Celebrity culture has grown in recent decades and this is to be expected, as time will claim our heroes and influencers with greater frequency. It's creating a new paradigm in our journey towards accepting our own mortality.
In business, just like in nature, getting burnt can make room for new growth but only if you allow it. Scientists used to think that forest fires were purely bad for our national parks, but they learned and changed their mindset to better manage fires in order to create new growth.
Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.
Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." That's why I love stories. Stories make people feel.
Traveling is beneficial in a vast variety of ways. Some people find traveling relaxing and some people travel for the inspiration. As long as you feel fulfillment in traveling, there is no right or wrong reason to travel.
It was just National Cheese Lover's Day, and I couldn't be happier. For a few years, cheese was something I could only dream of inhaling. I was your typical well-fed Jewish girl, partial to Chinese food and non-alcoholic Shirley Temples.
Sure, there is some motivation in other people's ideas, but don't forget about the power your actions have to inspire you. The best inspiration comes from the application of ideas, not the consumption of them.