Steve D'S.jpg Steven D’Souza, , Diversity and OD Manager, Leadership & Talent Management, EMEA
Monday 22nd May, 12.30pm, Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, St Paul’s London. Nick Williams one of the worlds experts on inspiration at work addressed an audience on the topic of ‘how to stay inspired at work’.
Quoting from Adele Collins from the Times 100 Best Companies to Work for Nick pointed out that Inspiration was seen as key to success “Inspiration rather than Perspiration is the key to a Successful Company with a Motivated Workforce”. He also cited Branson who talked about the quality in relation to being an entrepreneur “What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur? To be able to inspire people” Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group.
Nick shared 5 key tips on inspiration:
1. Know your own sources of inspiration
2. Remember to go to them often
3 Regularly discover new wells
4. Inspire yourself
5. BE inspirational
Nick also spoke about personal stories how often we do not nurture our own inspiration but expect others to, our manager, colleagues etc- and what is possible if we take responsibility for our own inspiration. As an entrepreneur I found a useful distinction he shared about asking about the opinions of others on creative projects. He quoted the Sufi mystic Rumi who said ‘ When consulting someone on leaving for an adventure, don’t ask someone who has never left the shore’! Too often it is easy to allow the opinions of others to strengthen our own resistance to following our own dreams. Sharing stories and learning from those who have followed their dreams in invaluable. Success often lies on the other side of resistance!
For more information on being inspired visit Nick’s site where there is a free 5 part course on overcoming resistance. You can also contact Steven’s site.


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