inspire others in your community

inspire your community

As an educator at our Houston Highland Village store, Laura loves to inspire others and to be inspired by those around her. Recently, she became so inspired by the flow of inspiration around her that she had to share her experience. Read on and join her circle of inspiration.

The life I love is challenging, uncertain, and sometimes outright tiring. After experiencing lululemon’s entrepreneurial-focused culture as a part-time educator at the San Antonio store, I went on to a career and a job where I felt unhappy and stuck. To maintain balance in my life, I surrounded myself with healthy, inspiring, like-minded people who all seemed to have two desires in common: to make a difference in the world; and to live a happy life.

My goal became to create my life around those two intentions. The inspiration to achieve those goals took many forms:

  • an inspiring and empowering yoga teacher training at a local studio
  • my friend, Jenny, having the strength to change career and find happiness
  • the passion for life and love of lululemon Key Leader, Emily Jacobs
  • support from friends and family
  • my yoga practice

The journey towards my goal led to me leaving a well-paying, status quo job for a risky, less-mainstream one. The result? I am financially stable. I love the work I do. I am inspired by the people I work with on a daily basis. I am simply a happy human being. I am also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to inspire others around me as a friend, yoga teacher and lululemon educator. The flow of inspiration starts with just one brave act.

top 10 ways to inspire others in your community

  • share ideas generously with anyone who will listen; without fear
  • follow your passion
  • face the unknown with curiosity and excitement
  • drop your labels and open yourself up to constant change and growth (labeling yourself limits your potential)
  • allow others to share in your greatness and allow others to (gasp!) copy you; without judgment.
  • don’t base your wants on society’s wants, or the status quo
  • let others’ ideas be different from yours, and let that difference inspire you
  • forget your ego and take responsibility for your circumstances
  • set goals and accomplish them
  • enlist the help and support of others

Inspiration can be a lot like the butterfly effect; a tiny action from you can set off a chain reaction. Hopefully all our little butterflies are sending out positive ripples through the universe.

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Super Inspiring. I would love to work for lululemon. Their values and goal oriented living is exactly what I am looking for too.

Comment by Katie — May 31, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

So much of what inhibits us is fear—fear of failing, fear of making a decision that elicits others to question us or of making a misstep and allowing someone else to get ahead. I love your story and your list. Amazing how when we open ourselves up to possibility, our arms are that much freer to embrace so much.

Comment by Amanda — May 31, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

or you can post me on facebook if want? also! just look me up as my whole name maria sloumatis. and i have a photo of myself. Hiya.

On you tube have you got some workouts stuff, regarding that, yoga?

if have what do I type to find it?
Thanks Maria

Comment by maria sloumatis — May 31, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

I’m going to work for you guys someday. You rock and you all inspire me each and every day! (:

Comment by Mikaela — May 31, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

Amanda- awesome comment! Could not agree more.

Mikaela, I’m with you! lulu inspires me every day and I WILL work for them :)

This is such a great story and yes lulu, your tiny butterflies do in fact create ripples around the world- don’t doubt it!! I think having an open heart and mind is crucial in creating positive changes in your life and the lulu blog is such a great platform to share, support and inspire! Yay community! :D

Comment by Anil N. Singh — June 1, 2011 @ 5:48 am

You are amazing Laura! I’m so lucky to have a sister who inspires me to want to live a better life and nail my goals :) I’m so glad that your new life path has been a fulfilling one

Comment by Gina — June 1, 2011 @ 6:14 am

Such a great post – it’s amazing to read how people inspire and encourage one another in their lives. And a great reminder of how blessed one is to be an educator or influenc-er for positive change in their community.

Comment by erin m. {{well in l.a.}} — June 1, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

Laura – you are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story and experiences. I may have to make the short drive from San Antonio to Houston to do yoga with you!

Comment by Kristin — June 1, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

That’s what I’m trying to do with my facebook fanpage..

Feel free to join in! I love inspiring others to make their lives the best ever :)

Comment by The Get In Shape Girl — June 6, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

Thank you so much for this airctle, it saved me time!

Comment by Lizabeth — June 28, 2011 @ 4:24 am

This information is so important yet many people ignore it. Thank you very much for sharing data on how to inspire others.

Marie Smith

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