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Inspiration, in the truest sense of the word, is not somethingquantifiable. In its purest form, it materializes in the richcolors of a painting or in the unspoken message of a finely wordedpoem. Perhaps this is why it can be so difficult to findinspiration, particularly when you're an entrepreneur. When,say, you're a writer with writer's block, it'sgenerally looked at as a temporary thing. But when you're anentrepreneurial hopeful struggling just to come up with an inklingof a business idea, it can feel like there's a black sheetwrapped around your head, with no light coming in and no lightgoing out. But as the entrepreneurs in this article illustrate,when you do finally find a way to tear down that sheet, it can feellike the best "a-ha!" moment of your life.

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From drinking shots of wheatgrass and loading up on multivitaminsto following the carb-constricting Atkins diet, it seems we'realways coming up with new ways to maintain healthy lifestyles. Andwe certainly don't hesitate to tell our families, friends andeven our Stairmaster-faithful neighbors about the latest crazes forkeeping our organs well-oiled. However, it seems that in all thecalorie-counting commotion, Kent and Linda Gavel were the only oneswho thought to let man's best friend in on our littlesecrets.

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