Coaching for Executives, Small
Business Owners, Professionals
of the Week
"If you learn to appreciate
more of what you already have, you’ll find yourself
having more to appreciate."
||Note from Andrea
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wish to
express my gratitude to you for sharing your ideas,
thoughts, feedback, challenges and successes with
me. I am honored to be included in your life. I thank
you for the deep connection that you offer.
There will be no Coaching Tip of the Week on
November 24, 2006, so that we may enjoy this
holiday with our families. May you, also, enjoy your
holiday. Our next tip will be issued on December 1,
||The Art of Gratefulness
by Michael Angier
The word appreciate has several meanings. One is to
be thankful or show gratitude. Another is to raise or
increase in value—such as how a good investment
appreciates with time. I think that by
appreciating—practicing gratefulness—the things we
have and want in our lives also increase.
In our hectic, fast-paced lives, it’s easy to forget
about the many things for which we have to be
grateful. We tend to be goal-seeking,
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
However, it’s vitally important that we not lose sight
of the things that are near and dear—things we all
too easily take for granted.
What we focus on expands. If we focus on the
problems in our lives, they tend to increase. If we
focus on the good things we already have, they too,
have a tendency to grow.
I see it as another form of prayer. When we worry
and fret over things, we make them bigger than they
really are, as well as attract more of the same.
That’s negative prayer—prayer in reverse.
Focusing on what we HAVE and what we
WANT “appreciates” these things—they
Just before going to sleep each night, my wife and I
share at least three things for which we're thankful.
We call it doing our "Gratefuls". It takes only a few
moments, but it directs our thoughts on the good—
on the things we wish to increase in our life.
I suggest making the conscious consideration of your
blessings a daily rather than yearly occurrence. If
you do, you’ll find them taking on an even greater
Copyright Michael Angier & Success Networks
International. Used with Permission. Michael Angier is
the founder and president of SuccessNet.org
||Coaching Call to Action
During this Thanksgiving time and every day:
1. Be present.
2. Be open.
3. Share and give of yourself.
4. Be grateful.
||About Andrea Novakowski
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Coaching to Executives, Small Business Owners,
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create momentum to produce effective results in
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