Let’s face it, we may all have the same 24-hours in a day, but staying motivated can be hard. Sometimes there’s going to be days when you have to operate on three hours of sleep and have a to-do list that seems a mile long, but there’s hope.

We’ve put together a list of some of the most encouraging Black Twitter accounts that will get you out of those low spirit ruts. Whether you’re a one (wo)man show or you head a team of 50 or more employees, these motivational Twitter accounts may give you the boost you need to keep going.

Gucci Mane

Representing East Atlanta, the legendary rapper not only gives us trap music hits, but his Twitter is full of encouragement. Gucci reminds us not to dwell on past failures and to keep looking forward. Who cares if your last startup didn’t go so well–start another! A scroll through Gucci’s page will instantly put you in hustler mode. Let’s not forget Gucci made $1 million while in prison, so don’t take his nuggets of wisdom lightly.

Eric “ET” Thomas 

Eric Thomas is one of the top motivational speakers in the industry, but his words are not for the faint at heart. He’ll inspire you and call you out at the same time. ET reminds us that ideas aren’t enough, but having a plan will lead to success. So put your ideas on paper and get to work on your business plan.

Kerry Washington 

You may know her as Olivia Pope from the hit TV show “Scandal,” but Kerry Washington is more than just an actress. Her Twitter timeline screams “head woman in charge.” Washington knows what she believes in and isn’t afraid to speak on it. Watch her Confident Class Session where she advises us not to listen to the critics. Forget your haters and be the successful entrepreneur you’re destined to be.

Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill is a sports journalist and voice for the people. After standing by her words in light of criticism, which led to her departure from ESPN, Hill motivates us all to be unapologetically Black. Her Twitter account, full of the latest news in sports and politics, will encourage you to speak your truth. If your startup is community-driven and seeks to change the narrative, Hill’s page is definitely worth the follow.

Rick Ross

The Miami native’s Twitter page definitely shows why he’s the boss. In the mix of tweets that highlight his latest business endeavors like, Rich Luxury beard shampoo and conditioner, Ross makes sure to motivate the bosses of the world.


Who doesn’t love Lizzo? Her music bops, and she is an advocate for self-love and positive body image. Her glow up seemed like an overnight success, but with this tweet, she reminds all the aspiring entrepreneurs to keep going because your time is coming.

Devon Franklin

Franklin made waves when he married actress, Meagan Good, but he’s been Hollywood’s best-kept secret for years. He’s a movie producer who has helped produce major films like “The Pursuit of Happyness,” and Whitney Houston’s “Sparkle.” His Twitter is full of motivational quotes that are sure to uplift you on your entrepreneurial journey. He always gives us food for thought like the one above: What if your mistakes end up being the catalyst that propels your business forward?

Amber Wagner’s inspirational Twitter videos have gone viral for several years. She was featured on BuzzFeed, where she describes how she became a social media motivational speaker. If you’re feeling stuck in your business and looking to take a different approach, give her video a listen.

Don’t forget to look back on this list of motivational tweets the next time you need some feel-good inspiration.