Last week, I shared some tips for getting off the ground.

Hopefully, you were able to at least take your first step toward one of your plans, goals, or dreams.

With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) this week, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on her tremendous legacy and wanted to honor her. Please know this is a non-partisan message and has nothing to do with politics.

It’s about inspiration and action.

Sometimes, when we are stuck or in a funk we need some inspiration. Where do you find it?

I find it in people, music, quotes, movies/stories, and even in myself.

Inspiration in People

Today, I’m going to share some things I found inspirational about Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She showed me:

  1. You can have a “big job” and a family too. You don’t have to choose one or the other.
  2. Partners who believe in you fuel you. Married for almost 60 years, her husband, Martin was well known for his support of Ruth. She was also known for her support of him.
  3. “Real change, enduring change happens one step at a time.” RBG This goes back to one of my tips from last week. It only takes one step to get in motion. If you want to make a change, keep moving forward, one step at a time.
  4. We need to use our talents to the best of our abilities. We all have unique gifts, let’s harness our gifts and share them with the world.
  5. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” RBG
  6. Pursue your dreams even if you feel like the odd person out. Don’t let other’s perceptions of you hold you back.
  7. “You can disagree without being disagreeable.” RBG If you want to be heard, say it in a way that can be heard, It’s hard to truly hear someone out if how they are saying it is disrespectful. Differences of opinion and perspective are opportunities for growth and innovation.

Inspiration in Music

I also find inspiration and energy in songs. For example, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor always pumps me up and pushes me forward (often times when I am exercising.)

This week, I couldn’t stop listening to “Do what you can” which was recently released by Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles. What can you do?


Cheers to all those who inspire us!

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