Motivational Monday: JK Rowling Inspires Magic

Our first influencer for Motivational Monday is a personal favorite: JK Rowling. Born Joanne Rowling in Bristol, little Jo loved reading and writing books. She first created the idea of “Harry Potter” in 1990 on her famed train ride Manchester to King’s Cross Station (you know, platform 9 ¾).

Photo of JK Rowling Courtesy of Twitter JK Rowling has inspired readers around the world to find the magic within themselves.

From there she began to map her way through the wizarding world. Even 10 years later, she’s still giving her fans new information.

In the early 1990’s, she moved to Portugal to teach English where she married Jorge Arantes and had her first stepdaughter, Jessica.

After a year of marriage and abuse from Jorge, Rowling moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. She struggled as a single mother, living off government assistance. She trained as a teacher and wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the first book in the series) on the side. Sometimes, she wrote in coffee shops when she couldn’t afford power at home.

Once she finished the manuscript, she sent the first three chapters off to several publishers.

Twelve said no.

One asked to see more.

Since then, JK Rowling has been THE influencer in the publishing world and pop culture. The $15 billion brand has spanned seven books, eight movies, a spin-off series expected to span five more films, two theme parks,  two plays, and three fan-made musicals.  (If you are a Harry Potter fan and haven’t tried watching A Very Potter Musical, you need to.)

Rowling herself has an estimated worth of a little less than $1 billion. She could have been worth more. Instead, she donated much of her wealth to various charities. She remarried in 2001 and has had two more children.

JK Rowling is a perfect example of taking something you are passionate about to create an inspirational brand. Her determination to correctly portray her vision during the original filming process created a brand that persisted in every branch of the franchise.

However, what makes her a true influencer is the fact that she created a brand that inspires. It inspired millions of people to read and write. It inspired people to think about how they treat others. It inspired magic.

Her books influenced readers by inspiring something in them that will endure through generations and that is what makes JK Rowling as a perfect example of an inspirational influencer.


Discover “Write Mind”

At Write Mind Media LLC, we are a firm believer that anyone can become a modern day “influencer” with hard work, the right tools, and the “write” mentality. You can put in the work and we can supply one of those all-important tools with content and video, but the question is if your mind is in the right place to succeed.

That is what the Write Mind Media Blog is all about. We provide daily inspiration, weekly challenges, and informative articles on how to be a “modern influencer” so you can start inspiring yourself, your company, and your audience.

We call it “In-spiration” since we hope that these posts will help you be able to inspire yourself every day so you can succeed.

Here’s the plan:

Every Week Day we will have an inspirational quote to help inspire your day and how you can further explore what it can inspire in others. We encourage everyone to comment on these posts about how the quote of the day inspires them. These quotes will also be on our Instagram and Facebook.

Follow Us on social media for more inspirational quotes from classic influencers.
Beverly Sills was an opera soprano and classic influencer that used her powerful (and well trained) voice to help promote music and the arts.

Mondays, we will post an inspirational story of someone successful who overcame adversity to not only succeed but to also inspire generations and industries. A great way to kick start your week.

Tuesdays there will be articles on what we call “inspiration as influence” and how you can inspire your audience with your brand. We will also give examples on “modern influencers” to learn how to apply their successful techniques to your brand.

Thursdays are dedicated to brands and trends. We want to help you build your online presence to attract new audiences and jump on modern trends that are catching eyes.

Fridays mean it’s time for a challenge. We will be posting challenges for our followers with different “In-spiration” challenges. These could be anything from making their own quotes to talking with a stranger.

We hope that these posts will help challenge you to be stronger, happier, and more aware of the world as an entrepreneur and as a human being.

New Beginnings: Welcome to Write Mind Media

Welcome to Write Mind Media. We specialize in developing content that will not only call your customers to action but to also inspire them to use your product or service to advance their lives.

Our blog and social media take this idea a step further. We want to inspire YOU, the entrepreneur. This blog has been developed to help inspire you in the morning to keep building and creating. It’s open to clients and the public alike.

We will do this through motivational quotes, inspiring stories, informational posts, funny videos, or challenges to help you think about your next step and develop a “write way” of thinking.

Considering this is a new beginning for our site, we are currently developing a lot of content and ideas.  We will update you on this blog when interesting new opportunities are on the horizon.

Once again, welcome to Write Mind Media. We can’t wait to start inspiring you.