Rachel & Shane Krider’s second episode of their personal development podcast is all about gratitude. In the last blog, Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Shane discusses how these three things come from having gratitude. Below is a snippet of the podcast where Shane discusses the first step of creating a culture of gratitude.

1. Openly practice gratitude with your friends, family, coworkers, and strangers.

The way I practice gratitude with other is this. I’m not one to want to throw something in conversation that’s completely out of context. I tend to stay somewhat within some boundaries of some past context but sometimes if you want to express gratitude, it’s not possible to stay within those boundaries. Sometimes you just have to make that call and say, you know what, I know this is out of left field, and I feel a little weird having this conversation with you but something’s been coming up for me, over and over again. I just want to share it with you.

If I would have been a little braver, a little bolder, my own personal results could have been much quicker. But courage is a byproduct of this so start where you can start. Start making progress. Openly practice gratitude. What you give energy to is what grows. If you want somebody to do something nice for you, you better give them some appreciation for what they did, even if it was something they did by accident.

This is all done to change a big habit. You create the habit and you build it into all aspects of your life. Here’s a big one: email. Practice gratitude in your email. When you’re writing somebody an email to let them know about something, start out with “hi, how you doing?” or “thank you for doing this;” segue into the next section, which is “by the way I need to get this little thing handled here, can you help me with that” and then end it by saying “wishing you a great day!” You have to take extra care in your written communication to demonstrate a little bit of gratitude for that person your life.

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Shane Krider is a successful personal development life coach, producer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife, Shane is the co-host of Born to Prosper’s Mind Power, which is a self-help podcast which challenges its listeners to delve deep into their minds to find success. In addition, Shane travels the world in luxury to speak to aspiring entrepreneurs at conferences and workshops to inspire them to find their own pathways to success. Shane Krider is part of The Prosperity of Life Network, a United States-based personal development business with a presence in 52+ countries.