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>

It had to be said

It had to be said

The message in this video is not meant to offend but it had to be said. The origins of this story came from a ski trip we took the kids on. The main character is a <more>

The side effects of gratitude

The side effects of gratitude

I was reading The Little Book of Gratitude... it's the latest book by Dr. Robert Emmons (the #1 gratitude researcher in the world). In it, he discusses the notion of "side effects" from practicing gratitude. I had never even thought about this before! He got me thinking about the importance of <more>

3 more gratitude lessons from a bridge

3 more gratitude lessons from a bridge

We're back to the Macdonald Bridge redecking and we've got 3 strategic lessons from this massive bridge project that relate directly to building a culture rooted in gratitude. All 3 lessons are important but the first one addresses <more>

3 gratitude lessons from a bridge

3 gratitude lessons from a bridge

The largest bridge replacement project in the world is happening just on the other side of town. There is an amazing parallel between this bridge project and our work with gratitude and if you have to deal with change... then it applies to <more>