Gratitude is an Attitude
Hi Goal Getters, I really want to thank you for being with me today for this episode. This is our 39th weekly episode of Goal Getting Podcast.
It is also the day before Thanksgiving here in the United States. I, thankfully, have a four day weekend coming up. My department at work doesn’t have to work on Thursday or Friday, and we have the usual Saturday and Sunday off. This is a great break from work.
If you want to learn more about the “Thanksgiving” holiday and why it is celebrated you can Google it. This episode is not about the holiday itself but the attitude that I believe we should have during this time of celebration.
To me, I believe it is a time for having gratitude. To me Gratitude is an Attitude. I believe I should have be grateful for the things I have, whether it be physical, material possessions, health, a sound mind, everything, including life. Having Gratitude is one thing that will set us up for leading a rich life, a life of significance and purpose.
So I am going to reflect on some of the things I am grateful for this year and some that I am always grateful for.
I am grateful for you, for listening to my podcast. If you didn’t come to listen, I would have no reason for doing this show. My goal in starting Goal Getting Podcast was to be able to share the things I have learned about setting goals effectively so that we can change our subconscious mind into a Goal Getting Machine. I have learned through training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy various techniques that can reprogram a subconscious mind that has limiting, goal stifling beliefs into a mind that will allow you to draw success and achievement to you.
I am grateful for the additional listeners that started listening to the podcast after I started doing the Goal Getting Quote of the Day on July 1st. I know that I am inspired by quotes that I hear or read and wanted to share some of those quotes with you to help inspire or keep you motivated. I felt that talking about these quotes and what they mean to me and how they inspire or effect me might help people that listen.
When I started the podcast on my birthday in February, I hoped it would do well. I made it to iTunes New & Noteworthy and was actually able to make it into the top 10 in a couple of the categories I was listed in. I was happy. After the usual 8 weeks on New & Noteworthy, the number of listeners seemed to drop, which is normal. I started thinking about how to reach a greater audience and started the Quote of the Day on July 1st. It has been great. Listeners like you loved it and my audience grew. I was happy and I am still happy. I was helping more people.
So, Thank You all for listening to the show.
I Am Grateful
I am grateful for the opportunity that I have in this country to be able to do things like this podcast.
I am grateful that I started taking classes in marketing at UC Berkeley Extension in 2013. Had I not started that program, I would not have taken the Social Media Marketing Course taught by Michael Brito ( @Britopian ).
I am grateful for Michael Brito. His teaching style and the information he shared lit a new fire in my belly, a new passion for social media marketing. I also was able to overhear a couple fellow students behind me one class talk about listening to podcasts and that they were on iTunes. If you’ve listened to some of my other episodes, you know that I did my first podcast in 2004/2005. I stopped after about six months because I did it for fun just to do it after I heard some other podcasts. I knew then it would one day be big.
This is getting into a longer episode that I really want today because I have so much to be grateful for.
I have two beautiful daughters that have grown from my little girls to intelligent, compassionate, healthy and good women. I am very proud of them for all they have accomplished in life and for what they continue to do.
I am grateful that I now have a wonderful son-in-law after my oldest daughter go married this year. Walking my daughter down the aisle was a highlight of my life.
I am grateful for a loving wife that I have been married to for over 28 years, that continues to put up with me and love me.
I am grateful for a loving family. I am grateful that my sister has been beating the cancer that has tried to take her away from us. We will do everything we can to stop it.
I am grateful for my health. It isn’t the best and I don’t take care of myself the way I should, but I am grateful that I have the ability to change the things I do wrong.
I am grateful for the company I work for and the people I work with,. They saw the potential in me to allow me to do a complete career change into an area that I love and now I am grateful that I have the ability to do work that I enjoy and can get paid well for it.
I really am grateful this year for a great year. There were tough times where I really thought things were not heading where I wanted and I wanted to change.
I am grateful for the people I have been hanging around in my podcasting and entrepreneurial community that have supported me. One of those that I am grateful for is Joel Boggess, that saw I was fighting the Impostor Syndrome at the beginning of this year and told me to kick him out of the house and get moving with my podcast.
I am grateful for one of my mentors in life, Tom Matthews. He helped to mentor me when I started my networking as an entrepreneur and Loan Officer. He taught me much about how to meet and treat people. He helped guide me in my Coffee New business when I started my marketing and advertising career. Tom informed me recently that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer with limited time left this year. Please pray for Tom and his family. My Mom passed away from the same cancer in 2012. I am grateful for life.
So I am Grateful for so much this year, and every year, to be honest.
What Are You Grateful For?
As you listen to this, please think about what you have to be grateful for. Gratitude is an Attitude. It is one that will help you enjoy life. It will help you enjoy the journey as well as the destinations. We all have much to be grateful for. Think about that this week and every week throughout the year.
Thank you for listening today and every day. I have a few more great guests to introduce you to this year. Stay tuned on Wednesdays for our weekly podcast where I or one of my expert guests share tips, strategies and inspiration on How To Get The Goals You Set.
Have a great holiday season this year.
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