YBUC43 – 31 Days to Biztopia – Day 3: Be grateful, feat. Kathryn Hodges


Do you take time to stop and think about all the blessings in your life? Do you take time to notice all the wonderful things before you? Today’s show features a conversation with author and family lawyer Kathryn Hodges. Kathryn keeps a public gratitude journal and not matter how life is going, she puts out what she is grateful for on Facebook every single day. We unpack gratitude to help you stop and smell the roses. Don’t forget to check out today’s challenge!

About the Podcast

your brilliant uncareer podcastIf you’ve thought about or recently made the leap into entrepreneurship, but you’re finding the journey overwhelming, I want to help you land on two feet and gracefully overcome the challenges that stand in your way. You can do it. You are doing it… as am I. We are in this together! Through the stories my guests and I share on Your Brilliant Un-Career, the Podcast, I aim to help you shift from stuck to inspired, from dreamer to doer.

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About Kathryn

Kathryn is a family lawyer for 18 years working with separating couples who are seeing a simple and dignified process of separation. She is a provider of real and honest support specifically helping people to hang onto their best inner self when they go through separation.

Where to Find Kathryn


day 3 challenge: be grateful with Kathryn Hodges

  • Gratitude helps you to be happier.
  • If you’re feeling depressed, nothing lifts you out of a funk like listing all the things you are grateful for in your life.
  • People spend a lot of time thinking about what they don’t have and trying to acquire those things. They also spend a lot of time comparing themselves to others. Gratitude puts a stop to that kind of thinking.
  • Lastly, being grateful helps you to be more present. It helps you notice everything around you savour it.
  • Life is too short not to take pleasure in what’s around you.
  • Gratitude was the first signpost I took to get out of the mire.
  • Having a gratitude journal forced me to stop and look at what I could be grateful for in that day.
  • In 2011 Kathryn committed to publicly share her gratitude challenge, every single day.
  • Lawyers spend all day every day worrying about what might go wrong.
  • You can simply decide to change your outlook.
  • You do the bit that you can do. You let the rest go. You see the good that’s around you and you look for the magic in life. It’s still there!
  • Sometimes the challenge is finding the middle space in life rather than going from one extreme to another.
  • Gratitude has been a muscle I have had to learn to develop.
  • There is power in accountability. There is power in a commitment to a certain period of time.
  • Mentions The 4 Tendencies (Gretchen Rubin).
  • What’s going to be the strategy that best helps you move that dial?


Gretchen Rubin

Day 3 Challenge:

It might be clouds, a baby breastfeeding, an old couple holding hands at the bus stop, a walk in a rain forest, or a sunset. Whatever it is, take it in and enjoy! It will completely change the outlook of your day.

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