Karl Staib of Bring Gratitude tells us about what he calls, "the shift".
Episode 1702: The Shift by Karl Staib of Bring Gratitude on How To Check In & Improve Your Mindset
Karl Staib is an author that seeks out growth at every turn. It's why he writes. He wants to process his thoughts and emotions, learn from them and share them with the world. He grew up in a little town in Pennsylvania called Pipersiville. He moved to Austin, TX in this mid twenties and now he is living in San Antonio with his wife and two boys. If you enjoy his writing, he encourages you to reach out to him at BringGratitude.com. He wants to hear about how you've learned to grow from your own struggles. When his father passed it was focusing on gratitude that helped him get through one of the most difficult times in his life. It taught him the importance of bringing gratitude to every single situation. Whether it's a difficult situation like his father's death or amazing one like drinking ice cold tea by the river with his son. That's why he wants to bring more gratitude into the workplace. His work inside a fortune 500 company that regularly ranks in top 10 for best place to work has shown him the importance of gratitude and how it increases productivity and communication. If you want to learn more just go to BringGratitude.com. He is also a big fan of traveling, meditation, Yoga, hikes in lush terrain and his family.
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The shift by Karl Stable, bring gratitude Dar Come cancer has been a part of my life for the past ten years.
I had testicular cancer and I remember going in for radiation treatments, but going right before lunch. Do my treatment go back to work, get very tired and power
through the day. My mindset around work was weak at best, a struggle to be grateful for my lacklustre career arriving,
doctors office a little early for radiation treatment. I knew that radiation was basically poison for my body, but
you're doing it because I knew it would help kill off any possible cancer that might spread inside of me on this day. I wasn't sure if I should go inside
nearing the end of my treatments, and I just want to be tired anymore. As I sat there and just thought about everything I felt stuck to my
I don't want to open my card or and walk inside. I was the farthest away from feeling grateful
I've been in a long time. This was before I really
started, building my gratitude practice
as my eleven a M appointment time approached. I felt this pressure inside of me. I wanted to just started my car and drive away.
the thought of driving away from my family's? Not me out of myself pity and at eleven o too I open
my car door in one inside the shift in my perspective came suddenly
I had a visualize, my life without my wife and son, to get me to get up and
go inside. I felt grateful tat. I had them to go back to each night. If you can learn to ask yourself the right questions, you can develop the ability to shift in perspective
in an instant at this time. In my life I didn't understand the power of questions and how powerful self inquiry can be if done well.
I was very unhappy with myself and my job. I love my wife
concerned, and that was what got me out of bed in the morning. I preach
Do them so much that it kept me going fast for ten years.
I've done a lot of inner work on myself
cancer diagnosis, treatment and staying mostly healthy during these years has been a huge motivator. For me,
I've made so many important realizations through asking myself tough questions that I began to turn it into a process. This five question method has helped me create. Quick mindset shifts their brought me back to a calm state when a feeling overwhelmed.
sad, angry, tired, etc. You shall go through the process.
I am able to get a little more insight into my mind. Set the five questions are number one is a good or bad number. Two is one hundred percent good or bad number? Three. Why do you feel this
number for what is one small thing you can appreciate about the situation in number five. What opportunities could come out of this situation,
What I found is that nothing is one hundred percent good or bad and asking myself these questions helped me to process my emotions, for example,
air. My back a few months ago, and I still struggle with it at times I have frustrated that it has incompletely healed. When this happens, I go through the shift. Question method.
Number one is my hurting back good or bad, so
my answer is its bad. I've been a bad place and I just get so frustrated. I can't seem to find any joy number two is my back hurting one hundred percent bad, no sound
hundred percent bad, have my wife and two boys. I get a laugh with them at the dinner table. I guess I'll write these words.
to help others there. Many other good things in my life number three. Why do I feel this way? I feel it
play, because I'm angry that I was stupid enough to try to catch the bags of dirt falling out of the wheelbarrow when I could have just let it topple over and pick them up off the ground.
I angry and myself are staggering them too high engraver jerky my back to catch something that in math
or if it fell on the ground, to surprise me and a real?
that being so self critical my inner bully.
was pushing me around in my subconscious number for what is
one small thing that you can appreciate about the situation. I'm still,
well to walk and ride my by himself able to eat good food, I'm still able to practise light yoga, I'm still able to meditate number five. What opportunities could
out of it. I've done a lot of self awareness out of this tough situation. I see my body more clearly and getting old.
but still in very good shape, I'll, send you to work
My anger issues. I know that I've
inside of me that I'm still afraid to face this back pain gives me a chance to get a better on
Standing of how I let my anger overwhelm me have also been
But to show my sons a value of doing more yoga, it is only improve how I feel
I was my son, see the value of stretching their bodies, understanding yourself. The shift helps on two levels
it helps you see your stories I go on in your head and how emotionally attached you can get to them.
So. You see that there are one thousand ways to look at a situation. Where are you
your job or get pneumonia? There are many perspectives you can take if you can find just a small way to enjoy the situation you relax and find ways to grow. Stronger
For me, it all began with building my evening routine each night. I would,
My gratitude Journal tell give myself a boost. The next
send it out to help me, relax and use my sleep to strengthen my good habits. Try creating your own evening, routine start with one of the four parts of the soar method. Look at what you struggle with the most. It start with
first, it will give you the power to really make some improvements to routine
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I really like this one practical tips, but also some theory for you. It's worth a shot at least try answering those questions and see how you feel after not write them down and keep them on me in your phone as a simple way to do that, or we have an ongoing general practice. He can put it in there, but in either case a shift in mindset will change everything. A horrible day can be okay, if not good, with just a small shift in mindset offer we get so stuck in our thinking that we don't even realize we ve ruined our own day, so give it a shot and.
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