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“Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.”
Wayne Dyer

Appreciate… I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite word in the English language (but with over 250,000 words in English, I’m sure there’s more than just a few I’ve never heard of!).

Why do I feel so strongly about it? Because appreciate has two meanings, both of which are positive (unlike the word ‘oversight’ — which also has two meanings, but they are diametrically opposite — either you’re watching closely, or you missed it completely!).

What does appreciate mean?

1. To see the value in (as in, “I appreciate you”)
2. To increase the value of (as in, “My investment is appreciating”)

How great is that!

And… Appreciation is the source of power in my work as a transformation facilitation. I first begin by appreciating the situation about which I’ve been asked to help, and then I seek to appreciate the individual, group, team, or organization I’m helping to move forward.

So — what about the results? No coincidence here. When I focus on appreciation, the results are almost ALWAYS positive.

Are you in the market for a little positive change? Some appreciation? Take a look here… I’ve captured the essence of an approach called “Appreciative Inquiry” — a tool that’s all about expanding the positives, growing strengths, and creating powerful results.

Finally — the transformation tip is this. Remember to appreciate those around you, the situation you find yourself in, and you yourself as well. A little appreciation — expanded and extended throughout the world — will go a LONG way. Appreciate it!

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