As part of our Thanksgiving special, we are doing Part of 2 of Hearing from YOU! We hear from more listeners and we finally tell you…what the hell happened to Al!

April gives an update on her family’s, eh hem, pivot on Thanksgiving and how they still made it memorable – fire, lots of fire.

She also discusses how she realized she had been giving away her power to this season (pandemic, school closures, politics, health challenges, family loss, oh my!) and what she did about it…

Here are the 3 things she’s doing each day to take back her power and her focus:

1. Every morning list 3 things you are grateful for. And it can’t be the same 3 you picked yesterday.

2. Every morning list 1 thing you are looking forward to today.

3. In the evening list 1 thing that progressed today and 1 thing that went well. Remember Fulfillment is found in progress, so make sure we are progressing something each day.

It’s about training your eye to see what is going right in your life today. Though not turning a blind eye to the challenges our world faces right now. Yes, ignorance is bliss, but it’s no way to live.

She discussed how to strike a balance like the one Jim Collin’s discussed in Good to Great when examining how to prevail in times of crisis. The Stockdale Paradox from Admiral James Stockdale says:

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end —which you can never afford to lose —with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

Yes we must face the most brutal facts of our current reality. To not do that would be reckless at best. However let’s also focus closely on that first part—“faith that you will prevail in the end”. Yes! That!

And for the audio from our listeners—we have

Laura from DC looks at herself in the mirror and clearing away the BS that shielded her.

Author Scott Miller makes a huge shift away from his 25-year lucrative career to go after something new.  As he says “I disrupted myself”.

Babajide discusses how his fashion business in Italy shifted quickly during the lockdown and what happens next.

Also her about the awesome things in 2020, like when Thomas from New Jersey talks about the struggle of his family business plummeting by 70+ percent. But then he says 2020 gave us a hard reset, to really value what we value.  Take a step back and assess what is really important.

And most importantly, she reminds us not to put 28 days later on your watch list. Don’t do it. You don’t need that right now…