FLIPping the Gratitude Switch is a simple 4-step process, known as the FLIP Philosophy. Once you learn these 4 simple steps you will never have to have a bad day again. You can turn any failure in to success. You can immediately turn poverty in to prosperity. You can take any loss, any tragedy, and turn it in to hope. You can turn feeling offended in to feeling empowered. Quite simply, you will discover that it is through the simple, conscious, daily, application of intentional gratitude that your life can change. Your happiness levels will immediately increase. You will feel a greater sense of fulfillment with the life you have, and experience more contentment than ever before… Guaranteed!!
Want to find out how… check out the FLIPping The Gratitude Switch Keynote talk, and the audio below. Then go read about this book. We’ve started a movement, and we aren’t going to stop until we change the world.
I wanted to give you a brief description of what I’m doing with this message, and what is becoming the book. Listen here, AND read on!!
I have found that God has been very clear with me that I need to deliver this book and this message to the world. I didn’t intend on completing it so early, but it looks like I have to. As I lay sick the last couple days, I actually really thought about, what if this illness I had was terminal, what would be the one thing I would want to do to leave behind to my family and the world… and clear as ever, the answer was THIS BOOK. Over the years the message of gratitude has come very clearly to me, and it has truly changed everything about me, and has fundamentally transformed the way I interact with the world around me. If I may, let me take you back briefly to when I first discovered the gratitude switch.
I had been married for about 3 and a half years, and it was at that point that my, now ex-wife, informed me that she was leaving me. I would later find out that she had fallen in love with a friend of mine, and thought that they were destined to be together. I was blindsided. I didn’t expect it. Our marriage hadn’t had any problems, how could this be happening?! One day I will have to share how truly crazy it got, but for now suffice it to say that I was knocked down, beat up, heartbroken, and angry. All of those emotions culminated shortly thereafter. She had moved out when I heard through the grapevine, aka her brother, that even though we hadn’t even so much as filed our paperwork yet, that she was already living it up, and had been seen hooking up with a number of snowboarder boys where she was now working as a snowboard instructor for the winter. I FLIPPED!! I felt more betrayed than ever, and I remember as clear as day the emotion that welled up inside of me, and I wanted to throw her stuff off the balcony, light it on fire, and stand and laugh as I watched her stuff and memories go up in flame. Almost as instantly as that initial thought entered my consciousness, it was like I had two pathways open up in my mind. Both were distinct and very different from one another. One would be the “setting her stuff on fire” path, and I thought, if I do that, I will only feel temporarily better, it certainly won’t have her liking me any more, and therefore will do nothing good for the future of the relationship, that at that point, I was still hoping for. OR I could not react angrily and hastily, I could simply be thankful for the time we’d had, the love we’d shared, the memories we’d created, and then just love her unconditionally, and serve her as much, and as abundantly as I could.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am for that moment. I didn’t even know the gratitude switch existed back then, or even that it was the power of gratitude that was already working it’s eternally powerful fingers on me. I just knew I felt better reacting one way over reacting the other. I still believe to this day that it was that decision that night that led me down a path that helped me become the sort of man my sweet wife today, Malana, would somehow be attracted to. If you have met or seen my wife, you know I married up… big time, and I wonder frequently why she chose me. I can honestly say that I think the power of flipping the gratitude switch transformed me in to a man she was attracted to. Even with that experience, I did not understand what the gratitude switch was, or even that it existed until about the last year. In one of the recordings I want you to listen to you will see how the gratitude switch has really and truly impacted me to tremendous degree. It took about 7 years after that initial experience to really comprehend the power of gratitude, then it took me exercising that gratitude daily for another year before I came up with the concept that it is in reality a switch we can flip in order to improve our life. In that last year, I’ve lectured, taught, and written on gratitude, and I have to tell you the response has been overwhelming. I feel more than ever that this message has to be delivered, and needs to be delivered globally. You and I are the people that will do it.
This book will be in two parts. The first part of the book will be me writing, and sharing my gratitude switch stories, but more importantly a set of principles and teaching points, and quotes, to make the case that gratitude can literally be the biggest difference maker in a person’s life. The second part of the book is YOU!! I realized that my stories and my teachings would not even come close to telling the real story, and they won’t be anything without social proof from you that this is not theory, that gratitude is real, and that gratitude works. That’s where you come in.
Please Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever have a story of gratitude that you want to share. We would be so appreciative if you would!!