The Inspiration Factor

Quote of the Week

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.”
~ Richard Bach

The Inspiration Factor

by Chris Widener

The first thing that an aspiring leader must realize is that they must be inspiring! That is, they must be capable of inspiring people on to greater things than if the leader were not in their lives.

So, is this too grandiose an ideal for the average local business owner? Absolutely not. The people who work at your business, school or organization need to be inspired by you on a regular basis. It is what keeps them from giving up.

Remind them of the big picture.

They aren’t just serving food; they are helping families spend time together, so make it enjoyable.

They aren’t just changing oil; they are helping make sure a woman and her children don’t break down on the side of the road at night.

They aren’t just teaching reading; they are helping open a mind to the mysteries of the world.

They aren’t just selling gifts; they are helping people show their appreciation to others in a tangible way.

This week: INSPIRE!

Chris Widener is the President of Made for Success. Chris can be reached at

Coaching Call to Action

Take some time this week to think about the big picture that you see?  How can you best share this with the world around you?  Develop a plan to make this a part of your regular communication with others.