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This week we’ve been talking about gratitude. Part of the magic of gratitude is that it creates a direct path to acceptance. And acceptance is one of the most important steps in achieving harmony with the world abound you. I thought it was so important, it’s the first thing addressed in my book (co-authored with Ann Depta) “A Coaching Alphabet.”


Accept them for who they are. Before you start coaching your employees, it’s important to accept them for who they are. Remember they are not wired the same way you are, and thus, they need to be coached in a way that works for them, not you.

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Perhaps a little late for Thanksgiving (but why limit thankfulness to one day a year?) I stumbled upon a wonderful article by Leo Babuta about focusing on gratitude as a meditation. He goes over all the benefits of a focused “gratitude session,” and ends with a wonderful prayer.

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are

also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles

and they can become your blessings.

~ Author Unknown ~