Empowering Links: Week of 24th September

Best personal development resources for the week:

I love mind mapping. I’ve found it a great way to generate ideas, unblock writer’s block, become more creative, take notes, generally kick ass in the mind department, and all on one page! If you don’t already know how, 43 Folders has great starter links on mind mapping.

Griffin gives a nice 15 point summary of what he learned from the book, The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable. I love 1 & 13:

1. Real security comes from growth ( Page xiv ) – To me this is the best statement in the book and it’s right there in the preface.

13. The energy isn’t in the idea, it’s in the execution ( Page 101 ) – Everyone wants to sit around and think up cool stuff. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to actually build something.

(found via Seth Godin’s blog)

Successful Blog gives you the real deal on how to turn your dreams into reality with the must-read 5 +1 Whole Brain Steps to Believable Strategic Goals OR Find Your Bliss Without Wasting Time.

We think we can only act from what we feel, but there is magic too in acting as you would want to feel.

I can’t believe I took so long to see this, and I can see why it took the blogosphere by storm. My Declaration of Independence (download link) from Pamela at Ganas is an inspiring short movie that will lift anybody’s spirit. Don’t wait like I did, watch it now!

And finally, once in a while you read someone’s writing who touches you in the most profound way. I surfed onto Christine Kane’s blog from the September 17th edition of the Personal Development Carnival and I couldn’t stop reading the moment I got there. I spent days going through her blog, there’s so much there that’s inspiring and insightful that I couldn’t just choose one post to recommend you; I’m recommending you the whole blog.

Her writing is funny, uplifting, beautiful and real. Check it out.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.