My posts this week have centered on workflow, focus and organization.  I’d like to end the week by give you an idea of the types of things that inspire and motivate me.  Not only as a business owner but also as a Father and human being.

I find a lot of inspiration in my daily Buddhist practice with it’s emphasis on mediation, gratitude and compassion.  My exposure to Buddhism since 2013 has been a major calming and focusing factor in my life.  The philosophy of impermanence (nothing lasts forever) has been a huge tool to help me through difficult times and come out on the other end better than I was when I started.
Also, while I’m not a voracious consumer of inspirational memes and videos, I have come across several that I have saved and regularly watch and share with my kids.

Gratitude

This is the video I have watched and shared with my family more often than any other.  It has a simple, wonderful, powerful message.  Gratitude.

If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed

A truly wonderful video about the power of perseverance, focus, taking things one step at a time and making sure to start by doing the “little things”.

How To Let Your Light Shine Bright!

As motivating speeches go, it doesn’t get much better than this!!  Bring a pair of shades 🙂  I smile EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I see this.

One Life – Act Like It!

Everything that has happened has happened.  No more dwelling, no more complaining.  Go out and execute!.

I hope these strike a cord with you.  Feel free to leave a comment on what you thought of them or if you have other things and inspire and motivate you that you’d like to share.

Take care,
Skip & Sandy

Skip Sommer

Proprietor at Shadowbend Studios
Web Designer & Developer, Fiance', Graphic Designer, Father Of Twins (Girl & Boy), Search Engine Optimizer, Wargamer, Social Media Marketer, History Student, Online Business Consultant, Gratitude Practioner!
Skip Sommer