I am truly blessed. Great family, great business, great friends, great lifestyle. One thing I really believe I have been blessed with is KNOWING I am truly blessed.
Sound silly? Think about it. How many people who have everything going for them always find things to complain about, to “nit pick” about? I have come to believe that most people, in the absence of any real problems, tend to manufacture some.
For years, in good times and bad, I have thanked God for my situation in life. Times were not always easy, but I knew each challenge was there for a reason and as uncomfortable or painful as I was in the moment, I would learn from that challenge.
So if you are a recruiting firm owner and you survived the great recession, get on bended knee and thank your God for surviving and the lessons it taught you. I almost went out of business in the recession of 1991. Surviving that recession positioned me for a 17 year run of huge profits in the recruiting industry. I NEVER lost a dime after that year, including the most recent recession.
Need more selfish reasons to be grateful (quite an oxymoron, heh?)?
According to an article by Melinda Beck in the Wall Street Journal studies by really smart people at universities I couldn’t afford have shown that people that feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not. They are also less likely to be depressed, envious, or greedy. In addition, they earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly and have greater resistance to viral infections.We tend to get what we focus on most. If we focus on the areas of “lack” in our lives and our recruiting businesses, we get more lack. If we focus on what we are grateful for and what prosperity is in our reach, we’ll get more of that too. It’s a choice and it’s your choice where to focus. Sure it’s hard to do this when times are tough, but that does NOT change the fact that the choice is still completely yours.
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