• May 1, 2009
  • Starr Million Baker

I love my job, I really do. I am one of the lucky ones. That’s not to say I don’t get in ruts, or get burnt out, or just plain overwhelmed because I do. It’s in those times that I try to stop, lift my head up and look around for the inspiration, the flame in the dark that will keep me going or open my eyes to a whole new world I hadn’t yet explored. More often than not, it’s one of these guys that provides that flame:

Todd Defren has inspired me to think broader about what I do – and what I can do – and want to improve the image of the industry as a whole. He also makes me want to be a PR rock star, take the risks, jump off the buildings and oh hey, write a pithy post with a powerful punch along the way.

Chris Brogan – along with our own @poloskey – inspired me to start writing this blog, and my personal blog, and participate in other blogs, and hey throw in some twitter love for good measure. 😉 He also makes me go “hmm” quite often and that’s always a good thing in my book.

Eric Schneider inspires me without even trying. An amazingly smart guy, he is so calm under pressure and the pressure he deals with – well, that’s just say that if you ever need someone to teach you how to take it all in stride and still kick ass, he’s the one. He also inspires me to learn.

And of course, it’s amazing what the wee ones can do with the powers of inspiration. Every day my daughter makes me want to be a better person – the best inspiration of all.

Georgia Isabella, 11 months

Georgia Isabella, 11 months

So who inspires you?

2 responses to “Inspiration”

  1. Blair Poloskey says:

    Hmmm, as much as I love reading what Todd and Chris have to say (and Chris in person is something else – I left his presentation at the SM Jungle in CES wanting to wreak havoc and drag all of our clients, kicking and screaming if necessary into the online), I think they might be too obvious.

    Today, I am inspired by two people: 1) Adrienne, the newest employee at INK PR, who left her VERY secure job to take a part-time gig here at INK and pursue her dream (and her love) of photography. You can check her out at And 2) I just found out that my little (17) brother is going to complete his first semester at college with a higher GPA than my little sister (19) – for background, my brother suffers from Asperger Syndrome and when he was a baby we thought (and were told) getting through kindergarten might be the best thing we could hope for.

  2. Kari says:

    Today I am inspired by a friend of mine who has 2 year old twin boys, a little girl due on June 1, and a husband that is kicking cancer’s butt but still in the thick of chemo with a second surgery in the near future. Talk about an amazing person, she does it all with a positive attitude. It makes me realize that things aren’t so tough in my life.

    I’m also inspired by my husband who today (Sunday) volunteered to hang with our 8 month all day so that I could get some work done and get a jump start on the week. Now don’t think he didn’t remind me several times of what a nice guy he is – but I have to agree whole-heartily!