Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category
During the second game of Lewis Howes’ rookie professional football season, he was running to catch a pass
and shattered his wrist on a wall.
At that moment, he realized something was wrong.
He’d broken six ribs before and torn countless muscles before, but this was different. With dogged determination, he finished the game, skipped the recommended surgery and decided to tough out the season.
Unfortunately, he had no backup plan. He hadn’t even finished his college degree yet. And in a full arm cast, he wasn’t the most hireable guy around. Rock bottom.
With no money, no career and no passion for anything but football, he crashed on his sister’s couch for months…until he realized he could write his own playbook.
Today, Lewis, now one of the Internet’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories, is far from down and out.
After scraping himself off the floor, he leveraged his drive for excellence (which had served him so well in football) to singlehandedly create an online social networking business — netting his first million within 2 years. He turned to LinkedIn and leveraged the networks he built there to launch his own brand.
Today, Lewis is a two-time author (The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide and LinkedWorking), a sought- after speaker, online marketing expert and brand consultant. He has more than 99,000 Twitter followers and 14, 000 Facebook fans (not to mention well over half a million YouTube views!).
And among the many “top” lists he’s made, he’s been named to Details Magazine’s “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” list as well as Incomediary.com’s “50 Most Influential People in Blogging.” Even more recently, Howes was ranked as one of Genjuice.com’s top “100 Most Desirable Mentors” — alongside Barack Obama!
If you want to know how to jump-start your own Internet business and grow your online presence — or you’d just like to know what it was that got him off that couch — please join him this Thursday, January 17th at 3 PM EST during our hour-long #StartupLab live chat.
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Job hunting still remains as brutal as it has ever been!!
The job market is a viciously competitive and is being played with new rules. It’s way more aggressive than any you’ve seen before and it’s going to stay that way!
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Did you know than 22% of all children in the US live below the poverty line?
Organizations like Toys for Tots had distributed in 2011 nearly 16 million toys to more than 7 million children in need.
We invited our guests to bring unwrapped toys with them. Our objective was to collect enough toys to bless an entire local charity. We believe that Christmas gifts can change lives for children in need!
Our event was a success, and, thankfully, we collected 3 huge bags of toys.
On December 22, with the help of Faith in Christ Ministries, Delali Fianke (from Ghana), and my friends Damon Young (from the USA) & Jin Ge (from China), and I (from Martinique, France) organized a Toy Distribution for 150 Children and Families in Need.
We were able to distribute all the toys graciously donated by my community InterNations LA (expatriates in Los Angeles).
At one point, we ran out of toys. Thankfully, Faith in Christ Ministries had more toys to donate to its lovely, warm and friendly community.
I am happy to share with you the Thank you note from the Church and our toy distribution video
Hi InterNations LA community and Jean-Marc,
Our Christmas was merry because of your partnership with us this year at our community Christmas Party. Thank you. Please convey to everyone hope grateful we are. The parents and children had a wonderful time. One of our little boy’s was so excited to see a “black” Santa; you just never know what impresses children.
You captured some great pictures. Again, we are so grateful.
May your New Year be abundantly blessed. Gwynn and Pastor Joe Browne
Blessing all those children, helping one community and inspiring my global mind friends to join a cause bigger than themselves is definitively one of the things I am the most grateful and proud of.
Be Well. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. Inspire on.
InterNations LA is a global community in Los Angeles in which Delali and I help 4200+ expats and global minds connect, make new friends and adjust to the Los Angeles lifestyle and American Culture. Want to learn more about us? Watch our 2012 review here and join us here
In the video below, my mentor, Simon Sinek, shares some insights and tips about using your why to find a job you love.
What does your “why” mean to you? Why should you use your why to find the job you love?
Your why is your single purpose, cause or belief that serves as the unifying, driving and inspiring force for yourself.
As an individual, your Why guides your ideal and most fulfilling decisions, such as finding a job you love, maintaining friends you trust and buying the brands to which you’re most loyal.
Need help to discover your Why? Check out my video. I am giving you 3 simple steps to help you uncover your Why. Click here
This is a very inspirational talk with Scott Dinsmore.
Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community .
Richard Branson was recently in Egypt, where he spent some time talking to eniGma Magazine about life as the head of Virgin.
One of the key points which Branson was keen to stress, was the importance of a brand name: “Your brand or your name is simply your reputation, you have to fight in life to protect that as it means everything. Nothing is more important.” Read more here
What is your excuse for not pursuing your dreams and following your passions?
Watch Gimp Monkey’s video: Craig Demartino, with one leg and “disabled” friends as they climb 1800ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.