I certainly hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe.

This episode of the #TomFerryShow was shot and released prior to the global crisis we’re facing today…

…But I’d contend it’s even more important in today’s environment.

So I wanted to share it with you again.

Obviously, the health and safety of you and your loved ones is paramount right now.

But close behind is keeping your business moving forward – even if that means inching forward a little at a time until we can get back to full speed.

In times of hardship, taking control of your attitude can launch you into action… even when you might not otherwise feel like it.

So let’s take a look at three easy ways to create an attitude of gratitude and get into action.

Step 1: Pump Yourself Up with Positive Self Talk

When you have the right self-talk, you can pump yourself up.

Do it enough and it will actually change your emotional state.

This is where affirmations and mantras can play an important role in having the energy to perform your role well.

Another important aspect of this is recognizing when your head is filled with destructive thoughts that are bringing you down. The more you can identify that and control that negative self-talk, the better off you’ll be.

So what affirmations work well for you? If you can’t think of any, make that a homework assignment to find something that resonates with you and gets you pumped up.



Step 2: Where’s Your Focus?

I learned early in life from one of my mentors that by simply asking yourself the right questions, you can lead yourself to a positive mental state.

Questions like:

  • What do I love about my job?
  • What do I love about the people I help on a daily basis?
  • What do I love about my colleagues I work with?
  • What am I grateful for?
  • Who do I love?
  • Who loves me?

That’s why every powerful morning routine should include time dedicated to your gratitudes… not to necessarily repeat the same answers over and over every day, but to continuously explore all the good that’s in your life.

Are you asking yourself the right questions?