July 11, 2010


It is the game changer.

Mediocre teacher tells.
Good teacher explains.
Superior teacher demonstrates.
Great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

It's interesting to look through sealed boxes in the basement marked "important" and "fragile". I've been doing the same with the almost 500 OMO posts here.

I found several posts marked "inspiration".

The last three years of my life have been quite a journey and inspiration has been important to me. I have learned hard lessons about business, people and myself.

In the last year, I have met some fantastic people and lifelong friends.

Inspiration has gotten me through, kicked my butt and gotten me going again. I don't think we put enough importance on inspiration as a crucial element of life. That is how the lesser skilled athlete wins in overtime or the company with less resources wins market share.

This is a mashup of two previous posts...

What Inspires You?

A piece of music can heal and transport you. A great book has the ability to let you travel to far off lands to meet new people and read great stories. A phone call from a long lost friend can transport you. A few kind words can lift you from a bad mood.

Where do you go for inspiration?
you an inspiration for others?

Think about someone you have met who left such a positive impression you had to tell someone else about them. Why was that? What made them remarkable?

Do you enjoy meeting inspiring people? Does it help you grow to be around people who share their positive energy? Do you strive to do the same with others?

Do you think if you surround yourself with inspirational people who want to help each other, tell the truth and work in the same direction, you have the makings of a successful venture?


When something or someone inspires you, breathe it in, cherish the moment and use that fuel to get you through those moments when you feel the hill seems too steep to climb. When someone tries to deplete your strength for their own gain, move aside. No matter how much they try, their shortcomings and character flaws cannot be transported to you like the common cold.

Never underestimate your ability to inspire others.

Helping you integrate all you do with all you do.

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