Do one at a time.
To give you a boost for the start of 2012, here are the top 40 free motivational audio & video learning resources featured on the LearnOutLoud.com site.
Note: This is not my list and does not necessarily reflect my personal beliefs, Eric.
1. I Have a Dream Audio and Video
From our first edition of the Free Resource of the Day e-mail we wanted to start out with a special one. One of our favorite free titles in the directory is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s classic "I Have a Dream" speech. Delivered on August 28th, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., King's passionate call for justice and equality was the battle cry for the civil rights movement in America. Choose from an audio version of the speech from American Rhetoric or a video version from YouTube.
2. 50 Things I'm Going to Do Today
One of our all-time favorite audio downloads is 50 Things I'm Going to Do Today. Written and narrated by Brian Johnson, CEO of Zaadz, Inc., "50 Things" is a great collection of tips to live your life by. Ranging from "Hit The Rock" and "Pay Your Bills with a Smile" to "Act 'As If'" and "Embrace Opposites," you're in for a real treat if you haven't listened to this already. And if you have it's probably time for another listen. Enjoy!
3. Zaadz Notes: The 80/20 Principle
In this session of Zaadz Notes, Brian Johnson (philosopher & CEO of Zaadz.com) provides an overview of the 80/20 principle and the vast amount of phenomenon which the 80/20 principle applies to. Brian then goes on to show how you can apply this principle to your life. This title is available for free on MP3 download and streaming audio on LearnOutLoud.com.
4. The Words of Christ: From the Book of Matthew
This audio book, released by ThoughtAudio.com isolates everything uttered by Christ in the gospel according to Matthew. Extracted from the narrative of the Bible, Christ's message is distilled to its core values. Simple in its language yet still potent in its ever-present challenge to humanity, this is as unfiltered of a view of the gospel as one might ever find. This recording is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the gospel from a new point of view. This audio book is available to download in multiple MP3 segments.
5. John F. Kennedy Speeches
The Miller Center of Public Affairs features downloadable audio of the speeches by numerous Presidents in the 20th century. They offer over a dozen John F. Kennedy speeches, including his famous Inaugural Address, his inspiring address at Rice University on the space effort, his Civil Rights Address, and his "Ich bin ein Berliner" Speech which delivered next to the Berlin Wall criticizing communism. All these speeches can be downloaded on MP3.
6. Extraordinary Leadership
LearnOutLoud.com is exclusively offering a free audio book to you by Robin Sharma, author of the bestselling book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. The title we're offering is called Extraordinary Leadership, and this inspirational program is aimed at bringing out the leader in all of us. Sharma fills this audio book with anecdotes and words of wisdom regarding what it takes to be a great leader in all aspects of life. Extraordinary Leadership is available from LearnOutLoud.com on MP3 Download.
7. Introduction to Your Mind: Two Guided Meditations
Before you plunge into action, start things off with these two free guided meditations. They were published by Mi Ka El Mindchanger through our TeachOutLoud self-publishing tool. Through these two 10-minute meditations Mi Ka El leads you through the practice of mindfulness meditation with insights on how to transcend your thoughts & feelings and come into awareness of your true Self. These excellent meditations can be downloaded on MP3 through LearnOutLoud.com and listened to again and again. Thanks Mi Ka El for this great free resource!
8. Yes You Can
In this free downloadable audio program author and motivational speaker Jim Donovan demonstrates in dozens of ways how our thoughts become the outcomes of our life. Through positively shifting what our focus is we inevitably move toward our goals and become happier, healthier, and wealthier. This motivational program is available on MP3 digital download through LearnOutLoud.com.
9. His Holiness - The XIV Dalai Lama
In this free video from UCTV, His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses a packed crowd at UC-Irvine on the topic of "Ethical Self-Awareness & Personal Transformation". With humor and humility the Dalai Lama speaks on the importance of awareness in overcoming anger and other negative emotions. This event is available on streaming video or video download from Google Video.
10. Quotations of Mahatma Gandhi
Listen to these humble words of wisdom from Mahatma Gandhi. This inspiring audio title from ThoughtAudio.com features quotes from Gandhi on his various methods of living out his quest for truth. These quotes are well narrated by Michael Scott and available on MP3 Download.
11. Meditation Class 1: Learn to Meditate
The Meditation Society of Australia has put up a meditation class through our TeachOutLoud service. This free program offers seven keys to meditation that will help those beginning meditation to reach what is referred to as the "intuitive state". After the lesson, you are guided through a meditation with relaxing music to help you along. This program is available as a free MP3 download on LearnOutLoud.com.
12. 8Quotes - Motivational Quote Podcast
The 8Quotes - Motivational Quote Podcast features 8 famous motivational quotes ranging from a wide variety of sources. The folks at 8Quotes.com pick great quotes and narrate them well. Listen to a few and see if you like it.
13. Rich Dad's Podcast
Rich Dad's Podcast features audio lectures and videos from Robert T. Kiyosaki, the author of the classic book on wealth & personal finances: Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Kiyosaki summarizes ideas in his book explaining the lessons he was taught by the "rich dad" and "poor dad" that he grew up with. The podcast also includeds videos with advice from inside The Rich Dad Company.
14. Success.com Interviews Podcast
Listen to the Success.com Interviews Podcast with host & founder of Success.com Robert Stuberg. Podcasts include Brian Tracy discussing "Million Dollar Habits", Michael Gelb discussing his book Discover Your Genius, and many other interviews with success industry leaders. Get motivated and inspired with these free audio interviews.
15. TED Talks: Tony Robbins
Self development expert Anthony Robbins speaks at the TED Conference on what motivates people. Robbins insists that he isn't a motivator, but instead he is out to find what motivates people and what is it that makes the difference in the quality of people's lives. He discusses briefly the core human needs that drive people. This talk is available on streaming video from Google Video.
16. Motivation To Move Podcast
Listen to some podcasts from Scott Smith. This motivational speaker and health & fitness expert has been podcasting for over a year now with quick tips for exercising, eating, and more. He's always high on energy and he certainly sounds like he's practicing what he preaches. Download the Motivation to Move podcast to get the week started right!
17. iAmplify Premium Podcast
Listen to the iAmplify Premium Podcast which features premium self development audio. Currently on the feed is a guided meditation from Marianne Wiliamson, Barbara DeAngelis on relationships, and health & fitness podcasts on running, cardio, pilates, and more. There's even a podcast on how to conquer your fear of flying!
18. Inspiring Words of Encouragement Podcast
Zig Ziglar is one of the great motivational speakers of our time, and he's been inspiring listeners to achieve their goals for over 35 years. This podcast contains excerpts from Ziglar's recordings with advice and anecdotes on many topics. Also featured is a video podcast where Ziglar speaks about living life to the fullest at 80 years of age. Listen to Ziglar's motivational podcasts today.
19. David Allen Company Podcast
David Allen is the bestselling author of the productivity classic Getting Things Done, and in this podcast he discusses a number of the central principles for managing your time and work, including tips for dealing with email, interruptions, and other issues that arise. Currently on the feed there's a series of interviews with Allen conducted by Merlin Mann who is the creator of the popular productivity website 43 Folders. Learn how to increase your productivity in business and in life with the David Allen Company Podcast.
20. Commencement Address at Stanford University
Steve Jobs delivered this commencement address at Stanford University and it's one of the more inspiring commencement addresses we've ever had a chance to hear. Jobs tells three stories of endurance through his education, his career, and his diagnosis with cancer, and through it all his advice is: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." This title is available on streaming audio and MP3 download from American Rhetoric.
21. Letting Go with Guy Finley Podcast
From Contact Talk Radio comes the Letting Go with Guy Finley Podcast featuring hour-long talks with speaker and best-selling author Guy Finley. Focusing on spiritual and emotional development, Guy Finley touches on issues which affect us all: relationships, fear, addiction, stress/anxiety, peace, happiness, and freedom. Listen to over a dozen podcasts from Guy Finley on the Letting Go with Guy Finley Podcast.
22. Wealth Wisdom Podcast
Listen & subscribe to LearnOutLoud's Wealth Wisdom Podcast where we showcase classic wisdom on business & finance from many wealth & success classics. To start off with we're offering Benjamin Franklin's The Way to Wealth, which is an essay written by Franklin that contains a condensed collection of the wealth advice he had presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication.
23. Ceaseless Society: Is 24/7 Good for Us?
In this lecture from MIT, author & meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn shares his perspectives on a society that is busy all the time. He provides insights into how we can regard time from the perspective of mindfulness, and suggests that in our effort to be technologically connected to everyone, we often lose connection to our true self. This lecture is available on streaming audio & video as well as MP3 download.
24. Be Nice In Just One Minute Podcast
Be nice with these quick tips from Winn Claybaugh, author of Be Nice (Or Else!) . Winn guides you through various methods being kinder to your family, your co-workers, and others. He also points out things to avoid which tend to drag us into meanness. Get motivated with these free podcasts from Winn Claybaugh.
25. Alpha Break
Listen to this free 12 Min. MP3 download offered by Effective Learning Systems. This spoken word program is designed to put listeners in a relaxed state both mentally and physically. It can be used again and again at any time during the day. Download this free MP3 from LearnOutLoud.com.
26. The Think Thank Tank: 3 Powerful Principles To Increase Effectiveness!
In this motivational speech, international speaker Al Argo encourages listeners to think more about their actions, relationships, goals, and obstacles before proceeding with each day. Above all he motivates people to be grateful and of service to everyone. Much like Zig Ziglar, his inspired delivery uplifts listeners. This free speech was uploaded through our TeachOutLoud service, and is available on MP3 download directly through LearnOutLoud.com. This title includes a downloadable worksheet to help listeners follow along with his speech.
27. The Practice of the Presence of God
LearnOutLoud.com and ChristianAudio.com are happy to bring you a free full-length audiobook entitled The Practice of the Presence of God. Written by Brother Lawrence, this book is a description of his constant reflection and attention to God throughout all of his daily activities. This title is made available for free courtesy of ChristianAudio.com and is available on MP3 download directly through LearnOutLoud.com. We encourage you to visit the ChristianAudio.com website for more thoughtful Christian audio titles.
28. Living Green Podcast: Effortless Ecology for Everyday People
In this podcast brought to you by Personal Life Media, host Meredith Medland interviews guests who are practicing and preaching eco-friendly ways of living. Shows cover healthy eating, eco-conscious entrepreneurialism, enviromentally-friendly shopping, energy conservation, and more. Listen to interviews with the founder of the Burning Man festival Larry Harvey, American mycologist Paul Stamets, and visionary green event planner Sarah Haynes, among many others. Enjoy this podcasts from Personal Life Media!
29. Meditatio Talks (Meditation Talks): To the Monks of Gethsemani Abbey
Offered by Medio Media and The World Community for Christian Meditation, these are talks delivered by Fr. Laurence Freeman O.S.B. to the Monks of Gethsemani Abbey. In the eight talks featured in this title Fr. Freeman discusses Christian meditation and how to remain in a prayerful state at all times. This free title was published through our TeachOutLoud service and it is available on MP3 download directly through LearnOutLoud.com.
30. Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self Reliance is perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson's most famous essay. This version, narrated by Brian Johnson from Zaadz, is both thought-provoking and inspirational. Ralph Waldo Emerson pushes the listener to break free of the dependence on society and the masses of man and to rely solely upon oneself. Always pushing us to follow our own nature & intuition, Emerson denounces those who allow themselves to be victims of society or history. He wants great men to rise from the limitations of cultural institutions and stand as giants casting shadows over the ages. Throughout the essay there is wisdom loaded in every sentence and it can be listened to again and again. Download this free classic audio book on MP3 directly from LearnOutLoud.com.
31. Pro Football Hall of Fame's Enshrinement Speeches
Here we feature these classic speeches from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They offer dozens of streaming audio speeches on their website dating back to the 1970s. Some are better than others, but many are both entertaining and inspiring. For a funny and energetic speech check out Terry Bradshaw's 1989 enshrinement speech. For an eloquent and inspiring speech listen to Gale Sayers' 1977 speech. They also feature speeches on streaming video from the last 5 years including inspiring words from Dan Marino, Barry Sanders, Reggie White, John Madden, and many other football luminaries. The speeches are usually 10-15 minutes long and are enjoyable and inspiring even if you're not a football fan.
32. Extra Tips for The Freeway Guide to Maximizing Your Money
In this downloadable offering from the The Freeway Guides, financial expert Peter Bielagus gives tips to maximize your money. He covers ways to improve your credit score, to pick your financial advisor, to choose the right loan for a home. and how to get the most out of applying for financial aid. This title is available on MP3 download directly through LearnOutLoud.com.
33. The Perils of Indifference
In this speech, holocaust survivor, author, and activist Elie Wiesel speaks of indifference as the worst possible response to atrocities that have occurred throughout the 20th century and continue to occur. Speaking before President Clinton, he denounces indifference of American leaders with the knowledge they had of the holocaust during the war. At the end he points to signs of hope that the world is no longer allowing indifference as a response to crimes against humanity. This speech is offered by American Rhetoric and can be listened to on streaming audio or by MP3 download.
34. The Steve Chandler Podcast
For motivational success coaching check out The Steve Chandler Podcast , which features book excerpts and interviews from Steve Chandler on improving relationships, creating wealth, and managing business. Chandler narrates his audio books and their sound quality is professional. Download this podcast on MP3 today.
35. Dare to Live Without Limits: The 10 Basic Principles
Bryan Golden, author of the book Dare to Live Without Limits, offers his ten basic principles for living a limitless life. These principles are:
# You are what you think about
# Set goals
# Plan how to reach your goals
# All we have is today
# Never ever give up
# Education never ends
# Control your own emotions
# Guard your time
# Have an attitude of gratitude
# What you project you receive
In this 15 minute MP3 download, Golden provides the detailed advice and motivation about these ten principles. This title was created and offered for free through our TeachOutLoud service. For more information about the book Dare to Live Without Limits visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com.
36. Conversations with Masters Podcast
Listen to these podcast interviews conducted by life coach Mary Allen as she talks with top authors and speakers in the self development world. This podcast features in-depth, hour-long interviews with authors such as Les Brown, Caroline Myss, Dr. Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, Adyashanti, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, Jim Rohn, and others. The interviews cover key teachings and biographical stories from these leaders in personal growth. Enjoy these podcasts.
Zencast has been offering Zen Buddhism teachings on podcast for many years now and the great thing is they've kept all their podcasts up on their feed so each of them can still be downloaded. Included on this feed is an unabridged recording of the key Buddhist text The Dhammapada translated and read by Zencast host Gil Fronsdal. Fronsdal also teaches a five part "Introduction to Meditation" class. Other frequent speakers on Zencast include Thich Nhat Hanh and Eckhart Tolle. Latest on the feed is a Mindfulness Meditation Course. These podcasts are essential listening for anyone looking to learn more about Zen Buddhism.
38. The Masters of The Secret Podcast
This podcast features conversations with teachers that were featured in the movie The Secret. Bill Harris, director of the Centerpointe Research Institute, conducts the conversations which cover the spiritual and practical applications of the law of attraction by the teachers that are interviewed. The teachers included in this podcast so far are John Assaraf, Hale Dwoskin, Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Lisa Nichols, and James Ray. Start your week with these inspirational talks!
39. SermonIndex Classics Podcast
Listen to these podcasts from SermonIndex. These podcasts cover many aspects of Christianity and Christian Living, including sermons from Jim Cymbala, David Wilkerson, Zac Poonen, Keith Green, A.W. Tozer, Duncan Campbell, Ian Paisley, Leonard Ravenhill, and many other popular preachers from throughout the 20th century. For more free classic sermons check out the offerings we feature from SermonAudio.com.
40. I've Been to the Mountaintop
On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The night before he was assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his prophetic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. In this stirring speech Dr. King looks back on his life and is thankful for all the positive changes in civil rights that occurred in his lifetime, and he is grateful to have lived in the second half of the 20th century when masses of people all over the world were standing up for freedom and human rights. Listen to this speech on streaming audio or download it on MP3 from American Rhetoric.