I Work in Digital, but I’m Inspired by Books

It’s ironic. My professional career has been in digital, but one of my favorites sources of inspiration are printed books. Through books, I have the opportunity to get a specific point of view—whether I agree or disagree, and often hear a story about how someone else solved a problem—or didn’t.

No matter the situation I find myself in, there are usually a dozen very smart people who have faced a similar set of circumstances—and often, much more dramatic ones—who have written down their experiences and lessons learned to share! Reading the stories of others helps me reframe situations, find answers to problems, and even ask new questions I’d never thought of before.

There are so many paths to success. Some people understand their paths from day one. For the rest of us, there are books and stories to help inspire us and leave us with food for thought.