I shared with people about those questions (and whatever other topics that led to). The conversation allowed us to connect with each other at a much deeper level than usual. The impact was incredible. I felt energized, moved and inspired. Not my normal feelings at a typical networking event. I met the most extraordinary people. I experienced a deeper connection and affinity for the people that I knew and also for many that I just met for the first time.
As I looked around the room, it occurred to me this was as random a group as I might see in a mall. I had the realization that inspiration is all around me all the time. My waiter at the restaurant. My dry cleaner. It only takes a slight change in my "automatic" conversation to mutually inspire and create a memorable moment with another.
You have the power to be inspired anywhere, with anyone. Give it a try and share with us what happens.
By the way, if you'd like to join me at one of these events - the next one is May 15, 2011 (Toronto). Contact me for details.