Gratitude – A Wake Up Call

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I had just finished lamenting some middle class frustration on Sunday morning, when I watched this TED talk. It stopped me smack bang in my guilt ridden tracks, reminding me of the power of gratitude and perspective.

So if your week ain’t goin’ so well, this TED watch might too be the perfect remedy.

For more inspiration on the topic, click here to read a blog I wrote about simple ways to practice gratitude.

Finally, I am reading one of my favourite author’s books at the moment, Epictetus, and I think it was no coincidence that on Sunday I came across this quote:

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

And it’s as wise now as it was in 94AD…

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Suzi McAlpine

Suzi McAlpine is a Leadership Development Specialist and author of the award-winning leadership blog, The Leader’s Digest. She writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to ignite better leadership in individuals, teams and organisations. Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in a variety of roles. Her experience has included being a head-hunter, an executive coach, and a practice leader for a division at the world’s largest HR consulting firm. Suzi provides a range of services as a Leadership Development Specialist, including executive coaching, leadership workshops and development programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand.

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