3 Tips to Embrace Gratitude and Find Success in Your Life From Dr. Peggy DeLong

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“I love that gratitude is universal, that anybody can benefit from gratitude.”

Dr Peggy DeLong is a psychologist known as The Gratitude Psychologist. She joined us on the podcast with Maryalice Goldsmith to chat about her journey with gratitude, how she built her speaking business, what her most significant takeaways from the program were, the frameworks she teaches on, and more! 

You should check out the whole episode here, but if you want a quick overview, less than 2 min read, here are the top 3 takeaways from their conversation:  

Changing your focus and habits can allow you to thrive in a complex world. 

All of Peggy’s talks teach her framework of the 4 P’s. 

“Prioritize, Plan, Practice, Prosper: Prioritize your mental health, plan health promoting activities, practice them often, and prosper even during difficult times.”

When you focus on creating systems and structures that make it easy to take care of yourself, you can build routines that pour into you so you can prosper when the going gets hard! Maryalice loves to talk about how our brains don’t like to think, which is why we develop habits, and if you can create the proper rituals, you will succeed! 

“And that’s exactly what gratitude does. It makes the world feel lighter.”

Building a business is more than just a one-and-done project. It’s a daily commitment to the bigger goal. 

We encourage all our students to build the habits of a power hour. Taking time daily to follow up, build relationships, find opportunities, and create connections with decision-makers empowers you to grow your business! 

For example, Peggy has a morning routine that fits nicely into her client schedule and allows her to grow her speaking business steadily and sustainably. 

Finding your niche allows you to impact your audience and create transformation in their lives more deeply. 

When Peggy opted to niche down and say no to “good” things, it allowed her to find “great” things! 

A perfect example of this in real life is Peggy’s key focus on helping college students learn mental health habits early in life. However, because her message can resonate with so many people, she is often asked to lead a second keynote or a workshop with staff members when she speaks on campuses.

The natural connection between the two has allowed her to grow her business without changing her script or message. 

Ready to hear more? Check out Episode #467 of The Speaker Lab podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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