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gratitude why get moreHow Gratitude Improves Your Bottom Line (Especially When Times Are Tough)

What do you do when business isn’t going so well, and all the “doing” you are doing still doesn’t seem to be yielding new business, and you’re starting to feel the fear well up?

Do what I have learned to do: Stop and be grateful.

“What?!” you may exclaim. “How can I be grateful when more money is going out than is coming in?”

It seems counter-intuitive, but being grateful for both what IS and what ISN’T, for what you HAVE and what you DON’T HAVE, is a big key to helping turn things around.

I have proven this time and again in my business (even when I forgot for a while and had to bring myself back to this knowing). So have others.

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100 Gratitudes–The Power of Thanks-giving

With the Thanksgiving Holiday coming up for us in the United States, I wanted to write something about gratitiude, which is a far more powerful force than people realize.

Author and a University of California, Davis professor, Dr. Robert Emmons has 8 years of intensive research on gratitude and found that people who view life as a gift and consciously acquire an “attitude of gratitude” experience multiple advantages, such as improved emotional and physical health, clearer thinking and problem-solving abilities, and stronger relationships and communities. It can also be good for your business.

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7  Ways to Feel More Thankful–Even When It’s Hard

When things are going well in our lives, we often take all we have for granted and don’t take time to appreciate and acknowledge what we have. It’s easy to feel grateful when things are going our way. It’s a lot harder when they’re not. The whole “why me?” and victim mentality sets in and makes you feel angry, bitter, confused, and envious of others who seem to “have it better.”  [Read more…]