What motivates you? Necessity? A desire to help someone else? What inspires you to get out there and get something done? On the first day of my job with the County of L. A. back in the day, I jumped out of bed, literally. Woo hoo! No more welfare-I got a job!! I was motivated to get out of bed. Mo money, mo money, mo money!
A neighbor, Joyce, had inspired me to go back to school and learn to type and take shorthand, and after seven interviews, I got that job. Some people may find it difficult to inspire themselves.
Some people need a swift kick in the butt. Or like the title of my blog says a pin in the tush.
This was such a cute picture, I had to use it, but the meaning of pininthetush for my blog is more like swift kick in the butt. If you stick someone in the butt with a pin, they jump! They are motivated. Inspired.
When I started this blog in 2014 it was to write about my book venture about my father, Eddie Green, as a source of inspiration for my grandson and also as a way to motivate others to achieve their own goals and successes. WordPress helped me do this. Today I have evolved from http://www.pininthetush.wordpress.com to http://www.pininthetush.com. My blog will now be available to more people. I thought about changing the name of the blog and/or becoming a Brand. But I like the name. With the publishing of my book “Eddie Green The Rise of an Early 1900s Black American Entertainment Pioneer” I have realized that my blog will grow to include any more writing I may do. And I have been asked to do a couple of articles. It will begin to have a different look, maybe even a Logo. As it evolves I want this blog to continue to be a source of inspiration to all you wonderful people out there, including info on different subjects.
For instance: I was on the internet trying to find out why my microwave oven gets hot on the outside, I wound up looking up the man who invented it. Percy Lebaron Spencer (July 19, 1894 – September 8, 1969) was an Irish American physicist and inventor. He became known as the inventor of the microwave oven.
Okay, then my brain said what about African-American inventors? So I looked some up. I found this guy: Harold Amos (September 7, 1919 – February 26, 2003) was an American microbiologist and professor. He taught at Harvard Medical School for nearly fifty years and was the first African-American department chair of the school. He also inspired hundreds of minorities to become medical doctors.
Inspired is the word that got me. Both of these men are inspirations. Be inspired. Keep coming back.
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