“Be Inspired”: 10 People Who Inspirit Me!

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

For me, being inspired is important.

That is one of the many (many) traits that motivated me to marry Rob; he is inspirational. “He makes me want to be a better woman” – adapting a favorite Jack Nicholson quote from As Good As It Gets.

In recently very public posts, HERE and HERE, I’ve laid out Rob’s and my fitness transformation initiative that began January 2012. It’s worked, but not because I am so strong or disciplined–although, I like to think I possess those traits in some modest measure–but more because I am motivated. And, motivation emanates from within, and from without.

Today, I’d like to share some external influencers that rouse me to be more, try harder, embrace the process, be exhilarated by both small, and large, steps forward and simply who help me to feel confident that I can soar to new heights of contentment and life satisfaction.

Rob ‘muscling it up!’ : )

Those Who Motivate Me!

1. Rob Poindexter. Rob is my husband, my best friend and my heart. It is natural, therefore, that he motivates me to be more! His own fitness shift and physical and mental revamp is visually and intellectually invigorating. He also partners with me through our lifetime journey to become better individually, and as a result, each a better half of the whole.

SmashFit (Heather Frey) via flickr



2. SmashFit (Heather Frey). She writes, “Your fitness is 100% mental. Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.” I regularly read her “mojovational” wisdom HERE (on Facebook) and HERE (on Twitter).

3. The Biggest Loser contestants and trainers. Rob and I have watched this reality television show together for the past 2-3 seasons, end to end, cheering on the contestants and being inspired by their tenacity in achieving phenomenal weight-loss and fitness goals. Despite last season’s unseemly drama, the end results still astounded and motivated us.

The theme, “No Excuses” is one we embraced, and which propelled us to launch our January 2nd change effort. Perhaps our favorite contestant was Kim, a former professional wrestler who shed 118 lbs (trimming from 252 to a stunning 134 lbs). Her determination–and results–galvanized us!

4. Dr. Oz. His healthy living segments have helped enkindle our diets and helped us carve out new healthy living habits, from providing information on herbs and spices to food selection processes (including how to read labels for better decision-making) and much more!

5. My sister, Susan Barrett-Hensel, a baby boomer who likely would outdistance most gen-y’ers in the area of fitness. She exudes fitness. I admire and respect her dedication, discipline and passion.

Susan participating in the triathlon!

Her successful pursuit to complete a triathlon impressed me, and many others who follow her journey.

6 – 10. Several Facebook and Twitter pals: @CathyLowe, @CindyLarson33, @CarolynSmith, Suzie Kummins-Poirier (@AceConcierge) and  Chele Wells (@TheNetConnector) post regularly resonating, healthy, positive words and also support me in my journey. I aspire to their strength, physically and mentally. In particular, I’m inspired by their triceps, their abs and their energy as I climb the mountain to reach the pushups pinnacle!

In addition, I am a member of a private weight-loss mission group on Facebook, and I tip my hat to the four ladies with whom I exchange encouragement and insights intermittently. Because of the private nature of the assembly, I cannot thank them publicly, but if any of you are reading this, ‘thank you!’ for inspiring.

These are just a handful of the people who inspirit me to be more, to achieve more, to DO more every single day, in relation to my specific health goals.

When it comes to specific goals that you have been struggling to achieve, do you feel yourself falling a bit behind?  Whose motivational energy and insights might you tap to help compel you forward?

If you are looking for a health and fitness inspirer or career trainer and motivator to boost your goals forward, just look around you, people who are achieving the goals you yearn to achieve are everywhere. Tap into their energy and you can soar alongside them!

If you are in need of a professional career strategist to help motivate, inspire and provide pragmatic, pithy career story-telling that will help attain your career goals, please contact us at http://careertrend.net today!

6 Responses to ““Be Inspired”: 10 People Who Inspirit Me!”

  1. What a great story and one that delivers a message that, I believe, is critical to success – becoming inspired. I’m glad you mentioned your husband, Rob. My husband (I call him Dragonslayer) Duane represents my foremost earthly inspiration, next only to G-d and all He does for me.

    Next, I would have to say Amy Tippins – a client of mine with big goals and dreams to change the world for the better. My partner and friend, Amy Shoultz, who helps me stay on track when I get overwhelmed.

    Another, quite surprising, inspiration for me is Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Ryan Clark. I met him recently in the course of researching for a client project and found him to exude inspiration, positive energy, and Godliness. What a guy!

    Thanks for making me think of those who inspire me today!

    • Master Resume Writer says:

      What a delightful and heartfelt contribution to this conversation. For that, a hearty Thank You!

      I love that you call your husband, Dragonslayer! And, you provide a profound description of what he represents to you: ‘foremost earthly inspiration.’ Love that!

      Amy and Amy sound like two integral souls who nourish your daily and long-term goals, as well as help keep you centered. Wonderful. We all need our “Amys.”

      And your surprising inspiration, and how you met him, adds a nice cap to your compelling comment. This proves we never know, from day to day, when we’ll encounter our next source of inspiration.

      Thank YOU for nourishing CareerTrend blog readers with your stirring words about YOUR inspirers!


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  3. To me inspiration is the person( I do not know his name) who is without both the arms from elbows and still manges everything by himself. He has a girlfriend but she is prohibited to assist till not asked for, she says it was very unsettling at the beginning and now she knows he is better at most of the things than common persons. They are just opposite my window and in my most distressed moments I watch him, it works like magic. I know I can move mountains when I see him. Yes his daily chores are his exercises and he really pushes himself for them.

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