“The Sales Moment; Issue #204″

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Do you know someone with a grateful heart? Have you noticed how the tend to light up a room when they are present?Thankful

Stop and think for a moment how that person makes you feel. They probably have a big smile and are genuinely happy.

How did they come to possess such optimism? Were they born that way or do they just not live in the reality of how bad things really are?

Being grateful is a matter of a person’s perspective and yes, it is a choice.

“Whatever you focus upon, increases……When you focus on the things you need, you’ll find those needs increasing……A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person’s life.” ~ Andy Andrews

I am sure you know someone who constantly focuses on their problems and don’t mind sharing them. In most cases, you can predict how the conversation will go long before you see them. Not to say that their problems are not real but have you noticed that their misery tends to breed more misery?

A blog by Michael Hyatt entitled The Grateful Advantage cites four benefits of being grateful.

  1. Gratitude reduces our stress.
  2. Gratitude inoculates us from negative emotions.
  3. Gratitude sustains our relationships.
  4. Gratitude improves our health.

So, it appears that a grateful heart not only helps in our relationships but it also improves our personal well being. These are some great reasons to be thankful everyday.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24

Grateful people are humble, content and encouraging. These are things that you can practice and develop. It is a matter of perspective. What will you choose?

Have a great week!

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“The Sales Moment; Issue #203″

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Have you ever been discouraged and lost your zest for life? It can happen to any of us if we are not careful.

Last December, I sat down in a coffee shop across from a lady that I can only describe as downcast. In other words, there was no light or fire in her eyes.Avoiding Discouragement

Downcast is defined as looking downward or feeling despondent.

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope on God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God! ~ Psalm 43:5

You might be surprised to know that this lady was a successful attorney of twelve years, had two beautiful daughters, a loving husband and a strong faith. Due to her working conditions, she felt discouraged and “stuck”. She had lost respect for the people she worked for and had a strong desire to move on to something better but did not know how.

I noticed after just a few moments that she was skeptical of working with a coach and wondered how was I going to help. Nevertheless, she agreed to work with me and we had our first session on New Year’s Eve.

I made some observations and suggestions and she jumped in with both feet. She emailed me on the evening of New Year’s Day and had completed most of all I had suggested to her.

We took inventory of her talents and abilities and helped her understand how God had made her. She began reading new books and listening to podcasts to generate new ideas and creativity where she had gone stagnant. She resumed exercising to create the energy and physical well being required to make change and face new challenges.

I met with her again a week later. You cannot imagine the difference.

She is in the middle of creating a new legal position in her company that will challenge her and fit her strengths and personality. She was glowing with enthusiasm and her family cannot believe the difference.

Remember, she is still in the same position with the company. How could she generate such enthusiasm without changing her job or environment?

It is simple; she changed her thinking and her attitude and outlook improved. With her new attitude, she can create the environment and the life she wants. 

Have a great week!

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