Successful People Practice The Habit of Gratitude

Successful People Practice The Habit of Gratitude – 035

In episode 35, we discuss how common it is that successful people practice the habit of gratitude. We list off some of our favourite online pretend best friends and what they do to practice gratitude.

We check in to see how our gratitude challenge is going and then Jenny and I each share our favourite failure.

I’m diggin’ a new podcast that my friend Ali just started and Jenny’s diggin’ the budgeting app Mint.

Jenny’s win is really a win for both of us in that we finally got our spouses sorted and we all went out for dinner! My learn is related to my resistance to staying on top of my finances.

Tune in and Listen Below

What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)

1:22: Jenny and I discuss the fact that a lot of successful people have a gratitude practice. We list a few that we like and share how they practice this important habit.

5:52: Then we check in to see how the second week of the gratitude practice went.

8:35: In our segment called Habits Corner that we haven’t done in awhile, we share some wisdom from James Clear’s book Atomic Habits on how to best set yourself up for success when taking on a new habit.

12:35: We’ve got some listener feedback to share this week!

13:51: Who Are You Anyway? What is your favourite failure or a failure that has set you up for later success? Jenny and I each share a story here.

24:04: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ a new podcast by my friend Dr. Ali Miller and Jenny’s diggin’ the budgeting app Mint.

28:51: You Win or You Learn: Jenny’s win is really a win for both of us in that we finally got John and Jeff together and the 4 of us went for dinner! My learn is related to resisting staying on top of my finances.

32:36: We wrap it up for this week.  Next week we check in again to see how our gratitude challenge is going and we will be introducing our challenge for March!

Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:

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Article: Tim Ferriss’ morning gratitude routine

Article: Gretchen Rubin on Gratitude

Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Podcast: Mom Minute by Dr. Ali Miller

Finance App: Mint

Restaurant: Mexicactus in London, Ontario

Key Quotes:

Tony Robbins says that “You can’t be fearful and grateful simultaneously,” Robbins said, “so if you want to conquer those [emotions], maybe it’s time to train your nervous system to go into gratitude more naturally.”

Gretchen Rubin has blogged about how focusing on Gratitude has helped her to even see the things that she didn’t even think to be grateful for such as a her health, a relative lack of dysfunction in her family, secure finances, the love of her work, the place she lives and proximity of good friends.

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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