November 30

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[SGC 11] Gratitude Is A Gift To Be Given Away

By Melissa Brown, MDMelissa Brown, MD


Don’t Miss Inside This Episode:

  • Why it’s important to express your gratitude and not keep it to yourself.
  • 10 no-cost ways you can quickly and easily express your gratitude to other coaches, creatives, and content creators.
  • Learn how each time you express gratitude in these 10 different ways, you’re increasing your own visibility.
  • Learn how expressing gratitude is like the building blocks to more abundance.

About Your Host

Melissa Brown, MD – Coach, Author, Speaker, Teacher, and Podcast Host.

After leaving medical practice in 2009, Melissa discovered the online world and never looked back! After coach certification, she began a healthy lifestyle coaching practice online and quickly fell in love with blogging, writing, and content marketing.

Melissa believes that coaches have the power to change the world. Unfortunately, too many coaches get discouraged by the amount of content they need to create for marketing their business and this can lead to overwhelm and giving up on their dreams. There’s such a ripple effect when a dream dies, so Melissa is on a mission to help coaches and solopreneurs overcome the overwhelm when it comes to content creation so they keep those dreams alive.

Your content can impact massive amounts of people and positively change the world. You’ve got content in there inside you; let’s get it out into the world.

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Transcript
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Hello there, Content Creators.

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You're listening to the She's Got Content podcast where it's all about creating

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content for your coaching business.

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I'm your host, Dr.

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Melissa Brown, and I'm here every week to help you get your content out of your

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head, out of your heart, and out there into the world where that information and

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your services can impact the most people.

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Get ready to take notes today and then take action, Content Creators.

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Let's dive in with today's episode because you've got content to get out there.

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Hello, Content Creators.

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Welcome back to another episode of She's Got Content Podcast.

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You know, I've been reflecting on gratitude since we've just passed through

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the seasonal holiday of gratitude and appreciation here in the US, otherwise

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known as the holiday of Thanksgiving.

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There's a quote I'm reminded of by the American author, William Faulkner.

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And he said " Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity.

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It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."

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Hmm.

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Produced and discharged.

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You know, that phrase kind of stuck with me.

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Used up to exist?

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Now that's an interesting concept.

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I'm gonna interpret that to mean we need to express our gratitude for

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it to actually exist in the world.

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How good is feeling grateful if I'm keeping that all to myself?

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While feeling the energy of gratitude is certainly empowering to me as an

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individual when I hold that gratitude inside, it certainly doesn't have

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the same impact as if I express it and I share it with others.

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Particularly share it with those for whom I am grateful.

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That leads me to another favorite quote that I wanna share with you today.

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Some more food for thought.

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This one's attributed to William Arthur Ward.

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He was an American motivational writer, and he is possibly the most quoted

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American writer of inspirational maxims.

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Who knew that?

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Anyway, Ward said this, "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like

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wrapping a present, and not giving it."

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Let me say that again.

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a

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present and then not giving it.

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Wow.

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That landed heavy with me.

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How about you, Content Creators?

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So gratitude is like electricity.

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It's got to be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist.

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And by that, it means getting it out there in the world, expressing your

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gratitude and not leaving it as a present all wrapped up with a bow, all

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beautiful in its presentation, but never delivered to the one it's intended for.

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So today I wanna talk about how you can easily and quickly deliver

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that beautiful gift of gratitude that only you can deliver.

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And did you know, that what you give away in generosity, it returns to you

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in ways you can't even begin to count.

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As Tony Robbins said, "When you are grateful, fear disappears

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and abundance appears."

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So today I've got 10 ways here for you to share your gratitude content creators.

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And the cool thing is that you're probably doing at least

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some of these things already.

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True, you may not be doing them consistently with regularity, or there

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may be some ideas here that you discover that hadn't yet crossed your mind

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as a way to express your gratitude.

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Number one.

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One of the easiest things for you to do to show your gratitude for

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someone who is a fellow coach or a marketer if you've worked with them,

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is to offer them a testimonial.

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What online or in-person courses have you bought and completed recently?

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Who have you learned from and what have they taught you?

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What has been possible for you after working or learning from this person?

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Have you written or videotaped a testimonial and shared what you got

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from the lessons in somebody's course?

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Don't wait to be asked for your review or feedback.

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Send a testimonial to the creator as a matter of habit from now

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on, and it doesn't have to be only those courses you paid for.

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It could be courses or templates, planners and checklists that you got

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value from, whether they were paid products or free, or from a bundle

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or a giveaway or even a lead magnet.

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What coaches or mentors have helped you on your journey?

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Writing down in your own words what that has meant to you to have worked with that

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person is an absolute gift to them, and it will help other people know the value

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of their work when they read your review.

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Number two, have you done book reviews on Amazon, giving feedback to the authors

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about the books you've read and the golden nuggets you've gleaned from their writing?

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I don't know about you, but I always look at the Amazon reviews before I buy a book.

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I wanna read others' insights about the book and then make a

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decision based on what they say.

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Number three, how about product reviews?

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What are some software products that you use all the time?

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How has using that software made your life or what you do easier or better?

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Software as a service product creators are always looking

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for feedback and testimonials.

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What other products have you found helpful in any aspect of your life

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or business that you could review and then leave positive feedback about?

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This would be such a great gift to give the creator of that product

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and again, it's a gift for anyone else looking to decide about

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purchasing that item in the future.

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Number four, do you regularly review and leave ratings for podcast shows you enjoy?

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I am such an avid podcast listener.

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There are a number of shows I listen to every week.

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Something really surprised me though, when I go to leave reviews for these

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popular shows, I discovered that other people just aren't making it a priority

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to leave reviews and ratings for podcasts.

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As a podcaster now, I'm so aware of how important it is to get reviews

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and ratings, and because of this newfound awareness, I'm really

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stepping up my game to leave reviews for other podcasts that I enjoy.

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Remember, if you're not expressing your attitude of gratitude and

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your thankfulness for others and their work, it's like wrapping

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up a gift and not delivering it.

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So I'm now on a mission to wrap up and deliver a lot of gifts

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to other content creators in my world by leaving these reviews.

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And I would love for you to be on that mission to gift other content

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creators with your gratitude too.

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Start or continue to leave reviews and ratings for podcasts you

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love and listen to every week.

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And I would love it if you would start with the She's Got Content podcast!

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Number five.

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For these same reasons, you're gonna want to leave reviews, ratings and

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comments on YouTube videos where the creator has taught you something or

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shared something inspirational or motivational that really touched you.

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There's a lot of effort that goes into creating that video content.

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Showing your gratitude for content you enjoy, it doesn't take much time.

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It just takes a minute to comment and give some feedback.

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Number six.

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Blog comments are another way to show your appreciation and gratitude.

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A thoughtful comment about the content or how it impacted you, that's such a gift to

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the author and it will be so appreciated.

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You're also getting some visibility for your own website when you leave comments

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on other WordPress blogs, so this is a win-win situation for you when you

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comment on other bloggers' posts, too.

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And don't forget about the value of sharing others' work,

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whether it's a podcast episode, a YouTube video, blog post.

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You're showing the creator great appreciation for that work they did.

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And you're also introducing others to that creator when you share it.

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Number seven.

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How often do you hit reply to other marketers' emails?

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Just to tell them you appreciated a story in that email or you really

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liked something about their offer.

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Or you hit reply to respond to their call to action at the end of the email.

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You know where they pose a question and ask you to respond.

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That's usually something like, I'm curious what you think of this X, Y,

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or Z thing that they just wrote about.

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Do you go into silent mode or do you hit reply and then answer the question?

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If you're sending out emails to a list of people yourself, you know

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how gratifying it is to have other people respond to your emails.

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So spark some gratitude vibrations by hitting that reply button and

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respond to others' emails with some appreciation and thankfulness.

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Number eight.

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Do you post gratitude comments on others' social media posts?

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It's easy enough to hit the like icon, but it really increases the overall

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vibrational energy when you post a comment in response to others' social media posts.

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You don't have to spend a ton of time on social media responding to others' posts.

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Set a reasonable amount of time, or a number of comments you

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wanna make, and then move on after that limit's been reached.

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There's no need to fear getting sucked into a social media black

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hole that you can't escape from.

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Set your boundaries and respect them when you're on social media.

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Mindfulness is the name of the game, so set a timer for yourself if you need to.

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Number nine.

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Endorse someone's skills on LinkedIn.

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You likely have lots of connections on the LinkedIn platform.

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Give them some love.

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Have you worked with a coach and you're both connected on LinkedIn?

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Endorse their coaching skills.

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Have you collaborated with someone on a project?

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Endorse their organizational skills or whatever skills they

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have showing on their profile that you can speak to authentically.

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One caveat here, you can only endorse someone's skills that they've already

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listed on their profile skill section.

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And this brings to mind that you'll wanna set your own skills

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on your LinkedIn profile so that others can endorse you as well.

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And number 10, the last one that I wanna mention.

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You might not think of it as a form of gratitude.

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. I'm talking about making affiliate recommendations for

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others' products and services.

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When you're recommending that other people check out a product or a service

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through your affiliate links, you're endorsing and staking your reputation

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on this recommendation and the quality of the thing or the person you recommend.

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This is a great way to show your respect and appreciation for

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something or someone's services that you know to be a great value.

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They're sound products, and you actually get back a monetary

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thank you for recommending these things you actually love and use.

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So don't muddy the water by recommending just any and everything as an affiliate.

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Do your due diligence and make these recommendations strategically to honor

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great work out there in the world.

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So there you have 10 ways to show your gratitude and appreciation and

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put that energy out into the world.

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Let's quickly recap those 10 ways to express your gratitude.

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Number one.

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Give testimonials to coaches and course or digital product creators.

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Number two.

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Book reviews.

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Number three.

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Product reviews.

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Number four.

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Podcast ratings and reviews and shares.

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Number five.

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YouTube ratings, reviews, and shares.

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Number six.

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Blog comments and shares.

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Number seven.

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Respond to other marketers emails.

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Number eight.

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Social media comments and likes.

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Number nine.

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LinkedIn skill endorsements.

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And number 10.

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Affiliate recommendations.

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And here's another very important consideration for

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expressing your gratitude.

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By starting this type of a regular practice for gratitude and showing

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appreciation for others, you're also making yourself more visible.

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Each endorsement, testimonial, comment, feedback thread you comment

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on-- all of these things are linked to your name, your accounts on

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social media, if that's where you're commenting, and your website when you

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leave comments on others' blog posts.

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This is just another positive benefit for starting this type of gratitude

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practice to express your appreciation.

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Expressing gratitude is a gift.

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It's a gift of building blocks.

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These building blocks build a bridge to abundance in your life.

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If you could use more abundance in your world, then start now getting

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into the habit of sharing the gift of your personal appreciation.

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Your future self will thank you, and all those folks you express your gratitude

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towards certainly will thank you, too.

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Thanks for tuning in content creators.

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Until next week, be sure to get your content and your gratitude

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expressed and out into the world.

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People are looking to find you and what you offer.

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The more expert content you have out there, the easier it will be for them

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to home in on you and locate you.

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Have a productive week.

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Thank you for tuning into this episode of the She's Got Content podcast.

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I hope you got at least one nugget to take action on this week.

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If you got value from today's episode, I would be so grateful

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when you leave a five star rating wherever you listen to podcasts.

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It only takes a second and it really helps me get my message out

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to impact even more people so they can in turn, keep the ripple going.

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If you're listening on Apple Podcast and leave a review of the show, it

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would really make my day, and you just might receive a shout out on

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the show as my content creator of the week when I read out your review.

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And last but never least, if you want an endless supply of just right ideas for

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content, you can write about for your blog post, your emails, your videos,

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podcast episodes, all the content things, then you wanna head over to my

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website at shesgotcontent.com/content and pick up your free workbook,

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Never Run Out of Content Ideas.

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Look for that link in the show notes today along with the other

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links mentioned in today's episode.

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Until next time, content creators, you've got an audience waiting to hear from you

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and you've got content to share with them.

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Stop being the best kept secret and make a bigger impact when you've

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Melissa Brown, MD

About the author

Dr. Melissa Brown's career journey has always had an element of teaching. After retirement from clinical pediatric practice, Dr. Brown has taught and mentored as a healthy lifestyle coach, author, and speaker. She currently teaches solopreneurs and coaches how to stop being the world's best-kept secret. Her mission is to help you: Create great content. Impact people. Change the world.

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