Thank you. I know this can land like it’s “rogue,” as you are probably getting a ton of canned emails this Thanksgiving week on the subjects of thanks, gratitude, etc.

We’d like to take the occasion of the holiday season to send you a note of heartfelt thanks. We are so very grateful for your continued support. It’s been an amazing year. We celebrated our ninth year of business this year, which is very exciting. As we look back, we are amazed at the wonderful practices that we have had the privilege to work with and learn from.

jessica-clarkFor us, 2016 has been a year of witnessing many firms really opening up and getting honest about “what’s it all for?” “What’s the prize, other than more money?” We are deeply thankful to have witnessed attorneys across the country come to the realization of what’s important to them: authentic relationships, teamwork, community, family, health and growth-based conversations from a place of purpose and impact. It’s been about getting folks realizing that, at the end of the day, it’s about the people. We have witnessed team members pushing each other to rethink their firm’s core values, and we see a monumental industry shift toward provoking thought vs. simple head-nodding, and toward intrapreneurs in an entrepreneur’s world.

We are very much looking forward to 2017. Some of the themes we see firms playing with are: a year of active choice, a year of discernment with guiltless boundaries, and a year of intentional time filled with fun and ease. All of these are very exciting, and we are very much looking forward to helping firms create their themes and keep them “off the shelf.”

Your continued inspiration, with your comments and requests for programs that will impact you and your team’s growth, are truly appreciated. We will continue to deliver.

And maybe you are struggling with finding something to be grateful for as you’re elbow deep in work, complaints and bills before you close up for Thanksgiving.
Let’s shift that so you can let all the “stuff” go and enter your holiday with something you are really thankful for.

Take a deep breath. Allow the feeling of your breath to make its way down into the deepest part of your belly.

Now do that again.

Write down one good thing happening in your life. Now, another. Then, as many as you can. If it’s only one, that’s OK. Focus your attention on that thing and take another deep, cleansing breath – the kind that you can feel all the way into the base of your lower back.

OK, now, from that place, write down your first thought that answers this question: “If you knew you’d be happy doing anything in the world, with money being of no concern, what’s the one thing you would be most thankful for next year this exact time of year that was occurring in your life?”

Commit to yourself that every day for the next 365 days, you will do something that gets you closer to doing whatever that thing is. Write down that commitment to yourself, fold up the piece of paper you wrote it on and put it somewhere you’ll see it frequently, like in your wallet, or on your bathroom mirror or in your car. Choose a place where you will see it when you want to spend money or time to compensate for leading you closer to your “2017 thankful goal.”

The next time you are not feeling thankful and wallowing in lack, pull out that piece of paper and renew your commitment to yourself. You deserve it.

Ah, doesn’t that feel better? Excited about being thankful now? We are.

You are a brilliant community and we are fortunate to be part of your journey.

Wishing you and your family the happiest and healthiest Thanksgiving holiday.

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