#MondayMantra - Mantra Special - Special Sauce

I’m excited about this one because it's quite different from my typical mantras.  Today isn’t about tips and tricks of the trade like I usually talk about.  Instead, today is all about "the secret sauce."

Those of us who work in business, at a company or even for ourselves, every day can be a bit brain crushing.  Sometimes we wake up and think, “what is the point”?  It’s very easy for us to play the victim and focus on the negative; that bad deal, bad relationship, that mistake I made. 

So, I’m here to tell you how you can reset your mind daily.  For those of you that know me, you know that I’m a chronic optimist, but of course, there are moments of darkness.  There is, however, ways to break through it.

I actually learned this skill from sobriety many years ago, and it has never failed me.  The skill is – BEING GRATEFUL.  Above things and all else, I always value relationships.  A way to do this, and be aware of all the positives you have in your life, is to make a list.

If you start your day with gratitude by writing 10 THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR it acts as a bit of a brain reset.  This sounds sappy and ethereal, but I guarantee you it helps clear the voices. 

I work as hard as I possibly can, but also realize that the results aren't entirely up to me, so I do my best to stay away from expectations.  I always look at the glass more than half full.

Life will still be dark at times, and you will want to run, and we will be faced with adversity.  But know that adversity is the cornerstone of success.  

The reason I wanted to do this mantra was because it was Fathers Day yesterday and it made it so clear what’s most important to me and what I feel most gratitude for... and that is being a father and a son, which is worth more than boatloads of gold or anything else really. 

I know that it’s hard to stay in gratitude every second of the day, but try at least starting each day with a list of what you are grateful for. 

And when you feel a negative thought in your mind push it out.  They are kind of like bullies, so don’t give them the upper hand.

Stay in gratitude, stay away from expectations and push out the negative thoughts!

Thanks for listening

Peter