My life is fairly random in how I find inspiration and refuel my creativity. Lately I’ve been eating massive quantities of plain MnM’s and reading a lot of non-fiction books that make other people’s eyes roll to the back of their head. The book thing has happened before, but the MnM’s were a surprise. I hadn’t eaten chocolate in months, and then I was walking by a vending machine in a hospital and I couldn’t stop myself. It has been a lost battle ever since.
Since my life is full of random inspiration (and I get to do whatever I want with this blog post) I’m going to share a few other things that make me feel inspired and happier.
- Social media makes my life so much more rich and full of fun. Laurie Reuttimann’s question on who first inspired you to take a closer look at social media deserves some thought.
- Being an introvert myself, I found inspiration in Lisa Petrilli’s article that explains that introverts can give better answers (and more inspired answers, perhaps?) if you give them time before requiring a response to a question.
- Jonathan Fields showcases an inspiring story of what happens when you don’t give up on hope and kids.
- Lisa Rosendahl asks three great questions for her performance reviews. I especially loved the third one!
- And, last but not least, go to TED for the most inspirational learning you can get for free. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite TED resources in the next few roundups.
And for your action inspiration in HR, here’s an assignment. This morning I’m going on-site to a Cascade Member’s office to help them clean out and revamp their personnel files. Does the thought of cleaning out personnel files make you break out into a cold sweat? Yes, me, too. But take twenty minutes, pick up the first one and start. Print out the Personnel File Guideline from the Member’s Only Toolbox and review it. And give us a call if you need help or have questions.
And if you talk to me, don’t be surprised if I try to talk you into having some MnM’s.