The mindset we develop through gratitude and appreciation is one of the strongest superpowers we have. Jason shares six critical ways to practice gratitude and appreciation in your life and work.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 17 of the podcast, Gratitude & Appreciation Are Superpowers. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.
2:20 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
3:00 – Please leave a review for the podcast It really helps the podcast to spread these messages out into the world. Please share this podcast with your organization, on your team, or in your life to help spread these messages. Thank you!
4:22 – Recently we have been talking about the big shift and the big changes that are happening now through the Great Resignation and what that means in past episodes. What does the future of work look like? Jason talks about some past episodes where he dives into these topics.
4:45 – It is Thanksgiving week and a time to practice gratitude and appreciation. The research is out there that those who practice gratitude and appreciation are happier and are less likely to experience depression or mental illness.
Those who practice gratitude and appreciation more often are less likely to experience depression or mental illness.
6:55 – Where we look is where we go. The thoughts that occupy our minds shape our mindset and where our bodies will follow. If they are thoughts of negativity, blame, division, or excuses then that is where we will go. If we choose positive, feeding positive thoughts and optimism, solutions, take ownership, and practice gratitude and appreciate that is where your mind will go. Gratitude is a superpower.
10:20 – Jason goes over 6 things to be grateful for:
- Opportunity. For all that you have been given, the opportunities that you have in front of you. Step back and see what opportunities are in front of you right now.
- Thankful for support. Who are the people who are supporting you? Who has supported you in your life or your career?
- Thankful for the people around us. Who do you appreciate? Who do you appreciate right now as you look across the landscape of your life and work? Make sure you go out and tell them. Pull them aside, write them a note, say “I’m grateful for you as a person”.
- Look around, be grateful for your surroundings. What is to be appreciated for your surroundings, what is it about your surroundings that you have to be grateful for and appreciate? Your work, your home, your neighborhood, your community, where can you derive appreciation?
- Be thankful for acknowledging growth. No person ever goes through life without going through challenges or adversity. What ways are you grateful for how you are growing or developing?
- How can we step back and be grateful for choice? Step back and be grateful for the choices you have, the freedoms that you have to make choices. What is that freedom that you have and how can you be grateful for the choice of how you want to show up and make a choice?
15:00 – Breath in gratitude and appreciation for this day. It’s powerful and gives energy. Every time we calibrate our own thermostat it impacts our response and our social awareness and relationships around us. We are practicing emotional intelligence now.
Questions to Ponder
How can you practice appreciation and gratitude this week?
What needs your attention this week?
What and who can be appreciated? Where can you practice true appreciation and gratitude because where you look is where you go.
Please leave a review for the podcast It really helps the podcast to spread these messages out into the world. Please share this podcast with your organization, on your team, or in your life to help spread these messages. Thank you!
Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.