Weekly Inspiration to Start Your Week by Jonathan Bloom AKA Frazley Sparkspan. New Episode every Sunday.
July 1st, 2018 | 15 mins 11 secs
inspirational, motivational, novel, writing
Have you ever wanted to write a book? I know many people who tell me they wish they could or that they want to. Jim York and Craig Roberts did, they didn’t go to college for writing and their editor loved the book! Here is the Bucksnort story.
June 24th, 2018 | 4 mins 38 secs
What happens when things don’t go according to plan? What happens when we try new things and they aren’t going smoothly? We just keep dancing.
June 17th, 2018 | 6 mins 1 sec
camp, influence, inspirational, kids, motivational, teacher, vbs
This past week I was a volunteer at VBS. This was a time for me to reflect on the long-lasting influence of teachers, family, YMCA staff, VBS leaders of my youth, camp counselors and more.
June 10th, 2018 | 4 mins 32 secs
awkward, competent, inspirational, learning theory, motivational
I was at a restaurant recently and there was a new employee. I watched how they worked compared to the more seasoned employees. What does experience teach us about going from awkward to competent?
June 3rd, 2018 | 5 mins 5 secs
3 day startup, collegeplus, entrepreneur, geekdom, inspirational, lumerit, motivational, risk, san antonio
Back in 2013, I was given the chance to participate in the 3 Day Startup at the Geekdom in San Antonio, Texas. I wrote a blog post in 2013 on my experience at the event. I wanted to share it this week.
May 27th, 2018 | 3 mins 48 secs
dress, inspirational, laurel, motivational, perspective, yanny
The Yanny or Laurel internet sensation was fascinating to me. The same audio was heard differently by each individual. What does this potentially mean for other things in life? I look at the situation as a matter of perspective.
May 20th, 2018 | 4 mins 20 secs
calm, coffee, inspirational, moment, motivational, peace, relax
As I’m sitting here, sipping my coffee that I got on my walk, it made me think about taking time to smell the coffee. Taking time to walk for coffee, and just be away.
May 13th, 2018 | 4 mins 34 secs
cooking, flair, inspirational, japanese steak house, motivational
This past week I ate at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse. While I was there, I was mesmerized by the chef cooking the food in front of us. The whole time, I was just mesmerized by their cooking. An action we don’t typically see publicly at a restaurant, and it was amazing just to watch.
May 6th, 2018 | 3 mins 21 secs
anxiety, critics, inspirational, judges, motivational, worry
I was at a dance competition this past weekend. I performed my best, but only because I didn't think about the judges while I was dancing.
April 29th, 2018 | 15 mins 2 secs
chance, inspirational, journey, motivational, risks, success
This week I reflect on the risks that I have taken and how they have gotten me to where I’m at now. Each risk has added pieces to the puzzle of who I am.
April 22nd, 2018 | 10 mins 15 secs
bad news, control, imperfections, inspirational, motivational, negativity
It is easy for me to focus on imperfections and bad news. Things that I can't control. This week I want to look at that and how it can have a negative impact on me.
April 15th, 2018 | 5 mins 15 secs
difficult, inspirational, motivational, practice, skill
As we get better at things, we forget that it once was difficult. I reflect on some things that I once thought were difficult to do.