Ten thousand what? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Wait, today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I’m going to get straight to the point. Down and dirty.


My mentor, Mike Dooley shares some great news every day in his newsletter TUT (which I highly recommend). He reminds us that every single day we have many reasons to be happy. At least ten thousand, to be exact.

And it’s not really that hard to find them if you just look around.


That sound?  That’s your heart beating without you even asking.  Is that your breathing I hear?  That’s two.  Oh, you heard it, too (with your ears.) Is the sun shining or is the rain drenching those thirsty plants.  There’s a couple more.

Before you know it you’ll be there. Ten thousand. Let that number sink in for a moment.

With that many simple reasons to be happy how can anyone not smile? Or be cheerful?  Or be nice? Civil. Loving.

Here’s one…be happy that you have another Thursday to celebrate Throwback Thursday.


Smile. Remember YOUR reasons to be happy. Like remembering Robin Williams in this Throwback Thursday video.

Before you go reach out to me and start our conversation with a different question:

“Hey, CK, how can I help you help me?”

I’m glad you asked (that was my 10,000th reason today).

Let’s take nine minutes and see if I can help you be the best you that you can possibly be.

Here’s an easy first step to get you moving in the right direction.  My Twenty Questions for creatives.  Go on.  Click and get started. Have some fun with it and let’s assess where you are and what steps you should take next.

Take The Twenty

Like I always say “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”


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