How many times have we heard it? The secret to success is to have a gratitude practice — write down three or five or 10 things every day you’re grateful for.
Now, I’m not saying that’s not a good thing to do. Any sort of practice that helps you focus on all the wonderful things you have versus what you don’t have is a good thing.
But, the problem with that gratitude practice is that it doesn’t go nearly far enough. You see, the secret of a gratitude practice, what makes it a truly powerful, life-changing practice, is to tap into the FEELING of gratitude.
If you can truly feel grateful, that energy is what will attract more of what you want to you.
But, it goes even deeper than that. Gratitude is actually such a powerful emotion that, if you regularly practice feeling it, it can transform your life. Here are three other ways you can use gratitude to grow your business:
- Market and sell yourself using love-based principles.
When I talk about the love-based copy and marketing philosophy, I teach that to actually market yourself with love, your mindset (or “come from”) needs to be based in love.
While this is important, it’s also easier said than done, especially if you’re really struggling financially in your business.
That’s why I teach that a quick way to shift your energy is to focus on gratitude. And, what I mean by that, is to focus on feeling grateful.
When you start feeling grateful, that’s when the energy shifts. Again, it’s not just listing a bunch of things you feel you “ought” to be grateful for.
- Turn around feelings of entitlement, grumpiness, or general dissatisfaction with your business.
It happens to all of us. We decide we’re done with our business. We’re running off to live in a hut on a beach.
Now, in some cases, there is a good reason for those feelings—maybe they’re an indication of the fact that we’ve actually built the wrong business for us. But, in many cases, we’re just experiencing a moment of entitlement.
No, entitlement-related feelings aren’t only for the Millennials. If you’ve ever had a moment where you found yourself saying things like:
• “This should be easier.”
• “I don’t understand why I’m not successful yet.”
• “I’ve done everything I’ve supposed to and I’m not successful yet.”
• “This isn’t fair!”
I hate to break it to you, but you’re having an entitlement moment.
And, it’s okay. We’re human. Feelings of entitlement are a part of being human. Millennials certainly didn’t invent them.
But, if you’re trapped in that feeling, it’s not going to help you grow your business. One of the best ways to shift that feeling and get yourself out of it is to focus on feeling gratitude, instead. Flip your perspective, and find something you can feel deeply grateful for to concentrate on.
- Supercharge what you want to manifest. (Ah, this is a fun one.)
If you want to manifest a certain outcome for yourself, like hitting a specific income goal, you can supercharge that manifestation by using gratitude.
Here’s how this works:
Focus on feeling grateful. Really feel the emotion. Let it fill your body.
Now, while you’re in this state of gratitude, start visioning what you want to manifest.
See it come true. Really see it happening in your mind.
And, as it comes true, focus on feeling even more grateful it is coming true.
And that’s it! Manifestation, supercharged.
Do this regularly, and watch how your life changes.