“Be with those who help your being,” advised Rumi. For me, that means spending time in the company of inspired entrepreneurs. If I can’t be in the same room with one, I will visit a Web site (Innocent Drinks is a good choice) or have a long distance chat with one every day.
I am not at all certain, however, that genuinely inspired entrepreneurs would call themselves that. (In fact, I’d be suspicious if someone put that as a title on their business card.) It’s more about thinking and acting in a way that let’s us know that inspiration is a guiding force in their lives.
Here are some ways to spot one when you find them in the wild:
They love innovation and ideas
They ask “what if” alot
They drop names, giving credit and recognition to others
They may dress creatively
They are relentlessly curious
They spread encouragement
They laugh frequently
They are enthusiastic problem-solvers
They take good care of themselves
They are genuine optimists
They find change exciting
They are committed to leaving things better than they found them
They are genuises at mobilizing whatever resources they have
They notice opportunities all over the place
So excited about the Get Inspired! Project being launched October 1 by Toni Reece. Her goal is to interview 365 people about what inspiration means to them and then post the audio at http://getinspiredproject.com. Since inspiration means different things to different people, this should be fascinating. The idea is to speak with people from all walks of life. If you’d like to participate send a message to email@example.com.