Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Managing Thought Leads To Being Thankful - Even In The Midst Of Tough Times

Mary Lore, CEO of Managing Thought LLC and author of Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?, proposes that thankfulness is one of the quickest and most powerful ways to create positive direction and powerful change in our lives.

[ November 23, 2009 Detroit MI ] As we approach the holiday season, America faces some very difficult circumstances: unemployment, bankruptcy, tightening credit, loss of benefits, layoffs, small business closings, furloughs, reduced pay - or perhaps simply trying to make ends meet.

Many people are wondering how to be thankful this Thanksgiving season while in the midst of such tough times. “Practicing thankfulness is one of the most powerful ways to bring about a change in our circumstances,” says Mary J. Lore, author of the multiple award-winning book and audio book Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?.

“During difficult times, we may find ourselves struggling with thoughts of fear, self-doubt, worry, anger and depression. Besides negatively impacting our health and vitality, these thoughts don’t move us in a direction that serves our purpose -- in fact, they make matters worse.”

"One of the quickest and most powerful ways to create a change in our circumstances is to practice thinking thoughts of thankfulness," Lore says. Lore states that thankfulness is one of the highest levels of consciousness, giving us the ability to see the myriad of possibilities, discover what we truly want, receive ideas on what to do next, and create and realize a vision for the future.

“When we practice thankfulness, a physical and mental transformation occurs. Our brains begin perceiving even more to be thankful for. We find ourselves focusing on our strengths. We’re smiling. Our spine straightens. The muscles in our face and neck relax and our breaths deepen. Our creative juices begin to flow and we get creative ideas on how to turn our situation around and move in a direction that inspires us."

Lore conducts workshops across North America as founder and president of Managing Thought, LLC, which helps individuals and organizations develop self-awareness and change how they think to attain long-lasting success.

She offers the following advice to practice thinking thoughts of thankfulness. Lore says that thankfulness takes practice, and just one of these practices brings dramatic improvement in our lives, our families, and our organizations.

1. List everything you are thankful for -- in your life, career,family, relationships, your body and its functionality, your strengths and skills, your

values and personality, your home. If you are a business, list everything you are thankful for with your customers, suppliers, investors, employees, the industry, and specific customers, suppliers, investors and employees. Be sure to find something to be thankful for with respect to what you may be most unhappy about. If we hold contempt for anything we wish to change, we actually block our ability to change it.

2. At the end of each day, work backward and think of everything you are thankful for from that day. Our spirits are lifted when we are appreciative of even the smallest things.

3. Take note of what you are thankful for throughout the day—before or after a conversation, a telephone call, a meeting or a new task, and be thankful for each experience.

4. When you catch yourself thinking a worry, self-doubt, anger or other self-defeating thoughts, take a deep breath, first exhaling deeply, and ask yourself “What can I be thankful for in this moment?”

5. See what happens.

Mary’s book has won six best book awards in various business, leadership and personal development categories. The most recent Nautilus Awards for Conscious Business and Leadership and Audio Books that Enlighten and Inspire place Mary with previous winners including Deepak Chopra, M.D., Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Published by Ferne Press, Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World? hardcover, Kindle, and audio book are available through online retailers including Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble and through the Managing Thought website. A downloadable digital version of the audio book with bonus material is also available at the Managing Thought website.

More information regarding Managing Thought products and services can be found at the company’s website. More on thankfulness can be found on the Managing Thought blog. Thankfulness and many other pertinent topics are also covered in the company's Forward Thinking TM Gentle Reminder E-Columns.

Ms. Lore is available for interview and for keynote speaking engagements workshops, and individual and group coaching. She can be contacted at the address below or by email at info@managingthought.com..


Mary J. Lore is the founder and CEO of Managing Thought, LLC, which helps individuals and organizations develop self-awareness and change how they think and conduct business to attain long-lasting success. She is an internationally recognized leader, public speaker and executive mentor, and author of the award-winning book and audio Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?®. The book is a guide understanding how our thoughts create our reality and serves as a guide to creating happiness and ongoing success in all areas of life. The book provides tools to help those interested in.business development, personal development, motivation, happiness, purpose, beliefs and goal setting.

Mary has devoted thirty years to serving as a CPA, senior executive, entrepreneur, and mentor to corporate leaders. She has successfully assisted others, in North America and Europe through her corporate and public workshops, and thousands of hours working with CEOs, managers, employees, teachers, parents, and teens. Since 2002, Mary has served as a chair for TEC, also known as Vistage, the world’s pre-eminent organization for the personal and professional development of CEOs.

In addition to appearance on the Mind Your BIZness show, Mary has appeared on the Good Day Show on Fox TV 35 in Orlando, FL, Michigan Entrepreneur TV, NBC Affiliate WTMJ, Amazing Women: Brains, Beauty and Success Internet Radio Show, The Voice America Network, Vistage International and WYCD/WWJ.950 radio.


Mary Lore
Managing Thought, LLC