Two weeks ago in Tahiti I started reading “The Magic (The Secrets)” by Rhonda Byrne. It seemed like a great book to start this summer! In “The Magic”, Rhonda Byrne shares her life-changing knowledge of gratitude with the world and tells how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life. By having gratitude for the things in our lives, by living in the mindset of abundance, we can truly change how we think and feel. By learning how to have gratitude, we can better ourselves, our business and the lives of others. Some of you may not believe in the law of attraction or may have even really disliked the movie The Secrets, but seriously what do you have to lose? Some negativity? Some stuff in your life you don’t want anyway?
How will being grateful change your life?
So how exactly does it work? Here is one way to think about it. People either think in terms of scarcity or abundance. If you are thinking in terms of scarcity, you are always focusing on what little you have or what you don’t have. Someone in this mindset, especially in the network marketing industry, might say “I’m not going to make any money.” By focusing on this negative thought, you are making it more difficult to invite in opportunities to make money. You attract what you think. What you think actually becomes your reality. On the other hand, if you are the type of person who thinks the glass is half full, you will not stress yourself out over what you don’t have. Instead you focus on what you do have! It is the concept that there is plenty out there and enough to spare for everybody. Being grateful open the door to new possibilities, options, alternatives, and creativity. Once these doors are opened, there is no stopping you! My husband, Mark is the most positive, optimistic person I know. It drives people crazy sometimes how “lucky” he is or that he is like a cat with nine lives, but the truth is because he is so incredibly positive, great things continue to happen for him.
So what can you achieve by being grateful? Anything you want! Byrne says to make a list of everything you want, but get really specific. When you accomplish something cross it off the list. If you want to travel, then write down exactly where you want to go, how you plan to get there and what you would see and do. Dream boards are a great tool for this! Sometime soon, I will share some of my dream boards. I am still amazed at how exactly some of them have come true! I love putting up pictures on Pinterest, it makes it so easy.
If you want improved relationships, write down the relationships you want to improve, and what you want them to be like. Visualize exactly what you are looking for. If you want to improve your business, sit and write out your goals and be as specific as possible. Byrne strongly urges you to find the time to maintain a list of your dreams throughout your life. Write down the little things, the big things, or what you want this moment, this month, or this year. As you think of more things add them to the list and as you receive things, cross them off the list. To make this process easier, she provides a list of categories to get you started! When you tune into the things you want, you are giving a definite direction for gratitude’s magic to work in. I have been a major goal setter for most of my life especially the last 12 years but I am excited about creating this list with this intention. I am going to keep this list really simple in an excel spreadsheet.
- Health and Body
- Career and work
- Personal desires
- Material things
Being grateful is an everyday task!
With so many things going on in our lives causing us stress, it can be hard to focus on gratitude. The book explains that when you are starting to feel irritated or upset by things, this is the best time to focus on the good things you do have. If you are upset by a problem at work, focus on the thought that you have a job and you are fortunate to be employed while many others aren’t. Always seeing both sides will help you gain a better understanding and help you move from a negative mindset to a positive one. Rhonda suggests making a list of 10 blessings you have in your life and writing down exactly why you are grateful for them. Read the list out loud and say the magic words….”thank you, thank you, thank you!” While I was at the beach today, I thanked everything that I could see – the sand, the waves, my niece swimming in the ocean, the sun, my sunglasses, the shells, etc… You get the idea. On our vacation to Tahiti, I admired so much how the locals thank the fish, the ocean, the sharks, their boats. They call out thank you to what seems like random things to most of us frequently. Between listening to them and reading about gratitude, I committed to being even more grateful and feeling more blessed more of the time!
I want to know what you are grateful for! Share your list in the comments!
P.S. I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you. If you liked my post on being grateful, I think you will love my blog post on generosity! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders. If you learned something in this article, share it on Facebook! Also, comment with your thoughts below.