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Practicing Gratitude

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers in our community- including my own, who loves getting his copy of Twelve each month!

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Something about summer just promotes happiness and relaxation. Whether it’s the nostalgic memories from our youth, or maybe just the extra dose of Vitamin D; the smells and sounds of summer encourage us to slow down and take life in. For me, my mission this summer is to relax, reflect and actively practice gratitude. As the wise Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda once said, “Today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the present!” If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you’re marinating daily in the details and stressors of running and building your business. So much so, that it’s easy to lose track of the victories and accomplishments you’ve made along the way. Or, of the milestones you’ve set and since achieved, or the amazing relationships you’ve built and countless clients you’ve helped. This summer, slow down. Take time to marinate instead in the beauty of your accomplishments both personally and professionally. Incorporate gratitude in your daily routine- start a gratitude journal, schedule in a quick and private “daily gratitude session” or commit to consistently thanking those in your life for whom you are grateful. Remember, the most beautiful part of your business is you! -- Emily




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