Drew’s Weekly Inspiration

Week of November 29, 2021

“Every transition begins with an ending. We have to let go of the old thing before we can pick up with the new one–not just outwardly, but inwardly, where we keep our connections to people and places that act as definitions of who we are… First there is an ending, then a beginning, and important […]

Week of November 22, 2021

“The power of stories is their ability to not only inform and challenge but also inspire and create change in the world.” -Richard Branson

Week of November 15, 2021

“The larger changes in our lives require time and exploration. They require living with questions. They require listening to our intuition at a much deeper level. In our world of wanting instant answers, living with questions can be challenging, frustrating, and anxiety producing. But if we begin to think of this stage as “discovery,” we […]

Week of November 8, 2021

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need […]

Week of November 1, 2021

“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.”-Michael Margolis

Week of October 25, 2021

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” -Margaret Wheatley

Week of October 18, 2021

“The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends Toward Justice.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Week of October 11, 2021

“For the hero the meaning of life is honor. For the saint the meaning of life is love. For the hero the goal of living is self-fulfillment, the achievement of personal excellence, and the recognition and admiration that making a signal contribution to one’s society through one’s achievements carries with it. For the saint, life […]

Week of September 27, 2021

“What I need to do, in effect, is stop seeing my life as a canvas to fill, and start seeing it more as a block of marble to chip away at and shape something out of. I need a reverse bucket list. My goal for each year of the rest of my life should be […]

Week of September 20, 2021

“It is not the amount of knowledge that makes a brain. It is not even the distribution of knowledge. It is the interconnectedness.”— Howard Bloom

Week of September 13, 2021

“The most reliable way to change your life is by not changing your entire life.If you try to change everything all at once, you will quickly find yourself pulled back into the same patterns as before. But if you merely focus on changing one specific habit and work on it until it becomes part of […]

Week of September 6, 2021

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”-Dr. Howard Gardner, professor Harvard University

Week of August 30, 2021

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, for all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley

Week of August 23, 2021

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin

Week of August 16, 2021

“All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits,” -William James in 1892.

Week of August 9, 2021

“Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.”  -Anais Nin

Week of July 26, 2021

“I believe our philosophy of conscious capitalism will eventually be widely adopted primarily because it is a better way to do business, and it creates more total value in the world for all of its stakeholders.”  -John Mackey, founder Whole Foods, author Conscious Capitalism

Week of July 19, 2021

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”  —George Bernard Shaw

Week of July 12, 2021

“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill

Week of July 5, 2021

“The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young.” -James Hollis

Week of June 28, 2021

“If you had to choose one moment in history in which you could be born, and you didn’t know ahead of time who you were going to be–what nationality, what gender, what race, whether you’d be rich or poor, gay or straight, what faith you’d be born into–you wouldn’t choose 100 years ago. You wouldn’t […]

Week of June 21, 2021

 “Service, in short, is not what you do, but who you are. It’s a way of living that you need to bring to everything you do if you’re to bring it to your customer interactions.” -Betsy Sanders, Nordstrom

Week of June 14, 2021

“Marketing is about values. It’s a complicated and noisy world, and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. So we have to be really clear about what we want them to know about us.” -Steve Jobs

Week of May 31, 2021

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

Week of May 24, 2021

What do storytellers do? According to Walt Disney, they “instill hope again, and again, and again.”

Week of May 10, 2021

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.” —Dr. Howard Gardner, professor Harvard University

Week of May 3, 2021

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – John Maxwell

Week of April 12, 2021

“It’s all mirrored reciprocation. So what do you want to do? You want to go positive, you want to go first.” – Peter D. Kaufman

Week of April 5, 2021

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” -Albert Einstein

Week of March 8, 2021

“The adventure of awakening is among the most universal of human dramas.” -Ken Wilber

Week of March 1, 2021

“Distance inevitably puts me at a disadvantage.  That’s why, when it really matters, I walk, drive, or fly, if necessary, to be in the same room with my employees, shareholders, investors, customers, and business partners.” -Peter Guber

Week of February 22, 2021

“If I were to summarize in one sentence the single most important principle I have learned in the field of interpersonal relations, it would be this: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” -Stephen Covey

Week of February 15, 2021

“Nothing in the Golden Rule says that others will treat us as we have treated them, it only says that we must treat others in a way that we would want to be treated.” -Rosa Parks

February 8, 2021

“Our success or failure is determined by our level of energy.  Much more than our creativity, our level of energy inspires the people around us.” Mark Burnett

January 25, 2021

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

January 18, 2021

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

January 11, 2021

“Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius

January 4, 2021

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]

December 28, 2020

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” -Abraham Lincoln

December 21, 2020

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” -Clement Stone

December 14, 2020

“There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else — but persistent.” ―Raoul Bott

December 7, 2020

“A Winner’s Blueprint for Achievement: BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. […]

November 30, 2020

“Success means never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about.” -Tom Chappell