People That Inspire Us in 2010

How did we come up with the idea to quit our jobs and go traveling for an unlimited amount of time while simultaneously writing this blog? That is a question that we’ve received many times. It’s hard to say exactly where all the ideas flows from. We get inspired from here and there. But for us, some people stand out more than others. Here is our take on people that has inspired us over the last year.

  1. Picture of Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary Vaynerchuk – Author and wine expert.
    Gary is most known for his talk on the Web 2.0 Expo in New York 2008, where he says that all you need is “Passion and patience” to really “kill it!”. Not for the sensitive listener/viewer as profanity is his way. Dirty or not, he is very inspiring and really gets your fire burning. Besides talking like a hero, he also runs a wine import family business. Gary helps us stay focused.
  2. Picture of Erin Pavlina
    Erin Pavlina – Psychic Medium.
    Erin writes about her experiences as a psychic medium and about her philosophy. Her piece “You Are Worthy of Love” makes you feel embraced and loved wherever you are.
    Here is a quote:
    “You are living in an illusion where you think you must act a certain way in order to gain Love. There is no mountain to climb. There is no goal to reach. No approval you must seek. You must only remember that you are loved.”.

    Powerful stuff, right? Erin helps us trust and love.

  3. Portrait of Chris Guillebeau
    Chris Guillebeau – Professional writer.
    Chris wrote a beautifully crafted PDF named 279 Days to Overnight Success. It is about how to start your own blog and really make it shine, through a practical approach. His core message is:
    “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.”.
    Chris stands out in the way that he is very strict about being authentic and honest. We like that very much!
    Chris helps us with strategy.
  4. Portrait of Waris Dirie
    Waries Dirie – Model, author and human rights activist.
    Her book Desert Flower is a biography of her escape from a conservative father in the Somali desert and her struggle against female circumsticion. Here is a quote from “Desert Flower”:
    “My long journey across the desert had come to an end. I was unafraid, ready to die.
    ‘Come and get me,’ I said to the lion. ‘I’m ready.’
    The book was recently turned into a movie Waris Dirie teaches us strength and to never, ever, give up.

So there you have it. 4 people that has inspired, and keep inspiring us!
What inspires you?

4 thoughts on “People That Inspire Us in 2010

  1. ulf heijbel

    Right now: exactly like the former comment from Christoffer: its you guys! And second, I´m inspired by the rest of my children, as Amanda is one of my daughters. Earlier I have been inspired by many brave people I´ve met in different situations. For instance my wife and many of my friends both in Sweden and Africa. Sometimes you get inspired from someone without knowing it. This is really a very interesting subject. Anyway: just now you are on the top of my list. your father and friend Ulf


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