Monday, June 1, 2015

A Bit of Inspiration

I'm the type of person who is always trying to figure out how to do it before I do it. Then I'll get to the point where I'm just ready to do it and so I do...and it doesn't turn out as grand as I imagined. It's the waiting period that riles me up to leap before I'm really ready or really laid out the plan. But I also know I'll never be 100% ready so sometimes you do have to leap even if your plan isn't 100% foolproof.

That being said, I'm taking my time right now to really find some inspiration in various areas of life. So to help me find that I've landed on a podcast series that I really like. *Side note: I just discovered podcasts less than a month ago. I still don't know how I've lived without them until now.* 

If you have not heard of The Lively Show, go listen now. For thirty to sixty minutes, Jess Lively interviews various business folks and entrepreneurs about their successes, their failures, and how they live their lives with intention. That's what she's all about, living your life with intention. It's wonderful to hear their stories and I feel inspired listening to each and every one of them. After binge listening for the last two weeks, I've gone through about the first 25 episodes and she posts a new one every Thursday (so far there are 76!).  I can't stop listening to all the great information and stories I keep hearing from these people!

I hear over and over again about listening to your gut, follow you passion, but first figure it out--which is so familiar given my whole collegiate career was about "follow your bliss, but know what your bliss is" (Thanks, Jo!). Everyone has talked about being yourself in your endeavors, following that which is the essence of you and don't try to copy yourself like anyone else. There's constant reminders to be present in the moment, focusing on the now rather than the past--learn from it, but continue to move forward. Lastly, be brave.

That's my favorite piece of advice so far because I started this year with the intention to be brave in all things that I do this year. With the half-way mark of 2015 coming up, I've wondered how closely I've stuck to that resolution. Hearing the constant reminder has been good for me and I'm hoping I will continue to hear that whisper in my ear the rest of the year.

While I continue on my journey of finding inspiration and collecting information to help get me there, I'm absorbing positive vibes through this uplifting podcast. Maybe you will, too!

What inspires you? 

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