The Power of Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the time of year when we are reminded to give thanks.  I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that celebrates food and being with loved ones.  There aren’t any gifts, just the sharing of my favorite meal. On this special day, I want to talk about the power of giving thanks…

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What If It Could Be Easy?

Today, I have a simple question for you:  What if it could be easy? “It’s going to be hard,” is a phrase I hear all too often. Each time I hear it, I think to myself, “Why would anyone decide in advance that something is going to be hard?” Maybe they had a negative outcome…

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Promise #8: Decide for Growth

The next promise of the “Optimist Creed” is, “To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.”   In this promise, Christian D. Larson reminds us that we don’t have to let our history dictate our future. When I first realized I was meant to be a coach, there…

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Promise #7: The Secrets of Staying Positive

As we continue to examine Christian D. Larson’s “The Optimist Creed,” let’s turn our attention inward. The next promise is, “to give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.”   Larson’s promise is a great reminder that being critical of others—whether inwardly or outwardly—places us on…

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Promise #6: Be Like the Sunflower

Sunflowers are fascinating flowers that look toward the sun when it rises and follow it across the sky until it sets. Research shows that sunflowers follow the sun to get warm, and in turn, that warmth attracts the insects they need to thrive.   The next promise in Christian D. Larson’s “The Optimist Creed,” “To…

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Promise #5: Share Your Enthusiasm

Throughout The Optimist Creed, Christian D. Larson shares insight into the Laws of the Universe. In looking at the promise, “To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own,” Larson understands that celebrating someone else’s success places us on a frequency that invites more success into our lives. Motivational speaker…

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Promise #4: Think Only The Best

We’ve been studying the 12 Promises in The Optimist Creed by Christian D. Larson.   This week the promise is: “To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.”   Our thoughts matter.   Remember the result formula: Thoughts cause our feelings –> feelings cause our actions…

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Promise #3: How to Support Your Friends

I sometimes think that all we need is one true friend to be able to fully appreciate our own value. Although we all know that self-worth must come from inside of us, there are times when it’s helpful to have someone remind us that we are capable and exceptional. ​​It feels good to be acknowledged, and when others…

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Promise #2: The Making of an Optimist

Our voice is a powerful tool that has the ability to influence and transform the world around us. When we embrace this responsibility with intention, we can make a huge impact on our own life and in the lives of others. The second promise of Christian D. Larson’s The Optimist Creed invites you “to talk…

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10 Ways to Become a Better Person

Christian D. Larson wrote the book “The Optimist Creed.”  He talks about the life-changing power of optimism and gratitude. To help us stay focused on gratitude and being optimistic, Larson asks us to make ten promises to ourselves. I think it will be empowering and productive to focus on one of the promises each week.…

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