At Excelerated Success, we define success as “Doing meaningful work you love and having the time, energy and money to live your values”. It’s that simple. It’s not about working all the time in the pursuit of more money or having tons of money, but no time to enjoy it. It’s about doing work you love (and implementing the strategies, tools, systems, and team to help you actually love your business, rather than be exhausted by it).
And it’s about having the time, energy and resources to live your values. After all- your values are what you really care about.
This view of success is what makes me happy, my clients happy, and what will make you happy, as well.
Research now proves that people who practice gratitude are at least 25% happier than those who don’t. Being happier is reason enough alone. But being happier also helps you run your business with more calm, clarity, and energy.
Studies show that those who practice gratitude regularly are considerably more enthusiastic and determined. These are two qualities that help you move your business forward.
Further, research depicts that those who practice gratitude regularly have higher stress resilience and fewer illnesses.
In short, research now proves what we have always known intuitively- a gratitude practice makes you happier, healthier and more productive. It’s a “soft” skill that yields enormous benefits.
So, for December, guess what your assignment is? 🙂
Start a regular practice in gratitude! Every day when you wake up or before bed, write down three things you are grateful for. The big and the small. In your life and in your business. Notice how it makes you feel after. After three weeks, this will be a habit.
And for this month, ask yourself “What have I done in my business this year that I would never have done 3 years ago?”. Make a list and write it down. And celebrate your growth and progress!
If you are someone who knows you won’t do this- consider downloading the Happier App. It will send you a daily reminder to write down something you are grateful for.
Take the time to notice and appreciate your business growth, as well as the little things you love in your daily life, and be more productive, have more energy, enjoy better health, and feel more warmth in your heart.