Its Friday, Act Like It!- The Mandela Spirit

I am amazed at how there are these people who come into the world just like we do, of a mother and father;

but unlike most of us, at some point in their lives, they come to this unequaled realization that their sole purpose for being here is for the salvation of a people… of humanity.

Just the thought of the immensity of the life and spirit Nelson Mandela puts in prospective that even though he is gone, we are still here and I think we are all graced with a certain portion of the Mandela Spirit.

And it is our responsibility to continue in our purposes whatever our contribution and to do so gladly.



Monday Motivation: “Mindset Is The Killer App!”

As I was researching for this Monday Motivation post, I ran across this video from Jonathan Fields’ Good Life Project.

This video spoke to me so profoundly when I started inspirationenergy over a year ago.  He talks about the power of mindset in determining success in life and work and it promotes his GLP Immersion. It inspired me to get inspirationenergy out of my head into the world.

Listening to it again, I know today, that I am in the right place and I am encouraged to keep going! Since I first heard of Jonathan Fields, I have not only started this blog, but I am writing my first book and I am announcing that I will soon be launching my new website, “lessons in greatness” which shares life lessons and practices, some I’ve experienced and some we will experience together on hard work, spirit, gratitude and purpose  as a path to greatness in life and work and like John says,  I work everyday to connect “who I am to what I do”.

Good Life Project was also  featured as one of my 2013 Most Inspiring Turn-To Sites! So, I thought it would be great to post it again along with his “10 Commandments of Biz”.   and I challenge you to listen the video, find a takeaway and move on it!


Monday Motivation- Alain De Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

“One of the interesting things about success is that we think we know what it means. A lot of the time our ideas about what it would mean to live successfully are not our own. They’re sucked in from other people. And we also suck in messages from everything from the television to advertising to marketing, etcetera. These are hugely powerful forces that define what we want and how we view ourselves. What I want to argue for is not that we should give up on our ideas of success, but that we should make sure that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas and make sure that we own them, that we’re truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of the journey that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.”                               – Alain De Botton