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Share Your Inspiration, Even If You Are Sporting Scary Hair

Now more than ever, people need to feel joy. They need to feel seen and heard. They need to belong. They need to feel appreciated. They need to feel loved.

If you are like me, you have a passion for filling that need, and you know that doing so comes with amazing perks. Not only will you light up someone's day, you will also inspire them be more present and engaged in their personal and professional lives. Those little moments of levity and inspiration shake us out of our funks and can be just the thing we need to push through one more meeting, create one more spreadsheet and make one more phone call.

Last week, I had inspiration hit me, and it came in the form of a new Jason Mraz song. As a business and professional speaker who has a pretty intense hoopdancing hobby, I was thrilled to hear a new-to-me song from my absolutely favorite artist. My tribe of fans and followers have enjoyed my hoopdance videos in the past, so I thought it may be a good time to record another. However, there were lots of barriers to getting it done: I wasn't wearing the "right" clothes, my face was makeup-free, and my hair...well, let's just say that my hair was Simba-like in nature.

Maybe you have found yourself in a similar situation. You want to share an inspiring or informative message with your team, but you don't have all of your ducks in a row yet. You have reservations because it's not perfect. You wait...and wait...and wait some more. Life being what it is, you get busy, distracted and focused on some other shiny-object, er, I mean pressing issue, that comes your way. The opportunity to emotionally engage your team is gone.

Here's what you can do to take advantage of those less-than-perfectly timed moments of inspiration: