Autumn can be rough.
Many people battle the blues after summer ends, especially northern climates like where I live when it can cool off quickly. We already have snow here in Edmonton, Canada
The days get shorter, there is more darkness, and it’s common to get stuck in a rut.
There are many distractions, in my case kids in school, other activities to participate in, and the blessed TV
We all have our guilty pleasure TV shows that we MUST watch, and many new programs start in September. Of course several sports leagues are in full swing this time of year. I battle this annually.
Like anything else right?
But when I need a little boost, I head directly to my social platforms and check in on my favourite people. I crank up the frequency of listening to podcasts, reading blogs, and books to keep me sharp and motivated.
Whose content do you check out when you need that extra boost?
I love to watch, listen &/or read:
Jane Anderson – https://www.jane-anderson.com/ Need some perspective on your personal brand, focusing on LinkedIn? Check out Jane’s content, and new book!
Fizzle – https://fizzle.co/ The Gang over at Fizzle just makes me happy I listen to their podcast regularly, and I find the delivery so honest and entertaining! The team over there is awesome!
Angela Duckworth – http://angeladuckworth.com/ Her Ted Talk on Grit captivated me. I listen monthly, and am buying the book as soon as I can. I heard her recently on a local radio station and was so excited. The premise of her content is so helpful, and should motivate us all to do great things. Check out her Ted Talk http://bit.ly/1fZKIno
Mel Robbins – http://melrobbins.com/ She’s so awesome! I still watch her Ted Talk video “Stop Screwing yourself over” several times per year. She’s funny, incredibly direct, and gets you thinking for sure. It was a nice surprise to hear that she is now regularly contributing to Success Magazine. Check out her very popular Ted Talk http://bit.ly/1dK6evy
Paul Castain – http://yoursalesplaybook.com/ Paul’s one of the first guys that I followed in the sales and leadership space, and I’ve never wavered! He’s the man! His consistency of showing up, ability to inspire but give tough love when necessary is much needed. He’s a whole lot of fun, doesn’t take himself too seriously and has a HUGE LinkedIn group to compliment his business.
Pat Flynn – http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ I’ve been following Pat for years. Smart, sincere, family guy, amazing content AND a super singer
Gary Vaynerchuk – https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ & http://askgaryveeshow.com/ I listen to him every day if possible. He’s a no bs type of guy, call’s it like it is, and an incredibly entertaining guy. He’s a pioneer online and is Massive!
Anthony Iannarino – https://thesalesblog.com/ I LOVE his perspective on sales and leadership. He’s been around forever, has a new book out, and is a content creation machine!
Nametag Scott – http://hellomynameisscott.com/ Scott’s been wearing a name tag for almost 6000 days, and makes money off it. How cool is that? You gotta check him out. His Ted Talk is http://bit.ly/22M4TMn
Tim Mushey – http://timmushey.com/ & https://sellleadsucceed.com/ Now wait a minute! Why the heck would somebody put themselves on a list like this? This is not being arrogant, cocky or some weird attempt at being funny. But I regularly look back at my old content to remind myself that I am creative, I can make a difference and people like what I’m doing.
There have been many “ah-ha moments” over the years when I read a blog post, watched a video, or read all the comments I got for something I posted online and say, “darn, that was pretty good”.
Just a reminder. Would love if you took a minute to comment with who inspires you, and has go-to content that picks you back up when you are down (but not out).
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