What I realized about gratitude... from dandelions

What I realized about gratitude... from dandelions

Do you have weeds in your mind?

With the May long weekend behind us, we're well into spring and the outside yard activities for those of us who enjoy it. Not sure if it's a coincidence but there seemed to be a lot more dandelion talk this year... and while I was cleaning up the yard the other day, something struck me <more>

3 minutes to a better world

3 minutes to a better world

Thanks to two colleagues (and gratitude breeders), Neil Stephen and Linda Daley, who tipped me off to a new feature released last week on Facebook.

It is going to help us breed more gratitude and <more>

I hate to call it war but...

I hate to call it war but...

I prefer to stand for something rather than fight against something... but in this case we have to call it what it is... war.

In this video, we begin on Ralph Devlin Dr (the street I grew up on), visit Westmount School (my wife's <more>

Use the true essence of "company" to grow your company

Use the true essence of "company" to grow your company

Words have incredible power and when you understand the roots of a word it usually opens the door to eye-opening learning, new understanding and growth. 

The word "company" is no exception... and when you capture the essence of the word "company" in your company... you create the environment for growth <more>

Crappy days

Crappy days

Do you ever wake up and think, "This is going to be a crappy day."?

Here's a quick perspective on my response when this thought runs through my mind. No doubt your response will look <more>

The BS way to better sales conversations

The BS way to better sales conversations

If you want better sales conversations then you better have the right mindset. Gratitude offers a BS approach that you can't afford <more>

Science says

Science says

Simon says, "Touch your nose."... remember what happens next?

But what when Science says something... do you listen?

While research studies aren't the most exciting reads, three Irish gratitude researchers just published <more>

#1 predictor of a flourishing life

#1 predictor of a flourishing life

I'm fed up listening to people who, when talking about gratitude say, 

"That's interesting." 

Workplaces and communities alike are awash in an epidemic of human languishing and while you probably know it's bad... I bet you don't know <more>

7 ways to a more grateful brain

7 ways to a more grateful brain

As we learn more and more about the human brain we are better able to understand why gratitude escapes us and how we can easily take things for granted. I'm not convinced you're going to like the 7<more>

The Voice - The Secret Power in the Judge's Button

The Voice - The Secret Power in the Judge's Button

The Voice is one of the few TV shows we watch. The blind auditions are on now and over the last couple weeks I'm getting this very heartwarming feeling over and over again. I had been ignoring it and then it dawned on me <more>

It's not fair

It's not fair

Google "It's not fair" and you get images of children whining. The problem is adults say and think "It's not fair" just as often. And make no mistake, it is a problem... look no further than <more>

Instead of a good cry

Instead of a good cry

You know how when things just aren't working out... there's nothing like a good cry?

Well last week I was put to the test and there is another way to deal with and eventually overcome whatever <more>

The wrong place for negativity

The wrong place for negativity

Another snow storm and another reminder about the consequences of negative thinking. If you can relate to what happened to my car, then you'll see <more>

How a blizzard keeps you level

How a blizzard keeps you level

The city was pretty much shut down for 36 hours... all because of what was described as a winter hurricane. After all the mental exercises in trying to deal with the weather, I realized <more>

You're only half right

You're only half right

A thread has been building over the last few weeks... about the importance of gratitude and gratefulness. But there are still the doubters who think that gratitude is nothing more than a touchy-feely pile of crap <more>

Now more than ever

Now more than ever

It's the perfect storm... the news that dominates western culture combined with the default human mindset.

If you don't have a strategy to protect yourself from this cyclone, then you will be swept away by it... derailing success and progress. Fact is, it's already happening to <more>

10 years ago this week

10 years ago this week

This week I got the urge to dig into the archives and see what was going on 10 years ago this week. It was a busy week in 2007... but something happened as <more>

What's in 235 voicemails?

What's in 235 voicemails?

I got the urge to listen to 2 years worth of voicemail (ok... I'm a loser). What I heard was fascinating and on a practical level, it revealed 2 nuggets you can use with <more>

GRO GRATITUDE

GRO GRATITUDE

I was reluctant about shooting this video. Initially, I thought the idea was way too corny but <more>

Gratitude and the T Word

Gratitude and the T Word

There is one thing that separates grateful people from everyone else... <more>