Feel-Good Friday | Inspiration Served Up In 10, 9, 8...You Get the Picture

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It's Friday, and you know what that means, time to soak up some inspiration at the end of the week that will take you into the weekend with a smile on your face.

Here's the deal:

Why Feel-Good Friday? Because, as an entrepreneur, and human being, I've realized the importance of having an 'ace up my sleeve' when it comes to those days that leave me feeling drained or asking, "um, what am I doing?" Whether your ditching your previous life to go full-force towards your dreams or just gathering the strength to put your left foot in front of your right for the day, it never hurts to have a little help.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Let's get started:

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)


The cyber rumor was that Kurt Vonnegut wrote this and gave it as a commencement speech in '97 at MIT. Not so much. Still, I love the Sunscreen Speech. It's a classic.

source:  www.scripting.com


Care to go for a walk?

source: www.all-that-is-interesting.com2 the-tunnel-of-trees


Crazy right? Stunning.

source: www.ignacio-torres.com

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What's your EI quotient? A little psychology. Time to talk Emotional Intelligence.

"As more and more people accept that emotional intelligence is just as important to professional success as technical ability, organizations are increasingly using EI when they hire and promote."

source: www.mindtools.com


Flower + Water. "A Splash of a Rose" by Anthony Chang. Brilliant.

source: www.500px.com



I mean, seriously, you've got to love this tweet.

source: www.addicted2success.com


You're going to flip out. So simple, so genius. Why have I not thought of these? Check out 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World from TwistedSifter. Almost finished with your jar of Nutella? End it with ice cream. Or, Use a soda tab to save space in your closet. Or...well, you'll see. Click thru. Ob-sessed. 
source: www.twistedsifter.com
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I'm starting a new challenge inspired by LifeAfterCollege.org's Jenny Blake. 15 minutes of writing a day. See how she did it here. source: www.lifeaftercollege.org
Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes:
source: www.ted.com


The final word. It's tradition.

You've come to the end of this week's Feel Good Friday list, or really, the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend for you.
The only thing left to do is:
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger.

Check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.