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Combining Leadership & Gratitude

Season 1, Ep. 11

It is extremely powerful to combine leadership and gratitude.


For starters, gratitude helps you feel generally better. Choosing to recognize and acknowledge all the good things in life (which is what gratitude practices help you do), creates a more positive outlook. In addition, when you establish a true gratitude practice you're able to anchor that feeling of gratefulness and positivity into your body.


This anchoring creates an emotional reserve you'll be able to call on later.


Another gratitude superpower is that it gives you the edge you need to be able to pivot quickly, especially in times of stress or conflict.


By pausing and implementing a gratitude practice, you give your mind and body a chance to recalibrate. This will help you realign and refocus. It also helps you find hidden opportunities to be grateful. So, rather than only thinking of gratitude during holidays, we can use the entire year to store up a reserve of gratitude! And as you'll see below, just a little bit of gratitude can go a long way.


My executive coaching clients have found that the gratitude practice I teach is really practical and beneficial.


Close your eyes.

Focus on a blessing in your life - something you're thankful for.

See an image of this blessing in your mind's eye.

Offer a silent thank-you to the person or object of your blessing.

Relax into the feeling of gratitude.

Take a deep breath, and feel more gratitude. (Think of turning the volume up.)


The latest research shows that 6 doses of feeling 30 seconds of gratitude daily actually enables your neurons to fire together and wire together around gratitude in as little as two weeks! This means that practicing gratitude (and naturally having a more grateful mindset) will become more natural and be achieved more easily.


When I first learned, I started doing it. Now, I wake up each morning and automatically and easily think "thank you". It's right there, because I've grown my own personal practice of gratitude. This practice reinforced gratitude as second nature, and also increases myelination. (Grab the handy infographic here: https://www.smarttribesinstitute.com/myelination-practice/)


All of these results, in under 3 minutes a day! That's an ROI that's hard to argue with.


If you want to learn more about cultivating an attitude of gratitude, check out the annual retreat, Beyond Your Brain at https://www.smarttribesinstitute.com/stiretreat/.



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You’re busy growing. Let’s have a strategy session when it makes sense, which means you are…


· Committed to getting better results and finding out how awesome your performance can truly be

· Ready to make this a priority and get started in the next few months

· Allocating budget to improving the leadership, culture and results of you and your company

· Able to make the decision to move forward (or can convince the person who can)


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