while watching her tutorials and “music videos,” or nod your head and smiling while listening to her rants.

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        Jenna Marbles

          5. Comedy sketches- Nigahiga

          Nigahiga has over 12 million subscribers and nearly 200 videos that consistently reach 2-3 million views and often blow up to 50 million views. Ryan Higa is veteran of the YouTube sketch genre, and produces some of the funniest videos out there. He makes videos mocking movie trailers, commercials, music videos, and various aspects of contemporary pop culture. He even makes videos based on fan suggestions or as an answer to a question from one of his subscribers, e.g. “How to be a Ninja” and “How to be Emo.” Be sure to check out Ryan’s channel if you want to relax and have a few good laughs–you won’t be disappointing.

          Nigahiga

            6. Cooking- Jamie Oliver

            Jamie Oliver has over 750,000 subscribers and an astonishing 660 videos. Most of you already know who Jamie Oliver is–he’s been around the cooking scene for quite a while and was even featured in an episode of South Park. This energetic Brit has a passion for healthy eating, some serious cooking skills, and a great personality. Jamie is a good presenter and a good teacher, providing the viewer with numerous recipes from simple traditional meals, like steak and baked potatoes, to more exotic meals and cocktails. A lot of the recipes are very tasty, healthy, and can be made quickly, so anyone can learn to cook up a decent meal in a short while.

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            Jamie Oliver

              7. Fitness- Omar Isuf

              Omar Isuf has over 190,000 subscribers and over 500 videos on fitness related topics. Omar is a great combination of comedian, motivational speaker and fitness trainer. He has videos on anatomy and sports science, where he stands in front of a whiteboard and goes into great detail on the various factors involved in performing certain lifts, working certain muscles, and creating an effective program. His mottoes include “athletic aesthetics” and “ascendant athletics.” Omar believes you should strive to develop strength and good athletic ability and let aesthetics come as a result of hard training. He has tips on dieting, exercise, and workout plans for both weight loss and gaining size. There is also plenty of information for women looking to get leaner and stronger. As far as gurus on YouTube go Omar Isuf is one of the best in terms of knowledge and personality.

               

              Omar Isuf

                8. Gaming TotalBiscuit

                TotalBiscuit has over 1.6 million subscribers and over 2,500 videos on gaming. John Baine, or The Cynical Brit as he is more commonly called, is a game commentator who provides tons of useful information on new games and the gaming industry in general. His most popular series include “WTF is,” where he gives a a short look at a new game based on first impressions from an hour of two of play time. He also discusses games coming out on Steam, latest industry news, and some negative trends in the gaming industry. If you are considering buying a certain PC game and want to make an informed decision, TotalBiscuit is the best channel for you

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                Total Biscuit

                  9. Film and Entertainment- CinemaSins

                  CinemaSins has over 1.9 million subscribers and over 150 videos in which both critically acclaimed and objectively bad movies are dissected and judged. The evil masterminds behind the project are Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, who firmly believe that every movie, no matter how popular and well-received, isn’t without sin. The sins are related to plot holes, lack of realism, breaking the basic laws of physics, illogical sequences, poor story-telling, bad acting, overuse of cliches, etc. It is an incredibly fun overview of iconic movies that everyone film fan will enjoy. Check out the new “What’s the Damage” series where the havoc wreaked in action/adventure movies is quantified based on average prices of the objects being destroyed on screen. Also, check out the “Conversation with Myself about Movies” series where we see a more subjective take on movie-related topics. I wholeheartedly recommend these movie gurus.

                  Cinema Sins
                    10. DIY and Home Improvement- Ron Hazelton

                    Ron Hazelton has just over 8,000 subscribers, but has a ton of useful information. Ron has some handy tips and recommendations for pretty much anything you can do around the house. The videos address the most common DIY projects and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. From building a doghouse to cheap and quick tips for renovating your bathroom, Ron has your back. This is a great channel for anyone looking to do a bit of home improvement without spending a huge amount of money.

                    Ron Hazelton

                      These are a few great gurus on YouTube that provide tons of useful and fun content. The best part of online communities like YouTube is that they evolve and grow daily.

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                      Ivan is the CEO and founder of a digital marketing company. He has years of experiences in team management, entrepreneurship and productivity.

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                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                      • (1) Research
                      • (2) Deciding the topic
                      • (3) Creating the outline
                      • (4) Drafting the content
                      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                      • (6) Revision
                      • (7) etc.

                      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                      2. Change Your Environment

                      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                      6. Get a Buddy

                      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                      Reality check:

                      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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