How to Make Mondays Not Suck: Mini Series #4


How To Make Mondays NOT Suck is a strategic and sometimes satirical mini-series that will make your Mondays less ...sucky. Mondays are ALL about momentum. Previous to the figurative punch that your asinine [insert default iPhone alarm tone name here] alarm clock delivers to your face, you have absolutely NO momentum for the week whatsoever. In fact, after the four dopamine-induced snoozes that you slap down, you're basically operating at NEGATIVE momentum. In search of positive momentum, you race the clock to go through your mundane yet essential morning ritual- going through your mental checklist to make sure you don't forget anything. The shot clock is ticking and you have the ball, do you have what it takes to drain the shot? Nope. You left your phone on the charge and don't realize it until you pass your old middle school. Time to turn around.

Note: I use the word Monday as a loose framework for the day that starts your work-week- My office just so happens to start the week today, on an actual Monday. Don't be discouraged to apply this to your own personalized workweek, and I'm deeply sorry if everyone else's Friday is your Monday- That really sucks..

So Why Does This Monday Suck?

In all honesty, this Monday may be one of the LEAST suckiest Mondays of the year. This Monday is the start of Thanksgiving Week here in America and that means a good majority of you are enjoying some sort of time off from work.

With that being said, it's still a Monday so while we're being honest.. it still sucks..especially because I'm STILL recovering from my recent trip to Nashville. (And I apologize for not posting last week, I was selfish and took a week off.. so sue me!)

Also, I made the mistake of looking at my bank account first thing this morning..and let's just say that I had thoroughly underestimated my spending over the course of the past few weeks.

Okay, But How Do I Make THIS Monday Not Suck?! What's the Solution This Week?

  • It's Thanksgiving week for people here in America means we're about to jump into one of the shortest workweeks of the year (and if you're smart like me, you took Thanksgiving Eve off to extend the party even longer!!)
  • To me, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is all about gratitude, it's all about acknowledging the negative realites/obstacles or what have you and focusing on the positives. I know, easier said than done but that's why we've developed the Manifest it! mantra! To keep your mind focused on the things that matter most!


Today We're Talking Gratitude

I know what you're thinking.. it's not cool to be thankful..but keep reading once you realize that we're not in middle school anymore..

  • If you haven't already seen this post on Instagram, I have done you the favor of reposting it here:
    • Thanks again to my good friend @geremygrate for sharing his own gratitude practice, as well as coming down to our latest networking event and bringing the energy that reminds us why we started this whole movement in the first place! You'll definitely be hearing from this guy again!


So to compound on this excellent gratitude practice, we're keeping the spirit of Thanksgiving and sharing Four Powerful Questions to end your day with:

And we're telling you, the impact is gonna be :

(especially if you're able to sustain this practice and incorporate it into your nightly routine)

  1. What touched me today?

  2. Who or what inspired me today?

  3. What made me smile today?

  4. What’s the best thing that happened today?

More exercises here at


Practice Gratitude, Be Thankful and Eat some Turkey.

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