Where I Find Inspiration

where kirby hasseman finds inspiration

We all have days when we wake up feeling stuck.  I do too.  I wake up lacking the motivation to do nearly anything, let alone the important work that is often taxing and hard.  So what do I do when that happens?  I spent 10 minutes talking about a few tactics on a recent DMJ Podcast here.   But one of the tactics I use is to push “good into my brain” first thing in the morning.  I have a few “go to” places that provide me inspiration…and help to remind me to get after it.  Here are a few I use…feel free to steal them!

6 Places I Find Inspiration

 Seth Godin’s Blog:  I don’t view Seth’s blog as “motivational” exactly.  But it is a blog that shows up (every single day) and makes me think.  I love that.  And in making me think, it inspires me to be better.  His blog is here. 

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Daily Vee:  There is no way I watch every Daily Vee.  Gary produces so much content, I don’t know how (if you are grinding too) you could consume it all.  BUT, it seems like when I do, he says something that reminds me or inspires me.  His Youtube channel is here. 

Casey Neistat’s Vlog:  I love Casey’s shooting and editing style in his videos.  So while many of them are not “inspirational” by nature, they do show me what I want to create.  And Casey has a personality that is fun and charming too!  Here is one of his latest videos…fun.   

Jeff Haden articles:  Jeff is one of my favorite writers on the interwebs.  Apparently I am not alone because he is one of the top read writers on Inc.com and Linkedin.  He also recently wrote the book called Motivation Myth which I really enjoyed.  As a matter of fact I featured it on a recent article and podcast about the books I recommend here.   

Grant Cardone:  Grant can be a little over the top for me.  But when I need a boost or a kick in the pants, he can be rocket fuel.  If you are aspirational in your goal setting, Cardone can help you think bigger.  Here is his Youtube channel. 

John Lee Dumas:  I have talked about being unreasonable before (here)and JLD was definitely that.  John Lee Dumas created Entrepreneur On Fire and interviewed a different entrepreneur on a podcast EVERY day.  It’s impressive and he created a ton of valuable content.  His website is here. 

Speaking of inspiration…I loved this graphic and it originally showed up here:  https://ukessay.com/.  Thanks so much!

So these are just a few of the voices I go to in order to get me going.  There are countless others that include books, podcasts, blogs and more.  What are your sources of inspiration? Let me know! Oh..and if this blog is providing you some inspiration and value, subscribe to our VIP newsletter here!      

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.