INSPIRATION is all around you… from The Daily Driver Project

Inspiration is all around you. You just have to be open to it.

Everyone has off days, even me. But you just have to be open to the things around you that give you inspiration. That gets you out of your funk. That inspires you and motivates your day.

For me, inspiration can be a YouTube video, an Instagram post, a movie or a song. Many of my friends and family are inspirations and make me want to create and continue to create.

I find it in the vehicles that I get to see and take pictures of… find it in the world around me… and in the small details.

Music is a big part of my weekly YouTube videos and at times I can hear a song in my head as I walk thru a show. I can see the movement, the cuts, and everything about how the video will lay out. The beats, the movement of the song inspires the outcome of the video.

Even with inspiration all around you, there can be those days that just aren’t working. I have those days where you just want to draw the shades and hide from the world. You just have to face those days and find the things that motivate you to get out. To get things done.

Look around you for inspiration every day. Be open to letting that inspiration in… and your day will blossom.

Wes Nielsen is an Automotive Photographer and owner of The Daily Driver Project. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his Vlog on Youtube.

Get Out and Shoot… Automotive Inspiration from The Daily Driver Project

Recently I bought a new camera. A major upgrade from what I had from before and a large investment in my love of photography.

The other thing that has come with this purchase is the learning curve I have to get past. Changed brands and upgraded to a pro level camera.

One of the things I know about myself is I learn best by doing. That is why I went out the week I got the camera and shot a few cruise nights. They didn’t get posted to my website, but they did go up on my social media.

Not all of them were good, but that is what happens when you are learning.

With any of this, no matter what you are doing, you have to learn to be self-aware. What does this mean?

You have to look internally to understand who you are and what you like and what works for you. Especially in regards to happiness. I know that I learn best by doing the task over just reading or watching a video about it. But this self-awareness does not just have to be about learning, it can be throughout all parts of your life.

A good example of this would be my nephew Izack who just graduated from Art School. Check out last week’s article to see some of his work. At his young age, he is aware enough to know that he shouldn’t work in a corporate type environment like a larger toy company. He went to school for toy design. He understands that he is a better fit in a boutique/smaller type company.

Take the time to understand yourself and learn your boundaries, strengths, weaknesses and what generally makes you tick. These understandings can bring a calm and general happiness to your life.

Also remember to work on all of these things and understand that they change daily, weekly and yearly and be open to these changes.

Wes is the Owner of The Daily Driver Project. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his Vlog on Youtube.

Today’s Automotive Inspiration… CAUSE first, then EFFECT

It’s hard to understand. We look at ACTIONS as being the cause of things, then the effects come from it. But Actions are the result of our THOUGHTS. The cause is always the THOUGHT first. Then, you do the action based on the idea you get.

Thought >> Action >> Effect. It’s as simple as that.

So, the point is… If you think badly, your actions will result in poor choices, therefore, bad EFFECTS.

Then you say, “Well, Fireball! What do I do?” Well, I’m glad you asked…

All you have to do is choose good thoughts and do THE RIGHT THING. And “The Right Thing” is always surrounded in love.

The more you practice, the more you’ll interject love into everything you do. For example, my personal policy is that I wouldn’t say anything about someone that I wouldn’t say to their face. It’s very easy to talk badly about someone when they aren’t there.

CAUSE: A neighbor the other night decided at 1am that she was going to tow a car that was partially blocking her garage door. (Her thought resulted in the decision to do this) So she called the cops and a tow truck.

She didn’t need the spot as she was just sitting on her balcony with friends having wine. A lot of wine… and she was just irritated. (BAD THOUGHTS) What she didn’t care about was that the car belonged to the neighbor across the street, which she knew but didn’t want to wait until morning.

A very gentle man who came home sick at midnight with no place to park and intended to move it first thing in the morning so he could go straight back to work. But she didn’t bank on the effect of her selfish thoughts…

EFFECT: The entire neighborhood awoke to the sound of police, a tow truck and her yelling.

All because she couldn’t wait ’til morning to take action or… JUST LET IT GO. IF, there was any action to take. She wanted that truck gone NOW.

I awoke at 1:30am, dogs barking, saw what was happening and went across the street to tell the man that he better move. A ticket and a tow would have been over $600. He was sick with the flu as well but moved it despite that. My thoughts were based in LOVE.

A week later, the woman he lived with brought me a huge basket of chocolate in thanks. Informed me that had he lost his truck, he would not only not been able to afford to get it back, but he wouldn’t be able to go to work or pick up his kids from school. And he loves his kids.

Now, you may say… that he shouldn’t have parked there and he deserved it. Maybe. But I say… our thoughts decide whether something is a mountain or a mole hill. Looking out for each other brings peace and happiness. What we all strive to have in our lives. You have to choose wisely if you want a life of good.

Do good things for people and good comes to you. Try and practice this today by opening the way for people. You’ll be happy that you did.

Oh, and the neighbor that made all the fuss? She was forced to move due to a severe financial crisis. EFFECT.

Automotive Inspirations… Cultivate PEACE… and here comes the DOUGH.

Wait, what does THAT mean? Cultivate Peace? Like, sewing seeds?

Exactly. Thinking a thought is identical to planting a seed. You wouldn’t plant roses and expect to get a turnip. You’d get a rose, …and depending on how well you took care of it, it could be stunted or astonishingly beautiful.

So it is with a Thought Seed

You think peaceful thoughts, peace comes to you. Only there’s a catch. You’ll get A TON more than you bargained for! 

Now, if you want peace, then this is a good thing. Because…

Let’s take this idea towards money or Prosperity. The green stuff. If you think, “I can’t afford it,” then… guess what you get? But, if you think…

“Thank God I’m wealthy!” …Guess what comes!!!

But here’s the SECRET to the whole thing… you have to BELIEVE it. Really believe it.

CAUSE: Think ONLY thoughts of what you want. EFFECT: That’s what comes, …only more. Cha Ching!!!

Automotive Inspiration… CRITICISM KILLS


People are addicted to a lot of things. Cigarettes, drinking, drugs, anger, bad driving.. and many others. But none of that comes close to the one thing that hurts them the most.


When you criticize others, you don’t realize that the Law of Cause and Effect immediate goes to work.

You think that somehow it’s making you feel better to lay down your thoughts about someone that’s wronged you, …but YOU’D be wrong.

The reality is that you are attracting to YOU moreof the same. More things to criticize. More in-harmonies. More negativity. More of everything you DON’T want.

This is not a joke. This is LAW.

Why would you criticize someone if you knew that every time you did, you’d get smacked in the face with a huge boxing glove. Literally. Every time, only for every 1 criticism, you actually get hit 100 times!! Think about that. 100 smacks in the face!

The Law of Cause and Effect works the same way that 1+1=2 works. Same way every time, no variation. Think THIS, get THAT. ALWAYS… It’s science.

So… what do you do?

  1. Let it go. Drop it. DROP IT. DROP IT, NOW. Stop criticizing… And get on with making YOUR LIFE cool.

  2. Stay in the present… be grateful for what you have. Send them good thoughts so that they can attract to them good things, too. You want people to be happy. All people, not just you.

Don’t be selfish. That’s what got you into trouble in the first place. Help them by being first.

  1. Criticism = Pain for YOU, not them. They aren’t even in the room!

Attract to you what you want. ONLY THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT. And then? … It comes.

Automotive Inspiration… Everything is VIBRATION

Everything vibrates.

Wait, let me say that again… EVERYTHING vibrates. Including YOU.

You can feel it. When you’re angry, sad, energized. It’s all the protons and electrons inside you that are whirling. Whirling at different vibratory rates, according to what you’re feeling. And the REALLY interesting part??

As you vibrate, you become “in tune” with similar vibrations outside of you, attracting them to you like a Magnet. Get it? ISN’T THAT COOL? Ok, here’s a simple example…

You’re pissed. Someone cut you off on the highway, screamed that it was your fault and then ran off. You’re mad.

Pretty soon, you’re cursing that dood. What an a-hole. Then, somehow, a minute later you’re talking about something completely different, yet in the same negative way.

Your Mother-In-Law, you sister, your kook brother, you job, other a-holes, whatever. If you keep along that pattern, that vibration, THOUGHTS will keep coming to you to support it! Why???

Because you’re telling your subconscious that that’s what you want. And your subconscious does whatever you tell it. Period. So? What do you do?


1 – Put yourself on the right vibratory pattern.

2 – Think about only that which you want for today.

3 – Feel how good that feels to actually have those things.

Then, your VIBRATION will change to that rate. It will emanate out… and it will bring back MORE THINGS to support that thought and vibration.


Remember, it’s SCIENCE. It MUST work this way and will ALWAYS work this way.

1+1 is ALWAYS 2. Think positive, get positive results… ALWAYS. So, why would you do things to hurt yourself? Especially, now that you know the answer?

You wouldn’t. So make the experiment. Just for today. And let THE VLOG know what happens….

Watch your automotive world change through more money, better health, better relationships. Watch as you become HAPPY.

Automotive Inspiration… HOW TO AVOID DRAMA

Automotive Inspiration… HOW TO AVOID DRAMA

It’s a PROBLEM… only if you think it’s a PROBLEM.

… and it’s not.

Buying into drama is poisonous. Whether it be gossip, potential disaster or whatever. When you jump on the drama band wagon, you’re only hurting yourself in the eyes of CAUSE and EFFECT.

Thoughts become things. You think a negative thought about someone… it comes back to you in a dramatic boomerang. Only multiplied.

Steer clear of problems by not acknowledging themever.

Concentrate on resolve and peace. Have faith that the answer comes easily and with perfection for everyone. And… IT WILL.

CAUSE: Thoughts of a mountain… or a molehill.

EFFECT: Mountains of problems …or peace. Your choice.

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Today’s Automotive Inspiration… LISTEN

God’s Will? There was a day when I had no idea what that meant. And through my ignorance, I lived a life of chance. Whatever came at me, I dealt with in the best way I could, having no idea of the outcome.

I was a whirling dervish.

I realized over time that God was not a white bearded dood up in the clouds looking down and saying, “I cast this blah blah onto YOU!” …or whatever. HE was not a person or anything like a physical person.

He, was just a state of mind. AN INTERNAL REALIZATION.

So today, and just for today, I want you think about this one thing. In the Bible, the “name” of something represents it’s “nature.” And God means GOOD.

Therefore, there can be nothing BUT good. And that, is the good news… as long as you realize this. Nothing can be bad unless you DECIDE IT’S BAD.

Try to realize that the Spirit/The Universe/The Infinite (call it whatever you want) only wants you to have/be all the best that you can. And it let’s you know what to do through INSPIRED THOUGHTS and HUNCHES.

So, LISTEN throughout the day to get your assignment. Don’t ignore it.

When it comes, ACT IMMEDIATELY. “Now is the appointed time.” It will be the right decision, always. And… it’s coolest thing that will ever happen in your life.

You can’t make any mistakes if you LISTEN, then ACT. This is not a joke. This is the LAW.

Work within it, and watch you dreams come true. I am… and it is.

So… Sit and be quiet. Listen. Then ask from your heart for what you want.

Then… Go to work. Let it Go.

Peace, Love, Health, Prosperity are GOOD things and true things. And since God equals Good, then it’s “God’s Will” for you to have all this… and more.

Today is a “day-tight compartment.” Live Now. Not tomorrow or yesterday. LIVE NOW.

Automotive Inspiration… Focusing on WHAT YOU WANT

CAUSE: Think thoughts of health, peace, abundance and beauty. Continuously… and with feeling.

Kathie and I decided that we were going to walk up into town. About a 6 mile round trip. We were going to enjoy it and experience the beauty of the day after the storms. It was 45 degrees when we left, but 20 minutes into the walk, the temp raised 15 degrees and our big coats were boiling us. BUT IT WAS GORGEOUS OUT.

EFFECT: We called a friend of ours, Bob, who lives on our way into town. “Hey Bob! Can we drop off our coats as we walk up into town? Pick them back up later?” Bob’s response? “I’ll meet you up in town for some coffee!” And he did.

Our conversation at the Coffee Bean in Malibu was great as we watched the likes of Kelsey Grammer walk by and super writer, Eric Roth.The weather was spectacular.

Then we decided to take a spin up the coast to Point Dume to look at the waves. An inspired thought… that led to 13-17 foot faces. Huge, beautiful.

The flowers were boisterous, the grass green as could be and the weather perfect. Then, we spotted a huge pod of dolphin, seals, sea birds and a gray whale on it’s way to Scammons Lagoon in Mexico.

One thought. One thought of beauty. One thought of peace and abundance. And all this came. Multiplied.

Imagine what two thoughts might do?

Think well, and receive gifts. Lots of them…

Automotive Inspirations… HEADING INSIDE

Close your eyes. What do you see?

Most people would answer “blackness.” Or “Nothing.” yet, you can visualize a car, right? Is it green? Red? Blue? Can you see with your “Mind’s Eye” a blue Cadillac? Can you see it on the street in front of your house?

We all have the ability to visualize to some degree. But, where is this place? This place… where we can see these things? Is it in our head? If we were to cut open our skull, would we see it? …No.

But this place has many names. Spirit. The Universe. The Infinite. Our Mind.

It doesn’t matter what you call it. All that matters… is that you know it’s there and how to use it.

But there’s something else… We ALL share it. Every one of us.We ALL go there together.

When you think, that’s where you go. When you dream at night about Cadillacs, that’s where you are. An infinite sea of consciousness. This is where your thoughts go and attract like thoughts from others. Then you bring them back into your own world.

The more you practice going there with what you want, the more and more efficient you become at using it. …Using it?

Yes! THAT’S what it’s for…

It’s for all of us to use. A tool for greatness in PEACE, WISDOM to find answers to our problems, PROSPERITY and LOVE. And many other things. It CAN and WILL solve all your problems. So BELIEVE it.

Close your eyes. Know it’s there… and it WILL answer you.

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