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Thanks For Nothing


No New Podcast or video this week. I took some time to relax, slow down, be more present with my family and to be thankful.


Sometimes it's nice just to do nothing. To be thankful for the privilege and prosperity to choose to do less.


I took a few extra cold plunges and epsom salt baths, resubscribed to Headspace and got back onto my meditation schedule, ate a ridiculous amount of food. Enjoyed training with my brother, my boys, my wife and took a bunch of time to send "Thank you's" to friends, clients and those I value and who have helped me this year, in years past and that I hope will continue to help me in the future.


I read a bit more, responded to emails a lot more slowly (which is a topic for another blog altogether as I don't know about you but every time I slow down and don't respond to shit right away, I make far better decisions, come across as less of a reactive asshole, change my perspective and either respond in far more productive and positive manner or realize that I don't even need to respond at all.)


While 2020 is not the year anyone could've anticipated, it remains a year of progress, purpose, pivot, passion and perseverance. As the saying goes; "If you want to hear g-d laugh, make a plan".


I made a quick list of things I'm thankful for.


It's certainly not all inclusive but I've picked up this little "trick" or "attitude aid" this year where I write down three things I'm grateful for each morning (at least I try to anyway...I miss quite a few days) and when I do, I always feel better.


Perception and perspective really are quite amazing attributes.


These do not have to be "gargantuan", life changing things.


They can be as simple as eating a good piece of fruit (no idea why I chose that as an example) or having sex with your wife when you didn't expect it (better example).


Regardless, it's your list.


Jot it down on a napkin while having breakfast, on your phone or I like to use my personal stationary so it's got my name on the top and then I write a 1, 2 and 3 on the card and fill it in before I head out for the day (although I rarely head out anywhere anymore...You get my point). This way I can keep the cards and refer back to them or hand a seemingly appropriate one to the boys when they may need a slight "attitude adjustment".


Plus, it just looks cool and like I'm in some semblance of control of my life to have these personalized cards around.


Here's 20 things I'm thankful for:

  1. Family

  2. Friends

  3. Health

  4. Clients

  5. Colleagues

  6. Our firm being acquired

  7. Every one of my podcast guests

  8. Cold plunge

  9. Sauna

  10. Garage Gym

  11. My truck

  12. Guitars

  13. Great food

  14. My trainers, mentors, coaches and advisors

  15. Every one of my subscribers

  16. Writing this newsletter

  17. Road trips

  18. My bed

  19. Coffee

  20. New opportunities

What's on your list?


In Health -


G


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