By Carol Blattau
I recently thumbed (or scrolled) through some old posts and the first thing that struck me was how much fun I seemed to be having back then. After all, at the time, I was finding a lot of inspiration from writers and grammarians (I know, it’s a sickness), and having a great time applying that inspiration to our work with associations.
This got me questioning whether I have been getting too serious lately? In other words, am I not having as much fun writing? To answer the second question, of course, I’m still having fun! The answer to the first question is … I hope not!
But I do wonder if anyone else feels the same way. Or maybe, it’s just we’re having trouble finding that inspiration that once propelled us forward? Again … I hope not!
Back to those old posts: Here are two that I particularly like and wanted to share with you. Both are short and sweet, and I hope you get some enjoyment – and maybe a little bit of inspiration – out of one or maybe both.
Get Noticed – Have some fun (2014/04/25) gives a nod to poetic license, which on the surface doesn’t seem to apply. But it really is about finding “that twist that will attract attention and create buzz.”
Go ahead … split that infinitive (2015/04/27) also urges you to go bold, to take the leap, and add that zing! In other words, don’t be a prisoner of formality.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Finally, be sure to check out Peggy’s personal reflection on unlocking a wave of potential, and Peter’s on the super power of the association person!
p.s. I’ll end with a great quote from our own Peter Houstle: