Where do you get your inspiration from?

7 things I learned from watching Kung Fu Panda 3

How do you restore your energy?  Where do you find your inspiration?

People differ in what raises and drains their energy.  What inspires one person may not be the same for another.  What we find common though, is how many people, who need to perform at their best, keep going when they should really be taking time to re-charge.

On a day when I was nose to grindstone with looming deadlines, I had a promise to fulfill.  Kung Fu Panda 3 had just been released and I’d promised my son a trip to the cinema to see it, that day.  We went.  I’d promised.  But struggled to relax at first.

After the movie, I’d had a great time in the company of my son.  We were thoroughly entertained, inspired and re-charged. I found a more productive and creative space as a result and I was reminded that:

  1. It’s good to take time out, do something purely for fun and not be ‘productive’, constantly.
  2. You can’t force or manipulate positive energy, you can only learn how to connect with it before you can benefit from it.
  3. If someone or something zaps your energy, it can be re-claimed and re-generated.
  4. A great mentor understands that they can only help you become more of you, and will not attempt to train you to become a version of themselves.
  5. Everybody has something they can bring to a team effort, and they can learn how to access it if they understand why it’s important.
  6. There is no point in facing something if you aren’t ready.  First, you must take stock, create clarity, prepare, and then move decisively to action.
  7. The greatest rewards come from choosing where to spend your energy and on a purpose that means something to you personally.

We use inspiration from a variety of sources to inform the work we do with small and large businesses, and we love helping people connect with what inspires them so they can develop their strengths, understand differences and create beneficial changes to increase their effectiveness.  Whether it’s a simple movie recommendation, or a longer term leadership development programme, we would love to explore how we might be able to help you.  You can find out more on our Leadership and Development page.

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