When Inspiration Strikes

Often when I’m engaged in some type of physical activity, I find my mind gets in creative mode.  I’ll be enjoying the music in spin class and  cranking up the resistance on my bike, when all of a sudden, I start thinking of article or seminar topics that seem to write themselves.  lightbulbOther times when I’ve blocked out “time to write”  in my schedule, I don’t have anything to say.  I don’t know how professional writers do it.  Having writing deadlines seems challenging for me, with all the other things there is to do as a business owner.


 Lately, I’ve been paying attention to the times I naturally feel compelled to share.  Whether it’s something I’m excited about and can’t wait to tell someone, or something I really need to vent, those are the topics of conversation I find myself writing about.  Those are the things that move me, or which I feel passionate about, or which have a life lesson in them worth sharing with others. 

I’ve always struggled with journaling.  I don’t keep it up very well.  I might write in my “designated journal” every six months or maybe quarterly as I take note of things happening which I deem significant.  Maybe a milestone reached, or a challenge overcome, or some blessing for which I’m truly grateful.  Life can fly by at warp speed and taking time to reflect, write, journal, or share with friends is critical to take note of and appreciate what is happening in our lives.  How else will we know when we’ve reached our goals, or need to change course, or when to express gratitude?

I’m allowing this blog to be my moments of free expression.  Surely once a week I’ll have something I want to share, and this will be my outlet for doing so.  It won’t be a topic I have to cover, or part of a strategic marketing plan.  Just me sharing something on my heart or mind.  I look forward to sharing with you and hearing your comments.  I look forward to learning from you, so please share your thoughts, struggles, or success stories on the various topics I post.

Where do you get your inspiration?  What topics or issues move you to write or respond?  How do you best express yourself creatively?

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Lori T. Williams is an attorney based in Birmingham, MI, licensed in 1989.  As owner of a legal referral business called Your Legal Resource, PLLC, Lori personally assists individuals and small businesses in need of legal advice or representation in Metro Detroit by connecting them with the right legal specialist to meet their needs. Click here for a pdf of legal referral services. 

Through group training and events, Lori also focuses on referral marketing strategies for attorneys and other professionals. For more information about Lori or Your Legal Resource, visit www.bestlegalresource.com.  For networking events, training programs, and workshop information, visit: www.bestlegalresource.com/events.


2 responses to “When Inspiration Strikes”

  1. Mike McClure

    Nice beginning Lori.

    As a professional writer, I can tell you that inspiration often doesn’t come when you’ve set aside time (unless it’s impending deadline inspiration, which is a whole different thing). I often find that even if I take a half hour walk at lunch time and plug into the iPod, ideas flow more rapidly and yes often write themselves. People around here know if they see me rush into my office and start typing right after a walk, I’m trying to get it all down the idea before it dissipates. The old cliché about coming up with the big ad campaign idea in the shower is actually true on many occasions.

    I look forward to your rants and ramblings!

  2. David Benjamin


    Nice job on this.

    Keep writing 🙂

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