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How the Practice of Gratitude Changes Everything

What do you think of when you hear the word gratitude? Do you think of it as a mindset or way of viewing the world? Or have you been taught, like many others to view it as a chore or something you are expected to express to be polite? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Scott Colby. Scott opens up about how the practice of gratitude has impacted his life, why he started working with children in Guatemala, how he transitioned from a career as a fitness coach to working as a humanitarian, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this exciting episode featuring Scott!

Making an impact in the lives of others.

How have your goals and direction in life changed over the years? Are you still working toward the same goals that you were five years ago? Have your values changed or shifted at all? On this episode of BeFulFilled, you’ll hear from Scott Colby as he goes over his story and how he went from fitness coach to humanitarian. Scott has had a desire to help others for a very long time, this is what led him to his work as a fitness coach. But it was a desire to see his efforts go further and truly transform the lives of others, specifically children that started Scott on a journey he’d never forget. Get all the details on Scott’s inspiring story and why he’s focused on making an impact on the lives of children by listening to this episode!

How gratitude changes everything.

Has there ever been an idea or concept that completely shifted the way you think about life? Where did that idea come from? How did you cultivate that idea so it influenced every aspect of your life? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Scott Colby shares how the practice of gratitude impacted his life and has changed everything. Scott says that understanding the story you are telling yourself is the best place to start as you look to reframe your mindset with gratitude. Once you’ve zeroed in on the negative or unhelpful narratives, you can move toward helpful practices like expressing gratitude. To hear more about the importance of embracing gratitude, make sure to listen to this episode.


Helping others connect to a story that matters.

Can you think back to a moment where you really connected to a larger story? Was it a really good book, or a movie, or a speaker who captured your imagination and connected you to something larger? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from innovator and philanthropist Scott Colby. Scott was inspired by the idea of helping children in need and wanted to find a way to tell their story to as many people as possible. That’s when he came up with the idea behind the Say It With Gratitude thank you cards. These cards are designed by children and showcase a charity that works to improve the lives of children in need. Hear all about these amazing cards and the powerful work Scott and his team are doing by listening to this episode!

Have you ever felt like you weren’t enough? Did you grow up in an environment where you were always measuring yourself against the accomplishments of your siblings or trying to get the approval of your parents? You aren’t alone! Many men and women have struggled through a similar start in life carrying the wounds of that upbringing with them into adulthood. Scott Colby grew up in the shadow of his older brother who was the top achiever in the family. This feeling of inadequacy and having to perform at the same level of his brother led Scott to cheat on tests in order to keep up. Now as an adult, the practice of gratitude has freed Scott from much of these hang-ups that came with him into adulthood. To hear more of Scott’s story and how leaders like you can find similar healing and transformation, make sure to listen to this episode of BeFulfilled.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:35] Tony introduces his guest, Scott Colby.
  • [1:30] Scott’s definition of success.
  • [3:00] Living according to mission and values.
  • [4:00] Scott talks about his work in Guatemala and why he loves helping kids.
  • [6:30] From fitness coach to humanitarian.
  • [8:00] Why do people fail at diets and fitness regimes?
  • [11:30] How gratitude changes everything.
  • [19:00] Scott talks about the cards behind Say It With Gratitude.
  • [25:30] What was Scott’s childhood like?
  • [30:00] The thought behind the tee shirts that Scott is working on.
  • [35:00] Scott enters the Fulfillment Round.

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