15 Things on my “Grateful List”

When I am not sure what to write about, and more importantly, what to think about, I think about what makes me grateful.

As I have said before, you cannot be negative or angry when you are grateful.  So when I am stressed, or anxious or frustrated, I take a deep breath and go through this exercise.  It usually only takes me a few minutes to get my mental state back on track.

Here are a few things that go through my mind when I do this.

1.  My wife:  I am incredibly lucky to have Amy in my life.  She truly does make me want to be better.  As I think about blessings in my life, she is at the top of the list.

2.  My girls, Skylar and Jade:  These two make me super proud.  I love the young ladies they are growing into.  Their journey has just begun.

3.  My family:  All of my family have been super supportive of me throughout my life.  I am forever grateful for that.

4.  The Hasseman Marketing team (yes that includes Robbie too):  I can’t believe the great group we have put together here.  Last night we had our holiday party…what a fun group.  I am excited about what we are creating together.

5.  My Coshocton County friends:  What a great group of people!  These are the folks that would help me out (in an instant) if needed.

6.  My Promo industry friends:  These folks inspire me to be better in my profession.

7.  My heroes that inspire me:  Though I don’t “know” these people, I watch them from afar and they get me fired up to do better in many areas of my life.

8.  My health:  I am so blessed to be healthy.

9.  My home:  Speaking of blessed, I love the place I have to rest and relax.

10.  The giving spirit of Coshocton County:  It’s so cool to see this small community rally together whenever there is a need.

11.  Newpointe Community Church:  I feel like this church has come to Coshocton just when it was needed.  It’s been great for me for sure.

12.  Local Leaders:  I totally love the level of collaboration that is going on in Coshocton County right now.  It’s at a level I have never seen.  As a side note, our own Port Authority Director, Tiffany Swigert was in Washington D.C. this week.  Here is a clip of her talking with Leaders there.  You can hear her at about 1:06 in.

13.  Industry leaders:  The marketing conversation has been elevated (or at least it is being elevated) because the leaders in the industry are helping to make it happen.  Let’s keep that going.

14.  My puppies:  When they are not pooping and peeing…they are fun.

15.  The Drone:  I am happy we tracked the drone down after a recent adventure.  You can see that adventure here.  As you can see, this is a woefully incomplete list.  But it’s a start.  It’s a place I can go to get my head back on straight.  What does your list look like? Make sure you never miss an update!  It’s time to become a VIP!  I would be grateful for that.  Sign up here. 

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.