Tap into the Potential of Waypower

I was stuck. I wasn’t sure how to get over this hump that I had of public speaking. My palms would sweat. That’s an understatement. If you shook my hand before I would go on stage you would feel like you were shaking fins with a fish. It’s gross. It still happens to me when my anxiety kicks up too ...

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How Extreme Gratitude Has Helped Me Endure Life's Hard Knocks

My four-year-old son is an interesting kid. The other day he walked up to me, smiled, then punched me in the crotch. Oh, did it hurt. And, yes, I was grateful for that punch. I thanked God that he threw that punch. How could I feel that way after something like that happened? I had to admit that there was ...

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Positivity is Underrated

There it was again. My insecurity coming out. I was worried about what would happen if I decided to work on a difficult project. My boss asked me to lead the team to redesign a product line on our website. There were two possible paths I could have taken. The me from five years ago would have followed the “negative” ...

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The Mind, Body, and Spirit of the Four Levels of Gratitude

I’ve been working on my writing for over twenty years. Some years I feel like I’ve gone backwards. Then I have days where I feel like I’ve taken a small step forward. Today was one of those days. As I picked up Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again With Bite-Sized Mindset Practices, the book I had poured my heart and soul ...

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Create a Mindset Vision Board

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Wayne Dyer I felt stuck. I really wanted to have a more successful year, but I kept allowing myself to be pushed in too many different directions. I needed focus and, more importantly, confidence. I’ve been feeling like an imposter recently. I’ve been coaching people ...

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Clear Out the Mental Clutter

There it was again. My anxiety was rising. I felt it in my chest then in the back of my neck. I couldn’t just stop worrying about work. Did I screw up by pushing my team too hard? I kept replaying the situation in my head. I could see how I was getting too pushy. It made me cringe. Right ...

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Spiritual Gratitude Practice

It’s been a hard month. My goal is to have ten million people to start a gratitude practice for at least a year because it will change how they view life. I’m about 9,996,500 people shy of my goal. I’ve helped thousands of people, but I want to help a lot more. I’ve been reaching out to podcasters to see ...

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Build Confidence with a Self Gratitude Journal

My inner bully was driving me crazy. My request to be a guest writer for a popular blog was rejected again. That’s 10 in the last 10 days. “You aren’t good enough.” “You don’t have what it takes to be a great writer.” “You should just give up!” My inner bully had been calm for the past week. I forgot ...

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Share Gratitude to Strengthen Your Relationships

“Thank you for sticking with the project,” my client’s partner said to me. There were a dozen reasons for me to give up. I stuck with it because my client’s partner reached out to me to thank me. You are our fourth web designer that we worked with. You are the only one that has made it this far. It ...

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Start with Surrounding Gratitude

I leaned back in my chair and sighed. It’s been a long week. I wasn't sure if I could muster the strength to write in my gratitude journal tonight. I closed my eyes and almost turned out the light to go to sleep. Then that little voice inside my head said… Just write one thing you are grateful for. Don't ...