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This episode is releasing on the holiday we celebrate in the United States called Thanksgiving. It is a day to give thanks for all that we have.

In honor of this day I want to encourage you to give thanks everyday. It is powerful to live a life of gratitude.

In every moment you have the opportunity to choose your perspective and there is always something to be grateful for.

When I first got divorced about 10 years ago my two boys were very young, kindergarten and second grade. It was a challenging time for all 3 of us. I began using a gratitude journal each day to help me shift my focus to what I had rather than what I did not. I quickly realized that this was an important exercise for my boys as well and adopted our nightly gratitude talks.

Each night before they went to bed we would all climb into my high queen sized bed to snuggle and take turns sharing about what we were grateful for.

Back then their list often included a video game or a special toy. And there were the nights when my heart would melt as they said, “I’m grateful for my mom.”

It became a super special time of connection and shifting of focus from the worries, fears and challenges of each day to a focus on what made us very, very lucky and blessed!

I loved hearing what they were thankful for and enjoyed that special time. They looked forward to it every night. “Come on mom! We have to have our gratitude talk!” I loved that they loved it!

Our talks almost always ended with giggles and hugs. And it was the start of our inside joke that someone was going to get the boot. I think my youngest went out of his way to kick and wiggle so that I would say it. “Settle down or you’re going to get the boot!” We would all break out in laughter. Years later that phrase is still an inside joke.

My oldest son told me one day, “mom, I want to write a book about our gratitude talks. I want other kids to have gratitude talks with their moms when they’re going through a tough time because it really makes things a lot better!”

Wise words from a second grader. I suggest you follow them!

Today I encourage you to begin the practice of focusing on what you have to be grateful for. Make it a daily practice. Make a list. Get together with your family or some close friends to say it out loud. If you are a praying person thank God for His favor and all of your blessings.

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Direct download: DTD_060__You_Can_Choose_Gratitude_Every_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

A business owner writes in asking how he can decrease employee turnover. Listen to hear the five tips to solving this problem.

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Direct download: DYD_059__How_Can_We_Decrease_our_Turnover_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Your time is a currency. How do you spend it?

Does the business of life take all of your time and attention? 

Your time is a currency and we all have a needs account.  It requires time and attention from ourselves or others to fill our tank.  An empty tank will almost always mean more drama as we find ourselves feeling resentful, overwhelmed, tired, burned out, unappreciated. 

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Direct download: DTD_058__You_Do_You_Invest_Time_for_You_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

What? You haven't heard this term before?

Well, if you were one of my perfectionists or people pleasing leader clients you probably would have heard it.  I’ve used this word for years to describe the act of diving in to fix problems or potential problems or perceived problems – or, to use the excuse that there is evidence of any of these in order to justify jumping in to take over.    

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Direct download: DTD_057__Are_You_a_Swooper_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

It’s time to talk about a drama-inducing tactic that many of my clients use or experience in their relationships both personal and professional.  I call it the Hoop! As in, jump through my hoop.  The hoop happens when one individual is testing another individual without their knowledge.

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Direct download: DTD_056__Are_Hoops_Creating_Your_Drama_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Fear has a place. Fear tells us to go into protection mode.  Our physical well being is in danger!  

The problem is, the way we live today, that fear telling us to stop – don’t move – danger and the accompanying adrenalin rush are not usually consistent with the threat level. In this episode Kirsten will share five keys to help you move though your fears.

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Direct download: DTD_055__Are_Your_Fears_Stopping_You__5_Keys_to_Moving_Ahead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Meetings can be frusterating in many ways. In this episode Kirsten covers five key strategies to help create meetings that you will love!

Want to create even more pain around meetings? Do the Time is Money Activity 
Calculate: Average salary x # people in meeting x length of meeting = SCAREY!

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Do you often make the wrong hiring decisions?  Do you avoid terminating poor performers because you think you'll never be able to hire anyone better anyway?  In this episode Kirsten teaches the specific strategies on how to choose great candidates. 4th in a 4 part series.

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