Email boxes these days are getting jam packed with tips and tricks about working from home, sleeping better, how to wash our hands and how to stay six feet away. We thought what might be especially helpful right now are a few inspirations and insights to lift our spirits and distract us from reality – for just the right amount of time to experience a welcome break. Here are some of our favorite articles and podcasts that we’d like to share with you.
- How I Built This with Guy Raz – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: Ken Grossman
Although we are a sucker for any entrepreneur success story with a lovable CEO, this one is pretty great and is such a personal and authentic look at a true success story. We all need a glimpse of someone overcoming adversity to grow one of the largest and most recognizable microbrews in the market today. Grossman was tenacious, dedicated and he won the day. This episode was right up there with Guy Raz’s interview of Casey Neistat which was also incredibly inspiring.
Although slightly dated, this article is still amazing and inspiring, nonetheless. It’s about older athletes who really rock. They take a “no excuses” approach and really teach us a thing or two. Next time you talk yourself out of going to the gym, take a page from their book. They show us that it’s possible to overcome incredible barriers to become extremely accomplished athletes.
On April 3, 2020, The New York Times announced a new show, “Sugar Calling,” featuring Cheryl Strayed (“Wild” and “Tiny Beautiful Things”). My image of Strayed is always the scene from Wild where she throws her boots over a mountain. According to the Times, Strayed, also known as Sugar, says writing taught her how to give advice. In this moment of uncertainty, she’s setting aside advice-giving in favor of wisdom-seeking, and she’s turning to some of the most prolific writers of our time — all over the age of 60 — who’ve long inspired her for courage and insight. This interview is with George Saunders, her old friend and mentor. Saunders reads a very prolific letter to his students about our current times. The end result is very insightful and touching.
We hope you are staying healthy and safe and listening to all of the cautions. When your reserve feels like it is failing, get inspired with a little help from the outside.
For more motivation, check out our blog 3 Key Strategies to Stay Positive and Motivated – Lessons from Leadership