Posted by JasMollica
“People who achieve great things that the world will never forget, start out by accomplishing small things that the world will never see.” -Tom Coughlin.
Last week, I blogged about how it is tough, at times, to spark your creative juices. We aren’t always creative and we need to be honest with ourselves about that, I wrote. However, just because you don’t feel incredibly creative does not mean that you can’t be inspired. There’s inspiration everywhere and the above quote from New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is a perfect example of that.
There are two people who really have a knack at being inspiring: Matt Cheuvront and Jessica Lawlor. I’ve been lucky to know both for some time now. Matt is the founder of Proof in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only is he an outstanding entrepreneur, Matt is also the genius behind Life Without Pants. His newsletter, “The Hustle” is the jolt you need to be inspired (it’s better than that first cup of coffee). His blog, though, is always a great way to set off that inner flame towards inspiring you to be better. Case in point, here’s an excerpt from a blog earlier this month, titled, ” Redefine Normal. Act Accordingly. Be Remarkable.”
You’re hustling. You’re working hard. You’re trying new things and coming up with new ideas. You’re writing blogs, pouring your heart out for others to see. You’re starting amazing companies. You’re inventing new ideas and improving upon existing ones. You’re traveling the world and experiencing new things. You’re falling in love. You care. You do. You matter.
It was exactly what I needed that day to realize… I MATTER.
Jessica Lawlor is as wise as an Owl. She should be… she graduated from Temple University, like me. I’ve been lucky enough, though, to mentor Jessica from time to time. But, on many occasions, she’s actually mentored me. Her website, JessicaLawlor.com, always has something to make you stand up and say, “I can do this!”
She challenges her readers to “Get Gutsy” and it works because Jess inspired me to do the same. Her post “How Saying No Helped Me Open Up To a World of Yes,” was a game changer for many reasons. This quote encapsulated what I’ve felt, but could not put into action:
The moral of the story here is that sometimes you need to say no. You need to recognize when enough is enough. You need to recognize (and respect) your boundaries in order to reach your goals.
We sometimes find it tough to say no (me included), but to read what Jess did and how it opened up new ideas and new opportunities helped me do the same.
Now, while I recommend that you check out what Jessica and Matt are doing and writing on their blogs, there are many others out there that inspire. We all have ways to do it; in actions and in words. You can find inspiration right around the corner. But you have to open your mind to it.
About JasMollica"It's never too late to have a life and it's never too late to change one." That's something I tell students, friends, and family all the time. After living and working in New York City, I took my own advice in 2004, switched my career from the television/radio industry and got into public relations. Now, I spend my days as a PR/social media marketing consultant and get inspired daily. It's been a good ride, so far. But the car has plenty of gas left. I hope you'll join along in this guy's journey!
Posted on July 30, 2013, in Blog Series, Inspiration, Inspire Series and tagged be inspired, being inspired by the world, get gutsy, Jason Mollica, Jessica Lawlor, life without pants, Matt Cheuvront, Proof, Social Media, Tom Coughlin, you are an inspiration. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.