September 21, 2009

I saw this video posted on Mark Kragh’s (Founder of Know Your Planet) Facebook profile this morning and thought what a wonderful example for inspiration… proves that with the right motivation, mindset & determination, anything is possible!

So next time you think something is too difficult or you’re getting frustrated with everything, remind yourself of this video, things won’t seem so bad after all.

and remember if something really inspires you, please use Bernd’s inspiration icon

Give Credit Where It’s Due

December 20, 2008

In an interview discussing the Hollywood fixation with the Prius, on a recent episode of Top GearJay Leno (with his tongue firming pressed against his cheek), said  “In America, we like everyone to know, about all the good work we’re doing anonymously!?”

OK he was joking, but actually he wasn’t that far off the truth and he knew it. To be fair, this certainly isn’t only an American trait, in general I’ve found American’s & America to be very generous in many ways.

While there’s nothing wrong with giving credit were credit’s due, making it a pre-requisite of the generosity on hand makes you wonder just how genuine the good intentions are. I took part in a recent online discussion when the ugly subject of “What’s in it for me” was raised, and was delighted that the majority of respondents shared my views.

So if someone has generously donated their time & effort, then it’s only fair that you give them some recognition, and it’s even more rewarding when they’re not expecting it.

On a slightly different theme, in an earlier post I highlighted, Bernd CoCreatr (AKA Purple Pointr), whom devised a wonderful way of giving thanks for inspiration, check out the link if you haven’t read it.

An (i)nspired Idea

October 29, 2008

In my very first blog entry I asked the question where do you get your inspiration?, then a similar question in Naked Inspiration, but now there’s an inspired idea, that gives an easy way for you to show your thought processes and give thanks to those that have inspired you along the way.

When writing a blog you can easily add a hyper link to your post, but how about a simple way to differentiate between a “forward” link to more info or further reading etc and a “backward” link to those that inspired your post.

Well now you can, devised by Bernd CoCreatr (AKA Purple Pointr), the concept is simple (as are most great ideas), to add a backward inspiration link you add an (i)
(c) = copyright, (cc) = creative commons, (i) = inspired by

For more info in Bernd’s own words click the (i)

As an example:
This blog post inspired (i) by Bernd Cocreatr

Plus there is a graphic that can be used instead of the (i)