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34 Gratitude: Helping Manufacturers Keep Their Top Talent with Lisa Ryan

Mindfulness Manufacturing

Release Date: 03/10/2021

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00:00 – Introduction 00:30 – What is there to be grateful for in 2021 01:04 – Keeping your mindset not on what you don’t have

01:51 – Lisa Ryan introduction and tie in of gratitude to manufacturing

02:41 – Gratitude starts within yourself

03:52 – “They get their paycheck every Friday”

05:25 – Discretionary Effort; a gamechanger

06:34 – Making a beeline to the office because I’m all that and a bag of chips

07:43 – Ideas are Free

08:18 – The companies that need it the most are the one’s least likely to make the investment

09:20 – Make the decision whether to stay in a toxic environment

10:30 – Negative Ned & Negative Nancy, changing the energy

12:55 – Persistence

14:01 – Tolerance of toxicity and who needs to be fired

15:30 – What do I own in it and when to walk away

16:58 - Positivity vs. Gratitude

17:50 – Making the shift in re-wiring your brain

19:56 – Accountability; 12 yrs and counting

22:56 – Starting today with the little things

23:38 – The 30-day challenge gratitude and a path to happiness

24:40 – Gratitude starts with you -> today

25:55 – Grounding yourself with what you DO have

27:05 – Closing

27:39 – End

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