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Top 5 websites for inspiration

It’s officially fall as the days are getting darker, shorter and colder, at least for us living in the northern parts of the world. When these times of the year come around we tend to need to surround ourselves with even more inspiration than usual to keep our motivation up to speed.

So let’s fill up with a whole bunch of new inspiration that will make our motivation  last all winter. Check out the following websites where we at the Upwalk currently take our inspiration from:

  1. StorytellersForGood.com
    This site does not inspire for the day, they inspire for life. Storytellers For Good is a team of passionate journalists and photographers who seek to use their skills to inspire optimism and change. They aim to tell and promote stories of people and organizations making a positive difference.
  2. DesignSponge.com
    Looking for something new? Then this is the place to go inspiration hunting. DesignSponge shares creativity and ideas within several areas, from interior design, traveling guides to work life tips and tricks and much more! Whatever inspiration you are in need for you will most likely find something to boost your creative mind with at DesignSponge.
  3. TheCreatorsProject.com
    Do you love sharing news and keep up to date with creativity, culture and technology? The Creators Project is the network platform where you can share and get inspired by others creativity. This is the new era of creativity.
  4. KarmaTube.com
    Time to take inspiration a bit further? Karmatube is dedicated to bringing inspirational stories to light, using the power of video and the internet to multiply acts of kindness, beauty, and generosity. The world could never get enough of this kind of inspiration.
  5. Kickstarter.com
    Are you curious about new creative projects? Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, everything from films, games music to art.Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

Which websites do you turn to for inspiration? Feel free to share them with us and our readers. Let’s get inspired to inspire!

*Photo in this post is taken/fully owned by the very talented Lukas Derving, check out his photos at LDview. His photos should not be used in any commercial purpose without his consent.


Check out the world’s coolest offices 2012!

The companies have taken one step forward to giving their employees a desirable  workplace. These companies know that offices are more than just four walls, a bunch of desks, laptops and an instant-coffee machine.

An office should be like your second home because that’s the place where you spend most of your day. It should be a place where you hang out with friends, where you feel motivated and becoming more creative. In other words, a place where you get to be the best you!

Cool offices like these show that the company culture cares for their employees. And who wouldn’t like that?

So check out these 20 offices that are some of the world’s best designed and most awe-inspiring!

World’s coolest offices 2012 

I Am Bruce Lee

At the Upwalk we talk about how to reach our goals, how we get motivated to move forward, things we do to become successful and the paths we choose to get where we want. In Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Dragon, and so today, in celebration of this year The Upwalk is happy to present a well-known person that put every single part of his body into becoming the greatest he could be and who has set the path for so many others.

Bruce Lee was a master of his art and became that master because he also mastered discipline and determination. When watching the documentary I Am Bruce Lee it is hard not to get inspired and motivated to find the glow within oneself to become that ultimate person one can be.

We’ll leave you with a quote and links to his life documentary for you to interpret your own inspiration from the Dragon Warrior, Bruce Lee.

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

– Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s daughter, Linda Lee Cadwell, talks about the I Am Bruce Lee production here:

Watch the official trailer here:

This is your life. Do what you love.

This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. This is the Holstee manifesto: lifecycle video.

Watch it. Get motivated. Feel inspired and do what you love!

Creds to @jwklndr and @holstee for sharing this with me!



Building your Elevator Pitch

Thinking about building your elevator pitch but just can’t get the perfect words and content in place?

Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumni has created an Elevator Pitch Builder that guides and helps you in formulating your Elevator Pitch.

Check out HBS Elevator Pitch Builder.

Why an Elevator Pitch?

An Elevator Pitch does not only help the employer get the most important characteristics and what really matters about you presented to them in a short minute, but it also gives You a better understanding of Your own focus and goals. When you are sure about what you want, what you are good at and what your goals are you will become more confident and that confidence will shine through to the person you are presenting yourself to.

Try the HBS Elevator Pitch Builder and see if it helps you get the perfect Elevator Pitch in place. Feel free to share your result in the comments field!

You can be the future female leader

In my three year short career, I have been lucky enough to already have had two female managers, who radiate confidence, professionalism and authority, and who have inspired me to someday become a great female leader just like them.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, spoke at TED about Why we have too few female leaders. If you are a female tip-toeing at the start of your career I hope you, especially, find inspiration in this speach.

You can be the future female leader, it doesn’t matter which path you take to get there as long as you believe in yourself and show the people around you that you believe it.


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Intern queen: 5 things to consider before accepting an Internship

Are you in the thoughts of getting an Internship? Go for it! Taking an Internship are great in many ways. You’re expanding your experience on the field and actually get to see how things work in the “real” life, simply putting theory into practise. If you are willing to see the world but don’t really want to leave “home” forever, this is a great opportunity of combinding them both. See the world for the while, mixing business with pleasure.

Before accepting an Internship there are a few things to think about though.  Intern Queen had their Campus Ambassador Kristi Atkinson from the University of Idaho guest blog about the top 5 things to consider before accepting an Internship.

Check out the blog post right here.

If you are looking for internships in the Unites States and still haven’t visited Intern Queen you should definitely click into http://www.internqueen.com right away!

Lauren Berger is the founder of Intern Queen – she is a great inspiration herself – check out her speach about how she became the “Intern Queen” and the importance of getting an Internship.