sometimes the best way to motivate yourself and tap into your higher purpose is to be inspired by those who are clearly following their path and creating their life's work. three such women that have fascinated me, informed me, and challenged me are marie forleo, tara stiles, and gabrielle bernstein. though their focuses vary (marie is business minded, tara is a yoga teacher, and gabrielle teaches us to expect everyday miracles), their mission is the same -- to inspire others (especially women) to create a life that they love. a life that is fulfilling. a life that is authentic. we all need teachers. those who have gone before us, and shine light on the path. step here, not there. go this way, not that way. these women are above all else teachers -- they're walking the walk, and therefore are capable of talking the talk. they are all doing their life's work, and it shows. they love what they do, and that is communicated in every book they write, workshop they lead, class they teach, and video they shoot.
and, best of all, their passion is contagious! in fact, generally, all i need to do when i'm feeling unclear about my purpose -- when i'm not sure where to step next on the path -- is turn to one of these women. i watch one of marie's interviews with gabby. i catch up on tara stile's latest activity on youtube.com. and i get pumped up. if they can do it, i can too! if they can create a life of meaning (that also provides them with a steady income), i can too! and so can you :-)
want to see what they've got going on?
know of any other inspiring women who are clearly doing their life's work and rocking it? let me know about them in the comments below!