2020 has been a very challenging year for all of us. Recently, we have experienced unprecedented times full of change and strife, but also several victories.
Whenever we experience times of difficulty there are always people who step out and inspire others to remain motivated. We can learn powerful lessons from those who inspire us. Furthermore, we can go on to use these lessons to inspire people in our own lives. There is no single, clear answer to what makes some people inspirational and how or why they seem to motivate others – we are all different and are inspired by different things.
Here at Fuel, we strive for inspiration and are proud to be Inspiring People on a daily basis. We’re looking to feature stories that highlight extraordinary individuals who have overcome incredible challenges, led others and inspired real change.
Who’s inspired, influenced or motivated you to live with more courage and awesomeness? Who’s inspired you with their various achievements, attitudes, values, or actions? What characteristics do they have and how does this tie back into your everyday life, or career? What changes, in your own life, have you made as a result?
As you continue to inspire others, we want to know who’s inspiring you and why. Share your thoughts with us:
Who's inspiring us...
Dame Vera Lynn.
Singer/songwriter and the nation’s sweetheart who lifted the spirits of those facing times of uncertainty, through generations.
“Vera’s longevity, passion for her country, and willingness to stay hopeful, even at the worst of times is an inspiration to me and no doubt has been an inspiration to thousands of people throughout her long career.” - Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Messaging & Copywriter
American icon, singer, songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian.
“You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.” - Dolly Parton.
"Dolly is a delight. Despite her humble beginnings, she's proven herself not only as a talented musician and performer but also as an astute businesswoman. She has a magnificent sense of humour and treats everyone with kindness and understanding and you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone with a bad word to say about her. We can all learn a lot from her.” – Lucy Nye, Project Manager.
Voicing IGEL’s success story.
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Silent Feminist, Independent Career Girl and Stay at Home Mum.
"What better role model; an unsung, versatile woman who excelled in all aspects of life to the best of her ability in her own, unique way.” - Alex Calton, Head of Client Service.
Grandmother. “She always had time to love and care for her family, friends and neighbours. She always made time for people.”
"My grandmother was simply amazing, she shaped me in every way, grounded me, and inspired me to be eternally happy." - Jim Thompson, Digital Developer at Fuel Integrated.
#Inspiring People: My Grandmother (Patricia Elcock).
Jim shares why his Grandmother is an inspiration.Read more
American wrestler, better known as ‘The Undertaker’.
"Calaway is an American professional wrestler and is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. Such was his dedication to his craft he did not break character in his 30 plus years of work. His loyalty to the company he worked for, aptitude for the business, and the respect from his peers are all great qualities, regardless of the profession, and inspires me to be the best I can in my own career.” - Wayne Lavender, Digital Developer.
American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple.
"Designing with users in mind.” - Adam Lonergan, Head of Communications at Fuel
American astronomer, planetary scientist and author.
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan
"Carl Sagan's words have always had an impact on me. Whether it be explaining the 4th dimension in a digestible way or his famous Pale Blue Dot speech, reminding us to deal more kindly with one another and look after this world, the only home we've ever known." Chris Bardy - Motion Creative.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is more important this year than ever.
A global pandemic may have halted many things for us recently, but one important date we should still mark is International Women’s Day (IWD).