Who are the people who inspire you and why?

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  1. Mike Yanek

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    Who are the people who inspire you and why?

    The people who inspire me are:

    Michael Jordan - For his work ethic and philosophy.
    Richard Branson - For the way he treats people and colleagues.
    Tony Robbins - For his passion and energy.

    Do you have people who inspire you?
     
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    There are many great personalities whom are consider as my Idols. They all have overcome many difficulties in life and have left a mark.
     
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    There are lots of personalities that inspire me. But If to name one, I would say "GOD". :)
     
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    I would say "Life". World is crazy i think, life affect me and inspire me up.
     
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    many personalities are there especially my friend vinodraj .
     
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    All elderly people above the age of 70 who are still working or are in job inspires me ....I am sometimes shocked to see their energy levels and dedication to work...
     
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    I am inspired by successful business people, especially those who were successful online. One person who inspires me is Mark Zuckerberg. I know he isn't everyone's favourite, but I have great admiration for how he set up a business from his college dorm room, that became one of the web's largest and most successful websites.
     
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    My middle school English teacher was an early inspiration that is still inspiring... He was handicapped from an accident when being a highly promising teenager, lost the possibility to ever go to college in then China, and was announced having to spend the rest of his life in bed. But with unyielding determination, he crawled on the bed, then on the floor, in great pain every day all day to beat his fate ... eventually he not only did stand up and walk around, but became the best and most sought-after English teacher of my hometown.

    What's the most inspiring was his utmost appreciation of the time he has, to do as much as possible for students, himself, and everyone else. I "inherited" from him the time urgency to achieve using this limited life span...
     
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    That's an amazing story Biz, people like that overcome huge obstacles and are truly inspirational. They show us what we can achieve if we put our minds to it.
     
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    I honestly don't know or heard their names anywhere except Micheal Jordan. :D
    I usually look up to those people I admire not just because of what they did in the past but also their dedication. I follow those people in the Opensource world like Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds.
     
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    You need to check out Tony Robins mate he is crazy good :D
    And Michael Jordan is retired from basketball, but his work ethics are the same and philosophy. And he is turning over millions, not even touching a basketball for a professional game.
    And Richard Branson is just amazing, to me the best example how an Entrepreneur shroud behave and treat people and colleagues.

    Check out those people out if you want, I think you will like them :)
     
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    Richard Branson is somewhat debated as he has his failings as well...however from a business perspective people like Mark Cuban, Jason Calacanis need to be looked upto as they have nopt only pioneered their own business but also helped new tech startups to come into their own as well...
     
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    Have you read any of his books? What did you think of them? Is there any one in particular that you would recommend?
     
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    The thing that I really like about Cuban is his wild side, specially at the Mavericks games :D I really like when I see people like him, jumping up and down cheering for the team that they own :)
     
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    The thing about Robbins (in my view) is that you cannot really fill the real impact, if you read his book's. You need to see him and hear him talk. And then you will get the real impact.
     
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    Jonny Wilkinson - for his work rate, dedication, ability and character.
     
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    Well said, Fergal, and they are often humble and not fully knowing how they have deeply influenced someone's life, and in turn the positive energy continues long after their acts to ripple to the recipient's children, friends, clients, social contacts....
     
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    Thanks Mike, if he comes to Ireland I will do my best to try and get to see him. I wouldn't mind doing a fire walk :)
     
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    You're welcome Fergal. Unfortunately I've never seen him perform live, but I who'd love to one day :)
     
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    the guy definitely has style...that is without question...

    think the fact that these people are content in themselves and let out positive vibe all the time...
     

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