Inspiration from a 21-year old Everest climber!

I was lucky to meet this girl during my recent trip to Nepal. She had climbed the Mount Everest last year, and was on her way to climb Lhotse (the 4th tallest mountain in the world). I found her story so inspiring that I recorded a short interview, using my iPhone on the spot, hoping to inspire hundreds of others who read my blog…

What inspired you most from Priyanka’s story? The courage to climb solo; the dream to climb 14 of the highest mountains; the way she finds time to follow her passion… or something else?

You may see my daily Nepal diaries here, and daily video diaries here.

Maysoon Zayid: One of the most dinchack (wow!) TED talks ever!

Wow! Maysoon is extremely inspiring, super funny and very beautiful. One of the most dinchack (wow!) TED talks I’ve ever heard…

You may watch in HD on TED through this link.

Inspiration from Anu Vaidyanathan: Asia’s only “Ultra-man”!


I just saw this inspiring story and video and couldn’t help post it here, even though it’s from 2012:

India’s first Ironman. Asia’s only Ultraman. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? But Anu Vaidyanathan is a woman, and one of India’s finest triatheletes. Owner of an intellectual property firm, Anu completed her first triathlon as a graduation gift to herself. For her first Ironman competition, she trained through a year, waking up at 3 a.m. everyday to get the exercise she needed. From there, it was a steady journey onward till she had put together a consistent racing schedule that didn’t clash with her Ph.D. studies. The result of all her hard work? She finished a gruelling 3-day trialthlon (10 km swim, 420 km bike, 84.4 km run) and became Asia’s only Ultraman athlete!

A great lesson in positive self-image, goal-setting, planning, discipline and inspiring others through action!

Inspiration from Hal Lasko: 98-year old Pixel Painter

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One of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen…

I can’t say what moved me more, the video or the story behind it – as narrated by the videographer, Terje Sorgjerd:

“This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.  Continue reading

Mobile Phone Salesman Goes After His Dream!

You may have heard the story of Paul Potts who has literally taken the world by storm. Since his astounding first audition on Britain’s Got Talen, his humble nature and awesome talent has inspired many. He pulled on the heart strings of viewers who have enjoyed seeing someone overcome self confidence issues and adversity to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Watch this inspiring and uplifting video of his first audition through this link, because I could not embed it here. Over 15 million people have watched it!

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