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Lori Harder – Earn Your Happy

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About this episode

My special guest for this episode is Lori Harder.  Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy podcast and is a leader in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness and is a self love junkie.  Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy podcast and created The Bliss Project.  In this episode, we talked a lot about the self image issues Lori has struggled with and how she overcame them, fears she’s been able to overcome and how to turn actions into habits.

One big takeaway

Every single day you can take an action that makes you feel better.  It might not last all day, but it offers a glimmer.  And these glimmers can carry you throughout your.  You can create small habit shifts that make you feel better that add up to big changes over the long run.  When you first wake up, think about what can make you feel good right now.  The goal is to make the day a day that you feel happy.

Resources

Visit Lori’s website at Lori Harder and the Earn Your Happy podcast.  Follow Lori on Facebook.

Say It With Gratitude Supporters

Say It With Gratitude Supporters!

Gratitude Cards

Hi friends,

I want to give you a big thank you for supporting my passion project, Say It With Gratitude, that I’ve been working on since December, 2015.

Gratitude is a simple act of kindness that can have a dramatic impact not only in how you feel about yourself, but to the person you are expressing gratitude.  One of the best and easiest ways to do this is to send a thank you card.

The Inspiration For Say It With Gratitude

2 trips to Guatemala over the past 2 summers made a dramatic impact on me.  I noticed that despite how little they had over there, they were genuinely happy and grateful for what they do have.

When I returned home, I noticed how we often take the things we do have for granted.  And we complain a lot about the things we don’t have.  My mission is to change this and make expressing gratitude a movement.

About Say It WIth Gratitude

Say It With Gratitude is a subscription based thank you card company.  I’ve partnered with Adam Braun and Pencils of Promise in 2 ways:

  1. The artwork for the cards is designed by kids who have had a Pencils of Promise School built for them.  They were so excited to have their new school that they wanted to give back.  So they have generously designed the art for these thank you cards.
  2. A portion of every sale will go back to Pencils of Promise to build a new school in a developing country.

I want backers of the Say It With Gratitude Indiegogo campaign to know that not only will they be making a big impact with a monthly act of kindness by sending out thank you cards, but that they are also giving the gift of education to those less fortunate.

The Say It With Gratitude Indiegogo Video

How You Can Help

Email your subscribers details about Say It With Gratitude

Sending an email to your subscribers will make a great impact and I will be forever grateful for you.

Sample Email Copy

I realize you may like to write your own copy which is great!  The sample below is something you can model, just so you have all of the details to share with your audience.

Hi <NAME>

We often go about our day complaining about what we don’t have.

Time.  Money.  Success. That nice home

Wouldn’t it be better to go through life being happy for what we do have?

Inspired by a trip to Guatemala, my friend Scott Colby is starting a movement…a gratitude movement called Say It With Gratitude

Say It With Gratitude is a subscription based thank you card company that will allow you to have a big impact on your own life, as well as others, on a monthly basis.  The artwork for the cards was designed by kids in Guatemala.

Check out Say It With Gratitude Here

When Scott was in Guatemala, he noticed that despite how little families had over there, they were happy, smiling and grateful.

When he returned home, he noticed that we often take for granted what we do have, and complain about what we don’t have.

That’s when Scott decided to do something about it, and wanted to get the kids in Guatemala involved!

So he partnered with Pencils of Promise, a non profit organization that builds schools in developing countries.

The kids that have had a Pencils of Promise School built for them were so grateful to have their new classrooms, that they wanted to do something to give back!

You can imagine how excited they were when they were asked to draw the artwork for the cards.

And that’s how Say It With Gratitude was born.

The artwork for the cards is beautiful and each month you’ll be sent a pack of thank you cards with new designs.

So if you want more gratitude and happiness in your life, and have a big impact on others, whether they’re your friends, clients, or family members, then join the gratitude movement today!

SayItWithGratitude.com

With gratitude,

Name

P.S.  Scott will be donating a portion of each sale back to Pencils of Promise.  So not only will you be making a big impact with a monthly act of kindness by sending out thank you cards, but you are also giving the gift of education to those less fortunate.

Social Media Sharing

Twitter

#SayItWithGratitude Start having more gratitude in your life by sending out thank you cards. www.sayitwithgratitude.com

#SayItWithGratitude Get more happiness in your life and have a big impact on others. www.sayitwithgratitude.com

#SayItWithGratitude Check out these thank you cards designed by kids in Guatemala!  www.sayitwithgratitude.com

Facebook

It all starts today – Say It With Gratitude – a brand new line of thank you cards designed by kids in Guatemala.  Sending out thank you cards on a regular basis to friends, family members and clients will have a big impact on your life and on theirs.  Plus you’ll be helping give the gift of education to those less fortunate.  Check it out!  www.sayitwithgratitude.com

Most of us complain about the things we don’t have – time, money, a nice house, etc.  Well today it’s time to flip that and start appreciating what you DO have and the important people in your life.  Say It With Gratitude is a brand new line of thank you cards designed by kids in Guatemala.  Check it out!  www.sayitwithgratitude.com

Gratitude leads to more happiness in your life, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by sending out thank you cards.  Say It With Gratitude is a brand new line of thank you cards designed by kids in Guatemala.  Check it out!  www.sayitwithgratitude.com

Thank you for your support!

Ultimate Gratitude Summit – Emails

Thank you for participating in the Ultimate Gratitude Summit and spreading the word.

The goal of this summit is to begin to create a gratitude movement.  To show people how expressing gratitude can help change their lives.  Each interview is about 15 minutes and all of the guests opened up and shared some struggles, highs and lows and how they’ve used gratitude to help get them through.

I am also using this summit to help create some buzz around my Indiegogo launch for the Say It With Gratitude thank you card company.  The more people are exposed to this, the better chance it has to get funded.

The link to the gratitude summit is Ultimate Gratitude Summithttp://www.ultimategratitudesummit.com

Here is a sample email you can send out.  Below is the Say It With Gratitude logo.

Gratitude ALERT!

Grab your FREE ticket to the Ultimate Gratitude Summit

http://www.ultimategratitudesummit.com

I’ll be speaking along with over 30 other incredible individuals as we’ll share our personal stories on how the power of gratitude has helped shape our lives and who we are today.

If you have a desire to be happier, feel great, have less stress, and have more joy in your life, then make sure you register for this free online event.  All of us have struggled in some fashion and we’ll be opening up and sharing our highs and lows and how we’ve used gratitude in the past and to this day.

It’s 100% online, so you don’t have to travel, and is hosted by Scott Colby.  All of the interviews are short and too the point (between 15-20 minutes), so you won’t be wasting your time.  I’m honored to be a part of it.

If you want a FREE ticket, go grab it now.  The event starts on September 6.

http://www.ultimategratitudesummit.com

With gratitude,

your name

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Say It With Gratitude – Update Week of August 8

I wanted to give you an update for my Say It With Gratitude Kickstarter launch which is set for September 6, exactly 4 weeks from yesterday.  This has been a fun, but very intensive, passion project of mine and I can’t wait to share these updates with you.  It’s been an exiting week.

I mentioned last time that I’m putting together The Ultimate Gratitude Summit where I’m interviewing over 30 incredible people who are opening up to share their personal struggles and stories and how they’ve used gratitude in their lives.  Over the last week, I conducted 6 interviews.

I’ll be releasing the interviews starting September 6th, the first day of the Kickstarter launch.  If you haven’t done so yet, please register for The Ultimate Gratitude Summit here. 

On Friday, I officially picked out my printer, Yellow Dog Printing, which is local here in Denver.   I had a meeting with them to go over the project and to talk about the designs that I will be using for the first set of cards for the Kickstarter campaign.  Before that, I had a meeting with Lori at Coda Coffee to pick the designs for the cards (which you can see in the picture below).

Lori and Scott cards

We received about 20 drawings from kids in Guatemala through Pencils of Promise, but we only picked 5 designs to start – our 5 favorite designs.

Today I went and viewed the proofs of the cards with the designs we picked and I can’t be more excited.  I mean to see all my hard work that’s gone into this, and getting so close to launching is really what life is about for me.  Check out the cards!

5 thank you cards

I also have been working with my Kickstarter expert, Brandy.  She happens to also be my graphics designer for this project, and she showed me her design of the Say It With Gratitude logo.  I didn’t giver her any directions – she came up with her own vision and design for the logo and I absolutely love it!

Check out the Say It With Gratitude logo!!

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The other big news is that I finally hired a videographer named Blake!  He’s local here in Denver and did the video for another Kickstarter campaign earlier this year with fitness personality Emily Schromm that was very successful.

I’ve written an outline of the story we’ll be telling in the video, but tomorrow we will be meeting for the first time to fine tune this.

So as you can see, I’ve had a lot going on this past week, but I’m happy with the progress and the team I’m surrounding myself with.

I’ll be back next week for another update.  Thank you for taking this journey with me.

With gratitude,

Scott

Preston Smiles – Love Louder

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About this episode

My special guest for this episode is Preston Smiles, a messenger of love.  Preston’s mission is to empower, inspire and ignite a multigenerational movement of radical growth through conscious, creative content, acts of love and living boldly.  We cover a lot in this episode including how Preston has turned some of his biggest pains into his greatest gains, a recent time he was down and struggling and he overcame it, the mis-perception that personal development coaches are always happy and his favorite habit for loving himself more.  He also gave us 3 action steps to take for those of us that are struggling and in a dark place.

One big takeaway

Change your thoughts, change your story, change your actions, change your life.  Our perspective creates our perception.  Our perception creates our beliefs.  Our beliefs create our behavior.  Our behavior creates our experience.  Our experience creates our reality and our reality creates our next perspective.  This cycle continues all the time.  Until something comes in and shakes that up, you will be in this same cycle year after year.

Resources

Visit Preston’s website at Preston Smiles and check out his new book Love Louder.  And check out his YouTube channel for inspiration.