WHO ARE WE?
Suits or Shirts is a resource and community for people who want to be challenged and inspired to be the best they can be. Instead of being defined by what we wear, what job we do, or how much money we earn, we want to show the world that anyone can be a force for good.
By sharing stories from everyday people who have overcome adversity, reached personal and professional goals, strengthened their relationships with family and friends, and given back to the community, we aim to inspire men & women young and old, to stop settling for "ok", and instead see the ripple effect when someone ordinary strives for their best. It's all about understanding each other and applying the learning in our own lives.
Sharing personal, physical, mental, relational and spiritual experience requires courage and vulnerability, and we want to create an environment that respects and showcases people from all walks of life.
By sharing more stories of brave and motivated individuals, we believe we can change society for the better.
How easy is it to just go through the ins and outs of life, getting up, going to work, working out, hanging out, staying up, then going to bed just to repeat the same thing the next day? Do you ever stop to think what power you have to help the people in your life?
Even though we have so many devices and apps that can connect us to people across the world, people are feeling more disconnected and alone than ever before. Has our sense of community disappeared?
The team behind Suits or Shirts wants everyone to break out of self-absorbed, self-obsessed complacency and instead use the strength of online and social media to share the stories that inspire, empower and connect people with each other.
It doesn't matter what suburb you grew up in, what industry you work in, how much money you have, if you own the fastest car or whether you spend your Fridays at a bar, in a plane, at the gym, on a basketball court, or at home — you are not alone in this life journey.
Your life experience has the power to lift someone out of isolation, and the lessons you've learned can help other people learn too.
There is no limit to the experiences we share — we all have challenges in our lives and obstacles we have had to overcome to get where we are today. We want to use those experiences to build others up.
Suits or Shirts is run by a small team of volunteers who create the content, edit submissions, run our social media channels, and coordinate community events. We appreciate every little bit of help to keep this community resource going, so here are some really simple ways you can do your bit:
Please share the blog posts and pages that you have enjoyed with your friends and family - help us build our community!
And, if you've found the stuff here valuable, shout us to a virtual coffee or take us out to a virtual lunch by donating to our GoFundMe page - every small bit helps us with operational costs.