Today I thought I would share some of the things I use to get and stay inspired.
Shark Tank. This show is a HUGE source of inspiration for me. It’s amazing to watch people going after what they want and doing it in front of millions of people on live television. There are absolutely ridiculous people on there, but 90% of the people are similar to me: they want to live the life they dream of living and have no intention of stopping before they make it a reality. Whenever the show ends, I always leave with new ideas for the business or a renewed passion for what I do.
The Etsy Seller Handbook. The regular features on the Etsy Seller Handbook include stories from people that have quit their jobs to do what they love, tips on making your business successful (even if you’re not on Etsy), and trend reports. Their merchandising posts (see April’s here) are HUGE resources for me. I’m terrible at knowing trends, much less folowing them. Every month they provide a list of themes and trends that people should start preparing for at the beginning of the month along with holidays for that month. It’s a great way to find new ideas for your business products, or even your blog posts.
Chopped. The truth is that I would seriously suck at this show. I like having a plan in the kitchen and some of their ingredients are absolutely disgusting to me. However, I love the show. I love the weird dishes they come up with even though half of the time, I’m convinced it’s a made up dish name or ingredient. It’s amazing to see how they can take 20, 30, or 40 minutes and come up with something that would take me about 2-3 hours from start to finish. It pushes me to think outside of the box and not always take the easy route if I want to stand out amongst the crowd.