Inspiration. It’s all around us if we know where to look. Sometimes it’s found in the beauty of nature or the dynamics of the big city. Sometimes it’s in the most elegant places on earth. The artist Paul Gauguin found his muse among the islands and people of Tahiti. Other times it’s in some of the most unimaginable of places or situations. Viktor Frankel found it in the Nazi concentration camps. Mother Teresa found inspiration in the slums of Calcutta. Nelson Mandela found his in a jail cell. These amazing authors share their life experiences and challenges and how inspiration played the key role in their overcoming adversity and growing as human beings. Some come from very modest means and some from great wealth. Some found their inspiration against incredible odds with no support from friends and family. Others had caring mentors who pointed the way. Whatever path you may be on, these stories will enlighten, enthuse and inspire you and, hopefully, lead you to inspire others.