Category: Inspiring Stories

How It Feels to Lose Your Job

How It Feels to Lose Your Job

by Al Getler   “You work for 30 years because you think that what you do makes a difference, you think it matters to people, but then you wake up one morning and find out, well no, you’ve made a little error there, you’re expendable. I should be laughing.” –  Glenn Holland on the news […]

Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In…Build Your Ship

Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In…Build Your Ship

Steve Lahey, from SmallBusinessTalent.com, just did an outstanding interview with an amazing author, speaker, coach Susan Hyatt. I don’t use the word “amazing” lightly. A lot of times when I listen to interviews, I find myself thinking “OK…yeah…that’s obvious, nothing new here…” and end up feeling frustrated. Not so with this interview! It isn’t just that Susan […]

Everything can change (for the better) in an instant:the Story of Fiona the Rescue Dog

Everything can change (for the better) in an instant:the Story of Fiona the Rescue Dog

This is actually the video that inspired me to start volunteering at the animal shelter. Besides being an incredibly sweet story, it’s a great reminder of how everything can change (for the better) in an instant. A key part of cultivating resilience–and something I try to remind myself during difficult chapters in life–is that it […]

How to Turn Your Life Around: Let Leo Babauta Show You How

How to Turn Your Life Around: Let Leo Babauta Show You How

If you’re not familiar with the Good Life Project, I recommend you go there after watching this video and sign up. Jonathan Fields has put together an amazing series of “Genius Network Quality” interviews, with the likes of Nancy Duarte, Dan Pink, Daniel Aierly and more. I was particularly taken by the recent interview with […]

Unstoppable: The Taylor Morris Story

Unstoppable: The Taylor Morris Story

I just came across the video below while searching for “Inspiring Music” on Youtube, for my morning workout. Besides being a humbling source of inspiration and picture of indomitable spirit, it’s also a great reminder to put our own little dramas in perspective.

Dave’s Killer Bread: A Story About Starting Over

Dave’s Killer Bread: A Story About Starting Over

A couple of years ago, my friend Bonnie  told me about a brand of bread called Dave’s Killer Bread that produced two products, the Peace Bomb and Sin Dawg, that were major favorites of hers and among her circle of friends. When we went looking for them at the Boise Co-Op, I was instantly captivated by the brand’s […]

Rex Castle and Me at our BBQ Confab

Your Resilience Might Inspire Others Without You Realizing It

I heard a very cool story from friend and colleague Rex Castle from Tyler Technologies in Lubbock, TX a couple of months ago. It’s a great example how you just be your resilient self..or practicing resilience…can insipre others. I was down there doing a program on story-telling, and Rex, over a meal of Texas BBQ, shared how […]

Do You Have an Inspiring Story about Overcoming?

  Just a quick note about this website if you stumbled upon it… While my primay website is HumanNatureAtWork.com, I will be actively adding content, interviews, and a community forum component later this summer. In the meantime, if you have an inspiring story about how you overcame a major life challenge, especially in the following […]