A Breather Of Inspiration

footprint-1021452_640Feeling stressed as the year approaches it‘s end? Tired and desperately needing a breather before the new year begins? You are not alone!

What if you gave yourself permission to take just 10 minutes to breathe slowly and deeply? Instead of entertaining the constant worrying you feel, just take your attention to something else. Maybe read a chapter of a favorite book or watch a funny cat video on YouTube. You need to get out of your stressed state!

Of course watching a funny video will not solve any of your issues causing the stress in the first place. But it will get you to feel more positive. A healthy laugh can work wonders!

We gathered a few motivational quotes for your reading pleasure. Why don’t you pick one that speaks to you, print it out and keep it on your desk? This way you have the inspiration you need right in front of you!

Which quote will be your favorite?

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“You will never win if you never begin.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it”. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

“There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.“ – Helen Keller

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn

“There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

“The beginning is the most important part of the work” – Plato

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

Here is our favorite:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Inspiration Station – Summer 2015 Edition

Do you feel inspired today to deliver your best work? Or do you feel a bit like a losing steam and sinking into a bad mood? Are you fearful or worried? Or feeling as a victim of your circumstances?

We all have less than inspired days! But don’t forget you have a choice: you can elevate your inspiration level or you can sink in deeper into negativity? Which one will you choose?

We have gathered the most uplifting inspirational quotes and put it into an image for you to enjoy. Feel free to print out the images and put them up where you see them.

There is a list of quotes separately at the end of this blogpost, too. Enjoy!

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. -Swami Sivananda

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. -Andre Gide


Inspiration Station

Did you know that images will inspire you more than just reading quotes or inspiring stories? Why? Because images add emotion to the words. And we connect and remember through emotions.

We have selected 7 images with success quotes to help you feel motivated and inspired today! Feel free to download and print the image that has the biggest impact on you. Then put it on your desk or in your wallet so you can have a look at it often.

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Here are the quotes from the images:

“Disciple is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

“There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make a leap of faith.” – James Cameron

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore N. Vail

“If you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“To Be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” – Unknown

What is your all time favorite motivational quote? Please share it in the comment section and we might create a nice quote image out of it just for you!


Top Quotes About Jobs And The Workplace

writing-336370_640We gathered a few great quotes about the workplace and jobs. Some of the quotes are inspirational, some of them will make you nod in agreement and hopefully there are some that make you laugh.

Enjoy! And feel free to share it with your favorite co-workers.

“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.” – Paula Poundstone

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” – Niels Bohr

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” C. N. Parkinson

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Ben Franklin

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.” – Honoré de Balzac

“What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it.” – Lee Iacocca

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.” – Dean Acheson

“Eventually the person who tries to fix the problem will be blamed for causing it.” – Robert Brault

“Your Business clothes are naturally attracted to staining liquids. This attraction is strongest just before an important meeting.” – Scott Adams

“I’ve used up all my sick days so I’m calling in dead.” – Author Unknown

“Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.” – Douglas Adams

“Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.” – Author Unknown

“Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say that by the time you wake up you’ll feel so good, you’ll be able to start looking for a new job.” – Jay Leno

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” – Edgar Bergen

“Actual meanings of various terms: TEAM WORK: Having somebody else you can blame it on. HARDWARE: The part of a computer you can kick when there are software problems. IMPATIENT: Somebody who is waiting in a hurry. INFLATION: Paying today’s prices with last year’s salary.” – Author Unknown





Small Acts Of Kindness At The Office

smiley-163510_640You spend one third of your life at your workplace… bring a smile to the office to celebrate World Smile Day (October 3rd) every day during the month of October.

We gathered a list of small acts of kindness to brighten the workday. Just a pick an easy activity and watch the office atmosphere get better and cooperation begin amongst colleagues!

Bring a bunch of flowers to the office. Budgets for decorating are usually the first to go to save money at the office but that doesn’t mean you cannot create a nice environment around you. A few plants will not only brighten your work day, they also clean and freshen the air inside. Golden Pothos, peace lilies, philodendrons and spider plants are great for office space.

Offer help. Many people find it difficult to ask for help at the workplace. They might feel that they are seen less competent and fear the consequences. So if you see one of your co-workers looking overwhelmed, overworked or just frustrated, offer to help them. I am sure they will appreciate this gesture! Who couldn’t use a creative idea, a new way to implement or a pep talk? Never be afraid to offer your help!

Give your attention! Really pay attention – take a few minutes of your busy day to attentively listen to what your colleague has to say. Many misunderstandings can be avoided this way. Plus we all want to know that our ideas, challenges or experiences count.

Bring fresh fruits and veggies to the office! If you have a garden with a surplus of produce, share the bounty with your co-workers. Most of them don’t get the necessary amount of veggies and fruit. You will not only make improve the health of your office colleagues but brighten their days, too! Please pay attention to your own intake of fruits and veggies, too.

Have a stash of high quality dark chocolate on hand in the office. If there is any conflict, bad news or shocking discoveries… a piece of good chocolate can put many things into perspective.

Offer encouraging words to your co-workers – can we ever have enough of those? Stressful moments are plenty at the workplace. One of the easiest small act of kindness is to give a nudge, say a few inspiring words to a colleague. Just say that you understand what she/he is going through. You might not be able to offer a solution but you can definitely show your encouragement!

Say thank you! These two words are guaranteed to light up the eyes of your colleagues. When was the last time you thanked your boss?

Are you a student at our Clayton Yoga Studio in Clayton? If you purchase any of our yoga class cards this month you can bring your best friend or co-worker to participate in free yoga class at the studio. (The guest invitation is valid till the purchased yoga class card expires.) This can be a small act of kindness to a person who needs all the benefits yoga can offer.

You can buy your own yoga class card at https://squareup.com/market/clayton-yoga and then come to class with your colleague! Our current yoga class schedule is available on our Clayton Yoga site!



17 Lesser-Known Success Quotes To Inspire You

water-373780_640Do you love quotes and use them to inspire yourself? Mostly we read the same quotes everywhere which is no wonder as those “little bites of wisdom” are proven to positively influence most of us. Sometimes though, you might crave new expressions of wisdom to rejuvenate your motivation to take action step and become the best version of yourself.


We gathered 17 lesser-known success quotes to spark your commitment to success.

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“An object at rest tends to stay at rest, an object in motion tends to stay in motion.” Isaac Newton

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts breaks their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali

“Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”-  Pablo Picasso

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” –  John Wooden

“Action generates motivation; not the other way around.” –  Mark Amend

“You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.”-  Philippos

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”-  Dale Carnegie

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

“Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” – Dr. APJ Kalam

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising to tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet.”-  Eliphas Levi

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” – Nietzsche

“All success in life, whether material or spiritual, starts with the thoughts that you put into your mind every second of every minute of every day. Your outer world reflects the state of your inner world. By controlling the thoughts that you think and the way you respond to the events of your life, you begin to control your destiny.” –  R. Sharma

“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.” – Erica Jong

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth


Take Action For More Success

compass-283234_640Your success at work depends on generating innovative ideas and taking action on them. If you master these skills you will be unstoppable. While idea creation seems to be the more difficult of the two skill sets, it is actually taking action that presents a huge challenge to most of us.

Here are our favorite 22 inspirational quotes to help you master taking action!

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes the difference.” – Nolan Bushnell

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it” – Leonardo da Vinci

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do. – Leonardo da Vinci

“Ideas come from everywhere” Alfred Hitchcock

“Our aspirations are our possibilities.” Samuel Johnson

“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” Aristotle

“The realization of the self is only possible if one is productive, if one can give birth to one’s own potentialities. “ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing great was achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I expect the gift of good and industrious hours.” Rainer Maria Rilke

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” Friedrich Engels

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” Samuel Johnson

“Genius is mainly an affair of energy.” Matthew Arnold

“It is better to ask some questions than to know all the answers.” James Thurber

“Many small maken a great.” Geoffrey Chaucer

“It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.” Publilius Syrus

“I am still learning” Michelangelo

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” Erica Jong

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“The way to get ahead is to start now. If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know and that you would not have known next year if you had waited.” William Feather

“Action may not always bring happiness… but there’s no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Take action, even a tiny step today!