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I would like to introduce you to, Katy, a fellow North Iowa Blogger!

What Inspires Me Wednesday: The Feeling of Achievement

When people first ask me what inspires me, I’m quick to say “my three guys”.  This would be my husband and two step-sons. And to that point, they do inspire me to be a better person.  But, I’ll be honest to admit that I’m not driven by one specific thing.

Family

Yes, my family does drive me.  I want to always make my husband proud of me, in everything I do!  I want my boys to look up to me as someone who has determination, work ethic, and drive.  Whether it’s doing something that is more of a hobby (teaching workout classes) or blogging to working my full-time job, I want them to see someone who never gives up, gives 110% to be the best that they can be!  

The Challenge of Something New

It took me awhile into my adulthood to figure out that I get bored easily in a job.  If I’m not in a place where every day is different and I’m not challenged on a routine basis, I get bored.  I want to always continue to grow my mind and skill set.

Recognition

Yes, money is nice, but I’ll admit that I prefer to be recognized by a “good job” or “job well done” over anything else.  I think people in general want to be appreciated and recognized over anything else. As a person who has their hand in several different businesses and hobbies, that recognition can vary.  Sometimes it’s someone acknowledging me as an expert. Other times, it’s a simple “thank you for your help/efforts’.

Making A Difference

I’m not a doctor, therapist, or anything who is making a difference in the world, but I want to know that I made a difference somehow.  It might be in my full-time job by just being good at my job. It might be in the way I conduct myself, hoping to inspire someone else. Making a difference can also circle back to the example I want to set for my boys.  I hope that me being in their lives makes a difference in theirs.

Everyone has something different than inspires them.  

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What inspires you? Comment below and tell us! I would love to hear more about it, too. I am looking for guests to blog on the topic of What Inspires You. Email me at fourschmitts@gmail.com if you are interested.

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Here we are again with another winter storm, I feel like this one kind of came from nowhere. Or I just wasn't paying attention to the weather reports.

I was able to get some cleaning done, laundry finished, read and watched a little personal development and a got a run on the treadmill in this morning!

Sometimes these unexpected days off are kind of nice, although, I tend to use the time to catch up on things that I just don't take the time to get done on the weekends, plus need to keep checking on those new babies we have outside.

Listening to my favorite podcast "Rise Together"

After I posted about Hot Chocolate 15K Training, I received lots of questions about what kind of earbuds I use. Trust me, I get it! I know why people are asking. I have had everything from the regular old apple earbuds to honkin' big ear muff looking things. I have spent more money on "headphones' than I care to admit. I have purchased the cheap dollar spot kind to leave in lots of locations, I have saved earbuds from a flight to Florida and I have even shipped two different kinds back to Amazon that I didn't like. Then I found the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones!

I love these because they are wireless and they hold their charge FOREVER! They work great for running because they stay in your ears and don't bounce in and out. Since they are wireless and connect via bluetooth you don't have to worry about a cord getting in the way. There is a small cord that goes from each ear, it just runs behind your head.

So did you catch above that I said I "watched" a little personal development? If you have Amazon Prime, drop everything you are doing and go watch, drumroll please...

It's free if you have Amazon Prime and only $4.99 if you don't! So set aside a couple of hours, snuggle up with your favorite notepad and get ready to be challenged. It will be well worth your time, trust me!

Do you have a favorite brand or pair of earbuds? Do you like to listen to music or podcasts while you exercise? Have you seen Made For More? I would love to hear what you think about it!

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