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Episode 31 | Be Grateful or Be Messy

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Episode 31 | Clear the Messy with Gratitude

On our expert segment today we are going to be talking to Scott Colby. He is the founder of Say It With Gratitude. He is going to share how to use gratitude to grow a business and the benefits of unplugging.

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

Expert Scott Colby

 

How do you stay motivated and positive when you are lacking a good support system?

  • First, start by focusing on what you can control. We can’t control other people’s thoughts and actions. See where you can have more gratitude and appreciation in your life.
  • Model the way with gratitude!
  • You can’t spread it to others if you don’t feel it and live it in your heart.
  • Keep a gratitude journal. Don’t only journal what you are grateful for, but go deeper and express why you are grateful for it.
  • What can you do to flip the gratitude switch and find the awesome in negative situations? Take a minute to appreciate what you do have at that moment. It will help you to have a more grateful heart.
  • Handwritten notes are a great way to express gratitude and have a profound effect on others. It takes a small effort from us but makes a huge impact especially in this digital age. This works great in our business and personal lives too.
  • Your goal is to develop a habit of gratitude and really live it. When you are truly living a life of gratitude you can spread it to others.
  • Sheila suggests writing encouraging messages on index cards, carry with you, and give them out to others.
  • Start with looking inward. You can not affect what is outward until you affect what is inward.

Often done is better than perfect!

It’s alright if clients see some of you messy back-end. It lets them see that you are really human. They connect with you and resonate with you more.

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Scott’s Free Offer: Go to www.SayItWithGratitude.com to download a digital copy of his book, The Grateful Entrepreneur, as well as a tips sheet: 29 Ways To Use Gratitude To Grow Your Business

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Episode 30 | All Systems Mess Means Full Stop

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In order for any business to succeed, it must first become a system so that the business functions exactly the same way every time down to the last detail. -Rick Harshaw

Episode 29 | Self Doubt is Messy

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Stay out of the court of self-judgment, for there is no presumption of innocence. – Robert Brault

Episode 28 | Messy Tools Can Create Havoc

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Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. -Thomas Edison

Episode 27 | Balancing the Mess

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I think being in love with life is key to eternal youth. -Doug Hutchison

Episode 26 | Messing Up the Hiring

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Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do. -Malcolm Forbes

Episode 25 | Starting This Mess

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“The most important freedom is freedom from your own self-judgment.” -Anonymous

Episode 24 | Messy Back-Ends Are Okay… Sometimes

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Many small businesses would rather face an angry barbarian horde than tackle their cash flow statement.” – Nicole Fende