Life Skills: 4 Ways to Increase
Your Awareness and Change Your Attitude

  1. For the rest of the day, notice how often you bond with others over complaining about something. Just by noticing you create an awareness of your behavior and that alone can lead to inspired change.

  2. Play a game for one day and don't say anything negative. No whining. No complaining. No bonding over stress. Notice how you feel in this situation. Some people find this really hard to do. There can be a bit of panic....now what do we talk about??

  3. Next idea....Think of something positive to say AND say it! Say it to the cashier, to the drive through attendant when getting coffee, to the person in the elevator, to your boss, to your coworker at lunch, to your girlfriend...

  4. Give someone else permission to shine. Ask them a questions like: What was the best part of your day? What energizes you? Tell me something good! So, what great thing did your son do today?

Know that when you do, at the least, you'll feel good and maybe, some of the light will rub off and you'll find increased energy and inspiration - you'll feel good!!

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Laura West is an award-winning entrepreneur, and president and founder of the Center for Joyful Business. As a certified business coach, author and speaker, she helps thousands of women entrepreneurs create successful businesses filled with passion, purpose and prosperity. She is known for making marketing simple and fun for passion-based business owners. She is also the author and creator of Joyful Business Guide™ Home Study System, and she is author of the upcoming book, Awakening Your Inner Business Goddess. She is also the Fresh Entrepreneur Expert at Ladies Who Launch.com and creator of their Fresh Entrepreneur workshop and workbook program.

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