Count Your Blessings, Not Your Problems.

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Count Your Blessings, Not Your Problems.

Encourager-In-Chief: June 17th, 2020

Create a gratitude log.

Let’s face it, if you’re a business owner, or if you’re in sales, things are not always going to go your way. There is no sense in counting up all your problems because there will always be more and you’ll never get finished. What I encourage you to do instead is to count your blessings.

A while ago, I faced a downturn in my business that I had not seen in many years. I couldn’t believe how difficult things got. Yet, even through the tough times, I was able to focus on the positive by creating a recurring Facebook post I called, “People for whom I’m grateful.” It was an opportunity for me to recognize the people in my life who have been there for me through some of the most difficult times. The list had no limits. It included relatives, like my aunt Norma Romeo. Originally from Arkansas, she has the most delightful southern accent and worked her entire career as a schoolteacher. She’s a natural encourager and I could listen to her voice for hours.

You might also include mentors into your posts. These are people who take a sincere interest in you and your well-being and are genuinely happy when you succeed. It’s an easy way to pay tribute to someone who has been there when you needed somebody to listen and support you.

Through the magic of Facebook, I have been able to reconnect with friends with whom I went to grade school and high school. These are people that, although we have not been in contact for many years, played such important roles in my life and I value them as much today as I did when we were riding on the bus together.

You might want to include those indispensable people who save the day when our problems fall outside of our areas of expertise. In my case, that list includes Randy Whitfield — the most knowledgeable person I know for troubleshooting all things technical. I could not run my business without Randy.

Don’t forget to include your inner circle of loved ones and close friends — those indispensable people with whom we could not rise above our troubles.

The best thing about this exercise is that you will quickly see how many people you have in your corner and recognize that no matter what challenges you face, you are not going through them alone. Not only will those special people in your life see how much you care about them, but you will be filled with peace of mind when you see just how full of blessings you are.

We’ll go through this together and will get through this together.
- Dave Romeo

This excerpt is taken from my How to Reduce Stress and Increase Your Confidence seminar.

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