The first step to succeed in anything is to have an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for everything. We have so much to be thankful for – comfortable homes, nice clothes, reliable transportation, clean water healthy food, healthcare, education, technology, freedom, safety and security, the list can go on and on. It is so easy to fall into the bad habit of focusing on what we don’t have instead of being thankful for what we do have.
My grandmother used to say “I would often complain about not having new shoes until I met a man with no feet.” Those without a place to live would love to have a house to clean, yet how many times do I complain about cleaning my home. A person without any transportation dreams of having a car to drive, while I often complain about the cost of regular maintenance and unexpected repairs. It is so easy to forget how blessed we are and the many, many things we have to be thankful for! To jumpstart my attitude of gratitude I will walk through my house and just continue to name things I am thankful for: my food in the refrigerator, my warm bed, my winter coat, my beautiful family, it is awesome when I get going!
Also, it is a good idea to keep a gratitude journal. According to a study by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida, having participants write down a list of positive events at the close of a day – and why the events made them happy – lowered their self-reported stress levels and gave them a greater sense of calm at night.” Write as many things as you want in your gratitude journal. Writing down 5-10 things that you are grateful for each day is a good number to aim for. What you are thankful for can be as simple as “family” or “the new book or movie I recently enjoyed” or “this morning’s breakfast. Just give thanks! Also, saying thank you is so important so say it often. It shows gratitude, respect, appreciation, and kindness.
When looking for a work at home opportunity be thankful for everything and choose to be happy and healthy. Find a company that will help others be healthier and create a lifestyle that they desire. Find a company where anyone, regardless of their background, can become successful. Where the support structure will provide you with all the information you need in your new business venture; and success can come from the simple sharing of your experiences with others, and by helping others to achieve their goals for health, well-being, and financial security. Find a company where you can do well by doing good – that truly is a great feeling. Find a company with over 50 years of proven success. Find a company with an awesome program where the better you learn how to guide others through an easy, step-by-step process the quicker and larger your organization will grow. Find a company with low start-up costs where you will learn to guide, teach, achieve financial freedom and help others succeed. Find a company where you can escape the 9-5 grind, live and love life. One of my favorite quotes is “success is how many people are better off because I live.”