Thank and Grow Rich: The Power of Gratitude (Episode 100)

Updated: December 13, 2021

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What you’ll hear in this episode:

We celebrate in this 100th episode by talking about the benefits of thankfulness.

I shared the studies and research that support the power of gratitude in helping a person become rich and achieve their goals.

From its ability to make you pro-social and being kind, to the physical and emotional benefits, we share all the science that will convince you to start your practice of gratitude today.

Excerpts and Highlights:

Having a grateful mindset helps improve your health – both physically and mentally.

Opportunities are always connected to people. And gratitude helps in making you more pro-social, to interact and communicate better with other people.

Gratitude makes you emotionally stronger. It provides mental toughness to overcome life’s challenges and difficulties, to persist through failures, and push forward towards your goals.

Works Cited:

  1. Lisa A. Williams, Monica Y. Bartlett. Warm Thanks: Gratitude Expression Facilitates Social Affiliation in New Relationships via Perceived Warmth. Emotion, 2014.
  2. Patrick L. Hill, Mathias Allemand, and Brent W. Roberts. Examining the Pathways between Gratitude and Self-Rated Physical Health across Adulthood. Personality and Individual Differences, 2012.
  3. Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. THANKS! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 2007.
  4. Dewall, Nathan & Lambert, Nathaniel & Pond, Jr, Richard & Kashdan, Todd & Fincham, Frank. A Grateful Heart is a Nonviolent Heart: Cross-Sectional, Experience Sampling, Longitudinal, and Experimental Evidence. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 3. 232-240. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2012.
  5. Nancy Digdon, Amy Koble. Effects of Constructive Worry, Imagery Distraction, and Gratitude Interventions on Sleep Quality: A Pilot Trial. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 2011.
  6. Lung Hung Chen, Chiahuei Wu. Gratitude Enhances Change in Athletes’ Self-Esteem: The Moderating Role of Trust in Coach. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2014.
  7. Todd B Kashdan, Gitendra Uswatte, Terri Julian. Gratitude and hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in Vietnam war veterans. Behavior Research and Therapy, 2006.

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