Pieces of Inspiration

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #102

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. Haruki Murakami on money and time This was one of the most difficult lessons I’ve ever had to learn. “Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #101

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 enemies and friends When you have someone that you’re in conflict with, you’re far better off finding common ground with that person and getting past the …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #100

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. Since this is the 100th “pieces of inspiration” article, I decided to do something a bit different. As many of you know, I’m a voracious reader. I read several books …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #99

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. Kahlil Gibran on learning You don’t have to like someone to learn from them. “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #98

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. Stephen Covey on the tools for change We have what we need to bring about change in our lives. “Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #97

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. Lao Tzu on past, present, and future The only worthwhile way to think of the past and the future is to think of them in terms of how they …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #96

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. Simon Bailey on a miserable life People do this far too often. They go to a job that makes them miserable, then come home and use what little energy …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #95

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 week, I helped my children collect pictures of rain for a school art project related to the ongoing drought here in Iowa. Several of the pictures were so beautiful, …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #94

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. Voltaire on being right I love thought-provoking statements that can be interpreted very differently by different people. “It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #93

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. Consider this an autumn edition. I spent much of the week collecting pictures of fall colors for a display project. Many of them were absolutely beautiful, so I decided to …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #92

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. Ernest Hemingway on life breaking you We all face rejection and disappointment at some point in our lives. What makes us powerful is how we heal from those things. …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #91

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. Christian Larson on criticizing others It is so easy to tear down others. It is so hard to improve yourself. “Give so much time to the improvements of yourself …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #90

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. Chief Red Eagle on anger and love I think this quote summarizes wonderfully the difference between love and anger. “Angry people want you to see how powerful they are. …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #89

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. Neil Armstrong Rest in peace. “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #88

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. Wayne Dyer on life as a rehearsal Don’t waste your time dwelling on the past. Don’t burn your days assuming the future will take care of it. “Stop acting …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #87

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. Seth Godin on life and vacations Vacation, to me, isn’t an escape. It’s an opportunity to see parts of the world that I don’t get to see in my …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #86

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. Margaret Heffernan on daring to disagree Most people avoid disagreement because it’s uncomfortable and might lead to hurt feelings or arguments. However, polite disagreement, where both sides can have …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #85

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 habits It is extremely difficult to break a routine once we’ve established it. “We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.” – Mahatma …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #84

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. George Orwell on those kids I think I’m wiser than my children at the moment, because the oldest one is six. However, I think that my parents are wiser …