Stop Striving and Start Thriving: The Gift of Gratitude

Discover How Practicing Gratitude Can Change Your Perspective, Attract More Abundance, and Jumpstart Your Life
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Published 7/2016 English

Course Description

IGNITE YOUR ABUNDANCE THROUGH THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

**Instructor with over 12,500 students, four courses on Udemy, and 200 reviews

Instant success, abundance, and happiness do not come naturally to everyone. And often our striving doesn't make things better. This course aims to help those who have faced challenges and had trouble overcoming them by harnessing the power of gratitude to change your perceptions, increase your abundance, and transform your life, even if you haven't been able to in the past.

IGNITE Your Abundance Through Daily and Concrete Practices of Gratitude

  • Learn specific and actionable daily practices to help you practice gratitude
  • Start seeing results right away with a "Quick Win" exercise in each section
  • Understand how gratitude, when practiced regularly can increase abundance and transform your life
  • See concrete proof that gratitude work


    Master Life's Challenges and Increase Abundance by Practicing Gratitude Daily

Practicing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to change your attitude towards your life circumstances, increase your abundance, and transform your life. You can see results quickly with the regular practice of gratitude in your life presented in this class. 

You may struggle to find ways to attract more abundance, improve your relationships, deepen your spiritual and psychological well-being, and create more happiness and success. This course is unique, because it addresses not just the successes we experience, but how do we deal with the challenges realistically? This course shows you how to take setbacks and make them into cashable assets. It shows you how gratitude is a proven method to improve all areas of your life. And, it shows you how to implement specific and actionable strategies to start seeing more happiness and abundance in your life within days. 

Contents and Overview

With over 25 lectures and over 3 hours of content, this course is designed for individuals of various experience levels, whether you have years of experience in personal transformation, or this is your first course on the subject. This course is for anyone who wants to deal with challenges in a new way and see your challenges turn into your greatest assets to attract more abundance in your life. 

In this course, you will learn exactly how gratitude works and proof that is works, both experientially and scientifically. You will also learn about the transformative nature of gratitude.

Once you see concrete proof it works, you will learn how gratitude can change your life and increase both personal happiness and abundance. 

In order to see these changes in your life, you will learn how to create a daily practice based on concrete strategies to cultivate gratitude in your life. You will also see how the practice of gratitude can improve your relationships and how you interact with others. 

By the end of this course, you will have concrete and actionable tools to help you create a daily gratitude practice that is sustainable over the rest of your life, and you will have different strategies so you can find the combination that works best for you. You will be able to utilize challenges and setbacks into assets that will make you more fortunate than if you never experienced them.

You will also receive bonus material in the "Quick Win" strategies in each section that give you actionable strategies to start seeing results from gratitude right away, even before you are able to set up a gratitude practice. 

What are the requirements of this course?

  • Basic knowledge of transformational concepts such as gratitude and self-improvement. 
  • An open mind. 
  • A pen and paper or computer program to implement your practice. 
  • 5-30 minutes a day several days a week to do your practice. 

How will this course benefit me?

  • By the end of this course you will know how to create a concrete gratitude practice in your life that will transform your perspective toward challenges, increase your abundance and relationships, and transform your life. 
  • You will be able to practice creative gratitude in difficult situations to start feeling better immediately within the reality of the situation.
  • You will be able to see the benefits of gratitude and know that the practice works. 
  • You will be able to experiment with different practices to maximize the results in your life. 
  • You will create more meaningful relationships as you allow challenges to become assets that deepen your connections with others.
  • You will increase your chances of attracting success and financial abundance.


Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to improve the abundance, happiness, and relationships in their lives
  • Lifelong learners who have faced challenges and need strategies to handle those successfully
  • Individuals looking to increase the abundance, happiness, and circumstances in their lives







What are the requirements?

  • A little previous experience in self-improvement, self-enrichment, writing, and/or psychology/spiritual courses can be helpful, but is not required. You will need something to write with and on that you can take where you go. You will need a few minutes of commitment each day to the practices of gratitude.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • CHANGE your perspectives of various situations through concrete gratitude practices
  • ATTRACT more abundance by cultivating gratitude in specific circumstances
  • IMPROVE your circumstances concretely and by how you perceive them through gratitude practices
  • IMPLEMENT the various practices of gratitude with concrete strategies, best practices, and takeaways for maximum success
  • MAKE yourself happy by choice, regardless of circumstances

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for students who have experienced some kind of struggle, disappointment, or setback and feel like this is a continuous experience in your life. This course is for those who face especially difficult circumstances or experience serious struggles with staying hopeful, positive, and optimistic. This course is for those who want to transform their lives, regardless of current circumstances. This course is for those looking to enrich and enhance their lives. This course may not be for those who have experienced natural and easy success early in life.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: The Gift of Gratitude: Stop striving and Start Thriving: Introduction
05:02

By the end of this lecture, you will understand the following:

• Know what the course is and who the course is for

• Course goals

• What the course covers

• What the course does and what it does not do

• What gratitude does, what it doesn’t do

• How this course is different from other courses and many self-help books

• What tools you’ll need for the course

• Best practices to increase success and course closing

04:51

This lecture shows you how gratitude is scientifically proven to improve all areas of your life, both internal and external. Concrete examples, scientific studies, and credible sources cite example after example. 

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This document provides you with many of the documents, studies, and articles that prove gratitude works. Feel free to find these articles and study them for yourself. You can view the link and download and/or print it if you choose. I encourage you to check out the studies and articles, if you're so inclined. 



06:04

Scientific studies are one thing, but I also share my personal experience in how gratitude has changed my life. 

06:19

Most people want to see results right away, and so this experiment allows you to experiment with gratitude for yourself so you can see how it can work in your own life. This concrete experiment helps you to do just that. 

Section 2: The Nature of Gratitude and How It Can Work for You
07:30

This video shows you how gratitude operates, general ideas you need to know about gratitude, and how these apply to you.

08:23

There are beliefs, limitations, and blocks in our lives that can limit the power of gratitude, or can prevent gratitude altogether. This video shows you what some of those are, how to eliminate them, and how to increase the results from gratitude in your life as a result. 

05:00

Do you ever notice that things generally seem to work out for those that are optimistic, positive, or grateful? We explore this concept, why this is, and why gratitude is so important to cultivate as a result.

03:58

While your life will be transformed by gratitude, it would be unfair and dishonest to say it will make everything go your way. It won't. But you will find more going your way, and that you get exactly what you need. 

10:52

Have you ever thought of extra challenges as assets? Most people don't. This video shows you how you can turn disadvantages into advantages and how they will make you a more grateful, authentic, and wise person, and in the long run, will make things even better for you. 

03:50

Sometimes we feel terrible and don't want to say or think anything positive. This video shows why when we don't feel like being grateful is the most important time to practice gratitude. The more resistance there is to being grateful in a challenge, there is the greatest opportunity for the most reward and breakthrough. 

Section 3: Cultivating Gratitude As a Daily Choice
06:22

This video shows how gratitude is a cultivated practice that we do every day. It is a daily choice that we make, and the more we make that choice, the more we see its results in our lives. 

06:52

This video continues from the previous lecture. Gratitude isn't something that just happens, but something we choose to do again and again, a "gratitude adjustment," if you will. This video shows us how to make this choice daily in our lives to see its benefits. 

05:07

This video shows us exactly how to cultivate gratitude. It's one thing to tell you that it is, and it's another thing to actually show you. This video explains how gratitude is a cultivated practice.

06:22

This video shows you exactly how to cultivate gratitude as a daily practice in your life. It introduces you to the practices of gratitude as a way to do that. 

Article
  • Downloadable PDF of Practices of Cultivating Gratitude 
  • Each one is listed and explained. It may be good to download or print this PDF (linked below) and follow along with the lectures that explain each practice. There are 3-4 practices per lecture, broken down by one category per lecture. 
  • You may understand this document after finishing the lectures below that show the Practices of Gratitude.


06:46

This is the first three practices of gratitude including the gratitude journal, listing, and stream of conscious writingAll three of these practices involve writing about gratitude and things for which we have to be grateful. Cultivating a consciousness of gratitude can transform our lives. This shows you exact strategies for each of these three techniques. 

Starts in the video: 

Introduction to Practices: 0:00

Gratitude Journal: 2:10

Stream of Conscious Writing 3:15

Listing: 5:05


06:28

This is the next three practices of gratitude including the storyboards, idea maps, and outlines. All three of these practices involve visual forms of gratitude practice and things for which we have to be grateful. Cultivating a consciousness of gratitude can transform our lives. This shows you exact strategies for each of these three techniques. 

Starts in Video:

Pictures and Storyboards: 0:00

Idea Maps: 2:23

Outlines: 3:52



07:12

These are the next two practices of gratitude including the gratitude devotionals/reflections and reading books. Both of these practices involve using techniques that involve using texts to daily practice gratitude. It isn't just a matter of reading, but of absorbing the technique, and so this shows you how to get the most out of these practices. Cultivating a consciousness of gratitude can transform our lives. This shows you exact strategies for each of these two techniques. 

Starts in Video

Daily Gratitude Devotional/Reflection: 0:00

Reading Books 2:15

08:44

These are the next two three of gratitude including the affirmations, meditation, and sacred texts. All of these practices involve using techniques that allow practicing gratitude to change our beliefs, and thus, our lives. If you apply the power of belief to practicing gratitude, you will turbo charge your practice and results. Cultivating a consciousness of gratitude can transform our lives. This shows you exact strategies for each of these three techniques. 

Starts in Video:

Gratitude Affirmations: 0:00

Meditations on Gratitude: 1:28

Sacred Texts of Gratitude: 5:09

07:14

Knowing when and how to apply gratitude in different situations, particularly in challenging times can transform our lives. If you can find the good in the challenging times, you can find it in any time. This video shows you how to practice gratitude in creative ways, particularly when things get tough. 

07:03

This concept shows that if you are going to transform your life, cultivation of gratitude requires time, energy, and effort, and there's no way around this. This video helps you to look at prioritizing in a new and unique way, and perhaps will help you in other areas of your life as well. 

Section 4: The Transformative Power of Gratitude in Your life
06:25

When you have long term challenges in your life, it's easy to think that they are permanent because we get so discouraged and used to them. This video shows you how gratitude can break loose long standing circumstances and patterns. Persistent gratitude heals, and difficulties are not the final say in our lives if we don't give up.

06:08

Challenges, if we allow them to, deepen our compassion for others and our capacity to give back. If we practice gratitude in challenges and don't give up, we overflow with gratitude and love, and they help us to show compassion for those who are struggling. It deepens our connection with others in deep and genuine ways, and this can built a strong relationship network in our lives. 

05:06

With this deepened compassion, we will feel a desire to give back because we are so blessed. And if you don't feel blessed, giving back anyway will make you feel blessed. It really doesn't matter which comes first, but it will help us and help others at the same time. Paying forward compassion, love, and assistance to others is the ultimate demonstration of gratitude and abundance in our lives, and it can change the outcome of a difficult situation.

Section 5: The Finish Line: Closing Thoughts, Resources, and Bonuses
02:46

This video concludes the course, reviews the highlights of the course, includes best practices moving forward, and shares resources and bonuses. Thanks so much for taking this course, and I hope you got something out of it. If you did, feel free to refer it to a friend. 

Bonus Lecture: Goodie Bag of Bonuses, Discounts, and Freebies
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Instructor Biography

Rachel Leroy BA, MA, MFA, Team Lead, Writing Professor, & Personal Development Teacher

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.  --Albert Einstein--

Introduction

As a teacher and lifelong learner, I'm excited to engage my creativity and expertise to help students and other learners engage in empowering learning experiences that will help them succeed in their careers, education, and lives. With thirteen years experience as an Assistant Professor in English, writing, and composition at Georgia Southern University, I have acquired experience teaching writing and composition, creative writing, critical thinking and logic, online learning, research methods, first year college experience, student-centered learning, editing, grammar, and literature.

How I Help Students to Stop Striving and Start Thriving

I know what it's like to work hard for something and overcome obstacles to your dreams. I know what it's like to not have things handed to you. I know what it's like to watch the other guy get ahead when you don't. I know what it's like to learn things when they don't come naturally to you. I know what it's like to persist on days you don't even know what you're doing or if you'll make it. I take these personal experiences and use them to relate to you with understanding and care. I have many achieved goals in spite of challenges, and I can help you do the same, because I understand what it's like to be there. I help students Stop Striving and Start Thriving.

Being Your Instructor

After finishing school, I learned to teach others to write by being thrown into a college writing classroom with little experience. With the help of other amazing teachers, I taught myself how to teach while I was doing it. In this twelve year experience, I learned to make writing fun and easy to understand for students at different levels in the writing process. Strong teaching evaluations from students backed that there was something to the techniques I was using, because students were benefiting from them. In the end, my chief goal is always to help students learn, enjoy, and love writing.

Background

I obtained a BA in English Literature at Georgia Southern University, an MA in English Literature at Georgia Southern University, and an MFA (terminal degree) in Creative Writing (with thesis in poetry) at Sewanee School of Letters at University of the South. I am passionate about human creativity and learning, and helping students make new connections and achieve personal empowerment through their writing.

Personal Interests

I'm on a mission to help those who are hurting to cope, help those who have failed to succeed, and help those with mental illnesses to stop striving and start thriving. My focus is especially to help those that don't succeed the first time, or perhaps the tenth. You can make it if you don't give up and learn smart. As a teacher and lifelong learner, I'm excited to engage my creativity and expertise to help students and other learners engage in empowering learning experiences that will help them succeed in their careers, education, and lives.

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