A little bit of inspiration goes a long way

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If you take a look at my desk, you will find a lot of quotes:

‘Behind every successful woman is herself’

‘Double the magic, double the fun’

‘Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves’.

They are a source of inspiration, a fresh perspective when I’m in a difficult headspace, a reminder to look to others for help and guidance.

How do you inspire yourself? What do you do when you’re having a bad day and you need something to freshen your perspective. Maybe your team has a big challenge ahead and you need to think of ways to motivate them.

Often a few words, a question, is all it takes to give us inspiration, to disrupt old thoughts, to start a new conversation.

That’s why we created Cards for an Art User - simple prompts and questions to allow inspiration in, to give you and your team a fresh perspective.

Preparing for a coaching call, I picked the card ‘what’s the colour?’. It was a reminder to think about what colour I wanted to being to the coaching. It was orange, the colour of possibility and just the right amount of challenge. And green – because growth happens in a grounded way, from a solid base. That question was hugely refreshing.

Another quote I like:

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty” – Erich Fromm

Moments like these allow inspiration to happen, we often block it. Allow yourself to be inspired today, let go of how you think it should happen.

You can buy your own beautiful pack of cards here, let me know what you think - www.artuser.org/cards

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