Tag Archive for Inspiration

Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit The World… Life & Lessons

Time Thomas Edison Holding Light BulbWe’ve all heard of Thomas Edison, the iconic inventor, businessman and world changer, placed up there with the likes of Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein. During his lifetime, he created some world changing inventions; such as the light bulb, and began industries; such as playable (on-demand) music, which we would be unable to live without today.

Thomas Edison achieved a huge amount in his life and did a lot for the human race. He once said “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” and think we can all learn something from the great inventor, visionary and businessman he was.

Thomas Edison: Life Biography

Thomas Alva Edison was born on the 11th February 1847 in Milan, Ohio to parents Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. and Nancy Mathews Elliot. His father was of Canadian origin but was forced to run away from Canada following his part in the unsuccessful Mackenzie Rebellion of 1837. » Read more..

An Extraordinary World of Trade – Why I’m Inspired by Our Modern World

Human Impact on Earth - Being Inspired by the Human Civilisation of our WorldOur world is constantly evolving; while we eat, while sleep and while we work. We all play our part in the development of the human civilisation, some more so than others, but non the less, we all play a part. Lorry drivers transport the goods we rely on while we sleep, power workers secure our power for both now and the future while we work and our military keeps us safe from threats around the world, 24 hours a day.

However, the above is nothing new, it’s specialisation, the division of labour, and something which has been occurring and progressing ever since the very first human began to walk on this earth thousands of years ago. » Read more..

Walt Disney: A Magician Frozen in Time… Life & Lessons

Note: This post is one of a series covering the lives and lessons from a variety of the world most successful and world changing people. Other posts in this series can be found here.

The Magic of Creation…

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths

- Walt Disney

Just like the word ‘success’, ‘create’ means something different to everyone.

Walt Disney in colour

In my mind, creating is bringing colour and new knowledge to a life outside of our own, in a way that’s just that little bit better than how it was brought to you originally. Inspired by past characters, and inspiring future characters if you like. In your mind it may stand for something slightly different. But we can all agree on one thing; that the world would be a very dull and unchanging place without the ability (or hunger) to create.

Walt Disney, is one of my favourite examples of ‘creators’. Because Walt Disney stands strong, not just as a philanthropist of movies, but as a recognised hero to all worlds of people; children and adults alike. Almost every child knows Mickey Mouse. Almost every child has watched a Disney movie and smiled and laughed and learned from what they see, their lives touched by Walt Disney’s fingertips, and a better place because of it.

Disney continues to win the hearts of children globally as a result of his unique, revolutionary and creative works even forty-seven years after his death. His dream was to make life more enjoyable and to discover a new way to tell and to teach. He dedicated his own life to pioneer the field of animation and fulfil this cause. As a result Walt Disney is remembered, idolised and forever living on in the memories and hearts of the minds he captured.

This is all about how you can learn from the life he lead. » Read more..

My Life Quotes: Top 25 Inspirational Quotes About Life

The meaning of life and success is different for everyone and so is the path that each of us take to get there. We all feel flustered from time to time and feel misled in our ambitions, and that’s why I carry a set of my favorite inspirational quotes about life in my journal at all times; some of which I have got to share with you below.

My Top 25 Inspirational Quotes About Life


You only live once, but if you live it right, once is enough. – Joe E. Lewis

Winners never quit and quitters never win.Vince Lombardi (Also said by my school PE coach!) » Read more..

Barack Obama: Life & Lessons

Note: This post is one of a series, covering some of the most successful and influential people of our world. The ‘Inspirational People’ series of posts (others of which can be found here) aims to give you an insight in to the lives of these people and lessons from which we can learn and implement in our own lives.

Barack Obama: His Life

Barack Hussein Obama II, the 44th President of the United States of America, and the first African President to hold office.

Barack Obama was born August 4th 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Ann Durham (a white American) and Barack Obama Sr. (a Kenyan) who’d met while both studying at the University of Hawaii.

Barack’s Mother, Ann Durham grew up in Wichita, Kansas, but moved to Hawaii through her parents work during the great depression and the Second World War (following the attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbour). » Read more..

Succeed like Steve: Six Ways to Succeed like Steve Jobs

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.” - Apple

A picture of Steve JobsUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re bound to have noticed the dynamite impact that this exceptional man had on the world at some point in your life.

I never personally knew much about Steve Jobs until now, but after learning about how he changed the world from Joe, I guess he’s become quite an inspiration to me. And why? Because quite simply Steve changed the world! Leader of Apple, Steve jobs was not only a genius in several fields of industry but a hero to his employees and the people around him throughout his life. Famous for his ‘it has to be perfect’ attitude and ambitious and curious approach to inventing, he left the world a legend. » Read more..

How Can A Holiday Benefit You? 4 Holiday Benefits for Success

Holidays, we all love them right? Sun on our skin, sand between our toes and the sea in front of our eyes… paradise. Or maybe not… maybe for you a cold holiday away skiing is paradise, or even a quiet weekend to Scotland in a caravan. That’s up to you, but the point is, it’s a holiday and holidays are great for anybody interested in self-development!

Picture from sark

They’re great for a variety of reasons, and I have found many of the holidays I have had in my life extremely inspiring and motivational. Below is the 4 benefits I have found of a holiday to me as a self-developer. » Read more..

5 Top Tips For… Inspiration: How To Be Inspired

How to be inspiredTo be inspired is to have ideas unlike anyone else’s. To consider ideas and solutions in lights that only you can see. Whether you’re an artist, an entrepreneur or a parent, being able to seek beauty and opportunity in the littlest of things will help you to become more positive, imaginative and excited to face the day.

Follow my top tips for inspiration to learn how to be inspired… » Read more..