In her book Power Attractor, author Gabrielle Bernstein says:
“Find what inspires you most and commit to doing more of it!
When we bring energy to what inspires us, we connect to our Super Attractor power and the manifesting begins.”
What she’s saying is that when we do what lights us up, what we love, we draw to us all manner of things that we dream of, in our business and in our life.
Our tag-line at HerBusiness is: Do What You Love, Every Day.
So, I feel very aligned to any message that is about doing work that really lights us up, that keeps us alive and awake on every level – mentally and emotionally and spiritually.
I know that my work leading HerBusiness is totally inspired.
My goal is to have Inspiration – the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative – be present in my work every single day.
So, my question to you is… What lights you up?
In this episode of the HerBusiness podcast I share:
- Three things you can do TODAY to bring more inspiration into your life and your business
- What women business owners are doing to feel more connected and inspired
- What to do every single day to keep bright ideas flowing your way
How appreciating where you are now can bring you closer to your goals
- The power of spending time alone, and how to build that space into your day
Inspiration Tips from the HerBusiness Network members
When we asked members how they bring more inspiration into their lives and here’s what they said…
“My morning walks and writing. On the inspiration side of things, quality people, a good (I love biographies) on-going education, podcasts etc. and removing negative people from my life.”
— Tess Brook, Tess Brook Mediator
“Sitting in a quiet place preferably surrounded by nature with its beauty and sounds. Ironically though a lot of my creative ideas happen at around 3 am, so l need to keep pen & paper next to the bed.”
— Jenny Knox
“For me, it’s being visionary, believing is seeing.
- Daily affirmations.
- Behaving like I’m already there.
- Practising success.
- Surrounding myself with people who are already successful.
- I found a mentor who is so out of my league and asked them to mentor me… they said yes.
- Working out a minimum 4x per week.
- The last is becoming fearless (1 of my 3 2020 words) to become limitless.
Each January for the past 19 years I set a minimum of 1 big goal which is hard to achieve and a few small goals to support it. Every year of achieved it personally or professionally.”
— Karina Prefontaine, Plum Petal
“I love a good ‘CLEAR OUT’ at the end of every year. Cleaning out all papers, old clothes, kids toys, old books – basically anything that doesn’t serve me or my family. A lot may go to donations and helps others, otherwise, the rest goes to the tip! For me, it keeps that cycle of giving going as well cleansing. Getting rid of old energy and bringing in the new.”
— Leticia Alvarez, InContext Marketing & Communications
“For business, I need to find time to step away – travel – go somewhere else (even the beach for a few hours), but I need to remove myself from the environment to get new ideas, inspiration and allow my ‘left brain’ to quieten down and my right brain some space to do its thing. Ideally, this works better if I can get away for at least a few days, but on the micro-level just taking a walk through a bush trail or along the beach is also good. I also listen to mindset podcasts while walking to open up some new ways of thinking.”
— Kristy-Lee Heighway Billett, The Footprint Group
“Alone time, exercise, books, podcasts.”
— Charlie Trevena, Charlie Trevena Tourism Marketing
“Crochet! My morning square is my meditative time and some amazing ideas come to me some days while making my square.”
— Seona Roberts, Honouring ME Crochet
“For me as a full-on right-brainer (creative) inspiration comes from everywhere… looking at people, Behance, grocery shopping (looking at the packaging), art galleries, magazines, movie set, fabrics, fashion design etc, everything that is tactile. I get inspiration absolutely everywhere and I store things that I feel interesting, in my brain to use later. I think I’m very conditioned in that way as a creative director because inspiration is the source of every idea you bring to the table.
I can spend hooouurrs in a bottle shop looking at all the beautiful labels and packaging… this while I don’t drink a drop of alcohol lol.
This image, for example, gives me so much inspiration… the colour, texture, composition, contrast, etc.”
— Greet Recoules, Greet Your Brand
“Being fully present to whatever I’m doing allows my creativity to flow and lights me up.”
— Anne Aleckson, Channel and Transformational Speaker
“I believe in like attracting like and that surrounding yourself with the energy you want to work with will illuminate your own creativity. Sometimes I, crank up the stereo to Gyuto Monks chanting, it just works! or go to an art gallery, sit with a notepad and take a deep breath and just write, anything. All of it sparks my inspiration.”
— Kim Sowter, Intuition Coach
“For me, it’s reflection, connection and routine. (Maybe these could be my better 3 words for 2020.) Morning rituals of meditation, yoga and healthy breakfast, chunking time for priority tasks, theming the week and setting aside a weekend each month for a solitary retreat all work wonders for me.”
— Sharn Rocco, Mindful Works
“I love my morning practice – meditation – journaling – yoga. That keeps me grounded and inspires clarity. My greatest source of inspiration occurs during learning via podcasts, audiobooks, webinars or reading book books.”
— Tracey Bode, Zyteq
“I engage the team with funny gifs and morning messages – and we all chat – which makes us feel connected and ready to go.”
— Amanda Cullen, Michelle French and Associates
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Super Attractor by Gabby Bernstein
- 2020 Business Growth Summit for Women Entrepreneurs
- HerBusiness Network
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