Wow, it’s Day 3 and it’s hard to believe the Summit is nearly over even though it just began! We’ve heard from some powerful people so far but what does gratitude mean to you? Join us on November 18th for some powerful exercises and rituals that can help YOU incorporate consistent gratitude as you attain your soul-centered goals. Registration for this free event takes only a moment – so register here!
I’ve learned so much from our previous writers but my dear friend, Nika Stewart, has a different take on gratitude – the entrepreneurial side of gratitude. Some describe Nika Stewart as a talented, quirky, edgy designer, while others regard her as a cutting-edge businesswoman. And while both descriptions are accurate, they do not capture her true essence. Nika is a lifestyle entrepreneur: A professional who has seamlessly integrated her career into her life. After building a successful career as a designer, she created an information marketing business so she could spend quality time with her family. Nika discovered that other moms were searching for that same flexibility and freedom, so she launched www.LaptopMom.com to teach others how to create passive income… during naptime! You can connect with Nika via Twitter and Facebook! You can learn more about the Laptop Mom’s most popular program, Social Media Done For You, at www.GhostTweeting.com.
By Nika Stewart
Do you ever have these types of thoughts?
- I wish I didn’t have so many challenging customers.
- Why can’t I find higher-end clients?
- My customers don’t spend that kind of money.
- The market is really slow right now.
Remember: “What you focus on… expands.”
When you instead start feeling gratitude for the business you NOW have, you will start to attract more of those things you are grateful for.
Do you have clients who pay you (even if it seems like a small amount)? Be grateful for them.
Are you able to arrange your schedule to have a little quality time with your loved ones? Feel gratitude for this blessing.
Are you doing what you love for a living? Remember to feel thankful everyday for this opportunity.
“The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you.” – Wallace Wattles, author of The Science of Getting Rich
Recently, I created a Gratitude Experiment for my clients and ezine readers. For seven days, participants wrote down 5 things they felt grateful for. If they were feeling frustration around business, they focused on appreciating every good thing about it. A great comment from a client. The flexibility to take an hour for lunch. The ability to work in their pajamas.
After just a few days, we got comments like:
“It’s amazing how well it works and how much inspiration there is in this simple exercise.”
“This exercise has taught me to be appreciative of all things, regardless of how small they may seem.”
“I feel a warm fuzzy and think this is a great way to end the day or begin it!”
“This is the best exercise, I am feeling so happy! Let’s not stop.”
Feeling gratitude: It’s simple. It’s powerful. It fuels your success.
Looking forward to sharing in your happiness, appreciation, and gratitude.