How Successful People Inspire Others

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​​Are you feeling uninspired, indifferent, or depressed? Are you struggling to find purpose in your career or to find meaning in your personal life?

At times, we all have felt somewhat uninspired and demotivated. It might be the stress of our daily jobs or else a depressing event that happened to us recently. Sometimes the simple thing to do is to simply try to relax and seek inspiration from other people whom we might look up to. That might be an actor or TV character, it might also be a successful entrepreneur or business person, or quite simply a family member or a friend. Regardless of who we look up to, taking advice or listening to what a person – whom we have respect for – has to say can give us a push of encouragement and motivation. Below are a few ways in which inspirational men actually inspire us:

They Care

You cannot be inspired by someone who doesn’t care about others. Inspiring people enjoy helping each other reach their goals.

They are enthusiastic people

Successful people have passion and drive. They put a plan in place and follow it through all the way, which is one of the most obvious ways we get inspired by such people.

They earn your trust

How are presidents elected? They earn their country’s trust. They have the support of others and they work hard to keep it.

They only say positive things

Successful people know better than to be negative with others. They realise that negativity does not help any situation and that positive words can make a big impact.

They build you up

Successful people try to support the people around them as well as others.

They stand their ground

Successful people stand by their convictions regardless of the situation. This is one of the qualities that inspires people the most.

They admit defeat

Admitting defeat and flaws is a big step for a person to take and results in gaining people’s respect and admiration most of the time.

They listen

Inspirational people actually listen to others. They are not self-centered and self-consumed. This is not an easy task for everyone to achieve.

They’re ambitious

Inspirational people do not settle for “average” or for mediocracy. They have far stretched goals and they actually believe that they can achieve them. Believing in a big goal is not easy for most.

They provide constructive feedback

Like we mentioned previously, inspirational people try not to say negative things and try to stay positive with others. Providing constructive criticism (when asked for) is a trait that people can admire!

They treat people equally

One of the most admirable qualities a person can have lies in his treatment of others, regardless of race, gender, culture, education, background and other traits.

They are confident

As we mentioned previously, inspirational people believe in their ideas and in themselves. They are confident about themselves as well as their life goals, something that make them very desirable as well!

They’re calm and relaxed

How a person acts in the face of insult or defeat can tell you a lot about him. People respect and admire those who remain calm and composed in the face of negativity.

They acknowledge other’s help

Inspirational people are not afraid nor are they reluctant to ask for help, this requires modesty but at the same time confidence and respect for other’s opinions.

They keep their promises

Finally, admirable people don’t say something and then go ahead and do something else. A way to earn people’s trust is to keep your promises and deliver what people expect of you. Not letting people down is a very admirable trait to have.

During such times when we just need a bit of inspiration to get us back on track and give us that much needed boost in the right direction, reading up on certain celebrities can motivate us and encourage us to pursue our goals more aggressively or change the course of certain aspects of our lives. 

Not so surprisingly, positive and wise words from successful people who have gone through repetitive ups and downs before reaching their success can restore our positivity, motivation and balance in life. Finally, if you are unsure of who to talk to in your times of distress, consider finding a life coach to help guide you.

4 Alternatives to Talcum Powder

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Baby powder has gotten a large share of the spotlight in the past few years – albeit not for good reasons. Who has not used baby powder at least once in their life? It has been a practice for a lot of people to use baby powder on their babies and even on themselves. However, the numerous talcum powder lawsuits that were filed against a very popular brand are enough for many people to re-evaluate their use of it.

These lawsuits are filed by women who have used talcum powder and have developed ovarian cancer. The latest high-profile lawsuit resulted to the jury ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to the woman – the largest money awarded in any talc lawsuit so far.

Although the link between talcum powder and cancer has yet to be conclusively shown, the American Cancer Society recommends that “until more information is available, people concerned about using talcum powder may want to avoid or limit their use of consumer products that contain it.”

If you’ve been using talcum powder, you might want to consider replacing it in your list of staple products. Here are some alternatives you can look into:

Baking soda.

Baking soda is a common household item because of its many, many uses. You can add ‘baby powder alternative’ to its list of many uses. It can be used as deodorizing powder – apply it on your underarms and feet. It can also be safely used on your baby but make to check a little amount on your baby first to see how his skin would react to it. You may also use it to exfoliate your skin, as a facial mask, or for tooth whitening. Mix baking soda with water to create paste and apply it on your skin, face, or teeth.


This is another product that can successfully migrate from your kitchen to your dressing table. Aside from having the same smooth consistency as baby powder, it is great for absorbing moisture. Simply use it just like how you would use your baby powder and you’d be surprised that you’ll barely notice any difference.


The best types of flour to use as a baby powder alternative are rice, corn, and oat flours. All of these are slightly coarser than cornstarch and baking soda though, so do not expect it to feel as smooth on your skin. However, these are still safer alternatives to talcum powder.

Non-talc baby powder.

If you are not keen on raiding your kitchen to look for alternatives for your talcum powder, worry not because there are commercial powders that are talc-free! A lot of brands recognize the safety and cancer risks of talcum and have made their baby powders without it. Some of these are Burt’s Bee’s Baby Dusting Powder, Nature’s Baby Dusting Powder, The Honest Company Organic Baby Powder, Honeybee Gardens Deodorant Powder, California Baby Non-Talc Powder, and Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Cornstarch. Most of these products use cornstarch, kaolin clay, or tapioca starch as their main ingredient.

30 Life Altering Quotes from 15 of the Most Inspiring People

One of the best ways that we can improve our lives is by learning from the wisdom of those who have walked the path before us. Studying the great minds who have changed and touched the souls of millions can grant us the insight we need to evaluate ourselves and our own impact on the world. The words of the great minds listed here need no explanation or embellishment and are more than good enough to stand alone. I encourage you to reflect upon the following messages and decide for yourself what they mean to you and your life. Without further ado, here are thirty life-altering quotes from 15 of the most inspiring, revolutionary, and wise men and women of all time.  

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

Maya Angelou – author, poet, and civil rights activist

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

Maya Angelou – author, poet, and civil rights activist

“We are born of love; love is our mother.”

Rumi – 13th century poet and mystic

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

Rumi – 13th century poet and mystic

“I’ve missed more than 900 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”  

Michael Jordan – former professional basketball player and businessman

“Be wise and help all beings impartially, abandoning none.”

Lao Tzu – ancient Chinese philosopher and writer

“A tree that fills a man’s embrace grows from a seedling. A tower nine stories high starts with one brick. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu – ancient Chinese philosopher and writer

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”

Lao Tzu – ancient Chinese philosopher and writer

 “Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or secret gate.”

J.R.R Tolkien – writer, poet, and professor

“The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.”

Deepak Chopra – author and physician

“I’ve worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it’s awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to become aware of who you are.”

Deepak Chopra – author and physician

“Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.”  

Deepak Chopra – author and physician

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Mother Teresa – Roman Catholic sister and missionary

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” 

Mother Teresa – Roman Catholic sister and missionary

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 

Napoleon Hill – author and presidential advisor

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Baptist minister, activist, and leader of civil rights movement

“The time is always right to do what is right.” 

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Baptist minister, activist, and leader of civil rights movement

“What we think, we become.”

Guatama Buddha – ancient sage and founder of Buddhism

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

Guatama Buddha – ancient sage and founder of Buddhism

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

Oprah Winfrey – entrepreneur, talk show host, actress, and producer

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” 

Oprah Winfrey – entrepreneur, talk show host, actress, and producer

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” 

Oprah Winfrey – entrepreneur, talk show host, actress, and producer

“Positive thoughts are a biological mandate for a happy, healthy life.”

Bruce Lipton, PhD – developmental biologist and lecturer

“While proper use of consciousness can bring health to an ailing body, inappropriate unconscious control of emotions can easily make a healthy body diseased.” 

Bruce Lipton, PhD – developmental biologist and lecturer

“Here is my challenge to you. Let go of unfounded fears and take care not to implant unnecessary fears and limiting beliefs in your children’s subconscious minds. Most of all, do not accept the fatalistic message of genetic determinism. You can help your children reach their potential and you can change your personal life. You are not ‘stuck’ with your genes.” 

Bruce Lipton, PhD – developmental biologist and lecturer

 “To believe in something and not to live it is dishonest.”

Mahatma Gandhi – leader of the Indian independence movement

“Peace is its own reward.”

Mahatma Gandhi – leader of the Indian independence movement

“No person, no place, and no thing have any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”

Louise L. Hay – author and speaker

“I find that when we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works.”

Louise L. Hay – author and speaker

“Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge.” 

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya – Indian yoga teacher, healer, and scholar

These are the messages of some of the most brilliant minds the human race has ever witnessed. All of these people have one thing in common: they caused change through their massive influence, and the change that they started was positive. Each of them used their full potential to do what they were born to do and to share their gifts with the world. They continue to inspire others to do the same, (even those who passed on centuries ago). Use these teachers and leaders as models for your own life and see what new adventures and rewards life will bring to you and to the people around you.