Make sure to turn on the volume on this one. It’s my first so there’s still lots to be improved upon. But hope you’ll enjoy it! I did so there will definitely be more to come. [VIMEO 13477465]
I’ve been collecting quite a bit of photos over the last few years and finally decided to post them up. If you’re interested in taking a look, click on My Shop. It’s my latest addition to 2inspired and with knees shaking and bated breath, I’m waiting patiently to see what you think of them.
These are handpicked pictures I’ve taken from the purely playful to the seriously modern and captured from every place I’ve been (San Francisco, Carmel, Cambria and Yosemite to name a few). Perfect pics to dress up any room in your home (temporary apartment or for permanent home living). And there’s an option to have them matted and framed as well. Happy photo shopping!
And here’s a few more updates:
I finally decided to commit to a regular blogging schedule so if you’re on 2inspired fan, come back Monday/Wednesday/Friday for new posts. I’ll be posting on Not2shabby on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday.
And finally, I’d love to get feedback on 2inspired, my new photography site and the new schedule. Comment here or join us on Facebook and let me know what you think.
New to 2inspired? Or are you an oldie, but goodie who hasn’t checked around here in awhile? Besides being excited about the new guest hopping over on Wed., March 24th, there are a few other changes going on. Feel free to click over at my portfolio to see what I’ve been up to, see my new store at Amazon (here or up above), my collection of inspiring photos, peruse my sister site and find more info at my professional writing blog.
And for more info about this Wednesday’s giveaway… Join author Carol McClelland for her inspiring life story. She’ll be answering questions throughout the day about her new book, “Green Careers For Dummies.” Then, comment, tweet or facebook (or become a Facebook fan of 2inspired) about the event and you’ll get an extra entry for each (total of 3 possible) in Wednesday’s giveaway. Good luck!
Are you struggling to find “the one?”
The career that combines your passion for making a difference in the world?
Well, then you’ll definitely want to stay tuned and join us here at 2inspired on March 24th! I’ve been talking with the best in the biz and wanted to give you an early head’s up on something that’s going on that day. I’ll be giving you hints every week until then, but I hope you’ll stay tuned to read about a few inspiring stories along the way. First up, my story.
I started 2inspired over a year ago in October 2008. In all honesty, I was feeling uninspired. I was working at various jobs, floundering around without any direction.
I was lost. The way, I’m thinking you might be right now.
I had a dream, but it wasn’t a possibility at that time. I was still in the mindset of working to make money, kind of like the phrase, “eat to live,” not “live to eat.”
Fear drove my life.
Yet, I was slowly being pulled to do something more. I saw it in my attraction to reality shows and the Oprah show. I read it in books and magazines. And I felt it every time I met someone and heard their inspiring story.
Gradually, my outer life began to reflect my inner one. And I wanted a way to help motivate others to live greater than they had been living. That’s the story behind 2inspired.
I’ve been on this journey with you and will continue to provide stories that will uplift my spirit as well as yours. If you’re out there, leave a note and tell me where you are on this journey and where you want to go from here. I’m also open to hearing any feedback you have on 2inspired so far.
And remember to return every week for more hints and then on the 24th for the big surprise!
If you didn’t already know, I’m on Twitter @2inspired and Facebook @2Inspired. I hope you’ll join me there for more conversations and for the latest inspiring news! So far on Twitter, I’ve been graded a 90 out of a 100. If you are already following me, thanks!
If you’re new to 2inspired or a loyal reader but missed it, take a tour with me now to see what everyone’s been saying about the blog:
Sophia on Life Lessons from Me Five Years Ago: I can’t tell you how much this helped me.
Trust another Asian to be able to finally understand what it’s like to desperately want approval from the people you love the most. I’ve lived my whole life trying to please my father, even though it’s not possible.
And I just took step 9 myself – I quit a graduate program two months in when I realized I really didn’t want to do it. It was painful and felt ragged at the time, but so necessary.
Lisa on My Grandma’s Hands: That is a very emotive & heartfelt account of your relationship with your grandma. Well done for putting it out there.
Raechel on Sacrifice, Sweat & Sweet Surrender: Great post! If we surrender our dreams and plans, then we may be surprised by things we would never even have thought possible to dream about. As writers we need to base our self-worth on how we feel, not what others think because it can be a hard world out there for us…..
Bridget on The I’m Not Worthy Syndrome: I’m a big Cheryl Richardson fan too. Her book Stand Up for Your Life changed my m.o. and my life has been steadily getting better ever since! More opportunities to do work I love and more money for doing it. I stumbled upon your blog researching Cheryl’s current web presence. I haven’t created my own blog yet, but I will be soon. I also want to inspire others to live their dreams but I come at it from a Feldenkrais, Improv, EFT perspective.
Minnie on Do You Have Balls?: I’m glad you disagree with Terry Fator about luck! I also believe luck plays important roles in our endeavors. The other things (skills, talent, courage) are important too, and are more within our controls. Perhaps luck is the embodiment of “things beyond our control.” That’s why we need to belief, as you pointed out. Not only believing in ourselves but also belief that the things beyond our control will carry us through our endeavors. Anyway… just my random thoughts conceived from your insightful writings.
Like the BALLS picture
Psychology of Success on Fear of Asking for What You Want: My father told me that there are only two answers that a person can give you when you ask a question, “Yes or No.”
He told him that his father told him the same thing. I never forgot that and it made asking for things a lot easier.
Pochp on Fear of Asking for What You want: Very helpful post.
Knowwhatandwhere on The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Great article and so very true – except for #5 in my particular case. Running your own business is demanding in many ways. But I still believe that there is nothing more exciting than being on this journey – it is a roller-coaster…
Jonalyn on Giving It Up Ain’t So Bad: Hi! i love the blog. i am kinda on the horizons right now. still undecided of things. hope I can sort things out sooner. it’s a nice blog! smile!
Thanks guys for all of the awesome comments! Keep it coming. I’d love to get a discussion going here for all of you inspiring seekers and successful dreamers out there. Thanks for the love guys!!