Motivational Speaker Invites You Into Her Shower

You don’t need a motivational speaker to tell you that it can be REALLY challenging sometimes to stay positive when you are bombarded by negativity from sun up to sun down.  The depressing morning news, that family member who makes her daily call to tell you about the latest pimple on her nose, or that cranky co-worker who seems bound-and-damned-determined to tell you why every one of your ideas are stupid and won’t work.

Add to this our OWN negative thoughts! I read that the average person has between 40,000 and 50,000 thoughts per day – and that 80 to 90% of them are negative!  Yikes!

Here’s a fun idea to help you combat this problem.  It will start your day on the right tone and shield you against much of the negativity of the day.  It will also help you respond brilliantly to that person at the office who always responds to your cheerful “Good morning!” with, “Oh yeah. What’s so good about it.”

Write the words, “It’s Time for My Gratitude Shower” on a colorful piece of paper and trim it to about 3×5 inches. Have it laminated, punch a hole in the top, thread a plastic cord through the hold and then hang the sign over your showerhead so that it’s at eye level.  Now, as you are showering you will be constantly reminded to focus solely on all the things you are grateful for! You may have dragged yourself into the shower – but you are going to come BOUNDING out! Happy! Joyful! Armed and ready!

So now when that snarky c0-worker snaps, “Yeah, what’s so good about it,” you can reply, “Oh! I’m so glad you asked!  I don’t have termites, I have a fabulous husband, my kids are AMAZING and healthy, I’ve actually got pretty danged good hair, my pineapple upside down cake came out PERFECTLY last night, my shower drains really nicely and….oh….look at the time.  I have to go now but I’ll come back at noon and tell you some more!”

Trust me.  She will NOT ask you “What’s so good about it” anymore!

Happy Showering!!!

From your oh-so-grateful motivational speaker, Linda Larsen



Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Linda, love the visual reminder in the shower. I am so on board with this approach thanks to Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book Simple Abundance. This motivational speaker is blessed to have read her book well over a decade ago after seeing her speak on Oprah (and a side note she is just as delightful in person – met her at a speaking engagement). I still pull out my gratitude journal at night and write down five reasons I’m grateful. Sure puts you in a positive place before slumber land. Great post.

  2. Thanks, Colette! I heard another motivational speaker once recommend Sarah’s book and you are the second one! I’m thinking this is a sign I should get it! Have encouraged the use of a gratitude journal many times in the past, and think it’s a briliant idea!

  3. All this motivational speaker needs to remind her of her blessings is one word : Chocolate.

  4. I need one in my shower, in my car, at my desk, around my husband’s neck. All the places I tend to forget to be grateful! :) Thanks Linda!

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