Today is a pretty exciting day, in the US, its election day and the possibility of the first woman president! This month, is probably the easiest time to cultivate your gratitude as a woman. Women making election history, plans with spending time with friends and family being thankful for them and most importantly a time to be proud of our nation and our history. This morning when I woke up, I started to think about how far women have come in this country. I recently watched the show Good Girls Revolt on Amazon and it completely inspired me. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching it. You will get a sense of the appreciation I am currently feeling.
P.S. I am especially grateful that Nate Berkus gets me and created my beautiful black and gold desk.
It also reminded me as to why I started ISTA Magazine. When I first got the idea for ISTA, it was because I wanted to celebrate the relationships I have created with other women entrepreneurs. I was coming away from an incredible 2 hour conversation with my business besties who are self proclaimed ISTAS. Gardenista, veganista, passionista, I thought to myself how grateful I was for these deep and enriching conversations with passionate + like minded women, which always seem to build confidence and connection. That deep sense of gratitude is what propelled me to create my little online magazine, a softer, more feminine, spiritual side of myself and my brand.
THE SECRET TO ATTRACTING ABUNDANCE
Gratitude will always lead to more abundance in your life. Gratitude stirred up a fresh idea for me. Gratitude keeps me going when I'm not feeling creative or inspired. Gratitude will keep you hustling. When you are grateful, focused and passionate, success will ALWAYS come. Gratitude is the secret sauce. If you are doing your best to make something successful and it's just not quite making it, pay extra attention to where you are complaining, self-doubting and feeling entitled. Take your mind off of what isn't working and start being thankful for what is happening right now. If you are reading this blog post, be thankful for your health and the ability to read & see. Whatever you can drum up, write it down.
I use my planner as a tool to focus on cultivating my gratitude, inspiration and positivity. These daily capsule sheets from Cloth and Paper are my favorite because each day you get to write down your mantras and affirmations right along with what you are grateful for. This is something I highly recommend putting into practice in your work.
I'm always grateful that I get to work for myself and have the ability to create things that I absolutely love. I am grateful that even the smallest thing can inspire me. This little gold lion head gave me inspiration for a new project I am working on. The possibilities of what we can create in the world are endless.
My black and gold planner dividers are also from Cloth and Paper.
For the times when I am not feeling so grateful, which happens of course, I turn to the front of my planner. I keep this page from my LOA planner and use these prompts for my reference. If I ever need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, I use it as my cheat sheet. You can use it too.
Just put this into practice for the month and see what happens in your life. Did you get inspired to create something new? Did you attract something you have been wanting out of the blue?
Or are you already a gratitude focused gal? What are your secrets? Leave me a comment below, I'd love to know.