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.
So who inspires you?