All posts tagged Inspiration

Press Play: Instrumental For Your Playlist

As promised, another playlist. I love instrumental music, it’s so versatile. Sometimes it’s simply ambiance music and other times I draw inspiration from these tracks. I play these when I cook, write, relax, drive, run.. It was hard to narrow this list, so I picked a few artists and tracks from my recent playlists. There is definitely variety in this playlist, so make sure to check them out.

Enjoy.

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Think The Best

Although my posts have deviated from the “fitness / training” theme recently, part of our Mission with Girls Gone Strong is to educate and encourage a strong body, mind and character.

The following is from a book titled “Choosing Civility” by Dr. P.M. Forni

Rule #3: Think the Best

“We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the avantage of a good light.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” – Paul of Tarsus

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Live Authentically

Recently, my business mentor (and good friend) told me that I lived an authentic life. He said to continue living that way over anything else because I would be happiest in the long term. I liked the sound of that but I was curious to know exactly what living authentically meant… so I looked it up and read the following:

Live Authentically – Living from the core of who you are for lasting satisfaction. 

I didn’t need to read any further. I found exactly what I was looking for.

Live Authentically.

 

The Flipping Point

I subscribe to Seth Godin‘s Blog and quite frequenly, he offers either an entire post or even a sentence that adds value to my thought process.

In a recent post titled “The flipping point” Seth differentiates the difference between the “tipping” point and the “flipping” point. The tipping point, he states, “is the sum total of many individuals buzzing about something.” Whereas the flipping point is “the outcome of an activated internal conversation.”

This surely relates to business, brand, marketing, etc. but I saw it covering an even more broad territory including, fitness, nutrition and health… a LIFESTYLE if you will :)

Seth says, “We resist incremental improvement in our offerings and our stories because it just doesn’t seem likely that one good interaction or one tiny alteration can possibly lead to a significant amount of flipping. And we’re right—it won’t. The flipping point (for an individual) is almost always achieved after a consistent series of almost invisible actions that create a brand new whole.

And the reason it’s so difficult? Because you’re operating on faith. You need to invest and apparently overinvest (time and money and effort) until you see the results.”

Does this sound familiar?? Ever tried to accomplish a training goal or health / nutrition goal??? Often times we expect to make big efforts for a big and fast return… when it’s the little things, done well and CONSISTENTLY that evolve into progress over time and hopefully habits. Habits create your lifestyle and in my opinion, habits are when the flipping point has happened in your mind and as a result, your actions to follow.

You have to THINK before you can BE
You have to BE before you can DO
You have to DO before you can HAVE

Read the post and see how you interpret and apply his thoughts :)

Happy Birthday To My Mom, Point B

My mom is my best friend. She’s the most beautiful woman both inside and out. I am so grateful for the mother and woman she is, the person she (and my father) raised me to be and for the precious relationship we share. Today is my Mom’s BIRTHDAY and it’s one of those milestones that end in a zero!!

In honor of my mom, I wanted to share the following clip from a TED Talk that came through my email last week. It stuck my heart so big and I’ve been chomping at the bit to share it because it makes me think of her wishes for me and the unconditional love, support and shelter she gives.

I also thought it was most timely to share this clip in conjunction with Mother’s Day just around the corner; it’s titled “If I Should Have A Daughter” by Sarah Kay.

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Mom’s this weekend and a VERY Happy Birthday to my beautiful mom and best friend. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are. Cheers to sharing another year of big and small moments together and everything in between… (“Suddenly”)

Love you so much,
Your Baby Girl

Ps. I know, I know… “you love me more” ;-)

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