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Take One Minute to be Grateful as a Team

“Ok, before we begin I want everyone to share something they are grateful for.” Silence. I smiled. “Oh, c’mon! There is something each of you are grateful for.” I pause. I wait. “I’m grateful for my dog,” Amanda said. “I’m grateful for my cup of coffee,” Alex said. “I’m grateful for my mom because she makes the best burgers,” Tim ...

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Don’t Waste Your Best Opportunities

Waiting in line. Just like everyone else. The only difference is that most people are completely checked out or angry. One heavy set woman in a flowered dress has a blank stare on her face. One mustached man is muttering something to himself. Another shoulder slumped woman is flipping through her phone. A teenager is flipping through his phone as ...

self-beauty

Self-Beauty Journal

I couldn't believe it. How could someone dislike themselves so much? I posted a question in our community's private Mindset First Club Facebook group: Do you have a negative label that you use about yourself? How can you reframe this label? Someone responded by saying: “Fat” And this shocked me. This woman has so many positive things to say in ...

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Master Your Inner Dialogue

There it was. My loop wouldn’t turn off. I had forgotten an important part of our project. I was asked by my manager in front of our leadership team if we had finished the confirmation page designs. It totally fell off my radar. I turned bright red. I stumbled for an answer then I told him I forgot. I owned ...

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The Science Behind a Gratitude Journal

I pulled my car over and I began crying. At first it was a little cry, then my whole body was heaving. My father was slipping away and there was nothing I could do about it. The whole situation was hard to process. He was in great health a month ago and now the doctors didn’t know how to help ...

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How to Appreciate Yourself a Little More

Last week I made a big mistake. I thought my team could deliver the design strategy by the end of last week. I was wrong. We needed more time. I put my team in a bad situation because I felt pressure from our partners to get them something that they could use. The dialogue in my head was vicious. Some ...

career gratitude journal

Use a Work Journal to Grow Your Career

I walked out of the room dejected. Work had been tough lately, but this was ridiculous. The CEO just ripped my my project apart. She told me that my work was a waste of time. As I walked down the hallway back to my desk I decided to give up. Why try hard for someone that didn't care about me? ...

How a Gratitude Journal Helped me Overcome Day-to-Day Suffering

The plane suddenly dropped like a roller coaster. I grabbed my arm rest and clenched tight. Then I laughed out loud. The lady next to me gave me a “what are you laughing at crazy guy” look. I laughed because what good will it do to hold on to my armrest if we crash? It won't help one bit. The ...

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The Missing Piece to Your Meditation Practice

I opened my eyes. I felt uneasy. My meditation practice was exhausting. I wanted it to help, but it only made me feel worse. That was a few years ago. Now my meditation practice is actually enjoyable. At first, I was just doing what books had taught me. Focus on my breath and when a thought comes into my head ...