What’s Inspiring WME? : The Tech-Team
Last week we launched the new WME inspire initiative. For those who missed it, here’s the spiel… It’s a new weekly blog post that gives readers a little glimpse into life within WME’s walls and a whole of lot of inspiring material to help you power through Mondayitis. To keep our inspire contributions authentic we try to take the material where possible straight from the inspire inbox to the WME blog, as not to risk the contributor’s message being lost. Big ups to the tech-team for stepping up to the plate to take part in inspire me WME’s second instalment *applause*. If you would like to nominate your department for our third installment reach out!
Now without further ado first up from the tech-team…
“To be the best you have to beat the best.”
I get my inspiration from this quote. The quote helps me to strive for excellence.
I also get motivated by the people I surround myself with. When people with similar goals work together, you are truly pushed to go above and beyond to achieve these goals.
I believe that the SEO game is a battle between David (SEO Techs) & Goliath (ever-changing Google algorithm) and every small win makes me hungry for some more wins. It is an awesome feeling when we see the impact a win can have on the lives of our clients.
American motivational speaker Les Brown, has pulled me out of a few dark points in my life and whenever I need a kick in the butt I turn to one particular tape of his. I have not been able to find it anywhere online but the below video is pretty close to it. Les is warm, funny and passionate, we also share a background in radio so I can connect with him even further.
Robert Kiyosaki, like many people got me thinking about how to look at money. In my early 20s I began my journey into taking control of my finances and not having to rely on my job and in turn being able to chase what I truly desire.
I am very much into art and ever since I was a child I loved the work of Vincent van Gogh. After I discovered more about his tragic life I was inspired to leave behind a legacy whether it be art, knowledge or a community building spirit.
Favourite books would have to be The Art of War by Sun Tsu and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson inspirational in different ways.
When John Rueth, joined our team at WME this year he not only told me that he’s from Munich in Germany as I am, he also told me about his amazing travel booking site www.philippinen-tours.de. The site has been developed based on his own book he wrote while traveling and falling in love with the Philippines.
The reason why I got so inspired by his story was the fact that he created his own brand. A blog with great travel insights, a book and a tour-booking site for people who need advice and access to a tour guide for exploring the beautiful country. His passion has brought him so much experience and in-depth knowledge in online marketing, blogging and running a business. A perfect set of skills when you work at a busy digital agency.
Germany-born, John’s mother is Filipino. For me it seems like his mother gave him the inspiration to explore her home country which then has lead John to the career he has now. I admire John for his passion, experience and creativity.
I have been reading the book – The Google story, these days I could not find anything more inspiring than this. Google was a research project, they did not start it for money. Their dream was to build the best search engine and keep it free for users. I have a lot of books but this one is on my top list so far. It’s amazing!
Haruki Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”:
One of the most inspirational books for me that I have read a few times and passed on to many friends. Murakami inspired me to write more again (I have published my first travel guide about the Philippines last year – the “Philippinen Tours – Reiseführer”, available on Amazon) and also to start training for marathons and triathlons – so far I have finished two marathons, several half marathons, two half ironman and one full distance ironman races here in Melbourne since 2010.
Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”:
Just another life-changing book that helps me to stay focused and goal-oriented. Applying Covey’s principles helped me to be more successful in different areas of life and I can highly recommend the reading.