This Year's Thanksgiving Gratefulness Journal
Every year for the past 4 or 5 years I've designed a Thanksgiving week Gratefulness Journal as my gift to the online community. This year's journal is available to you through midnight, November 28, 2020 by going to confidentmarketer.com/thankful.
This year we have the opportunity as business owners and leaders in our online community to help lead our world into a better place as the ravages of the pandemic, economic disaster, and political turmoil have taken their toll. In this video I outline 7 ways that we as business owners can keep ourselves on an even keel and provide light and leadership to our friends, family members, and customers.
The situation we find ourselves in today leaves us with a golden opportunity to step up our kindness and our leadership, to put our love and our efforts outside of ourselves. And in the doing of that we ease our own fear, irritation, and sadness. You see right now we are one or the other – a part of the sadness or a part of the light that helps everyone find their way away from sadness.
Is this easy to do? For me personally it's not particularly easy, but it's what I want to add to society right now. Here are a few of the things I'm doing to keep myself on an even keel (as much as I can) and to reach out.
- I'm sending snail mail and Facebook messages out to those I see talking about their sadness and grief.
- I'm making sure to allow my own feelings of sadness to surface and shift – the past 2 weeks alone we heard of 7 friends or the adult children of friends who have died from covid.
- I'm doubling down on my morning practices of quiet, meditation, and gratefulness.
- We are hunkered down, staying closer to home than ever before since the spread of covid means that it's as close as next door.
- I make myself read or watch something funny every single day, and I avoid watching dark or sad movies. I don't need that energy around me right now.
- I'm highlighting small businesses over on Facebook (see my personal profile) that we can support over the holidays if we are doing gift giving (and in the meanwhile finding some cool businesses I didn't know existed).
- We both try very hard to “turn the energy” if someone we are speaking to (remotely) is complaining or bitter. Or, lend an ear if that person is grieving and sad for the loss of their way of life (we certainly are sad right now).
7 Ways to Lead and Be Grateful
As business owners we have the chance to be leaders. To be part of the light that will inevitably, over time, lead us out of the current darkness and economic disaster. We are one or the other.
My Gratefulness Journal is my gift to you this week of Thanksgiving. You may also grab my questions about building a business without overwhelm.