Sometimes, when you are doing the impossible (or when it feels like you’re doing the impossible), you need some inspiration.
There’s a lot that has changed for me since August 10th, 2012, my last day at my day job. But one of the most pronounced changes is the fact that, now, I’m always on the prowl for inspiration. Anything that will propel me forward is welcome, in any form.
Luminaries who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds. Performers who found a way to do good with their art, when everyone told them it couldn’t be done. People who kept on going, through battles with addiction, and personal tragedy, and without support.
Because of this search for inspiration, I’ve found a lot of it, tucked into corners both expected and unexpected. I share these things with my clients when they start feeling down in the dumps about themselves, their businesses, their art.
Today I’m giving a talk for the members of Michelle’s When I Grow Up Clubhouse. The topic? How to maintain unshakeable self-worth, regardless of how your business is doing.
I’m going to be teaching the Clubhousers a whole host of different techniques and approaches, one of which is to have inspiration at the ready, all the time.
This post, chock-full of inspiring stuff, is for the Clubhousers. It’s also for you, whenever you need it.
Get inspired by this stuff. Come back for more whenever you need it. And by all means, if you have inspiring stuff to share, please do so in the comments.
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Alex has this wonderful piece about what’s possible, and this is something that I share with clients (and friends! And myself!) whenever they start to think things aren’t possible.
Amanda Palmer talks about asking. And about the breathtaking generosity of humans.
From Lisa: Listen to yourself for a change.
Morgan Spurlock has a new series called The Failure Club. It is so totally in line with our Itty Bitty Adventures. And it is so totally awesome.
From Leonie: Honestly. Business doesn’t have to be like that.
“Only a couple women have ever climbed V13, let alone a ten-year-old kid.”
From an interview with Lisa Congdon: “I’ve stopped worrying about what others think about my work or if it’s going to sell. The irony is that I’ve been more successful over the past year than I ever have.”
Music. Oh my gosh. This is what’s been inspiring me a whole lot lately (well, in addition to Dolly Parton’s book, Dream More). Music. And so I made you a playlist of inspiration. Some of it may be cheesy, but you know what? Sometimes cheese is terribly inspiring.
And here’s the absolute cherry on top of all this other inspiration. It gave me tingles all over.
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♥ Big thanks to all you Facebook and Twitter buddies who helped me curate this list. And please, do add more below! ♥