Dec 27, 2019
Merry and happy holidays to you
all – whatever you celebrate or don’t, wherever you are in the
world…I hope you are surrounded by joy, friends, family and
everything else good as we close out 2019. Can you believe it’s
almost the end of another year? We’ve hit a milestone here on the
podcast with 80 completed episodes. So much to celebrate – and as
you’ll learn today, it's very important to celebrate…everything.
Yes, everything. Big, small, momentus or seemingly
mundane…celebration is great for our brains! This is based on a lot
of the foundations I shared with you in The Brainy Benefits of
Being grateful breeds happiness.
It also makes people more creative and even sleep better. Being
grateful makes the people around you happier, you perform better in
life and work, and have better memory retention and better
relationships. It’s an all around great thing. Celebrating is very
similar to that. Celebrating allows you to slow down – be
thoughtful – and reflect on the great things you have done. On the
achievement in front of you.
Many of us achievers who want to
achieve big things in this world, and I’m guessing that’s you if
you have chosen to listen to this podcast, we tend to keep our eyes
on the prize. We haven’t “made it” yet, and so every milestone
along the way is just a check mark on the road to greatness. But it
needs to be more than that. We need to celebrate the big and small
accomplishments and the things that we are so very grateful for. In
this episode, I kick things off by sharing some of the Brainy
things that I am grateful for and celebrating.
- [04:07] Our brains choose to do
what has felt good in the past. Our experiences are shaped by our
actions…not the other way around.
- [04:31] When we celebrate and
mark things in our memory as achievements that make us feel good
our brain will look for more of those achievements to boost
ourselves up and create a more positive outlook on
- [04:42] “Celebrations are the
punctuation marks that make sense of the passage of time; without
them, there are no beginnings and no endings. Life becomes an
endless series of Wednesdays.” David Campbell
- [05:24] I love celebrating and
have always been able to find the silver linings as a
- [05:58] If you have employees,
celebrate them at their annual review. I encourage my employees to
keep track of wins when they came in. This makes a huge list of
accomplishments to begin the annual review.
- [07:19] The BE Thoughtful
Notebook is coming out in 2020! Want one? Get on the waitlist.
- [08:03] This was an amazing
year with a lot of great things to celebrate.
- [08:19] Highlights include: The
Brainy Business blew past 100,000 downloads with listeners in over
150 countries. I launched two courses that both made money on their
first time out, and we already have people signing up for the 2020
- [09:44] I was offered and
started a column with Inc.com; went to visit Texas A&M and
started doing research with them (so cool), I spoke to audiences
around the country and led workshops abroad. I completed my masters
in behavioral economics with a published white paper through the
Filene Research Institute and walked at a graduation ceremony. I
got to go back to Rome and show my husband where I used to live and
we wrapped up our visits to all 50 states. There were amazing
partnerships and connections and possible working relationships
slated for 2020...so many cool projects underway!
- [10:11] All this amidst a much
more balanced family life and bringing some exercise back into the
mix, running a 5k in New York with my husband on Thanksgiving, and
seeing the Macy’s parade in person!
- [10:38] What can you celebrate
from 2019? Celebrate those little wins too. It's not all about the
big stuff. Share with me on social media.
- [12:08] My dad is a captain for
American Airlines. He has flown there for nearly 35 years. His last
flight will be on December 19th, and I'll be on it.
- [13:43] Dad, I don’t know if
you will hear this – I guess this is a test of who really listens
to the podcast – ha! – but I am so proud of you and honored to be
able to celebrate with you. Congratulations.
- [14:02] I want to wrap up the
year and this mini episode (80 episodes of The Brainy Business
podcast!) by saying, thank you to you. Thanks for listening. Thanks
for making this year amazing.
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