GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Need some inspiration to change your life in 2013?

All of us need to be inspired and according to Chuck Bolton, President of the Chuck Bolton Group in Minneapolis, we allhave the power to inspire anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Bolton joined KARE 11 News @4 and shared his 5 life changingtips.

The secret about inspiration, accroding to Bolton,is that we have to lift hearts and minds - in that order. This works at home and work. So let's talk about how you inspire:

1. Know Your Why-

What's our cause? What are we passionate about? What gets us out of bed in the morning? That is our why. Inspiring leaders define & serve a higher purpose than themselves. Our "I have a dream..." or "Our man to the moon & back" cause.

2. Practice the 3 E's-

Energy, Enthusiasm and Excitement. The 3Es are an inside job. Energy, enthusiasm and excitement taps our emotions and this is required to accomplsih anything great.

3. Radiate Optimism-

Inspiring individuals are optimistic. Recognize that moods are contagious - such as optimism. Be a "Beacons of Hope." See problems as challenges to be achieved. Colin Powell oncesaid "Optimism is a force multiplier."

4. Show Empathy-

Take time to listen. Put others first. Understand their situation, needs, fears. Encourage them.

5. Praise others-

When good things are achieved, recognize and give the credit to others - not yourself.

For more inspiration or information aboutChuck Bolton head to:

The Bolton Group

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