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Who Inspires You?

I went into journalism thinking it would be a way of meeting and building up already fantastic people, and got out of it because in fact it was more about tearing them down. The things that sold newspapers was not what I wanted to write about, for the most part.

Real people and real stories can inspire me to move mountains. And it has always been thus. Long ago, whenever I happened upon a Shape magazine, I would flip to the success stories. Irregardless of the fact losing weight has never been a big priority, I love to read about these people who overcome personal hurdles and achieve their goal of a svelte silhouette and healthier lifestyle.

Since starting my blog, I have been introduced to interesting, dynamic, energetic people. They are bold in their mandates, incredibly hard-working, often see obstacles as opportunities, and motivate me like nothing else.

I’m planning on profiling one of these people a week. Mothers, fathers, bloggers, entrepreneurs and business people, they have achieved great things in life on the heels of their hard work. Inspired like I am by Twitter, I’m calling it Motivational Monday, my blogging answer to Thankful Thursday and Follow Friday.

Because in social media we like to spread the love and highlight the positive, I’m hoping these people will inspire you as well.

  1. April 18, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Looking forward to your post tomorrow, Deanna! Personal profiles are one of my favourite pieces to do.

    My training was in Broadcast Journalism, but I never went into “the business” because I found during my internship that I was way too sensitive to be objective! Non-profit communications and event management, and later, my own community newsletters allowed me to write positive pieces that I wanted to write!


    • April 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks Wendy – it’s all about good karma!

  2. April 18, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I too love inspiring stories! This sounds like a wonderful idea. I love the notion of profiling all things uplifting and positive!

    • April 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      Really, I’m just like Oprah.

  3. April 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    this will be fun! I am looking forward to it! And am a willing subject if you ever run out of people to profile! Have a great weekend Deanna!

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