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#writer, #educator, #designer, #crafter, #baker, #sewer, and #vintage #collector, who brings #creative and #crazy #ideas to life.
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If you are an avid Pinterest user you probably come across many inspiring quotes. These quotes are not only mentally motivating but usually graphically inspiring as well.

I often seen the same such quotes posted in the workspaces of many creatives. However, if you are like me, you might be limited on wall space, so hanging inspiring motivational quotes just isn’t practical.

Motivational Desktop Wallpapers

While wall space may not be available there is another wall like space that many of us often ignore. I’m speaking of course of our computer desktop.

Thus, I’ve decided to put together a monthly set of motivational desktop wallpapers, free for you to download and use.

All the artwork and photography in these motivational desktop wallpapers are 100% my design work. The quotes themselves either come from individuals whose words have inspired me, something that I’ve heard or something I’ve come up with myself.

1 – Your Future Self

Future Self – Wallpaper

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”  I couldn’t find the originator of the original quote but heard it in a Youtube video and thought that it was a great message.

2 – Be the Sunshine

Be the Sunshine – Wallpaper
In a few of the social groups, I am a member of online, I was told by someone that I brought sunshine to the community. I didn’t even realize I was doing that.

Then I came across the quote “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine”, I’m not sure who the original author is but I feel like this is kind of my own inner mantra.

3 – Be Awesome

Be Awesome – Wallpaper
Take a look at the cars on your drive home today. Do you notice a trend? Mostly black and gray , all either SUV, sedan and pickups. While they might be different makes and models they kind of all look similar.

This conversation got me thinking, why don’t they make cars like they used to? Why are cars so Average? I mean come on,  “Why be average,  when you can be AWESOME!!”

4 – You Can Do hard Things

Hard Things – Wallpaper
Sometimes amidst all the drudgery of the things we have to do, we can start to think to reach our dream or goals are just too hard. That kind of thinking can really get you down.

That why it’s important to remember that “You Can Do Hard Things!” Just a simple reminder to keep you moving towards your end goal.

5 – Why Worry

Why Worry – Wallpaper
2017 hasn’t exactly started out the way I had planned. There’s been a lot of ups and downs. While I could worry about it all (which I usually do) I came across a quote by Walt Disney, Why Worry, If you’ve done the very best you can worrying won’t make it better.” The quote is very true and something I need to often remind myself.

Download The Set

I hope you like this set of motivational desktop wallpapers that I’ve put together for you. Remember to get the whole set all you need to do is click on the download button below.

Download Akram's Ideas Free - 5 Motivational Desktop Wallpapers

Simply fill out the form below, verify your email address and you'll be sent a link to this totally awesome download.

Be sure to check back next month for another great set of custom motivational desktop wallpapers to inspire you daily.


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I’m typically a very cheerful person and don’t like to share bad news. However, with my recent extended absence from both the blog and Youtube, I thought I’d share what’s been going on in my little world.

Bad Luck

2017 hasn’t exactly started the way I had hoped. Instead, it seems that since January we’ve been faced with a series of bad luck. The details of this bad luck I share with you in the video above.

When ill luck begins, it does not come in sprinkles, but in showers.

The quote from Mark Twain seems, to sum up how life has been at the moment. It’s been one thing after another and we’ve barely made it through February.

Despite things not going as planned, I don’t intend to let bad luck rain on my parade. I’ve finally feel like I’m getting out of my funk and am ready for a ton of new exciting projects.

Latest News

As I said in the video, you can all new Akram’s Ideas YouTube episodes starting March 1st, along with a special announcement.

March also brings with it the  SM Tulsa Social Business Conference which I will be speaking at regarding Visual Storytelling and Social Media. I’ll be posting more on that in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

This year is Akram’s Ideas 10-year blogiversary and with that, I’ve made a couple of changes and updates to the blog, which you may have noticed. I go more into details about my blogiversary in my next post so keep a look out for that.

Sign Up for Akram’s Ideas Email

I know that I’ve let things go around here, but with all that life has thrown at me recently isn’t to be expected. However, I wished that I had a method of reaching out to my followers and letting them know what’s up.

I’ve also wanted to give followers a special something just for them. So, I’ve decided to start a monthly Email Newsletter for subscribers. I’ll talk more about what you can expect to see from this email in my next post but in the meantime feel free to sign up.


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Let’s Reset

There you go, that’s my quick update. It hasn’t turned up all roses, so I’ve decided to hit the reset button and start over on 2017.

Love to hear how your year is going and if you have any suggestions on resetting the year.

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