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Things That Inspire Me
October 21, 2012, 10:21 am
Filed under: Plain Mary Jane

Continuing with last week’s self-reflection theme, recently I created a new page on my little corner of the internet called ‘Inspiration.‘ There are so many things out in the world that inspire me to reach my fullest potential, be a better person, live a mindful life, think creatively, and be an effective leader. I’ve created lists of my favorite people, companies, music,  websites, movies, and books that inspire me to be my best self.

Going through all of these lists have helped me realize themes that I find most important in my life: creativity, humility, respect, trust, gratitude, empathy, vulnerability, peace, mindfulness, innovation, eco-consciousness, adventure, exploration, personal growth and self awareness, love, and friendship. Here are a few of my top inspirations below- and feel free to check out the Inspiration page to read more!

People That Inspire Me:
Maggie Doyne– founder of BlinkNow and Kopila Valley School
Jacqueline Novogratz– founder and CEO of Acumen Fund
Steve Jobs– A technological genius and entrepreneur, founder of Apple
Read more here.

Companies That Inspire Me:
Acumen Fund
Read more here.

Music That Inspires Me:
Eddie Vedder
The Cinematic Orchestra
Read more here.

Websites That Inspire Me:
Stanford Social Innovation Review– An online magazine by Stanford, discussing social innovation and strategy
Love More, Fear Less– Mindful quotes, lessons, and beautiful pictures
Young House Love– My favorite DIY blog
Read more here.

Movies That Inspire Me:
Into the Wild
Read more here.

Books That Inspire Me:
A Fine Balance- Rohinton Mistry
Half of A Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times- Neil Astley
Read more here.

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