People on different occasions have asked me where I draw the INSPIRATION to draft weekly III blog messages and/or the monthly LEARNING MOMENTS podcasts. And I have to admit that although it seems real basic…I really do find ideas on the spur of the moment…in any location…and at any time.  But as I considered the question a little deeper…I thought it might be helpful to find a better answer for: “INSPIRATION…Where?”

First, how about writing down the greatest INSPIRATION sources you can quickly identify:idea-3908619__340

  • Family
  • Historical Moments
  • Great Leaders
  • Movies
  • Songs
  • Recognition Actions
  • Heros
  • Successful People

Everyone’s list can and should be different but truly there is no wrong answer in your list.

Second, ask yourself the question: How often do I “consider” one or more of these INSPIRATION sources when I am challenged in my life or work areas.  Do I take the time to ask, “What would he or she do?”  or “Is the return on investment great enough to take a chance based on past positive impactful moments/actions?”

I believe that taking the time to allow INSPIRATION to play a vital role in making quality decisions is absolutely correct.  Also, when confused, lost, or unsure on an issue, it is more than OK to look back and draw confidence from your sources of INSPIRATION.  Similar to other influences like our parents, religion and where you call home, INSPIRATION sources helped build who you are!

INSPIRATION…Where?” …don’t forget to look behind, in front and all around you.





About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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