Let me start by wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.
This year, I’ve got a lot of things to be thankful for.
Lisa and I are pregnant again, and after 3 miscarriages, our 4th pregnancy is proceeding well and it looks like we’ll have a new member joining the Thompson household sometime in April.
In August we moved into our new home.
Lisa is preparing to come home from work so she can be a full-time mom, which is something that she’s REALLY looking forward to.
I also have MANY business successes to be thankful for, most of which you’ve been hearing about on a regular basis.
Make no doubt about it – I also have a pretty long list of challenges and frustrations going on in my life, and my business.
Only thing is, I chose not to give these items much of my time.
This way of viewing my life has served me well, and is probably one of the biggest things that sets me apart from the business owner who doesn’t seem to make much progress.
You see, at any given time, we entrepreneurs have a list of failures, as well as a list of successes.
We have a list of losses, and a list of wins.
We have a list of things we are ungrateful for, and a list of things we are grateful for.
As one of my mentors, Dan Kennedy says, at any given time in our lives, we can say both…
Woe is me – what have I done to deserve this?
WOW is me – look at what I’ve accomplished.
I choose to spend my time contemplating the later.
Sure, I’ve had many failures in my personal life, and my business.
Truth is, I’ve probably had more failures than successes.
But – the impact that the successes have had on my business, and my personal life, far overshadow the impact that the failures have had.
Many times, a single success can make up for 10 failures.
Knowing this, I’m not afraid to get out there and try new things.
To get out there and play the game.
To get out there and fail.
Because when I do, I’m bound to hit a home run every once in awhile, and just one home run can make ALL the difference in the world.
Rather than giving thanks and being grateful one day a year (which is what most people do), make a practice of doing it on a daily basis.
Spend a little time each day thinking about what you’ve accomplished and the good things that are going on in your life.
When you do this, an amazing thing will happen.
More of these accomplishments and good things will come your way.
It’s a law of nature.
Good attracts good.
Have a great Thanksgiving, and I’ll be back with you next week.
I’ve been working on something BIG, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Dedicated to your success,