The 3 A’s of Awesome

Is the glass half full?We’ve all heard the saying, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” Perspective, it can play such a pivotal role in everything we do.

Last night I had quite possibly the worst flight experience of my life as a returned home from a conference in New York. But what if I looked at it from a different perspective? What I mean to say is, I flew from New York City to Salt Lake City in just one evening!! Even though it wasn’t as pleasant as I had wished, my great-great grandfather would have had to take a week to make a similar journey. So, I guess it wasn’t that bad, now was it?

The Book of AwesomeRecently, I stumbled across a video (see below) from Neil Pasricha of a TED talk he gave in Toronto in September 2010. Neil founded the blog 1000 Awesome Things following his divorce and also the loss of a close friend. He looks at the simple little things that can make life great and change our perspective. The blog took off (over 25 million visits), he won a ‘Webby’ for best blog, and wrote the international best seller “The Book of Awesome“.

Neil suggests the three A’s of Awesome are:

Attitude – You have two choices. 1. You can swirl and twirl in doom and gloom forever. Or 2. You can grieve and then face the future with sober eyes and move on. Attitude is all about choosing #2.

Awareness – Embrace your inner three-year-old. Look at the world through the eyes of a three-year-old. It will change your life as you see things for the ‘first time’.

Authenticity – Be you and be cool about it. Follow your heart and you will feel fulfilled.

Check out the book, watch the video below and find yourself looking at the glass half full!



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Chris is the managing broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. His passions include spending time with his family, Real Estate, Social Media, traveling, reading, movies, golf, dirt biking and so much more. Chris is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy as well as the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Leadership Academy. He has served in many capacities in the real estate industry at the national, state and local levels, including: 2013 Treasurer of the Utah Association of REALTORS 2011 President of the Utah County Association of REALTORS (UCAR) 2011 REALTOR of the Year – UCAR NAR Federal Political Coordinator assigned to US Senator Mike Lee 2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee 2010 – 2013 NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2011 Dean of the LeadershipUAR Program Chris has been a licensed REALTOR in the State of Utah since 2004. He has been recognized both nationally and locally by Prudential and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2010.
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