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Talk Summary

Something as simple as a cup of coffee can be the beginning of something so much bigger.  One man takes a journey to thank everyone that gets him his morning coffee. It turns out to be more than 1,000 people but the happiness he experienced was something unexpected.  It makes me think about how I can give gratitude for my coffee.

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TAKEAWAYS

BIGGEST LESSON

The power of intention cannot be underestimated.  Keep moving forward even if you don’t feel like it. I think that it is always the most important lesson.  The reason most people can’t reach their goals is because they stop themselves from taking any type of action.  Even if it’s a small step take it.

IMPACT

Feeling grateful for what you have instead of down on yourself for what you don’t will inspire you to help others.  Just remember someone else would be thrilled to have your circumstances.  Make sure to show gratitude always, especially the bad stuff. I’ve even taken a tactic from Tim Ferriss  and stopped consuming news so I have something to ask people about and actually have a conversation. 

HOW TO IMPLEMENT

Be sure to thank people on a daily basis.  Look up from your phone with the people you engage with during your day.  Reach out to strangers and let them know if you like a design/article/post with a note of encouragement instead of the typical thumbs up or heart. 

WHERE I HEARD ABOUT IT

This was just something that showed up in my feed.  I’m so glad it did.

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TED TALK: Gratitude for my coffee