Inspiration In The Words of Others
Anthony T. Eaton 04/01/2017
It’s easy to become focused on the day to day
demands of life and forget to be in the moment, missing the true reason for our being, to be the best person we can and leave something positive behind. Sometimes we all need the reminder to keep things simple, and sometimes that is looking outside ourselves and our current situation.
Back in 2016, I had the privilege to interview Kyle Ingham founder of
The Distilled Man and have followed him ever since. Recently he sent out a post that was particularly appealing to me for two reasons. First was his admission that like most of us, from time to time, he loses perspective on life. The second that resonates even more personally with me is how he regains it; by reading the words of others in their quotes.
For a number of years, I have posted a quote of the day on my website and when I am lacking inspiration or feel like I have lost perspective. I turn to those the words of those that inspire me most. In his post, Kyle shares 101 Motivational Quotes on Being a Gentleman that he handpicked himself that focus on being a better man. I hope you will take a few minutes to read these inspirational quotes and also think about what it is that helps you maintain your own perspective and helps you be a better you.
I would like to thank Kyle for his inspiration and for allowing me to use the image from his post.
LEADERSHIP AND MORE
A CONVERSATION WITH
By Anthony T. Eaton, August 2017
As it usually happens I was looking at posts on
LinkedIn when I came across Erik Huberman the founder and CEO of Hawke Media, a Los Angeles-area outsourced digital CMO agency. A serial entrepreneur, Erik’s newest company has done work for some of the best-known companies that include the likes of Verizon Wireless, Red Bull, and many others.
At just 30 years old Erik has written for and been interviewed by the best-known business publication; Inc, Entrepreneur, Forbes and more. Immediately intrigued I wanted to know more, so as I usually do, I reached out and asked for an interview. Considering the publications he has been featured in with their millions of readers I was not only surprised he accepted my request but shocked by how quickly he responded!
AE: In 2010 you co-founded Swag of the Month, then from 2006 started your own consulting company and then in 2013 you founded Hawke Media, where do your ideas and entrepreneurial spirit come from?
EH: I would say a big part is my dad. He has always been an entrepreneur so growing up, I just thought that is what you do. I took the idea for granted. Getting a job was just a way to learn something so you could start your own thing.
AE: In addition to running your own company you are also the operating partner at Arrowroot Capital, contributor to major business magazines, and sought after speaker. How do you manage your work load and still add value as a people leader?
EH: I have an amazing team around me, and honestly love what I do, so the long hours and constant work doesn’t feel like work.
AE: You’re a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com as well as other well-known and respected business magazines. How were you able to establish the kind of credibility to have them accept your articles?
What I Would Tell My Younger Self About...Joy
By Anthony T. Eaton
Hindsight is 20/20 so they say, but how often do we think about who we were when we were younger? If we had the chance to talk to our younger self about things with the knowledge and experience we have now, what would we say?
I would tell myself to look for joy in the simple things and find it wherever and whenever you can. Joy is not a place or an event; it is a sense of being. Seeing the sun rise or set, feeling the warmth of the sun on your face. Watching winter turn to spring, leaves turning green and flowers in bloom. Find joy in doing the things you enjoy the most, quiet moments, reading a book, doing something for someone else. Know those material things in and of themselves may only bring you fleeting joy. Don't look to others to bring you joy because you may be disappointed. What would YOU tell your younger self?
A Series of Interviews about Leadership and More
By Anthony T. Eaton 01/02/2016
"You don't need a title to be a leader, and having a title doesn't make you one." I believe everyone has the potential and opportunity to be a leader no matter their status, education or the position they hold. I prove this quote and belief true in my first book, a compilation of interviews with a diverse group of leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
In the book, I share sixteen interviews I have done with individuals from design leader John Saint Denise, writer and author Eric Holtzclaw to civil rights advocate James Robinson and business founder, speaker, consultant Croft Edwards. Leadership Conversations brings together a vast range of experiences and perspectives on business and individual leadership. If you are looking for inspiration this is the book for you: but don’t take my word for it, here is what others have said. Continue reading
Available in paperback and for Kindle
A Series of Interviews with Women about Leadership
Anthony T. Eaton
After doing more than a dozen interviews with men for my website series A CONVERSATION WITH, in 2015, I decided I wanted to start a new series, this one focusing on women in leadership. As I have done with my other subjects I began to look for women who had achieved firsts, were giving back to the world and doing inspirational things.
On June 1, 2015, after reading an article she had written entitled Self-centered bosses are wreaking havoc in the workplace, I posted my first WOMEN ON LEADERSHIP interview with Dallas Daily News columnist Cheryl Hall.
Following that first interview, I have had the opportunity and honor to interview many more women. To read interviews click here
A SERIES OF BOOK REVIEWS
By Anthony T. Eaton
SHOW YOUR INK by Todd Dewett
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT by David Burkus
THE ART OF THE JOURNEY by LaQuetta Glaze
THE JOB INNER-VIEW by Scott Engler
THE ADDICTED LAWYER by Brian Cuban
THE MOUSE THAT ATE THE MOON by Elisa Rian Cunha
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Don't just bring your authentic self to work, bring your best authentic self"
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