A Sales Newsletter of Sorts #150 – Being thankful, Being thankful, Thanks

Sales and marketing Newsletter

Quick notes to help you get more sales and marketing done in less time. . . next week.

In this issue:

– Techniques for FIT
– Being Human
– Random Stuff

Techniques for FIT

  • From Dr. Martin Seligman, the “Three Blessings Exercise” via his book, Flourish.

    “Every night for the next week, set aside ten minutes before you go to sleep. Write down three things that went well today and why they went well. You may use a journal or your computer to write about the events, but it is important that you have a physical record of what you wrote. The three things need not be earthshaking in importance (“My husband picked up my favorite ice cream for dessert on the way home from work today”), but they can be important (“My sister just gave birth to a healthy baby boy”).

    Next to each positive event, answer the question “Why did this happen?” For example, if you wrote that your husband picked up ice cream, write “because my husband is really thoughtful sometimes” or “because I remembered to call him from work and remind him to stop by the grocery store.” Or if you wrote, “My sister just gave birth to a healthy baby boy,” you might pick as the cause … “She did everything right during her pregnancy.”

    Writing about why the positive events in your life happened may seem awkward at first, but please stick with it for one week. It will get easier.”

Being Human – Being thankful

Little Human Ways to Be Thankful


Write thank-you notes. You will make yourself happier and enhance your relationships by writing thank-you letters expressing enjoyment and appreciation of people’s impact on your life. Deliver it in person if possible. Send at least one thank you note a week.

Super human tip: Once a quarter, write a thank you note to yourself.

Thank your people mentally. Unwilling to make time for writing? The next best thing is to think about the people you appreciate and mentally make a thank you to them.

Count your blessings. Starting Sunday morning, sit down and write/count your blessings. Consider what you are grateful for. Start with three this week. As you write, be specific and think about the sensations you felt when something good happened to you.

Super human tip: Pray. Regular prayer leads to being thankful.


Good stuff.


Random Stuff

Giving thanks.

Each week I get a dozen notes from readers. Nine times out of ten, they are reactions to this Random Stuff section. Reactions to my little stories.

Thank you for reading and double thank you for your notes. They mean a lot to me.

Good stuff.


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