Your value to me and two new shows
November 21st, 2012 by Agent Kevin Miller
In place of the live show today, I’ve posted two short podcasts at the top of these two blogs. I reviewed them, expounded on them a bit, then read some of the incredible comments:
Mike Loomis left this comment if it helps motivate you to take a moment and read or listen, “Holy crap, Kevin – This is super-sized awesomeness! Hope you feel better… I sure do – A nice jolt to accompany my coffee, and shape my day.”
I didn’t pay him for that, I swear. Though I would have…
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. The point is having ‘gratitude’. The core of gratitude is ‘appreciation:
- the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
Let me say…I immensely appreciate you finding value in what I write and record here. It’s a huge gift and honor. Thank you. Thanks for telling others about this ‘free agent’ message. The message is solid. The messenger…not always so solid. just a guy on a journey like you. Thanks for listening and reading and joining Free Agent Academy and enabling me to work at something that means so much to me.
Appreciation defined, “the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value”, is so convicting to me. If I truly step back and look at my circumstances and the people in my life and estimate their quality and give them proper value, how can I NOT be overwhelmingly grateful? How can I complain about anything?
And isn’t that pretty much all we have? Our present circumstances and relationships. All our ‘values’ in life pretty much come down to how we see things. Is the glass half empty or half full? If I list out any ‘lack’ in my circumstances or any fault in those I’m in relationship with, there is far more to be thankful for than not.
Of course it depends on how we compare ourselves:
- To Bill Gates and billionaires and celebrities.
- To our neighbors and peers.
- To people in war torn 3rd world countries.
- To our mind’s eye of what is ‘right’ and should be expected
It’s that fourth one which usually derails us, and it’s a doozy. I have my own to grapple with.
So this Thanksgiving, I wish you the ability to truly put your life in perspective and be able to fully ‘estimate the qualities of your circumstances and relationships and give them their proper value’ and realize…it could be worse. Much worse.
P.S. If you’re self-employed, give your Boss a break this weekend. Remind him or her of their value. I bet their pretty hard on themselves..