Where inspiration comes from

Today, on the plane, sitting next to me was a woman who just got out of detox and is headed toward a five-week program to try to get her off of alcohol addiction.

She inspired me because she was obviously tired of how her life was going and wanted to improve it.

Chris Pirillo and others are participating in an empowering women meme that’s passing through my reader right now.

Francine Hardaway just told me how she finds her inspiration: she helps abused women start businesses through her foundation. She told me how she was crying on Sunday after her latest graduation. How she watched a group of women, some of whom were straight off of major drug addictions, released from jail, or, worse, all that with the added problem of abuse.

She told me how this group inspired her through picking themselves up, starting a business, and getting some confidence that they can do something good in the world.

It’s women like Francine who inspire me and why I’m honored to be sitting across the table from her right now in Phoenix, Arizona.

4 thoughts on “Where inspiration comes from

  1. Thanks for the post about the Empowering Women campaign at Unitus. We were very excited to receive Chris’s story about Ponzi – it was our first Empowering Women video tribute and it drove a ton of traffic! We’re grateful for your support and for helping new folks take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the Empowering Women in their lives. Thanks!

    Scoble fans forever,
    Katie & the entire Unitus Team

  2. Thanks for the post about the Empowering Women campaign at Unitus. We were very excited to receive Chris’s story about Ponzi – it was our first Empowering Women video tribute and it drove a ton of traffic! We’re grateful for your support and for helping new folks take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the Empowering Women in their lives. Thanks!

    Scoble fans forever,
    Katie & the entire Unitus Team

  3. Francine Hardaway has such a big heart. She has done so much for small business and her ability to continue to give to the community is admirable and contagious. She inspires me as well and I feel blessed to know her.

  4. Francine Hardaway has such a big heart. She has done so much for small business and her ability to continue to give to the community is admirable and contagious. She inspires me as well and I feel blessed to know her.

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