There are some messages that just can’t be said often enough and this message is not said often enough.
Gratitude is a cause, not an effect.
Last summer I shared a little fantasy I had when I started networking… you know, that one silly thing that, once the bills are cleared and the dough is rolling in… for me, I just love baseball. So I promised once the ‘stuff’ was cleared up I’d get the jerseys of 10 ballplayers I really admired. One of them was the great Satchel Paige. And I ran a short series in those jerseys last summer on this blog for a couple of weeks.
I can’t tell you how thrilling it was for me to have this one short video create so many wonderful lists that carry the message of gratitude. Not embarrassed to let you know I shed a tear or two of joy.
So I got to thinking that with Thanksgiving coming up, what better thing can we possibly do but start earlier?
I wish one thing more than anything else
I really wish I could get people to ‘get this’.
The more things we are grateful for, the more and more and greater things happen.
It really comes down from Emerson’s Law Of Compensation, in my opinion, the greatest essay ever written. Emerson proves all our challenges and all our blessings are a direct result of this simple law… which, in a nutshell, is “Give More, Get More”
Love. Fear. Hate. Joy. No matter.
The great thing about giving gratitude is that it causes more good things to happen, more good things happening means more gratitude and on and on… if we don’t lose focus.
Now, these lists don’t have to be ‘deep’ in meaning, or the heavy stuff first… just 10 things. For over 15 years I’ve made a list daily, in writing, while having my coffee. What a tone it sets for the day and then the scary stuff happens. Remarkable things just keep happening.
- Doing webcast today on faith
- Finished 90 days of P90X today!
- Smoothie made by wifey
- 11 nice emails
- 4 emails helping me understand how I can do better
- Honda Element – transportation
- Mick Carbo, a friend
- Rob coming to Kauai in April
- Fruit in backyard
- First of 7 days rest, P90X
- Coconut in my coffee
- Time to read
- Jesus and the illuminated ones
- Feedback from webcast
- Clean clothes
- Nice organic food in the fridge
- Patriots on TV! In Kauai!
How to make good things happen
Gratitude is a cause, not an effect… and it’s not the size of the thing you’re grateful for. It’s the size of the gratitude in your heart…
See, the more grateful we are, the more things happen to be grateful for.
So thanks Satchel, I’m grateful.
Join the conversation and let me know what you’re grateful for below… I’d be grateful.
Living in a state of gratitude has led to more chances to help more people sponsor more than you can imagine. And it all happens in less than 60 seconds once we decide to live in gratitude, the flood gates just open up.
If we do it to get the flood gates to open, it’s a trickle… if it’s from the heart? It takes less than 60 seconds for others to identify in you a person of gratitude, and when they do, they want to know what you have, what you know. It’s a little rapport builder, and you’ll be sponsoring more… but if you spread it on your team you’ll have more people sponsoring.
Here’s how to get instant rapport… and they’ll be demanding a presentation in under 60 seconds.
It starts with gratitude, so build a quick list… I’d be grateful to you.
I’ll get you rolling. I’m grateful to be able to give you 2 more networking skills with no sales page that will help you sponsor more.
world’s laziest networker