When I am working towards a goal it is always important for me to stay inspired. Now that I am moving in a whole new direction feeling inspired helps me move in the right direction. I like to see things that make me feel more creative or push me outside of my everyday and make me want to create something new. So today I want to share with you some of the things that I do to find inspiration and stay inspired.
The lost art of reading, lol. I kid. I love to read and I’ll be honest, I don’t get to do it nearly as often as I would like. A lot of the time when I try I fall asleep but it is such a great way to get inspired. I love reading stories about fictional worlds that make me want to see or try something new or that get my imagination flowing. Self help books that get me to look at a situation or an idea in a new way are another great way to be inspired. It helps to get me looking at situations in a new way.
Most podcasts I listen to are business or self help related. They give me new perspectives and ideas. I would love to try some more imaginative or storytelling podcasts. If you listen to any of those please share because I would love some new worlds to explore. Much like books, podcasts based in story-telling, self-help, and even business are a great way to be inspired.
Find new people who do what you do
Find people in your industry who are doing things you love or that you want to try. Go online and look up 4-5 people in the industry you’re moving into. See what they’re doing and how. Check out what they are sharing and who they are connecting with. It can help you to see the places you should be and maybe you’ll even make a new connection! Skip this step though if you feel like it will insight envy in anyway. This is solely to inspire you and we should never be comparing ourselves to others, especially people who are a whole different step than we are on.
I love joining groups that have people working towards similar goals or who are learning and sharing things I am trying to learn. My photography FB groups really changed my photography greatly and helped me to improve. I learned so many things from people who were already in the industry. Try meetup, FB, LinkedIn. I haven’t really used LinkedIn but there are groups there that can also help you to be inspired. Surrounding yourself with likeminded people who are growing in the industry can really help give you the push you need.
Be Inspired by Yourself
Redefine yourself. Write a whole new bio that describes who you are now and what you do. Fill it up with the things you’re working towards and the things you’ve already done. Reintroduce yourself to the world and let that inspire you to keep moving forward.
I hope that these tips can send you in the right direction and inspire you to keep moving forward in your dreams! What are some of your favorite ways to be inspired?
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