What inspires you?

Recently My wife and I went to the cinema to watch a film called 'The Greatest Showman.' Although I found it a good watch, it was a few weeks afterwards that I came across a clip on You Tube of an audition for one of the songs in the film.  It was so good that I've watched it many times since.  It really inspired me for different reasons.  If you look it up I think you'll agree (search for Greatest Showman audition - This is me with Keala Settle)

In a culture where everything is about measuring ability, talent or success, we often overlook the importance of inspiration.

We all like to be inspired, don't we?

Inspiration can propel a person from apathy to possibility.  

We love nothing more than seeing ordinary people do the extraordinary.  Seeing people achieve way more than they can imagine, or influencing others in ways they don't even realise, is really powerful.

We can all recount people and events that have inspired us.  We in turn will have inspired others ourselves, perhaps without even knowing we had done so.

Life is so busy and we get caught up in the speed of it all, therefore an occasional pause to consider the impact of inspiration in our lives is a good thing.  Also, thinking about how we inspire others is important too.  Often when we take time to inspire others, we ourselves are inspired as a result.

Building confident expectation

Are you a person who get things done, or are you known for over promising and under delivering?

Whether in business, relationships or life, this topic is alive and well with the satisfaction scale ranging from suitably impressed to being totally disappointed.  When a person takes on a commitment, they undertake responsibility to complete a task or range of tasks, usually within an expected time period.

It really doesn't matter if it's taking out the bin, dealing with an awkward situation or completing a project.  In principle, an undertaking is an undertaking.  There is a level of expectation associated with the task by those concerned, whether spouse, friends, workplace colleagues or superiors.

The question is "What do they see?"  Do they see a person who is reliable, or do they say to themselves, 'I don't hold out much hope for that to be completed.'

The workplace or business environment particularly, is a place where we hear comments ranging from:


The truth is, we all leave others with some kind of expectation when it comes to getting things done.

The question remains, 'Do we leave people with a confident expectation, or can we build one?'