IN-spiration Challenge: Dare to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

We did it! The first week of Write Mind Media’s blog is all wrapped up.

Was it stressful? Yes.

Were there moments where I wondered what I was doing? Of course.

Were there technical difficulties? YEP!

However, here we are. We made it, but the end of the week can mean only one thing…. Our first In-Spiration Challenge!

All this week, our in-spiration posts have possessed a similar theme.

We want you to dare.

Each quote dared you to…

-Fail and struggle.

-Shake the world.

-Help others.

-Do the hard things.

This weekend, we want you to take this inspiration a step further. We want you to take a step out of your comfort zone and DARE. The most successful people in history are the ones who dared to be uncomfortable and struggle because they knew that their vision would be worth it in the end.

Talk to someone you don’t know. Start some crazy new business venture. It could even be as simple as taking a left instead of a right on your way to work. Just have fun with it.

Then, when the weekend is over, TELL US ABOUT IT! Go to our Facebook page, our Instagram, or comment down below and tell us how you dared this weekend. And don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog next week for more in-spiration and our next in-spiration challenge.

Our In-spiration Challenges are meant to push the limits of our followers so they can inspire themselves as entrepreneurs and human beings.

What is “In-spiration?” In addition to creating custom content for entrepreneurs, Write Mind Media LLC is dedicated to helping business professionals create inspiring brands.  We help them to become better business professionals and human beings through inspirational quotes, an in-depth look at how these ideas can help you in business, and developing weekly challenges to push our readers to do better.

 

 

Inspired Trends: Minimalism Mean Less is More

It’s Thursday which means today we are focusing on trends in marketing, design, and brands. Today we’re going to focus on…minimalism.

You might have noticed that our website possesses a rather simple, sparse design similar to brands like Apple.  That is because we are following the minimalist design trend that is sweeping the world.

You can spy minimalist influences everywhere from logos to Ikea furniture to the growing tiny house movement. Everyone, particularly millennials, is drawn to this design because of its elegant simplicity and clean imagery.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska / Kaboompics

What is Minimalist Design?

A minimalist design can be identified by its straight, clean lines, single-shade color balance, and a play with space. In incorporates a lot of whites and blacks with hints of colors such as rich greens, bold reds, and glimmering golds. It lends itself to natural elements that pop and make the design come alive.

These designs are easy to navigate and don’t require a lot of flash to be eye catching. It’s simplicity also allows designers the opportunity to find new ways to be creative with interesting texts or accent pieces.

Minimalist Design and Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalist design finds inspiration in the minimalist lifestyle. The lifestyle believes that one can live a more fulfilling life by having fewer possessions. Instead of spending money on materialistic things, you have more money to spend on experiences such as travel or hanging out with your loved ones.

Perhaps that is what is so attractive about minimalist design. The empty spaces hint at the idea that there is something more behind the product. For example, your product on a crisp, white background not only has it front and center, but the simplicity of the image suggests that there doesn’t need to be anything. Your product is THAT good. It speaks for itself.

So, next time you are designing your marketing campaign or developing your logo, keep this trend in the back of your mind. With its timeless elegance, minimalism does not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

In-spire Yourself: Raise the Future of Your Industry

While you’re aiming higher, don’t forget to look down. You never know who needs your help. 

Audrey Hepburn was an icon of film, fashion, and human rights. For today’s “In-spiration,” we focus on a quote that I believe perfectly encompasses her legacy.

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Contacts have been cultivated. Funds have been raised. Experience has been…you get the idea. You are already successful.

Now, it’s time to spread the love.

Imagine where you would be without someone showing you the way or answered your cry for help.

You are only as good as the people you help up along the way. Become a mentor. Hire the passionate intern for a paid project. Write a blog. It’s never been easier to share your skills and wisdom.

So many people are starting out on their own with small businesses. They need people like you to help them along the way. Then, when they are as successful as you are today, they will be thanking you for everything they’ve achieved. This is means you’ve done something to secure the future of your industry and made the world a little better.

What are you waiting for? Reach new heights, but don’t forget to lend a hand to help someone else climb higher. Find someone who needs your help TODAY.

Don’t know anyone, but want to start sharing your knowledge? Start a blog or use social media to start lending a hand today.

Now, what do you think? What does this quote inspire in you and how can you apply it to your business endeavors? Do you have anyone who  needs your help to climb higher?

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What is “In-spiration?” In addition to creating custom content for entrepreneurs, Write Mind Media LLC is dedicated to helping business professionals create inspiring brands.  We help them to become better business professionals and human beings through inspirational quotes, an in-depth look at how these ideas can help you in business, and developing weekly challenges to push our readers to do better. 

In-spire Yourself: Dare to Shake the World

Do you have what it takes to shake the world? We think so.

We’re channeling Mahatma Gandhi for today’s “In-spiration.”

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It is astounding how everything we do can have an astronomical effect. Whether it only affects our lives or the whole world, it doesn’t matter. It has an effect that will ripple through the world before you know it. 

Perhaps you have been struggling with an idea. You don’t think it’s worth the time, the effort, or the money. How do you know? Think you can’t influence the world. Why don’t you find out? 

You can shake the world. Your idea can change something. Maybe it’ll change the way someone peels a potato or how a whole country is run. 

The point of this post is to make you wonder about the effect your business can have in someone’s life. If you still don’t think that it can have an effect, then ask yourself why. Why doesn’t it matter? Because your mom says you should have a steady job? A classmate said you wouldn’t succeed in anything?

Just by taking the step towards your dream business and sharing it with your audience, you are shaking the world.  The world might just seem small at first.

One of my favorite phrases is “A pebble can start an avalanche.” It means that a little idea can knock into another little idea. Eventually, it can hit a slightly larger rock and a larger one after that. Soon enough, you have people flocking to use your service or buy your product. 

So, what are you waiting for? Start shaking the world.

Now, what do you think? What does this quote inspire in you and how can you apply it to your business endeavors? 

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What is “In-spiration?” In addition to creating custom content for entrepreneurs, Write Mind Media LLC is dedicated to helping business professionals create inspiring brands.  We help them to become better business professionals and human beings through inspirational quotes, an in-depth look at how these ideas can help you in business, and developing weekly challenges to push our readers to do better. 

IN-Spire Yourself: Dare to Fail

Do you dare to failure?

Photo of JK Rowling courtesy of her Twitter
Is your fear of failure holding you back?

Today’s “IN-Spiration” follows our Motivational Monday spotlight from JK Rowling, who learned from her own failure.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”-JK Rowling

Failure drives humanity to do many things they might not be proud of. It also holds people back from taking a leap of faith toward things they want.

Funny thing is that our cultural fear of failure is one of the reasons I love watching young children. They are not afraid to fail. As they try to walk and talk for the first time, they are willing to fall and say embarrassing things. It’s that innate knowledge that failure is all a part of their learning.

As we grow older and enter school, failure becomes unacceptable. You have to succeed to go to college, get a job or a mortgage and have a  great life. We’re afraid of failure.

Success, though, is built upon failure. Major brands around the world have come from people who failed countless times but dared to get back up again.

Now, I’m learning to face failure. I’ve started this business and blog has been a leap into an abyss. It’s scary, but having the knowledge that I will be better for jumping is what keeps me from being afraid of failure.

Now, what do you think? What does this quote inspire in you and how can you apply it to your business endeavors? 

 

What is “In-spiration?” In addition to creating custom content for entrepreneurs, Write Mind Media LLC is dedicated to helping business professionals create inspiring brands.  We help them to become better business professionals and human beings through inspirational quotes, an in-depth look at how these ideas can help you in business, and developing weekly challenges to push our readers to do better. 

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.