In the space of a few weeks, Sue Barrett lost her dad and had her trust betrayed by a person who left her business and took a deal worth $300,000 along with them.
In mourning and trying to rescue her business, being grateful was far from her mind. That is until a friend prompted her to do a gratitude diary exercise on Facebook for five days. She would continue to write her diary for 142 days.
This book is about how this daily practice helped her overcome challenging times and opened her heart and mind to the profound power of gratitude as a force for personal and social good.
It’s not your typical business book, memoir or self help book. It’s a combination of all 3 underpinned by a bit of science and philosophy as well.
Versions available: Hard Copy or E-book, this is an E-Book
Link for hard copy: hard copy
Read what others have to say
“Loaded with insight, Sue Barrett’s treatise on the positive power of gratitude delivers a masterclass in resilience.”
— Jonathan Matheny, PhD, Director of Program Development, Leadership and Executive Education, Monash Business School, Monash University
“I absolutely loved this gratitude memoir. Ignis Aurum Probat — ‘for fire tests gold’ — Sue has been tested and come out pure gold!”
— Bernadette Sierakowski, Performance Excellence Coordinator, Victorian Institute of Sport
“Thoughtful, insightful and timely. Sue’s journey of gratitude helps us to think bigger and more kindly about people and the world.”
— Kate Caldecott, principal Kate Caldecott & Associates, chief operating officer at ThinkTilt
“A mix of science, neuroplasticity, vulnerability, and desire to help others, all shine through strongly.”
— Hannah Macdougall, PhD, dual Paralympian and medallist, motivational speaker, athlete well-being expert, community engagement & development at Victoria State Emergency Service
Anyone who knows Sue Barrett will not be surprised by this subject matter. Here is an invitation to peer into the heart of a spark.
— Steve Watson, Melbourne Montessori Senior School Teacher