How #ihelpedchangealife Campaign Sparked a Social Media Movement & New Inspirational Book
Facing personal struggles with depression, a negative mindset, divorce, among other things a few years ago, Joshua Coburn decided to create and post positive affirmations on his social media sites. As friends and fans from his previous projects in music, books, and tattooing began to take notice and utilize these quotes, they ultimately requested he create a book for them to keep close and reference as needed. Since the concept of a book filled with these affirmations was suggested to Coburn by others, he realized the project was as much about their want to see the development of a book as it was for his need to reinforce positivity in his personal life.
In order to fulfill all the wants and needs involved, Coburn planned the #ihelpedchangealife project. #ihelpedchangealife would allow these social media users to become a part of the creation and final outcome of a book they chose to title, Inspiration on Demand. Within the social media platforms, friends, followers and fans of Coburn's would vote on the title, dimensions, cover style, and all other aspects of the book's creation.
"Inspiration on Demand and the quotes within are no longer mine," says Coburn. "They are of the people, and for the people who believed in the #ihelpedchangealife project and believe in positive change in all our lives."
Today, Coburn not only inspires others through his book and still-active social media platforms but also speaks actively to junior high and high schools, youth and church groups, college classes, and various state departments on subjects ranging from body modification and tattoo culture to career planning, self-confidence, peer pressure, and self-actualization.
5 Tips for Becoming an Office All-Star
by Joshua Coburn
August 31, 2013
With competition in the business world running at a faster pace and more competitive than ever, the need for new and creative leadership is rapidly growing. Fulfilling this need has resulted in an influx of new employees penetrating the corporate landscape. Frequently these employees are thrust into management positions untrained and ill-equipped for leadership. Below are five tips for standing out in the office, all of which have been advantageous for me and the executives I've modeled myself after in even the most conservative of industries. Because being a leader isn't about who is forced to follow you, it's about who fights to be on your team.
About Joshua Coburn
A former ground-breaking body modification artist and small business owner in the Midwest, Joshua Coburn has made the drastic shift to corporate America as the Promotions Specialist at Brownells Inc. During this time period, Coburn also developed the small production company, Provoke Productions, through which he wrote and released his first book, as well as two albums from the regionally successful hard rock band "Freaklabel."
His second book, 2007's Through the EYES of an Abstract Mind, soon followed and, in 2013, Coburn released Inspiration on Demand, the culmination of a project called #ihelpedchangealife. #ihelpedchangealife was born out of Facebook friend's and fan's requests for a book of Coburn's daily quotes, which he posted on his social media platforms to assist in remedying his own struggles.
Today, Coburn actively speaks to junior high and high schools, youth and church groups, college classes, and various state departments on subjects ranging from body modification and tattoo culture to career planning, self-confidence, peer pressure, and self-actualization. He has also been featured on local, national and international television programs.
Instagram: jcoburn1981 or #ihelpedchangealife