If you're like me, a little inspiration goes a long way. Although some of the inspirational posts on any social website can be a bit...much, it's the simplest ones that tend to stay with me. I have many friends who write, either for pleasure or profit. Sometimes, even both. I'm one of the 'writing for pleasure' folks, and there are times when I just don't want to sit down and devote an hour or two or five to the story on which I'm working.
And that's where inspirational posts come in. I was recently offered a copy of '101 Ways to Rock Your World', written by radio personality and inspirational guru, Dayna Steele. I felt a bit apprehensive when I received the package; "Is this yet another long, vapid, new-age book full of rambling, nonsensical tips?"
Nope, dear reader. It's not long. It's not rambling. And it makes sense.
Dayna has listed 101 ways to not only inspire the reader to succeed in business, but also in life. The tips are common sense: Write a handwritten note to someone (who doesn't love getting a piece of personal, real-life mail?); dress for the job you want; pick one thing you want to accomplish each day. And so on.
The book is a 'quick read', but it stayed with me. I try to do some of these every day, such as waking up early, having a plan for the day, and thinking positive. The other tips are just as worthy, but start small, and before you know it, you'll be doing each tip every day.
We all need some success in our lives, and this simply-written (and amusing, I might add) book is key.
And the bonus? You can download the list from Dayna's website and carry it with you all the time...or tape it to your bathroom mirror...or share it with coworkers, friends, and family.
By the way, I do have to put a plug in here for her husband's novel, 'Specific Impulse', a book I reviewed last year. Apparently, Charles Justiz has been fortunate enough to be inspired every day by his wife.
And now we're the lucky ones, too.
Dayna Steele is a successful entrepreneur, Hall of Fame rock radio personality, and the author of 'Rock to the Top'. '101 Ways to Rock Your World' is available through www.iuniverse.com