All posts tagged: inspiration

Christopher Ategeka: From Orphan to Entrepreneur

“Life got really good,” Ategeka laughed. “They bought me a bicycle and gave me three meals a day, which is a luxury, by the way.” Talk about perspective. It’s a bit of a challenge to summarize Christopher Ategeka’s amazing life story in a few words, but I honestly feel that I have to share this with everyone I know right now. Christopher is an orphan in Uganda who lost his mother and father to AIDS at the age of seven. With his love of learning burning in him, he attempted to go to school through a charity and was denied due to lack of funds. When he was 12 however, an American couple, Michael and Martha Helm, offered to sponsor him through a church-based NGO and orphanage Y.E.S. Uganda. His drive and discipline impressed the couple, who continued to offer him the chance to live with them in California so he can continue his education. But the story does not end there. Christopher then proceeded to graduate with a masters degree in UC Berkeley and has since founded a non-profit organization, Rides for Lives. His group’s …

Tips for Staying Inspired

Sometimes inspiration hits you like a beautiful lightning bolt. On other times, you could almost hear a resounding echo from your head when it is desperately void of ideas — or any sort of inspiration for that matter. Below is an infographic I saw that shares tips on staying inspired overall. It may not give you fantastic ideas right now, but perhaps they can be useful in sustaining that inspired self next time it embraces you again. BONUS: If you’re looking to overcome a creative mental block, this article might help with inspiration too. :)