Welcome to the first in The Inspired Files a collection of inspiration to inspire social good living.
Since we moved to this concrete jungle where dreams are made of, we haven't gotten around to getting a TV and I have to say it's been great!
As I mentioned I am a sucker for trashy romcoms and told hubby that watching Gossip Girl was research..... something else to get off my chest, WTF is with the ending of Pretty Little Liars? #disappointed
CHOP N WATCH
I've read a bazillion more books than I ever have (thanks to Brooklyn and New York Library), started listening to podcasts while fixing dinner (what I used to do was bring all the veggies into the lounge and set up the chopping board so I could chop n watch - where's the baby you say? Rolling around on the mat sucking on all her toys with that glassy-eyed look babies get when they hit the good spot #teething)
AM I CRAZY OR CREATIVE
Anywho, I L O V E reading/learning/making lists (and rarely checking them all off before I start a new list). I thought I was a bit of an excitable 3 year old trapped in a 30 something Mumma as my attention span can be quite erratic! I might be infatuated with a new craft, buy everything required to be a professional then pack it away as soon as I found a new 'thing' to be infatuated by.....like learning a new language......but have been re-assured that I'm not crazy its creativity......
So, I've also started reading a lot about people in this social good space, which I will share the highlights of their crazy journey, as well as the inspirational things I've read/listened to, that will help live a simple #SocialGood Lifestyle.
9 MINUTES WELL SPENT
You hear so much about "What's Your WHY" - I get it, I just have many Whys flapping around but this lil podcast provides that bit more clarity. Looking forward to listening to the 149 podcasts produced before this one!
UNCONSCIOUS TALENTS = CRAZY IDEAS (for me )
By Maria Russo @thecultureist
I actually only related to about 30% of this blog post but I still enjoyed it. I am lucky to not have come across anyone that doesn't think I can do it, no haters yet touch wood! BUT I have definitely enjoyed the "like attracts like" theory and met some peeps on the same page to discuss the exciting curly journey of starting a biz.
Fav line: ".......... you are letting all the unconscious talents bottled up inside spew out through each of your senses, opening up a world of new possibilities."
Made me feel better about my brain explosions, some people refer to them as 'brainstorming'.
Check out The Cultureist, it's a media platform & movement for social good that revolves around a community of travelers, dreamers & changemakers.
YAY I FOUND MY LOCAL SOCIAL GOOD IN MY HOOD
I'd been hunting for my local social good community hub and the universe heard me (and probably saw me flapping around like a cat with sticky tape on its paws #funnynotfunny). A friend I'd met at another event emailed me the link to Be Social Change and I clicked the link and saw they had an awesome free event the next night and Tah-DAH there I went! (After having to strategically get hubby home early to tag team him in on baby watch).
@marcossalazar Spoke about the basics of Social Entrepreneurship, differences between non-profits, B Corps, Benefit Corps and of course Social Enterprises. Breaking down the basic steps to go through to ensure you have a successful launch......Sooooo I guess I will do a little backward prep work and take it from there!
Clarified quite a few things, particularly as I'm not only starting a new biz but in a country, I am not familiar with!
Looking forward to more events and meeting like -minded peeps!
Biggest takeaway: Are You Building a Startup or Amplifying Impact?
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Would love to here from you, great blogs/podcasts, social good communities or people who have given you those gold nuggets to reflect on to keep on keeping on!