Pieces of Inspiration

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #123

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Abraham Lincoln on friendship “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #122

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Tao Te Ching on mastering yourself “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #121

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Seneca on wanting more “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” -Seneca If you can keep your cravings …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #120

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. James Baldwin on reading “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the world, but then you read.” – James Baldwin To me, books make the world …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #119

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Joseph Addison on happiness “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison Something to …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #118

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. I’ve been showing my children a lot of pictures of modes of transportation that they’ve never used. They’ve been captivated by the zeppelins… as have I. 1. Mary Anne Radmacher …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #117

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Sarah Markley on close relationships “The people closest to us have the ability to hurt us the most and yet also have the ability to heal us the best.” …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #116

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Ellen Goodman on the personal finance “normal” “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #115

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Gloria Steinem on looking for the right person “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” – Gloria Steinem …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #114

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This past week, our family has been talking about places in the world that we’d like to visit. As I often do, I pulled out a bunch of photographs of …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #113

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Gandhi on action “Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi There is no clearer representation of what you truly value than what you actually do with your time and energy. …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #110

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Henry Stimson on trust “The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” – Henry Stimson It can be very difficult to extend trust to someone …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #109

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This past week, I finally hit my limit on winter and I’m ready for spring and summer to return. In order to make myself feel better about it, I filled …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #108

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Paulo Coelho on ideas for living “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #107

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Michael J. Fox on doing it right the first time “If you don’t take the time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #106

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Thomas Jefferson on religion, politics, and friendship “I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #105

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Lefse One of the things I associate strongly with the holiday season is the making of potato lefse. For those unfamiliar, lefse is a Norwegian food in which potatoes …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #104

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Jason Pollock on genuine kindness What kind of person are you when no one you know is looking? That’s the person you really are. “The most genuine acts of …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #103

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Quentin Crisp on career direction It’s really tempting to switch careers, but sometimes it’s worth asking whether or not our skill set wouldn’t best be served staying put or …