I asked the Ziglar audience, “What are you grateful for, right now. First thought. And why?”

We got 50 comments in less than three hours and they quickly fell into some specific categories, with two far outstanding.

Tom Ziglar and I start off with the miscellaneous one offs that were really interesting and insightful, as we led up to the two main categories which you’ll hear about 20 minutes into the show.

My focus however was this, here are the main things we say we are grateful for.

Do our daily and ongoing priorities line up with what we say we most value?

As I’ll divulge this, the two greatest areas of gratitude are two of the most neglected if we look at the culture.

Nobody cited gratitude for their smartphone or TV which undoubtedly gets so much of our attention.

Only one person said their work, though we all generally spend more time devoted to our work than anything else.

This episode then became a significant audit and exercise for us all to consider.

Is what we are most grateful for where we most invest our time and resources?

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I’ve had him on The Ziglar Show twice, episodes 327 and 489, and not long ago shared lunch with him and his bride in San Diego.

I really appreciate his wisdom and character and actually reach out to him as a podcasting mentor. The Jordan Harbinger Show is an Apple Top 50 podcast and was among Apple’s “Best of 2018” as well. 

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An FBI hostage negotiator teaches us how to get people to like and trust you; neuroscientists, spies and special forces operators teach us how to develop resilience and mental toughness.

Jordan does this by having incredibly intriguing guests on the show and talking through their personal stories. In episode 362 he had Marc Cuban and episode 350 was Dan Heath who I’m a big fan of. 

This isn’t pop psychology and superficial advice, nor shallow inspiration; this is a show that offers meaningful, fun, life-changing insights with a practical edge so listeners can apply something right out of the box, every show, every day.

Jordan is a skeptic but not a cynic. He doesn’t let his guests get away with platitudes and that shallow self-help stuff

In fact, every episode has worksheets so you can make sure you’re internalizing and applying what you learn from the guests.

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