At today's meetup we talked about people that inspire us and give us helpful advice.
Stefan's special person is a witty family member with a great sense of style and humor.
Clark's special person is also a family member that does great things in his daily life. He also told us a story about going grocery shopping with his Dad to discover a funny and charming site of him. Clark is currently reading 'You are a bad ass' (not that he would need it - in his own words) and gets some inspiration on how to not waste his life.
Eric mentioned Laurence Gonzales as his current inspiration. Gonzales is the author of 'Deep Survival' (an Office Junction copy donated by Clark is available in our Coworking library) and Eric shared a piece about the 5 stages how humans act if lost in the woods (or life).
Sam also shared her inspiration comes from a close family member as well as a relative. Both keep a positive attitude in difficult situations and master upcoming problems with grace, also blossoming while aging.
Ryan gets his inspiration from different people in his life. His preschool aged son teaches him how to handle work more like play, others listen well, like his massage therapist and give him great advise to stay true to himself.
Kerrie looks up to her parents, who stay fit, focus on family and make it a priority to make new friends along the way.
Raeann finds inspiration by business owners and creators of non-profit and social businesses being successful by giving back to the less fortunate.
Christine's neighbor Lauren inspired her to start up things in her life, working together to create the Bee Garden. Seeing Lauren's approach to get things done with ease and not stopping whatever comes up inspires her to reach out to more and get going.
Kerrie handed out long list of books she is looking for for her editor's workshop. If you have any of these books (see list on end of post) for her to borrow, please let her know. It's also a nice list of you look for your next read. She also shared what 'Development Editing' is and Stefan saw some hope as a future writer using this service for his book idea.
Clark shared his goal to run the US record in a marathon for his age bracket under 2:42 set by Clive Davies from Portland in 1979. Clark trains a lot all over West Seattle during the day, working evening shifts at West Seattle Runners. Cheer him on if you see him run. This man is on a big mission. Let's support him on this great journey!
We also did a little survey on our favorite thing in our free time. What is yours?
Here is what we said:
drinking wine, talk with friends, explore, cook, act, read, move through physical space, play air guitar (not able to handle doing 'the splits' as well as he used to) and play.
This might as well be our passion and a good profession to work on.
Stefan also shared his retirement goal to do kinetic sculptures next to a highway and shared a joke told by his daughter "What is the scarecrow awarded for?"
Being outstanding in it's field.
Clark offered to do a workshop on how to use evernote.
We work on a list of community boards in coffee shops and grocery stores to put our event flyers up. If you have a good one, let us know.
Kerrie shared a letter from Celtic Arts Northwest looking for sponsors for their upcoming Irish Dance Festival.
Meeting was adjourned at 1.20 pm.
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