In-Spire Yourself: Dare to Do What is Hard, Not What is Easy

Today’s IN-Spiration comes from one of the most beloved presidents of US history when he dared our country to think bigger. It also happens to be one of my favorite quotes from an American president.

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”

John F. Kennedy

This quote helped jumpstart American exploration of space and, eventually, inspired men to walk on the face of the moon.  This was a feat that now human had ever fathomed before and instigated a new generation of dreamers.

However, that is not why this is my favorite quotes.

The reason I love this quote is because simply reading it dares you to do better, be better. Every successful brand or entrepreneur in history faced adversity. They struggled to convince others that their ideas were worth something…, but they continued to persist.

No worth-wild idea is easy. If It was then everyone would have a successful brand. The point of doing something hard is to give that idea worth.

Let me say that again…the struggle is what gives your idea worth. It can face the trenches and come out alive. It can push through boundaries no one has ever broken.

Today, so many people expect life to be easy. Maybe it’s because our parents make us think that we’re special by giving us participation trophies. Perhaps it’s the instant gratification we experience with social media and online shopping. We have expected things to be easy.

We’re are challenging you to struggle. Go on a road trip without a map or a plan. Start a new marketing campaign with only the faintest of ideas. Jump out of the plane without the parachute.

Okay, don’t literally do that last one, but you get the idea.

Choose to go to the moon and do the other things. They WILL be hard, but who said making history was ever easy?

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.

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. 

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.