Do you ever wonder what motivates change? I know that most of the time I change because I am bloody uncomfortable and I want to get comfortable. But every once in a while, and granted it is a rare occasion, I will see something I think is so amazing, that I wanna do it too. I am collecting people who influence me in this way and I have to decided to start my very own run and gun talk show. I have started interviewing the people who’s stories amaze and excite me. People who are doing things I think are beautiful, doing that which I never thought was possible, but because of them, I now strive to achieve.

I will post my first interview tomorrow! I think you all will dig it! It is the next phase of my dinner party, inviting people over that inspire me and mingling! Sharing, enjoying, and creating! Oh my!

Some of the peeps I will be introducing you all too have sites and blogs of their own and they will be interviewing me as well. So, when you check out their stuff, you can see what they wanted to know about me. Sort of a cross pollination deal!
So come back tomorrow and see what I got.

Oh… And a question to ponder. What inspires change in you? What moves you to push harder and grow faster?

xo
allison

Add yours Comments – 68

  • David Hayes

    on September 5, 2008 at 7:13 am

    People don’t prefer change. Look at the residence in the US to the dollar coin. We prefer folding money to change. … Whereas Canadians have loonies and twonies. Personally, I liked the SackOfJewEE-ah more that the Susan B. Anthony. Some change is better than others.

    So, in conclusion, don’t offer anyone a penny for their thoughts. Thoughts go for at least a dollar these days.

  • David Hayes

    on September 5, 2008 at 7:15 am

    “residence” JEEZE! should be “resistance.” Next thing you know, I’ll probably be misspelling SackOfJewEE-ah!

  • mar1013

    on September 5, 2008 at 7:46 am

    What inspires change in me? What moves me to push harder and grow faster?

    I have to admit i’m a little scare of changes. I need to know where i’m going to really want to go there.
    When i decide to change something it’s because i’m not happy with what i have, i think that i can have something better or maybe i think i will be a better person if i change this or that of myself.

    I need changes, as well, but i need to know where my feet are so then i can jump and be sure of what i’m doing.

    I admire people who take oportunities when they see them, i can’t. I need to think about it too many times and i think that this is the reason i’m always looking for people who push me. Maybe i’m not brave enough to do it for myself.

    Mar

  • David Hayes

    on September 5, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I’m inspired to push harder … if the door is a little too snug to open easily … especially if there is something on the other side of the door I want. Is it lunch time yet?

  • mar1013

    on September 5, 2008 at 8:09 am

    i don’t know there, here is time to wake up of siesta.

  • Lydia

    on September 5, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I think that when you have decided to embark on a journey towards a better self, you are bound to change. You learn through trial and error, you grow and develop.
    Also when you want to truly savor life and make a difference in the world.

    Now, what inspires change in me? Why do I push myself harder?

    I have been given one chance to be a good human being. Therefore, I want to become an emotionally and physically strong(er) person and take good care of myself to be better equipped to be a good person to everyone around me and to deal with whatever life throws at me.

    There are some pretty inspiring women out there.
    My mom, my cousin, my aunt, you, Mariska Hargitay, Oprah, Kristin Kreuk, Emily Deschanel, … wow me because they are all genuinely unique and wonderful women, reaching out and making a difference in people’s (and animal’s) lives.

    I continue to open my heart, take care of myself, fill my brain with knowledge, explore my spirituality, take on a positive attitude…and, I continue to grow.
    I am constantly inspired to be good and to do good.

    Some days, I have what I call the ‘oh-I-wish’ feeling when I think of all the great things these amazingly motivating women do and I wish I could get participate.
    But, I remember myself how significant a smile, understanding, compassion or comfort can be. Taking time to listen to someone, greet someone, take good care of an animal,…the little things are important and can make a difference as well. I think that is a nice thought on my personal journey of self-discovery and in becoming a better human being.
    What do you think?

    Interviews! You are fabulous! I’m really looking forward to it.

    You keep surprising and amazing me.

  • David Hayes

    on September 5, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Lydia,

    You left the Cookie Lady off your list!

  • Lexie

    on September 5, 2008 at 9:34 am

    When I realize I’m on the brink of somewhere or something I want to avoid, it is then that I am motivated to change. Let me elaborate with a recent example. I am not very consistent in eating healthy and exercising, but when I get to this brink of weight gain, I’ll start walking or biking more often and eat healthier on a more regular basis. Then the vicious cycle begins again. Splurge, freak, then change. This is simply the truth about me…not the way I wish to be portrayed.

    I loved hearing what Emily Jubenvill (world’s greenest person) had to say about this. When Emily was asked to give one tip that could help people make a difference, instead of spouting off things we could to be greener, she simply said “I think the biggest thing you can do is find inspiration. What’s your passion? Why do you really want to make changes in your life? Because if you have that [inspiration], then they’ll be lifestyle changes forever versus a one time thing…If you want these to be long lasting changes in your life, find something that really inspires you.”

    Now that is an awesome way to be!

  • Michelle19

    on September 5, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Personally what inspires me to change is fear. Fear of not evolving as a human being. Fear of staying at one level in my life. Fear of not accomplishing anything or achieving what I want to achieve.

    But the real major factor that inspires me to change/evolve/grow (in a positive way) is God.

  • DEFORT

    on September 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Changes? ?. That is too difficult to change Me to whom. Because if to whom that is not pleasant what I there is that let go to hell. I certainly can change myself and I try will change for the better, but basically I suit myself. And in general each person the person and I think it and its nature that each of us especial with the private world and character is valuable. Therefore you learn the person and open in it that that new, same it is fascinating!

  • shinefloyd / luigi

    on September 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    About change… it’s very simple… “change is life”.
    I like changes, a change is as good as a rest, routine is not good.
    What inspires me to change?… family…friends…good people… environment…. the Life.
    It’s not complicated… but sometimes I need time to make changes, depend of how deep is the change…. of course.

  • Brittany

    on September 5, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Hey Allison, I love the feeling of doing something new or changing an old habit or just changing anything. It feels great and makes me strive to try to accomplish some of my goals. What inspires change in me? This website does. Deep conversation like this is really good for my mind and it helps me to change my bad ways and habits and gives me an amazing outlook on everything we’ve covered so far! I’m sp proud of you and I say happy interviewing with these amazing, changing people! Britt XoXo

  • Phil Damico

    on September 6, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Without change, how can the world or any one individual move forward? They cant. Its like standing next to a stagnant body of water, just remains the same, motionless, but a flowing river,ever changing and moving will always be going somewhere!

  • paul

    on September 6, 2008 at 4:35 am

    “People don’t change.”
    –Dr. House

    I’m ambivalent about the whole personal growth thing. It’s not quite true that people don’t change, but changing oneself is a lot more difficult, and takes far longer, than is often assumed.

    And I wonder why the perceived need to change. Are people uncomfortable within their own skin? From browsing the self-help aisle in bookstores, it seems to me that there must be a lot of folks that don’t like themselves very much. I feel that’s kinda sad.

    I change my opinions all the time, I like to learn new stuff. I can change my habits and my diet. Those are all things external to me, though. But my “me”, my personality, my values– those things I’m hanging on to. It may not be much, it may not be very good, but it’s mine, and I’m stickin’ with it!

  • Jackie

    on September 6, 2008 at 6:34 am

    What inspires me to change?
    Well….hmmmm…Pretty much it’s the people i look up to. When i see them do something (like service) then i think “Wow…i could really make a difference by doing that too!!!”

  • isaac

    on September 6, 2008 at 9:45 am

    responsibility is a big driving force for me to change. Change is not always welcomed easily but in the end you realize it was a good thing. I have 3 month old and I want her mother to bad a stay at home mom. For that to happen I needed to make more money. So from 3:45am to 8am I work at UPS and from 8am to 5pm I work my day job. Sometimes I have side jobs and those weeks I put in 80+ hours. Change it’s hard but when you step back see what comes from it you see what has come from the change. Soon I want have to work so much and I’ll be able to see my family more so I wait for that change.

    Isaac

  • Kim Son

    on September 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    What makes me want to change things is when everything feels uncomfortable or wrong, and I try to make it upright again, for the better of people around me and myself… or sometimes, I want change because I am easily bored. Haha! Variety is good. No, it is great! Speaking of which, I’m trying a new recipe tonight!

  • naomi

    on September 11, 2008 at 11:46 am

    i love doing something different, somthing inspiering or exiciting. it makes me feel more alive . xx