What did you think of the “We have to talk” video? Comment here!

Posted by: scottstratten on Monday, October 27th, 2008

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I get so riled up when I start talking about enjoying life and knowing that many of you feel the same!!

Let me know about your thoughts on this and enjoying life in the comment section below!

Topics: TGIM

944 Responses to “What did you think of the “We have to talk” video? Comment here!”

Cali & Jody Says:
October 27th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

Time to start living LIFE! Time to stop settling for the way things are and waiting for things to change.

Sign us up as part of the 1% – we refuse to settle. And no one else should either.

Cali & Jodys last blog post..Free ROWE Pilot for Twin Cities Companies – No Joke!

Mr. Positive! Says:
October 27th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Scott count me in! Let me know how I can help you spread the TGIM message – it’s long, long overdue….Great Job! –Dave

adriana Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:38 am

unfortunately blocked access due to work filters, so was unabl eto see this one.

Ron Rink Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:40 am

Scott — I just finished listening to Obama’s Closing Argument speech from yesterday in Canton, Ohio — and then I clicked on your Tweet just seconds later. Two very inspiring, motivating, hopeful, enthusiastic speeches all at once. Wow! What a start to my day!

Sure, I signed up — and now I’m off to Stumble it — and Re-Tweet it to make sure you get your 2,000.

Peace — and great video, Scott.

Ron Rinks last blog post..Buddhist Belief – It’s Not My Job — Or Is It?

Russell Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:44 am

I am with you Scott. Everyday I get up, I do believe everyday is going to be better than the day before.
Thank you for what you do.

Kathleen Doran Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:45 am

Scott!
You are absolutely right! ‘They’ are all around me. I am going to forward your video to my staff
and hope that they will be inspired to make a change. Love TGIM!!!!!!!!

Gary L. Hutchens Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:46 am

Scott,
I have lived my life like this my ENTIRE life because I’ve always worked in a 24/7/365 enviroment and never worked just Monday-Friday. I’ve always laughed at the ones with this poor attitude so thank you for your insight each week.
God Bless You!

Gary

JoAnna Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:46 am

Thank you for being you! This world needs more positive people like you. Hopefully I can achieve more positive attitudes and share them with others. I love each and every one of your videos and share them with all my friends. One of my motto’s is “TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE”. I refuse to be around negative people who steal my serenity and energy. Even a smile to someone unknown could make all the difference in their day. Keep up the good work and never allow any one to steal your peace. JoAnna

Kat Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:46 am

I will happily join you. You don’t have to be new to enjoy your job, but if you still do after 17 and a half years, other people believe you have a few screws loose.

Kats last blog post..

Cio Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:47 am

I think Scott is right on the money. I was laughing and agreeing with him at the same time. I’m forawrding this to all my friends!

brigitte Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:47 am

Its true i hear people all the time say oh god its monday! Like they are afraid to face or deall with that day.

Digital "D" Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:49 am

GREAT VIDEO. I’ve passed this on to others, looking for inspiration in how to live.

rebecca frazier Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:51 am

Scott i have been receiving your inspiration videos and emails for a couple years now. I look forward to the next one each time. Thank you for TGIM! IT is so true and people dont realize how much the day of the week dictates their mood! But as for Tuesday its just a im here so what day! I look at each day as a saturday! If you dont over time life will wear you down and it will feel like its only a motion you go thru day to day and for what? You forget after awhile. Thanks again for this new site! Look forward to bein a part of your 1% !!

Peg Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:52 am

This is awesome! It made me stop and think, by golly, you are so right!
I would love to share this with all my friends.

tucky Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:52 am

Scott, I opened this on a Tuesday–Should have opened it yesterday–it’s great—thanks, Tucky

Chris Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:52 am

Scott- Your message is great and one that I want to spread to my friends and family! I had often called Mondays my Positive Growth Days – but I only did it because I did not want to start my work week on the day that others felt was negative – so I just took the day off. (I am in business for myself, so I could make this choice) Instead, I decided to work on what I love to do on Mondays- connecting with people I work with to make a positive impact on their businesses! So now I am starting my work-week on a positive note, and I still am having a Positive Growth Day without taking the day off.

Sherry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:54 am

I share your emails with all my friends. I’m a classic workaholic so mondays were always great.

Hasan Al-Amri Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:58 am

Hi Scott ..

Really I enjoyed. Many many many thanks.

Regards,
Hasan

Lynne Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:58 am

I wish every working citizen could watch this video especially on Monday morning!

Because I was laid off a month ago due to the economy and downsizing I am home now wondering if I will ever have another job. It is so hard right now and I consider it a job to be looking for a job..no kidding.

Keep up the good work Scott.

Joan in Maine Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:58 am

I’ve been working with young children for 34 years. I’ve had years where I went with the flow and attached my enthusiasm to the day of the week. I “choose” to no longer do that. I “choose” to make memories and a positive impact on those around me. I’m counting on you to help keep me inspired!

Donna D. Lipari Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:00 am

Hi Scott…….I absolutely agree with your philosophy and have been living it for the past 15 years. Although I have a masters degree in special education, I decided to leave the conventional classroom and pursue what I love….music……I am a singer/songwriter who has evolved into a voice teacher as well…..last year 7 of my students had the leads in their high school shows….I have had a student on Broadway and Off-Broadway…..to share what I love and have gone through so much with….I have had vocal nodules….surgery on my vocal cords…lost my singing and speaking voice at one point….has been a blessing beyond compare and my path to finding my spirituality and my peace within….one of my songs is entitled “Share Your Love”….I’d like to leave you with the lyrics to the chorus……thank you so much for all that you do and for “sharing your love”…..”Share your love, let it flow, it will always find the place it’s meant to go, Make a choice, take a stand, We can build a better world for every man…….”

HOLLIS Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:01 am

VERY TRUE STUFF !!great movie Hollis

Prathima Naidu Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:02 am

I think its a awesome idea, count me in as a part of your 1 %….i have shared this clip with all my friends

Dan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:02 am

I watched a movie called the secret some time ago
It makes you think positive..make bad things good.
Make the good things great!
Thanks for your movies Scott
Dan

Sam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:02 am

Great message, Scott! I have often found myself in the OGIM club, though I fight it. The OGIM/TGIF people are often the same people who allow the weather to dictate their mood, or the outcome of a sporting event, or an election, or a soap opera.
I applaud your effort to teach people how to own their own happiness regardless of circumstances. And we all have more to learn. Count me in.

Juli Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:02 am

Thanks for this, Scott. It’s sometimes difficult to swim against the current, but I’m making that change in my life in a variety of ways. This has me fired up to keep going and do it bigger!

Shaik Khadeer Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:02 am

Its superb one !!

Keep it Rocking Scott !!

–Shaik

Dan Craig-Paul Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:03 am

Watching this dialogue reafirms what I do every morning. I ask myself am I going to have a good day or ar a bad day. There is only one answer and I chose a good day. I follow that answer all day long. Hopefully people will follow where you lead Scott. Positive people help the world go round.

Carol Furrey Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:04 am

I look so forward to your emails. I, too, work in an environment where it is sometimes a struggle to keep a positive attitude. Your emails help me stay positive. I have earned the title “Susie Sunshine” (some people not being kind about it but I figure they are jealous) and I do my best to maintain that “attitude”. Thank you for your help.

Catherine J. Sidoti Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:04 am

Scott, I really think you’re right, I have been dreading Mondays ever since I began this job on Wall Street and right now everyone is in a panic about the economy and who will be the next president. It’s really important to stay positive and be greatful for the day each and every day and take it one day at a time. This is all anyone can do. Thank you for your positive e mails over the years too, it’s great to be reminded!!!!

Neal Conner Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:06 am

Sad but true! That’s why happy people are such a pleasure to work with. They make you smile and feel good about working with them. It makes even a difficult week fly by.

Christine Mills Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:06 am

I am the one who goes around with the “Happy Monday!” (or whatever the day of the week, no matter where I am; the store or on the phone. My hope is that it will rub off and be caught, like some contagion. So far, so good. People do get “caught” by surprise and appropriatly respond.

Gail Baker Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:06 am

I’m in.

Jody Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:08 am

Amen Scott!!! I try to get people to believe that Monday’s are the best days…I tend to be considered …to happy! Go figure. I believe in TGIM!

Debbie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:09 am

Awesome Scott! Your love for people and what you do will “MAKE A DIFFERENCE”. The Thank Goodness It’s Monday campaine can change the world one day and one person at a time. Great Job! Debbie

Pat R. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:09 am

We can’t change the past, we aren’t promised the future, today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. It is a gift from God.

Pat R.s last blog post..Now is the time…

Renata Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:09 am

Sign me up, Scott! I am less than one month away from vesting in my public sector defined benefit pension. Since I am 57 and didn’t save anything before I came here, I had to stick it out. I came from the private sector with a great attitude, but have learned despair and cynicism. Your video is a wake up call for me to find my real self and a group of people who see me as a beautiful swan and not an ugly duckling. Thank you so much!

Dee Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:10 am

This video was very timely. I work for a large company that just changed local management and of course, they feel moved to change everything that was in place and working well. Nothing was broken, but someone felt the need to fix it anyway. Now we are into overtime and costs have risen. Anyone with any experience and advice is ignored. Makes it hard to be positive. So….. I’m looking forward to what you have to say in your coming videos. Life is so much more than our jobs. However, it is tough to go to a job I used to love, that barely resembles it’s old self. Thanks for whatever you have that may help.

Melissa Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:10 am

LOL! I was laughing as i was watching you!! I’m the happy preppy Monday person! my coworkers want to murder me!! But I really do love my job and look forward to going in every day. I’ve spent time finding a job that I love and now I can honestly say I do feel like I make the world a better place every day for what i do. Thanks for the message!

Doug Barnette Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:10 am

Fantastic video Scott. Your inspiritional words are what gets me through my day.

Brenda Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:10 am

Yea, right on Scott!!! I love my life and no one can take that from me! Let’s start a revolution of happiness! Peace to you!

Julie Jacobs Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:11 am

Wow! Someone who has the same vision I do. I have been at my job for 8 years and I still LOVE coming to work everyday and meeting every challenge thrown my way. Nice job Scott, count me in for the TGIM and maybe we can change some of those folks who count the minutes for Friday to arrive.

Angela Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:12 am

Scott,
Thank you so much for the inspiring video.. Count me in.

Nancy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:12 am

Scott,

Thank you for being positive first thing in the morning. I have been working at my job for 10 years and I still love it. I thank god every morning when I wake up, as life is very short and I like to make the best of it. Does not matter what day it is, it is a beautiful day because I get to experience it.

Laura Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:13 am

As I watched your video I thought to myself how often we say things to others not realizing the impact the words have in their lives. Each day is a day that God allows us to live. We have a purpose and it’s not to beat each other but to encourage each other.

Thanks for sharing and encouraging.
God Bless!

bill Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:13 am

To me we need to grasp every day and make it the most important day to us and enjoy it to the fullest

Susan Pellerin Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:13 am

Scott: your movies and you are an inspiration. This one will be added to all the others I share with my students and others. I love Mondays! and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays – find something positive in each day!

Mike (itza) Breeze Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:14 am

Hello Scott

Great video, very energising and oh so true..

If you (we) can help more people to enjoy what they have to do anyway, find the flow and live in the moment then it’s a great thing, a mission of value.

Mike

Trudy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:14 am

Ha! Great video. I work in a school system and just the other day a mother called and said that her son was not at school because it was Blue Monday! She was serious! She really needs to change her attitude. And apparently, so does her son. Thanks for starting off my day with a chuckle.

Lori B. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:15 am

I have always been a “morning” person. It matters not what day of the week it is, I simply wake up starting the day out with a smile and hopeful for the best. However, recently I realize being hopeful isn’t enough… it’s more about expecting the best of the day. I make a choice each day to be happy and to share it with others, however that may be. Choosing to be positive and happy does make a difference, for yourself and for others. We can make positive changes in our country… in our world! I see a lot of positive comments here… I believe we can expect MORE than 1 percent!

Kirby Heidinger Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:15 am

Like the old saying goes, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I want to love my job and every day that comes along with it but eveyone around me is being run by what day of the week it is. It’s frustrating and sometimes sad. Help me make the change.

Wayne Thomasson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:16 am

Scott – great video. this is a philosophy that i have preached all of my life. i am retired disabled but i don’t let that get me down. happiness is an inside job. you’re only as happy as you let your self be. life is too short for anger and sadness. it is such a waste of time. keep up the good work

Wayne

Viv Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:17 am

At first I thought this is probably going to be another sales pitch……cashing in on being positive, spiritual yada yada! I was pleasantly surprised. You sound and look really genuine. While watching I agreed with all that you said and I felt better after watching! Keep inspiring all the people you come into contact with. Best of Luck………Blessings.

Treva Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:17 am

Loved the video, love your emails, love the thought of TGIM. It is the same around my work place and I am ready to lead the way for change. Glad to be included. WE ROCK!!!

Darlene Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:18 am

Scott: I had to laugh with your video, I myself have gotten into this rut. I used to enjoy coming to work as it was a big part of my life, in in the last year I have come to hate to deal with people everyday. I have been thinking that I need to do something different to change how I feel. Count me in and maybe it will make a difference.

Bob Rodkin Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:18 am

Excellent video/site/message Scott! I’ve signed up for your newsletter, posted the site to my Facebook profile and added it as a link on my blog.

Thanks for doing this Scott. It’s all good.

Bob

Bob Rodkins last blog post..

Darlene Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:18 am

Awesome video Scott, you are right on with this message. I’ve always loved Monday’s and I often hear people complain throughout the week. Why rush our lives! I am happy to join and I’m passing this along to friends and family. Thank you for all the great work that you do and share with others.

Jane Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:18 am

Wonderful message…I live by this.. I truly believe attitude is EVERYTHING.. I care for my son who was in a car accident when he was 26 yrs old…that was 14 yrs ago..he cannot care for himself at all…so when a person think they are having it rough..just think of the millions of people around the world that are having a very bad life..not just a bad day…BE HAPPY and KIND
to everyone

jackie hinton Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:19 am

Scott,
I do enjoy my job but let other people set my attitute at times. I am for the be thankful its not only Monday or Friday, but thankful I am alive!

Robert Orange Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:22 am

I love it! I have always loved Mondays, mainly because the Markets were closed over the weekends. Then I discovered that Forex (Currencies) trade 24 hours from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon. Either way I love it! Let’s Make Some Money!

Liz Behrens Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:23 am

I have always loved Monday. TGIF always meant that whatever happened during the week monday started a brand new week that was filled with promise.

Pat Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:26 am

Great video,Scott! Someone once said that sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light! Your communications do that for me, Scott! Joy is everywhere and it is only when I refuse to see it that it appears to be absent from my life. THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! My prayer is that we may all come to live in a world where everyone is blessed by the presence of everyone else… May we all come to know just how beautiful such a world can be! Thanks for all you do, Scott, and God bless you!

Sandy Sandmeyer Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:26 am

Good stuff! I often wonder why people who are unhappy with their jobs stay there. I LOVE what I do and it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is.

Sandy Sandmeyers last blog post..BAILOUT ECONOMICS

Drew Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:27 am

i try to say some thing positive to people that i greet during the day… it’s fun to watch their reaction… a little spark of light, even if only for a breif moment, can make a difference in someone’s day…

give someone a chance to change their day… it will come back ten fold… and you may need that spark some day…

spread the love…

drew

Charlene Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:28 am

TGIE! Thank Goodness it’s EVERYDAY! Thanks Scott…another motivational kick….from a Master!
The rest of my mailing list has your message now and I’m sure you’ll meet and EXCEED your 2,000 goal…
You bring the “positive” to a world full of negatives right now…if we follow your lead, we’ll all prosper!

Barbara Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:28 am

You are absolutely correct! We need to “feed” on the positive if we are to make a difference in life! Why life in gloom and doom when it is much easier to live in optimism!!!

Kelly Olexa Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:31 am

Attitude is everything and wow, this is so great to see your enthusiasm and excitement. Count me in, I try to spread this message daily. We all should!

Kelly O

Julie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:32 am

I’m way too busy to even know which day it is half of the time. I think if people keep busy most of the time they won’t notice if it’s a Monday, hump day or Friday. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough hours in the day to want to wish them away.

merrymelinda Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:33 am

Indeed we spend our days wishing our lives away (Oh I wish it was already Friday…), then when we finally get “there”, we are left wondering where our lives sped off to. Instead of wishing the days away, we need to live them and enjoy each and every moment, for they will be gone before we know it. We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it and mold our future. Every day is a new day and we can choose how to live it. Misery loves company, but not at MY desk!!

Melissa Jordan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:33 am

Happy Monday, Happy Tuesday, Happy Wednesday, Happy Thursday and Happy Friday are my daily greetings to co-workers on each of the respective days. They are all used to me by now and repeat the greeting back to me.
I also love my job – it’s almost like being home except I don’t wear my pajamas to work. hahah

Happy Tuesday,
Melissa

kervi Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:35 am

thank you for changing the way we see are Mondays.

Valerie Bailey Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:35 am

Hey Scott,

I guess I’ve always been weird because I’ve always LOVED Mondays.
For me it’s like a grand opportunity to “start over.” It’s like God
says, “Okay, here’s another week for you…another opportunity
to accomplish something. But then, I’ve always loved my work.
I am retired now, but still free-lancing, because a day without
work is a sad day. I am 71 years old and still loving my job. I
am a writer/editor, and I still edit manuscripts. What a wonderful
life.

Jeanne Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:38 am

Scott,

This is wonderful, going to work should be a love of daily experiences, instead of complaints of the day’s experiences. So appreciative of your motivational videos.

Dave Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:38 am

Hi Scott,

Great Video, the only thing I would add is that you do not have to be in a job you love you may be bidding your time untill you find that job…however you can still be happy and help to bring happiness to others

Warm Regards

Dave

Harry Jones Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:39 am

After the first sentence I signed up. Scott is going to help us see Mondays in a differant way.

Cathryn Henley Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:39 am

Hi Scott:

I have been getting your videos for several years now. You are my kind of people. No matter the day, month or year, I am a postive person and can only see the good in people… until they show me the uglies. Thanks for the blog. Nice to know I am not alone in my happy, rosey world.

Rhonda Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:41 am

Great vid Scott!
To BE happy makes LIFE even happier!

Thanks for sharing!
Looking forward for more.

AZ Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:41 am

I’m in, Scott. And thank you for the invitation. I hope we become the 99% and the others become the 1%

Sam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:42 am

This is what I do , on Monday its a new week, begining of my life another oppertunity. Because it’s up to me how I want my life to be. I live delibratly.

Tracy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:44 am

Scott-
You’ve really caught my interest! I don’t want to be a day of the week watcher, but it is such an easy habit to fall into. I’m looking forward to changing my point of view.

Thanks for prompting me to reconsider.

Pat D Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:44 am

I loved your video. I agree wholeheartedly with your attitude. I am one of the 1% that do love my job and do not buy into the “everyday ” mentality.
Thanks Scott, you are doing a marvelous job.

Deb Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:45 am

Holy Cow Scott,

Did you ever hit the nail right on the head!Everyday where I work it is this same old thing. I have become very jaded and this was an inspiration to me. It is like everyone wants to take your happniess away because they are miserable. I have been applying elsewhere because I feel that my office is in a rut of hopelessness. I am not hopeless but hopeful and your video “woke” me up! Thank you!

Catherine Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:46 am

Of course, you are right on!! It is so easy to succumb to negative energy. The positive, creative energy that lies within each one of us can be discovered and unleashed to the benefit of ourselves and others. It’s a “pay it forward” kind of thing. We can discover our own “bliss” and help others do the same all the while earning a living and being productive.

Patricia Kleinhoffer Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:46 am

Scott,
Thank You!!!! I am a wife, mother, full time college student,as well a participant and/or member of several community programs.
I am in contact with people of all ages and walks of life who often seek advise. Instead I leave them with food for thought. Such as… If you see nine ducks in row failing at the same thing why would you want to be duck number ten??? Real change only happens when you step outside of the box, the key is you have to first take a step…therefore leading by not our only words but actions as well.
Again I say thank you!!

cindy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:50 am

Thanks for keeping it short, and thanks for the offer.

Kay Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:51 am

Inspite of the fact that my husband is rushing like a trainwreck headlong into retirement, I’m not ready. I’m with you on this … in spite of the fact that I received this on Tuesday morning.

Becki Noles Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:53 am

Like you, I LOVE Monday’s!!! Do what you love, love what you do! I am passing your message along!

-Becki

Charlie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:58 am

Scott,
Great concept. In my life I have never gone to “work”. I have always found things I love to do and people pay me for it! That includes being a plumber, flight engineer, university lecturer, case manager for MR/DD clients and a production company owner. Everyday is FUNDAY for me. Let’s get to it.

Samantha Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:58 am

I’m the one who has always been accused of being Miss Sunshine on a Monday morning and I’ve actually had people groan at me and my perky “Good Morning!”….very sad. One co-worker even got mad! I press on anyway and enjoy what I can from every day regardless of what it’s called….otherwise…why are we here? My life is far from perfect but I choose to focus on all the good stuff and sometimes I have to remind myself to do that…but it’s largely a choice I find…..have a great day….anyday!

Sam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:00 am

Scott,

I wake up everyday and say..”I LOVE MY JOB” not because of the tasks that must be done, but the people I get to know. You bet I am with you on this TGIM..

Colleen Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:00 am

Scott,
Could not agree with you more. At this time when we fear what might happen to our country if a person like Barak Hussein Obama could become the President of a country I hold very dear, Ineed to see a brighter side no matter the day of the week. I have always been a very positive person but this has upset me beyond words. I was raised by a mother that taught all seven of her children to treat “Everyday as if it were a picnic and everynight a Party”!! I hope to be able to live that way again! THanks

Cindy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:00 am

Scott, I just love all your videos. This one in particular makes you really think about time and how fast life seems to be flying by come a certain age. The more you wish for the weekend to come it does, then another and another till months and years fly by. I want to enjoy each day, not just the weekends…Keep up the good work!!

Bruce Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:02 am

Well said……..I’m looking forward to being part of this group!!

Al Dupra Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:04 am

I got away from Mondays many years ago. I have been in the same position for 10 years and I still love what I do. When someone asks how I like my job I tell him or her I love it. They almost seem offended to hear someone actually loves what they do. When people tell me they can’t wait until the day is over, my reply is “Don’t waste your life away, live every moment as if it were your last. After all, it just might be: Have a great day. Al

Kay Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:05 am

I have been working over 40 years and everyday has been a good day for me. If everyone in the country would have that positive attitude about work, think how happy and satisfied everyone would be.

Regina Ventura Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:07 am

The words spoken were so timely and true. I want to be part of the 1% and start enjoying my life.

Mike P. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:09 am

Scott,
I totally agree. To often we go through life only working to earn a check and not enjoy the job that we are doing. I do love my job and look forward coming to work and trying to make a change. Good Luck with your inspiring video!

Jan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:10 am

You Go, Scott!!!!! I want to learn how to pass this on to others. I love my job! Can’t say that I don’t look forward to Friday. But being positive is what it’s all about.

Sandra Nelson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:10 am

Scott, Thank you! I worked in HR for years and have experienced exactly what you talked of in the video. I no longer work HR as the stress of working around angry, fearful people got to me. Today, however is another story. I have learned that joy and peace comes from within and I will not allow another to take that from me. We can all do greater work with joy in our hearts.

sherry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:11 am

I laughed when I saw your video, cause guess what? that’s exactly whats going on this week, and every week.

Last Monday I came to work early morning, laughing and joking, and one of my co-workers said,” How do you do that?” I said “do what?” she said “Be so happy on a Monday Morning” I said ” Its all about choice, and I choose to be happy and look for the positive in everything including work.”

We have a high turn over at my work place I believe largly because of low moral. A lady who just got highered is quitting and I asked her why, and she said ” I gotta go before every one drives me crazy” I told her ” It’s about choice, you don’t have to let anyone get under your skin”
and to lighten the mood I said, ” Just be crazy like me and nothing will get you down”

I have to say though it’s not always easy being up beat and happy all the time, because as you said in your video, it’s like god forbid anyone should break the taboo and be happy on a Monday or be happy at work.

Ya, it’s time we change this mind set, bring it on!!!

Thanks for being you.

Yolanda Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:11 am

Scott, I was one of those people who dreaded Monday. Since I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July, I now give thanks for being alive every day of the week, for having a job, a home, wonderful friends and family. Thanks for the inspiration.

candace Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:11 am

Scott, thanks for your energy and insight and for sending it out to inspire others. Thank goodness its Tuesday and I opened your email!

Diane Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:11 am

Hi Scott,

Nice to “meet” you on your video! I work many 12 hour Monday shifts, and could totally relate to what you had to say. We recently went through a huge transition at work. I thank God that our new manager is not tolerating staff with negative attitudes, and directing them to resources that will improve their lives, or encourage them to seek a new direction that will be a better choice for them. It has made a such a difference in our moral at work. I hope to add to that by sharing some TGIM input from you! Diane

Andrea S. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:12 am

I knew a man, he was a CLOWN, he is deceased now, he had a saying that he lived by and shared with everyone he met that told him to have a good day, and it goes like this: he would respond by saying…
NO,don’t have a good day,”Make it a GREAT DAY!!!!”
His name was GREAT DAY RAY!
it’s what I do……..

Linda Reed Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:14 am

GREAT VIDEO. I’ve passed this on to others, looking for inspiration in how to live.

Rhonda Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:14 am

Thanks Scott!! I am in. Looking forward to learning how to put the positive back in my life.

Sarge Bilyeu Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:14 am

At 82 years young,married 51years to the same wonderful woman,I have and always will (LORD WILLING ) live every day as a GIFT from GOD,and that is what it is ,A present,that’s why we call it the present.I enjoy each day and try to make others have an enjoyable day as well. Life is too short and death is too permanent.Live happy
,live and enjoy life.Grumpy is NOT an option.Have a great and BLESSED day….Sarge

Jimmy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:20 am

I agree! Life is so short…enjoy every moment!
Enjoy your kids, and all that are around you!

“we have to talk ” is great…keep up the good work.

Janie Upchurch Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:20 am

Thanks, Scott, for inspiring us to be happy and joyful and positive.
I like every day of the week and want to be a part of a group of others who do also.
It was fun to finally see your face.

Carolyn Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:21 am

I am one of the few that love their job. I don’t have set days off, so I don’t really have a Monday. I agree with Sarge. Life is a present we get from God. And we need to treat each day as such, giving him thanks and praise for each day we are here to serve Him.

Blessings Always,
Carolyn

Jean Thibodeaux Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:26 am

Scott:

How right you are!

I have always been a person who looks at the glass as being “half full.”

If anyone wants to know just how much I love my job, every day of the week, let me just say this:

After 40 years as a legal assistant, 4 years ago I retired to enjoy life. Well, bordeom set in and today I work part-time, again as a legal assistant, and STILL LOVE MY JOB!

First of all, I have a job (a part time job in my field of work being something that was very difficult to find in the small town in which I live)! Too many people complain of dire circumstances, but do not make the effort to change the circumstances. I had to take the bull by the horns and do something – and I did.

Second is the fact that Mondays simply bring new challenges and the chance to resolve the ones from the week before – all in helping people, my true ambition.

Thank Goodness it’s Monday!!!!!

Jean

mildred Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:26 am

Outstanding video…I certainly will apply to my life. Thanks and keep up the good work.

joan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:28 am

HAPPY MONDAY!

Roberta Nelson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:33 am

Well Scott, your
really have my attention here. Good going. Please count me in.
Roberta

Doris Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:33 am

I’m all about being optimistic and positive, so the whole message was right-on with me.
Thanks and Happy Every Day!

Hedi Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:34 am

Hello Scott, I love your philosophy of life. I have lived it during the last 20 years. It is great to just always think of enjoying each day and not living with the idea, when this or that happens, then I will be happy. Thanks a lot for your motivationsl movies too. Stay safe !!, best wishes, Hedi

Danielle Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:34 am

Scott, this is so true! Also tired of hearing the comment “same old, same old” You’re a breathe of fresh air my dear! TGFS…no…no…not “Thank God for Saturday”…it’s Thank God for Scott!!!

Danielle

Fran Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:34 am

Hey, Scott, after 20 years I still love my job! There is a lot of negative energy around but most of us do love it or we wouldn’t still be here. There are a bunch who have been here around 20 years!

Fernando Sartori Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:35 am

I thought I was alone, I guess there are a few more out there who love their jobs and the day of the week makes no difference.

Doris Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:39 am

Thank you for letting me be apart of this. I have worked at my job for 25 yrs and love it so much that when thisng get hectic at home, I come here to my office where I feel secure. Yes I love my job, I have always felt that there was something wrong with me because I love my job, but now thanks to you, I see I am not alone, as you too love your job. Thanks for letting me be apart of this group. I work in Shipping/Receiving Stores Dept. What girl wouldn’t love to shop all day spend someone else’s money and get paid for if on top of it. I have the perfect job 5 days a week.

Dewey Kearney Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:40 am

I felt like that while I was part of corporate America. Then I quit and started my own company(s) and began to enjoy life. Today I’m retired but still working through the Internet. TGIM!! Everyday is exciting!

Yvette Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:42 am

Scott,
So nice to see a face to the name. Thanks a bunch for sending me this. I agree with you on this one. How refreshing to hear it from someone else. You made my week and you can count me in. Have a great day!

Joy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:42 am

I’m In!!!!!
loved the video

Carol Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:43 am

Scott,

It’s REFRESHING to see folks like you! Thank you for all that you do…and keep being positive! Have a GREAT Monday!

Carol

Don Reed Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:43 am

Scott this was a good piece——-everyday has always been a great day for me—loved my family—-loved my work——liked to be out doors——liked other people——-always looked forward to tomorrow.

Jill Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:45 am

I am in the process of looking for that next right job right now and what stands in the way of my applying for most jobs is the fear that I will land in a negative environment, where everyone around me has the TGIF attitude, and I succumb to it after awhile, because I can no longer fight the fight alone!! Thank goodness for people like you that give us hope that there is a better way and I am not alone in my “right” thinking!

Janice Dugas Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:45 am

Great ! finally Happiness is on it’s way. TGWHS (TG we have Scott :-) . All the best.

Janice Dugass last blog post..Books on Candles

Karen Potyk Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:45 am

I am now retired and I love it. Busy as ever.
I enjoyed working for 30 plus years. I created my own happiness on a daily basis.
I like that you know the secret of individual happiness and share it.
Always love your emails and the messages come through loud and clear.
Thank You,
Karen in San Antonio, TX

Lew Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:47 am

Very very good thought!!!

heather steele Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:47 am

Dear Scott,
Thank you for taking the time to care about people. To devote your life to inspiring all of us out here that you don’t even know to be better, happier and inspired to have richer lives. I have appreciated everything you have sent out through the years and this last TGIM is fun because I got to see your wonderful face. Keep it up, you make a difference. Love and Peace, Heather Steele

Kathi Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:47 am

Scott you are an inspiration to us all. You have a way of finding the missing pieces that float through our heads, then putting them all together into words. Everyday you wake up should be a day you are thankful for. I am in Emergency Services Management and can tell you from experience, some day you will not wake up. So if you are not doing something you love everyday…even Mondays….do something else! Try this exercise-Look in the mirror every morning, smile and say “Good Morning Sunshine!” See the face you will show other’s first.

Carol Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:47 am

Finally! Someone who is saying that I have always felt! (And believe me, I am about twice your age and have seen this sad and sorry attitude for ALL my working life, and even prior to that. I’ve even been sucked into it once or twice! But I agree with your concept of daily happiness. A good friend told me, “You can go anywhere and have a good time – you have to take the good time with you.” What you are talking about will change the world! Thanks!

Val Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:48 am

I had your positive enjoyment at work and it was killed… In a matter of 3 years every speck of positivity was drained out of my head, I went from happy to dragging myself out of bed, off to work, then cried on the way home, walked in the door and took it out on the kids for not having a clean house when I got home. I just had to give up a good paying job and to out in search of a happy workplace. Changed jobs, started with a renewed positivity, with the power of God I worked every day to infect my co-workers with positive, motivated happiness. A few months ago, I got laid off and the staff still email or call me crying from the return of the negativity and tell me that they now are looking else ware to find the dream job – that perfect job.
My story is a happy one; I have just started with a financial company who’s mission statement is ‘No family left behind’ and everyone is positive and enjoy helping families – with the current economic situation, it is wonderful to help a family and have them tell you how great it is to work with an entire company of positive, motivated agents, some are even shocked. I actually go to bed Sunday night excited about my next day – Monday morning. Chant – ‘I turn negative thoughts into positive ones whenever they occur. I feel good. I feel fine. I feel this way all the time!’

George O Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:49 am

Scott,
I am retired and I have enjoyed working in my “trade” for over 50 years. I have almost always looked forward to Mondays! Life is good!

Jonathan Logan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:50 am

Outstanding Video!!! I too had that experience when I worked at a big software company – all the Negative Nellie water cooler talk. Yikes – as a sales guy who was on the phone for 6 of my 8 hours a day, I couldn’t afford all that negative attitude – and besides, I’m a happy positive guy.

So, I decided to change people’s perspective. Here’s what I came up with and started using over and over and over….

Marvelous Monday
Tremendous Tuesday
Wonderful Wednesday
Terrific Thursday
Fabulous Friday
Super Saturday
Satisfying Sunday

I also started saying: “Happy Monday!” to everyone at work. Everyone. To everyone – they would ask why and I would say – Hey, it’s a great day to be alive and I’ve got 5 full exciting days to achieve my goals.

To this day, 5 years later, I still have friends from that company who will say Happy Monday! ;-)

Keep it real, keep it going!

Jonathan Logan
Portland, Oregon
http://www.betterworldmortgage.com

Aleena~joy Davis Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:54 am

I love your enthusiasm and you spoke the truth. I want to be a part of the 1%. I want to love the whole week and believe it is possible. My decision is START TODAY! It is a mindset and we are all One with that Great Intelligent Mind, Spirit in action. We can use that Power to make changes we want, fill our heart’s desire, be happy, healthy and prosperous! So it is!

Brigid Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:55 am

Scott, you are so contagious. Not here in the toxic soup where I am employed though. In this job that I love, a place where I have been for quite a number of years. A place where needy newcomers rule. I wish I had someone with workplace ethics and workplace etiquette to speak with, can you make that happen? It won’t change things here but it will allow me to vent. Thanks for your site….It’s Monday…..

Richard Kelley Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:55 am

Scott,
I have just recently come to realize that each day is a new beginning and my attitude does dictate my day. This morning I woke up and made a decision to have a good day. Good day, bad day, any day is an opportunity for self growth as long as my attitude is positive. Thanks for the invitation and have a good day my friend.

Rebecca Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:56 am

Talk to some folks that work in retail and find they don’t know what day of the week it is, and have to check the work schedule to even see what TIME to report to work… it makes what is enjoyable hard to plan, and family events, vacations, (meals) etc. have to be planned three weeks in advance…. even creativity. It’s a little funny, but weekends still hold value and people who work M-F,9-5 still have to go shopping sometime. “Create something everyday” has been my light. and that means I have to learn new things, too. Keep up the good work, Scott.

Aminta Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:56 am

Wow, I had the same exact thing happen to me when I started my new job. Thank God it has not happened that I start saying it’s Monday. I smile and keep smiling most of the time, because LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO AVE A GOOD DAY.

Alper Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:58 am

An electrifying, exhilarating and motivating video that almost made me run screaming with joy in the isles of the office.

Almost…

One day in the near future, I will make that run!

Jocelyn Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:58 am

Dear Scott,
YES! I choose to find the positive in every work day, Monday or otherwise! We “spend” so much of our time at work that it is a “waste of our energetic finances” to not be happy and joyful while we’re there. How are you “spending your time and energy?”

J. Hellman Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:03 am

You got me!

lisa Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:03 am

Alway thought we should have a TGIM day. But to many people with Neg. attitudes. I am disabled but hAave worked and can relate to the vidio.

harry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:03 am

…nice video…when some asks me how is my day …my reply is always ” happy and blessed” …by these two words i have changed numerous attitudes around me…for i believe in the basic principle of life that people want to be in the vicinity of happy and positive people and i not only say it but i mean when i say that i am happy and blessed … tc…harry

Adam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:06 am

Very cool, I’m in!

Frank Free Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:06 am

Thanks Scott,

Just finished a 10 week study group on The New Earth and recently read The Power of Now. These two books are helping me live in the now and enjoy whatever am I am doing.

Frank

PS change Leave a Comment form to read Email, not mail.

Sonja Plummer Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:06 am

You know, I have been one of those folks who dreaded work Mondays, started serious work on Tuesdays, became excited on Wednesdays, Thursdays was just a day, but Friday, Wow! That was my do nothing, watch the clock until it’s time to leave day.

Scott, you have caused me to take a look at me, and that’s scary sometimes. Thanks a bunch, I needed that.

Adam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:07 am

Very Cool! I’m in!

Bobbie Stewart Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:07 am

I’m with you. We should really look at each and every day as a gift from God. Without Monday, we would have nothing to look forward to. We need each of those days to appreciate the weekend. By the way … great video … as usual.

Rick Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:08 am

Scott,
As always – a quality product! I’ve been a fan of yours ever since I first started getting your inspirational videos, and you seem to know what I’m thinking 80% of the time. This new effort is right on the money! I hope to retire in 5-6 years (at the ripe old age of 60, after finishing raising our grandson), and I’d like to do it with a much better attitude than I have today. Thanks!

Katie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:09 am

I thought for a moment you were talking about The One Command. It has brought me everything. Katie

Mike Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:20 am

I love it

Claudia Henzler Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:20 am

Hi Scott,

thanks for the message. I think your message hits many people around the globe. I did think a like some years ago. But since I changed my job and do what I want with passion – working as a freelance photographer, well, since then, I do love actually every day. Because everyday we wake up with new chances… Actually every instant of this life is precious.
Or let me put it different: I believe that the moment contains everything. There is no lack of anything, if we live each instant completely instead of being with our mind and feelings in the past or present.
And I see it as a mission to share this believe through my company “HENZLERWORKS photos with a message”.

When you have time, I´am happy if you get in contact with me and you can forward my details to anyone you like :)

Claudia Henzlers last blog post..

John L Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:22 am

Scott,

Right on!! Change will not come unless you want it. Hope you get more than 1% to sign up.

John L.

Brian Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:23 am

Hi Scott:

I just viewed TGIM on Tuesday and feel I already missed an opportunity to experience a good day. I am looking forward to receiving your emails

David Peacoc Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:24 am

Hello Scott.

I really enjoy your regular videos and will
subscribe with a Biblicl quotation that I use
to motivate myself: “This is the DAY the Lord
hath made I will rejoice and be glad in it”.

Garry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:26 am

The harsh reality is jobs aren’t what they used to be. Years ago you went to work for a company with aspirations of longevity and providing for self and family. In today’s work-a-day world there is no job protection, affordable insurance, incentive, motivation or any of the other things that used to make people happy to go to work. Weekends are the respite away from the stress of barely getting by Monday through Friday. My personal employment is not like that but my partner and most other Americans do dread Monday, anticipate “hump-day” and celebrate Friday. If I can successfully instill a positive Monday through Friday plus Saturday and Sunday attitude in others I am all for it. Share the secrets.

Debbie Wickens Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:26 am

Sounds great…. Definetly identifies downward thinking which effects everyone….. looking forward to hearing more.

Loretta Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:26 am

Scott, no other perfect time than today! Let’s get started. Count me in!

Paul Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:28 am

Uninformative

Kim Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:29 am

I’m a new School Psychologist in Ohio–and, contrary to popular belief, I actually enjoy my job. Yes, getting up on a Monday morning is hard sometimes, but I don’t dread it AT ALL. I love being able to make a difference in the lives of children and adults alike. I may get some strange looks when I walk into school with a huge smile on my face, but I DON’T CARE! Life is good, especially on Monday!

Josephine Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:32 am

We get what we focus and think on. Negative thoughts create negative outcomes all around us. Positive thoughts bring positive outcomes. At least that is how it works for me. :-D Great video! Thanks!

Peace and Love,
Josephine

Christine Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:33 am

Scott

I work for myself and I love what I do. I get up every morning knowing that something new and wonderful is going to happen and I have greatful
for being healthy and happy and alive.

Great Job Scott keep up what you are doing. You are imspiring many many people.

Gordon Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:34 am

Hi Scott, nice to receive this on a great Tuesday.

While in industrial sales, I visited a multitude of businesses and was amazed to discover that about 90-95% of those I met were unhappy with their job.
They stayed, and worked for lower wages, in exchange for the illusion of “security”!

Now a retiree, I volunteer at a charity for persons with Down syndrome, Autism, etc. where everyone, always, has great passion for their work, Mondays through Fridays and often on weekends! We ALL LOVE what we do… for others. Peace, and keep up your good work.

Maria Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:35 am

TGIM! INSPIRING! Finally someone has the guts to say it. I am a stay at home mom that feels the same way. I love my job and you make it a little exciting. Much happiness to you Scott!

Maria

Pamela Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:36 am

Staying at home unemployed and alone, has made me appreciate what working at a job I love, everyday, has to offer….people! I love getting up in the morning and having a place to go to, with people to see, to work with, to share time with. It’s great. I miss it.

Julia Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:39 am

The video kept stopping so I kept having to click on the start button which was a bit aggravating. Other then that it was good and I signed up.

Cristie Coffman Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:40 am

Scott,
Your video was very timely for me. I have recently had the realization that I am always “waiting” for something to happen before I “_______.” Just fill in the blank, it could be, anything, maybe even Friday. It all amounts to not living in the present and enjoying the process. James Taylor’s song “The Secret of Life” says it all. The secret of life IS enjoying the passage of time. The truth is, it will pass wheteher you enjoy it or not. I don’t want to have lived the length of my life and not enjoyed the journey. Today might indeed be all we have, I don’t want to think I wished it away because it was Monday. Thanks for your inspiration, always just what I needed. Sincerely,
Cristie

Dan Diehr Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:40 am

Scott – you hit a bulleye! I have been trying to break out of this pattern, but as you said, the “dark side” (co-workers) keep trying to pull me back.

I try to do a lunch time run everyday, so I do have something else besides my work to look forward to. The knowledge that I have the freedom to run at lunch also helps me enjoy my work more!

I also focus on doing some fun things after work which helps me enjoy the entire day more.

Nice to see you “in person”. I have enjoyed your videos for a few years now I guess.

Thanks,

Dan

Judy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:43 am

I love my job and I look forward to coming to work each day and each week. I am 61 years old and I have been very blest. I do look forward to retirement but it is for new adventures, not because I am tired of my work. We have TT (Therapy Tuesday0 where we get together to celebrate friendships and to just enjoy sharing the good things in our life. Thank you for your message. I want to be one of your 2,000.

Vicki Johnson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:44 am

I was just let go from my job that I loved. I was there for 2.5 years and know that I was doing a great job. The reason that I was let go was that I was “too nice” to my employees. The work got done and in my entire time there I only had one (1) grievance put in from an employee (being a unionized enviornment. The grievance was due to a section that was changed for this staff member.

I was shocked when I was let go. My honest feeling was that they could not deal with a Management style that was happy and dealt with staff as one would like people to deal with them. I’m now at home looking after my toddler and can actually say that I’m loving this opportunity to watch her grow and to not miss out on this wonderful time.

I thought of actually sending them a thank you note for what they have given me rather than what they thought they were taking away from me.

Your message is so “bang-on”. We don’t have to be miserable in our lives or our work, but unfortunately this is the “norm” in our society. How sad. Thanks for the video. More work related motivational speakers and programs should be playing this for employee seminars, however most of them would be told not to by their heirarchy in their company.

Best Regards,

Vicki

Marla Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:48 am

I felt TGIM for the 30 plus years while I worked. Due to a government downsize, I retired three years ago. THEN is when I developed the negative attitude. THEN I found a brain tumor in my front yard in May. Since then, every day is GREAT. I have the One Day at a Time Attitude. I’m signed up…loved your video, Scott. Keep ‘em coming! Marla from Arizona

Joan Smith Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:50 am

Video was great. I agree we should enjoy each day of the week. We should have true happiness all the time. Thanks for caring so much.

John Nobel Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:52 am

Thank you very much for the video.

I am normally a very positive person but as I watched the video I saw how I was slipping into the dark side and realized that I have started saying “Its Monday!” or “Hurray, its Friday”

It is time to change that.

Thanks

John

Chuck Herlein Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:56 am

I really like the message, Scott. I hope it works for us. Count me in.

Kia Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:56 am

I wish everyone could have such a positive attitude. Attitude makes all of the difference….and it really is a choice. The sad part is so many people think that it is not a choice. They don’t believe that they have control over their emotions and they blame others or circumstance for how they are feeling. The truth is it is always your choice how you respond to what life gives you. I am so glad that Scott is trying to help people see that happiness can be for everyone, IF they want it. Way to go Scott!

Susan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:58 am

Whew!!! Good one!! We all need a better attitude from time to time. Keep sending your inspiration!!
I enjoy it and look forward to all the help I can get!!

Liza Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:59 am

Thanks, Scott…I needed this one…Great to finally see you in person as well. Tired of getting by one day at a time…and then beating myself up for not being more grateful.

Naazreen Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

I can’t believe that I am one of those people that always sigh or just gave the ‘look’ when people ask me hows the day? Seems like I am one of them whom spreads the negative vibes.

Your video was fantastic. It hits right to the core… Its time for a change….

Thanks Scott.

Michael A. Ramos Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

I am blessed. I love my profession, and love my employment. Coming to work is is not a job.
Life is good.

I loved your video.

I shared it with many.

Michelle Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Scott,

As a 40 year old single mother of 2 boys, 10 & 5, being recently injured then released from my position in the medical field, I have been able to spend more time at home than I would have liked to. I love working. I considered myself one of the best at what I do. The medical field is loaded with those types of personalities, it was not difficult for me to stay positive.

However, being a FT mother now, that presented new challenges. Without my job, I dreaded Monday. All I had to look forward to~meals,kids to school, homework, dinner, baths, laundry, bedtime, prayers. Over and over and over and over. Everytime Monday rolled around, I was hit in the face with the upsetting realization that I had no job. Very depressing.

Now it is Monday again, I just saw your video. I know that my career is to be a mother. My job can be replaced, but Monday is the beginning of another week to ensure my children are equipped with the mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness they need. I am glad it’s Monday. I will always love Mondays! ~ Michelle.

Diane Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

You are absolutely right. Life is too short!

Jim Kinnear Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Your observations have a point. A few years ago, I had my own business, and was introduced to a company and industry that taught me all sorts of basic concepts on how ‘money works’. I have been sharing these ideas with most of the clients in my former business, as well as any one who is interested.
The school system, and the traditional financial industry have done a poor job of giving the general public the information and tools to make good decisions for themselves, and thus avoid, or decrease the terrible outcomes that overuse of credit can lead to. . . .
Lets see where your ideas take us
cheers
Jim

Jerome Hammersmith Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I am 70 years old and have always been a TGIM person. After being diagnosed with MS, I continued that in my retirement 10 years ago. In retirement, I completed a Ph.D., something that had been left undone in my life. I am now working on a book of poetry, a novel, a textbook and a few journal articles. Who knows what’s next? Congratulations on your TGIM initiative! May it grow and grow and grow.

Cathy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Thanks Scott!

you are right on!…but does this mean Fridays will be less fun ? :) Just kidding! I am with you! :)

Garry Bundy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I routinely whistle ,sing, or hum at work. People are always suprised, I tell them, God gives us the day, what we do with it is up to us.( I’m not a fanatic and have no relgious message) It’s true. In my work I sometimes am called in at all hours, I think as I’m driving in, what a gift to be able to help others, what a privelege. I don’t always remember, I need reminders my self, that is why your videos are helpful. I refuse to be happy only 2/7 ths of the week or a fraction of my life. Have a good day regardless of its name. Garry

Brenda Garrett Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Thank you so much for the message. Although I am not in the line of work I would like to be at the moment, I am learning that you can make a positive impact no matter where you are planted. It is a tendency for many people to wish their lives away but why not embrace every single day we have? As another person stated above, we have a choice everyday as to our attitude. I leave you with a quote from Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and survivor of the Holocaust:

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor E. Frankl

Jerome Hammersmith Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I am 70 years old and have always been a TGIM person. After being diagnosed with MS, I continued that in my retirement 10 years ago. In retirement, I completed a Ph.D., something that had been left undone in my life. I am now working on a book of poetry, a novel, a textbook and a few journal articles. Who knows what’s next? Congratulations on your TGIM initiative! May it grow and grow and grow.

Nancy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Thank you for your consistent positive attitude! Although most people consider me a “PollyAnna”, when I get my down moments, your inspiration helps me back up again!

Sari Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

I received this video yesterday and just watched it today. I don’t think Scott, you have any idea (maybe you do)how impacting some simple choice words can be. I NEEDED to hear those words today, and I thank you.

jessica andersen Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Hi Scott,
Thank you for your positive video, I loved it!
I’m a manager of a very busy restaurant and I was just telling all the server’s last night that I love working Monday’s and thant I’m lucky to have such a great staff on Monday night’s. I do have to admit I liked saying “it’s TGIF” but, now you have broden my horizon and my new saying will be TGIM. Blessings, Jessica

Ernest Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

As a long since retired person, I find much to do with my time. But talking of days then you are probably acquainted with the POETS Day syndrome? By the way some of your grammar could be misconstrued in the UK, especially what you do on a Wednesday?

Trebie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Loved the video. I also have a hard time on Mondays, but will look at them differently from now on.

Rich "Video" Street Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Great message scott.. “video says it better” I would much rather watch than read.. so your message got through to me.. it begins here :)

Rich "Video" Street Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Scott, Video says it better.. I would much rather watch than read so your message got through… lets wake up the 1%.. It starts here.

Sandra Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Thank-you Scott. It’s always great to receive confirmation in knowing you are not alone in believing everyday is a great day. Thank-you Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday….Thank-you!!! Gratitude is my attitude! Peace :-)

deanna Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Hey Scott, are you sure we aren’t working for same company?!?! Enjoyed your insight.

Victor Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Thank you for the video, it is time to take a positive stance in all the negativity that surrounds us daily.

strain Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Hey Scott,
Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication!! Your videos have been such an inspiration to me and much needed in these trying times. I share them with my friends and family. Thank you for being you and keep up the good work!!!

Joe Charbonneau Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Hello Scott, Even though I can no longer work ,I still have to live one day at a time. I like the idea of T.G.I.M I guess in my life it’s T.G.I.T (Thank God It’s Today)

anilreddy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Hi scott…i really love u..and ur videos

i share them with my all friends….

please count me too for this…i am always with u scott…

Thanks

Reddy

anilreddys last blog post..Sudheer ——Mana Jnapakalloo

Sam Babiar Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Hi Scott, I have always been preaching how happy I was on Sundays because it meant I could go back to work on Monday!!! I might even be one of the original TGIM-ers! I used to get people to smile and even laugh on Fridays when I would say I was a bit sad because I now had to wait two days before I could return to my desk! They all thought I was sick or had lost my marbles. Nope. I simply have always maintained a very positive attitude about life in general and have always looked forward to each and every day. Every day is something special – EVERY day!! I tell folks that just for the fact I get to see THEM again makes the day so very special for me. I believe it and I do not hesitate to talk about it with others. I do not know if it helps them in their lives but I like to think that after hearing me often enough that some of them may start seeing life in a somewhat different light. I hope so, but even if not, it is my own philosophy and I know it works for me. Thanks for all your videos. I really like them and forward many of them to friends and relatives. Great work!!!

Rosalie Mervolion Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Is your glass of water half-empty or half-full? It is how you PERCEIVE it to be. The power of your thoughts is powerful. How you choose to see life and live it..Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore? I agree with the message Scott is trying to spread…Every day should be special, because really we can’t guarantee that we’re going to have another one.

Debra N. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Scott,

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Love all the motivational movies, too! Thanks a bunch…

At our office, we try to teach our team to reply “Unbelievable!” when asked “How was/is your day?” We find that most people view it as a POSITIVE word, even though it can go both ways.

Anne Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Scott -

Thank you. I’m sure that everybody sees his/her own life as different but your approach sees all of us as struggling with the same battles, differently. It is your positive attitude that helps each of us. It does not matter WHAT day it is. At least it is a day to enjoy. Open each day like a new present – full of pleasures.

Connie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Although I was forced into retirement because of my health, I always loved my job. My mother taught me early in life that if I were going to do something, I should do with to the best of my ability. I have always carried that attitude.
Now, I see a new generation who seems to begrudge having to work, not realizing how blessed they are to be ABLE to work. I hope your website will help them to really see how much they are blessed.
Thank you, Scott, & keep up the good work. I believe you are on God’s side!

Mike Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for allowing me to be part of the 1% that signed up for TGIM. I know exactly what you are talking about and see it everyday in the workplace. I too, like many others, can notice an obvious change in my attitude and happiness by the end of the week. There are some days when going to work seems like pure drudgery. Hopefully that will change and enable me to have a positive affect on others around me.

Larry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Scott,
I have been enjoying your motivational movies for a long time and I often share them, however as a Christian I no longer think in terms of the day of the week but rather am grateful for each day and whatever it brings. I do like your idea though for people who have the mindset of TGIF. I hate to say it but more than enough Christians have this mindset and I don’t really understand it, but I pray your TGIM can change this to being thankful for each day and especially being thankful for just having a job in these tough times. Attitude as in the “Beatitudes” is everything one needs to be a TGIM type of person.

Bernadette Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

FABULOUS! Bring on more! It’s nice to put a face to the name – you have an inspiring motivational tecnique – keep it coming!! I look forward to seeing more of what TGI Mondays has to offer!! Again – Kudos to you!!

Pam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Hi Scott! – Thank you for the video very interesting you were absolutely correct on how we dictate each day of the week.(smile) Thanks for keeping me motivated!!!

Betty Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I wish I had had the benefit of your insight before I retired. Sadly, everything you said is so true. Had I had the opportunity of hearing your viewpoint during my working years, I might have been a happier person all around. Now that I’m retired I don’t look at the days of the week in the same way…thank goodness! Look forward to more from you! And I really enjoy the videos you’ve been sending for the last couple of years.

Rosa Addison Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Hi Scott;

I thought I had made a reply earlier, but I do not see the reply. Any who? Nice video.

My last job, I worked for 14 years. Twelve (12) for the original owners and two (2) for the new owners. My job was eliminated by the new owners and this was the best thing that could have happened to me. I was doing real estate part-time since January 2007, but went full time immediately.

To me, Life is whatever I say it is. Who else is there? If I do not look at the calendar, I really do not remember what day it is. Love it!

We are Changeless, Deathless, Timeless, and Eternal Beings. The only thing is some of us just do not remember.

Have a wonderful day!

Rosa

Nidia Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

You were right in the dot. It’s true we human get infected from others without knowing it and like you said when you’re new in a job you loving it, but after 10 years in the job you start acting and copying others. And then you are lost into that ugly world.

I can wait to find out how can I make a difference for my self and for my health as well. Believe it or not these kind of actitude would affect your health too.

Thanks and I’ll be waiting for all the good that I could get.

Michelle Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

I LOVE the message of your video – as well as all of the other one’s that I receive from you. I have to say that I usually don’t know what day of the week it is on most days. Since my little one came into my life (2 1/2 years ago), I enjoy every day. I have always enjoyed my job – I love accounting. It is stressful at times, but I enjoy what I do. And when I leave work, I enjoy my family. It makes such a difference in your life as well as others lives to appreciate each day. I am honored to be in the 1%.

Ryan Osborne Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

greetings scott im right behind you dude. tgim is a good thing your doing

Mr Nadosy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Fantasic Scott!
Its great to see someone else feel the way I do about work and life. Positive attatude brings on a positive change for all.
Always Look for the good in the day will cause others to see that as well. I will srive to spead the word about the 1% group and help drive it to 2%!

Have a GREAT week!
Terry

Dianna Peterson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Hi Scott I no longer work because of all the negativity where I was at and no matter how hard I tried I kept getting drug into it. I was sick all the time now I have no health issues. So I can relate easily. This is wonderful!

Dianna

Duchess Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Wow…I’m really looking forward to pulling myself out of the doldrums with this. It’s all I can do to get myself out of bed and here everyday right now. I’m really looking forward to that changing. Thank you!

Kathleen Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Hi Scott,

I live in California now gaining work experience (I graduated a few years ago). What you’re talking about is even worse here in California. I never heard of the term “humpday” until I started working here. It’s so funny how you mentionned the co-worker who warned you about how miserable you will eventually become at your job. I had one co-worker do the same thing.. he came up to me and said “have they thrown you into the fire yet?” and yet another warn me that this job would “suck the life right out of me”. Get this.. EVEN the HR person at my job warned me about the job. I asked her if she wanted to go for lunch one day and she responded “Umm people don’t do tha there. This job is really hectic and you have to put 110% in.. it’s not really possible to do much else”.

Of course I don’t believe this and I’m trying (without getting fired) to actually enjoy my workday and I would like some tips on how to deal with such a horrible environment.

Raye Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Wow! Great video. I was one of those people who used the day of the week to determine how I felt. Thanks for creating a video that challenges me to think and value work and life in a more positive way. I must share this with others…

Vicki Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Hi Scott,

I really enjoyed your video and I do fall into that category. I used to really love my job but now I feel burnt out by all the pressure and stress. I look forward to your wisdom and inspiration. I am not at the TGIM stage as of yet… but perhaps you can convert me!

Thanks again for your wisdom.

Anita Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Scott, Thank you for talking about this subject. Somehow we have forgotten how to live and appreciate the present. I have been inspired with your work. Thanks for taking a stand that will inspire others.

janet Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Amen! It’s all about attitude. Doesn’t matter whether you’re a republican or a democrat or in between. So what if you don’t share the beliefs of others in politics. We can do that because soldiers fought for that right–our own opinion. But it’s our duty, our responsibility to have a good attitude about it. Think the positive & others will follow. If they don’t–oh well, we are only responsible for ourselves. Be a positive example–thanks Scott for setting us on the right track!

Marlys Seibert Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

I really enjoyed your message. My outlook about the days of the week changed a couple of years ago when I discovered I was wishing my life away one day at a time. I would wish everyday would hurry up and get over with so Friday would get here. When I realized I was not living life but wasting it away I took a long look at what was wrong with this picture. I began thanking God for every minute of the day that I could enjoy whether it was taking a breath or having a conversation with a co-worker or family member. I am no longer wishing my life away.

G O Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Retired but still have those kind of days

Deborah Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Scott,

This is great, I’ll be forwarding it to my friends.
Thanks!!

John Graden Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Thanks, Scott. Monday through Friday hasn’t impacted my happiness since I am a priest and preacher and am most heavily involved on weekends anyhow. So other factors influence me more than which day of the week it is. Nice reminder, though to keep control of my own happiness than giving away the controls to something outside. Peace!

Jan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Loved the video – just what I needed to hear today. Can’t wait to see what else you have to say.
Thanks!

Laura Ambrose Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I made some substantial changes in my career so I could get to the place where I like working each day of the week. I like my job. I like my family. I like myself.

Good message. Good video. Dare to jump ship and join the small group of people who like what they do, each day.

john menasco Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Thanks for all your video”s my freind.. You have know Idea how much they meant to me while I was serving In Iraq as a civilian with halliburton from 04 to 06 … 29 Months !!! It was amasing the uplift I recieved from them.. God be with you and PLEASE keep them cominng.. THANKS AGAIN !!!
John Menasco

Pam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Scott, to hear someone be so positive about being positive and doing something about their life energy, especially at work is a fresh breath of air. I’m in.

Glenna Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

We can all use this positive view point. Agree totally that most of us wish our lives away when we need to focus on the qualities that make each day special. Will definitely appreciate upcoming messages.

Ms. Positive Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Scott count me in! Let me know how I can help you spread the TGIM message – it’s long, long overdue….Great Job! – Helena

Lora smith Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Hi Scott I love Mondays I work for a chiropractor, and I love my patients, I love helping people. I thank God for every day.

Brian Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

It has been a very long time since I named days of the week. My Saturday looks just like my Monday.

Scott, nice job articulating the concept and I welcome the opportunity to share how I’ve been part of your 1% for decades. We should talk!!

Brian L. Pallas

Miriam Gruber Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Hi Scott,
I save all your videos in things worth saving and watch them often. I have always lived life from abundance beleiving I have everything already to be happy and successful, I think that is why I have always attracted a great spouse, children,freinds and life to myself. I love the idea of spreading this type of thinking around. We all have all we need, it’s beleiving that, that makes all the difference.
Miriam

Jay Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Great video. About time we started living life one dat at a time and not pushing ourselves from one weekend to the next.

Ms. M Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I have always looked forward to Mondays! Right on, Scott. The best way to celebrate life is to find work that you love surrounded by people whom you enjoy. Marilyn

Michele Carlson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Hey Scott,
I love your attitude. I am a positive thinker and always looking for the bright side (there’s always one somewhere)! I love your inspirational movies and appreciate your work – THANKS!! I am in the mortgage business and that’s really down right now so back to school I go and I refuse to let this market ruin any aspect of my life!!! I simply look @ this as just another challenge that I will succeed at!

Kate Cook Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Scott,

Well, it never fails. I’ve been getting your emails for quite some time now. Many have brought me to tears and come when I needed that little boost. Many of your emails I’ve sent on to friends and family that I felt needed a boost at that time too. I will admit I am retired right now but starting a new business with my husband where we live in Arizona. We’re going to be starting a very fun business that I’m sure will spur on the, “thank goodness it’s Monday” feeling.. but my dear Scott, when I did work my full time job years ago, I did exactly what you’re talking about. And even now that I am retired I find myself feeling a touch of some of those feelings even today, go figure. Mondays are for sure still, still different then Fridays! It’s such a mind set and it’s such a shame.
What a great video Scott. I love your work and it was nice to watch and listen to you. It was like seeing an old friend. So, when you don’t hear from me (ha!). And when you email me your videos and I don’t respond. Just know I have watched what you’ve sent and I have experienced what ever wonderful feeling you’ve conveyed and I have smiled and thought, “there’s Scott again.. sending me something at just the right moment”!

Jairo Cruz Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Right on the Money!
It is about time that somebody reminds how to really get out of this economic mess.
Do like our great grand fathers did for us.
Work and enjoy what you do…
… and change the world (just a little) for better, every day!

Kathleen Hammerberg Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Great Attitude Scott! What else do you have?

Gloria M Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Scott,

I shared your talk with a very negative co-worker who hates everyday. He hates his job and is very laid back. How do you deal with people like this? I start each day with a very positive attitude, and make the best of everyday despite all the negative energy in the non-cubicle work space that I share with 8 other people.

George Vermillion Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Scott, thank you so much for another one of your uppers. Count me in! I most certainly will be emailing TGIM to my friends, and who knows? Maybe, I will get it back on one of those Monday mornings. Awesome work you’re doing. Please keep it up. God bless you.
George

JoAnna B. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Hi Scott, Thanks for the TGIM video..You are so right..Being positive makes for a positive surrounding..Fail to plan.. plan to fail!
Thanks for all you do!

Jon Ndelson Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Scott, I am a retired IBM manager, and have been a subscriber to your site for the last year and a half, I am still looking for ways to keep my life positive as I lost my wife of 43 years just one year ago, and your good words, short movies, and most of all, positive attitudes have helped me more than any other single factor. I thank you for your site and I have shared it with many of my retired friends… Jon in Minnesota

Robert G Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Hi Scott, Great stuff. I believe in what you are trying to achieve. Let’s all go for it to make the world a better, more productive place

Jane Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

I agree with you a 100%. As a dance teacher I try to be positive everyday, even though it’s tough sometimes. The thing about my job that’s great, is that the kids and adults I work with, inspire me on a daily basis and help me to remember why I do what I do.

Debbie Richards Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I really enjoy listening to your upbeat opinion and the research you have done to record these videos. I also appreciate the time you take to e-mail them to me. They keep me on my toes and gives me a brighter outlook in the fast pace of managing a fast food resturant filled with young people some responsible some not so responsible. It’s hard deling with so many different personalities and staying focused and positive.
Thanks for being the person you are.
Debbie Richards Douglas Georgia

fondia french Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Scott I really like your vedio you send me. Please don’t stop sending them. There so positive and we need the short vedio’s to show use the good thing in life today. Thank you very much
fondia

Karla Wald Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

It is always so incredibly energizing to encounter people with this mindset!

Whenever I am asked the customary question of, “How are you?” – most people expect to hear the reply: “Fine.”

My answer is different. I say: “Fabulous!” accompanied by a genuine smile. This usually makes people snap to attention because it is not the droll answer they were anticipating. In fact, they tend to look at me curiously and wonder: “Hmmm…what does she have that I don’t?”

Energy changes everything. If you change the way you look at things, things you look at will change.

Deanna Lauenroth Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Scott:

Great message and I am happy to be part of such a positive change in attitude. I will be passing this on to the ones I know that need to revisit how they look at life and hope be positive can change everything for them.

Deanna Lauenroth Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Scott:

Great message and I am happy to be part of such a positive change in attitude. I will be passing this on to the ones I know that need to revisit how they look at life and hope they see by being positive how it can change everything for them.

Kathy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

This message hit home except my main problem is thinking in ’seasons of the year and not in days of the week so much. Same idea

raj Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Hey scott, I’m a student the thing that i liked the most about the video is ur attitude towards life , of how a fresh graduate out of college looks at life , and later on how people get biased by others opinions , i really look forward to receiving ur vids … tc thanks a lot

Jennifer K. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Scott
You continue to inspire us to be better people.I love,love,love receiving your movies, Thank you

Danny Carroll Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Loved the video. Me and my family are very blessed and although it is sometimes difficult, I try to say “Thank GOD for TODAY!!!” Happiness is merely a state of mind. Why burden other folks with more degative when you can “lift them up” with something as simple as a smile and a kind comment.

Keep up the good work.

Danny

anastasia Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Scott,

Thank you so much! I am happy at my job no matter what day of the week its, i love my job. Keep up the good job in getting the message to people out in the world. Change peoples way of thinking.

Maggie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

I thought the video was real good. Thought provoking and POSITIVE. We need more of this. I joined up and am looking forward to what’s next. Good work Scott!!

Carla Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I LOVE YOU ! Thank you for your inspiration!

Kathy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

I loved it! What a positive, inspiring message. I want to my kids to see this one. They are at the age where they are making career decisions. Thanks

Marilyn Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Thanks Scott! I just came back from vacation and I was happy! Happy to be at work, but I was met with scrooges and bad attitudes in general. WOW! I was just like them 2 weeks ago! I don’t want to be like them! Your video only re-enforced what I was already feeling. Sign me up! :)

Angel Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Thank you Scott! Exciting, invigorating, HONEST, and inspiring – you can count me in on this one!

Wade Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Thanks. I dig it. I’m in.

Susan Sanchez Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

I’m in! Thanks so much, Scott for everything you send my way. I love all of it. I’m the type of person that trys to have fun no mater what I’m doing. TGIM

Harry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

So true Scott, even up here in the Netherlands. Fortunately I can “whistle while I work” and enjoy almost everday of my life. I like your inspriring videos a lot and pass them on to people I believe can benefit from it as well. Keep up the good work.

James Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Right on! No wonder people are so fatigued . We’ve given away our power in too many ways . How ridiculous to ascribe how we feel to a day of the week . Thanks , Scott , for helping us see how blind we can be and for bringing out the poet in me . Smile !! J.D.

Lise Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Wish everyone would think like… what a happier world we would live in!!!

Shirley Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I started a new job on Monday, 27 October and this was really timely. Thanks for trying to change Mondays, and every day for that matter, into a positive day. I’m all for it!!

Nan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Perfect timing Scott, I lay in my bed every morning thinking this just another day to get through, listing all the things I need to do. I will change this…

Mario Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Every morning I thank God it’s Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday! Whatever it is, it’s always the gift of a new day. Keep it up Scott, and all you beautiful people who have written here! Always believed it, but never thought of making my voice heard as Scott is doing, to make a difference! Now, it’s about time!

Loretta Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Very good and much needed! Thanks!!

Debbie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

You GO SCOTT! Loved this idea… TGIM! Life is so short and it’s all about the present moment and what we bring to it!

rusty Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Scott,

I am a self help junkie, and you really hit the nail right on the head. I am going to send this to everyone I know. It really got me thinking about monday’s. I am going to set Monday night with my daughter to continue writing our book together. She is 13 and all too soon will be out of the house. She is quite gifted and I always look foward to spending time writing with her. Because of you that day will now include Monday.
P.S. if you care to her site is http://www.angelthebook.com

rustys last blog post..Thank You!

Anthony Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

TGIM…I have been a Registered nurse for 42 years this December. I am 63 and still love my job. I have worked all these years with cancer patients, and let me tell you that they certainly give you a different perspective on life. Keep up the inspiration.

Anthony

Ravi Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Hi Scott,
Your effort to bring positive attitude into society around you is really most unselfish act. would be a partof the 1% group.
regards,
Ravi

James Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Scott, I totally agree with you. Being part of the military, you really dont have the weekend because you are military 24/7. I look at life in a very simple way. If at any chance I screwed anything up this week , Saturday and Sunday come and go I know starting Monday I have the opprotunity to start all over again and have the chance to fix it in 5 days. If not guess what, Monday is a new day to start all over again.

wendy t Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Loved the video,I feel the same way love my job have been a mail carrier for 7 years,I thought I was just sick I looked forward to going to work on MONDAYS.Don’t understand why everyone makes it known they hate their job MY THOUGHT<WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE GO FIND SOMETHING YOU AT LEAST ENJOY YOU ONLY GOT ONE LIFE TO LIVE..

Debby Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

You Rock! What a positive, wonderful message! Thanks! Keep up the terrific work!

Foma Ofogba Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

They say every day above ground is a day!

Incidentally, great to finally get a glimpse of you in the flesh so to speak. Until now, you were just a faceless name who sent wonderfully inspiring videos occasionally

Regards,

Foma

Terry Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Wonderful to hear this! I love my job, and I love to work, but admit that it is easy to get sucked into the group of negativity when your co-workers do everything you say in the video. Of course there are aspects of everything that we may dislike, however I am a firm believer that we control our own thought process, and I choose to be crazy, and march to my own drummer, they will not suck me in! LOL
Thank you for all your wonderful videos, and positive thinking, this World certainly needs it!

Sue Henley Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Perfect. Nothing else needs to be said

Sue Henley Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Perfect. Nothing more needs to be said other than:

Sign me up!

Kim Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Excellent video! Sure made you think and I now know what it is that’s been unsettling me. Here’s to TGIM!

Nettie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Excellent video I am one of the ones that is waiting for retirement.When they ask me how are you?I always say fine because it gives me a better start to the day.

Toni Bolton Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Scott…You are a Treasure…I LOVE your Attitude…
My Goal is to Make a Difference, and therefore ATTITUDE is also important…
I think the Idea of a Team with Principles, and Values, and Integrity, might sound weird to some (in this day-n-age), but I believe that the kind of changes we could make will have a Ripple effect on more than can truly be imagined…
Thanks for speaking out…I wake up EVERY Day with Gratetude for the ability to EXPERIENCE its Blessings…
That seems weird too sometimes…lol…

Norm Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

As a letter carrier, our Mondays are like two days in one; looking forward to TGIM!! Blessings!

Don C. CANADA Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Hello Scott, just watch your video and I think it is ” AWSOME ” and yes count me in…I’m a Very Up Person and I Like To Enjoy Life Everyday….Yes Everyday…I’m a Cancer Survivor of 15 years now and I Thank God, My Lord And Savior, Every Day For My Blessing…I’ll be forwarding this video to all my friends in my address book…
Thank you And God Bless You Scott… And Keep Up The Great Work…
Don… (MRCD)…

Mindy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Thanks so much Scott, I enjoy all your emails. I
think that without people like you, it would be so much harder to keep up the bright outlook I try every day to keep. So many people are so down and depressed especially in this economy. You are doing a great job!

Doug Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Hey Scott, Thanks for the inspirational video! Every Sunday I get the “day before back to work syndrome” just like you said. It’s time to approach every day with a positive happy attitude. TGIM

Alex Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

Hi, Scott, it’s great! I think this the positive attitude we should have; and that’s why the weekends are designed for.

Trudy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Thank you Scott for putting into words ever so clear that many can understand. I’m a wife that trys to send my husband off every morning with a cheerful good day.I remember the days you are talking about,with people giving bad looks at you if you were cheerful.You are very motivational and inspiring.God blessings to you and all you undertake to do and teach.

Martha Shirley Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I’m on your side. Each day is SUCH a gift!! It’s time we showed more gratitude for it.

J.Rahim Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Now another reason why i look forward to your class on thursdays! awesome vid man. had to show a few guys on my hockey team (that work 5 days a week) this, cuz i’m sick of their whining about the start of the work week.

looking forward to more inspirational vids homie!

William Klink, Ph.D Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Well Scott, old friend, you have indeed finally graduated. Congratulations! I have been living and teaching your philosophy for, oh, about 74 years now, and I live it because I love it. That’s not a brag, just stating a fact. Keep living and teaching this truth of life Buddy, and I guarantee you’ll have lower blood pressure and fewer headaches. I’m writing a book right now, or perhaps I should say I’m editing/re-writing,re-editing,re-writing. And still I have no headache :-) The title is simply, Lighten Up !
and I have you to thank for lots of support.
Keep on keeping on dear friend, for you are indeed on the right road. Bless you and thanks.

A Long Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Woo-Hoo, I am going to use this video for our next in-service. It fits right in with our work on changing attitudes. Excellent!

pam george Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

scott, i love your message and honestly im guilty of saying its just monday alot.im motivated to get people to see this and maybe change theyre way of thinking..god bless you

Sherri Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

I saw myself as you described Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I just started a new job and I want to be happy to be there. I need help!

Tammy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Hey Scott!

I totally agree with your thoughts! I would love to be apart of a group of others who are a positive influence. I am eternally optomistic and my co-workers are baffled by it, but they admire this trait I have! I am glad to know that there other people who have a love for life!

Cheers!
Tammy

Susanne Gleason Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Scott, I enjoyed every word you said. We all should enjoy everyday we are blessed for being alive today. I am facing surgery within the next 2 weeks and believe me I have thought about the fact that I may never come out of anesthetic and if I don’t for some unknown reason I am here now to say, I have had a wonderful life full of many blessings and not deserving many of them. I believe that things happen for a reason and the reason tonight for me was listening to your uplifting message and I am very glad for TGIM !
Keep up the good work !

Gary Sheehan Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

I’m glad to hear that others are getting real tired of the negativity people carry around with them. I quit hanging around two thirds of my friends because they are so negative! To be positive about everything that is going on around us takes a simple thought of: WE ARE ALIVE,LIVING IN A GREAT COUNTRY!!! I survived lung cancer and thank the Lord thT i’M HERE TODAY!!! Life isn’t about things! It’s about laughter, friends, family and love!!

Francis G Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Hi Scott,

It is a strange thing I have rairley had had a Monday to Friday, for in most cases sunday was more important as at one time I earned more money, and day after day would be work hard and play hard when we did break up for a night in the clubs or restraunts or holidays these were the times that we used to look forward too, sharing my time with my family. Nearly 10 years ago I had a tumor in my ear which was life threatining, due to the developments of other conditions associated with the tumor I was medically retired and have enjoyed so much of my retirement with my family in particular my grand children despite my own continuing health problems, for me today it is all about giving off myself freely, I comunicate world wide with 500 + people on a regular basis not only making my life better but theirs as well, I have been on a number of holidays although they are restricted to the UK, for me, what ever day of the week it is always about attitude with gratitude.

And I have enjoyed so much you mailings over the past few years which makes my day or week so much worth while,so thank you for your efforts in touching other peoples lives including mine which brings it’s own rewards and that you can not put a price on.

Francis

Kathy Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

What a very positive attitude you have, Scott. I always knew it from all the video clips you have sent over the years. Keep up the good work. Life is short and we have much to do. Spirit is working in you and for you. Gratitude!

Cate Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Scott that was a wonderful movie! I feel the same way, why should we hate going to work. Work should be considered PLAY. :) I’m definitely in your 1%! Cheers!

With Life, Love, Peace, and Happiness,
Cate

S. Webb Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I love you, Scott Stratten! I mean, I love what you do for the world. You help me see the bright side, and you even got me going on Mr. Positive’s stuff too. Wonderful stuff.
I could use that attitude when dealing with difficult parents and stdents who are over hyper from Halloween candy!:)

Clover Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Scott as usual, your movies and this video clip convey the way I have chosen to redirect my thoughts and life. It’s a daily commitment but is worth it.

Donna White Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Scott,

I just finished the listening to the “We have to talk”. I started out liking my job in HR thinking that I could work my way up and even starting college to finish my degree. I look forward to the TGIF and fell into that “hate your job” stuff for a while now, but, I am done with it I want to look forward to Monday’s and I do like my job and I want to continue to like my job. Thank you for your words of encouragement I want to be apart of that 1% Donna White

Gary Barnard Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Hi Scott,
I’ve always believed Monday to be the best day of the week. I have always lived this with all my heart, knowing that I still have all week to correct my mistakes!!! Yes, Thank Goodness for “MONDAY”
Gary

Rhine Baker Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I work six, sometimes seven days a week. I do the same job every day. I wait on customers in a grocery store and love my job after 38 years. Every day is a great day. Remember what Bishop Fulton J. Sheen said, “Life Is Worth Living.” Thank You.

Diane Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

I attempt to live each day as it is. After leaving teaching and entering a career in non-profit, I take each moment as it comes. My reaction to “Thank God It’s Monday” is “Thank God It’s Today!”

Janet Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Hi Scott,
A great idea. The team in which I work is really positive and we have been using your movies to keep the vibes at a high level.

Paul V Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Scott….I have been on your list for some time, I believe it goes back to at least six years ago when I still owned my small architectural design consulting business. Your new vidio hits the nail on the head….so much so that I am letting you know that I have followed somewhat the same philosophy for a few years…a brief history follows:

I considered myself blessed that my chosen profession never hurt for clients from the time I started the company in 1967 until I sold the company in 2003. Perhaps it was luck, maybe it was the 70 hour plus work weeks, maybe it was the four employees that worked with me….What I really believe it was…It was a more of a hobby, it was not work, it was challenging and every day there was something new to solve. There was never a Monday and never a Friday…there were only Saturday’s and Sundays..

PS. Please don’t think that I am “tooting my own horn”…I just making a point that what you are promoting will make a difference…God Bless

Debbie Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

What a great uplifting idea! We need more positive in our tough economic times. We forget to be appreciative of what we have.

Kathy Kim Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Scott,
You inspire me! Thanks

Loraine Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Scott! That was a wonderful and uplifting video!
I no longer work as I am retired after a satisfying and sometimes stressful career. So work continues though in every day life! I do have a negative person in my every day communications and you have given me the answer to deal with her. Thank you! Looking forward to more of the same uplifting messages.

Bob Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Thanks Scott! That was awesome!!! The cycle of the work week IS THE HAMSTER WHEEL! You have to break the cycle and live TODAY as if it’s the ONLY day.

As Susan said:

“Thank God it’s today!” What a gift. What’re you going to do with it?

Diane Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

I just lost my 31 year old son to a gang who wanted to fight as my son and his friends were leaving a boat marina. They had guns and said, YOUR GONNA FIGHT US! My son was coming back from the bathroom as he seen his friends who didn’t want to fight get jumped and beaten on. He tried to go to there rescue and one of the gang members got into a truck with a boat and trailer and ran my son over twice! He died by my side CRUSHED from head to toe four hours later in the ER. My days since this happened Aug.10th haven’t been much to want to wake up to. My friend sent me this and it made me smile for the first time since Aug.10th People do go through life so negative.Don’t they remember the day they were so excited to get that job? Thank you for a little happiness in this sad time. Happy Holidays and God Bless you!

Marvin B. Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Hi Scott,
It sure is true… many guys at my work live only for the weekends! How sad! Life is what you make it and EVERY day is a special gift, and totally new from what you have been treated to in Life to this point.

Work is NOT a curse… altho fighting weeds is!

Blessings to you, Scott.

P.S. Scott, was finally great to see your face!

Pam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Been getting all those great movies from you made by others for a long time. This one is so exciting. I get to see you! Gives me a closer feeling for who you are. Thanks for being so transparent. Hope you get those 1% you are after
and thanks for sharing your dream.

Elisabeth Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

This was great. I love your positive attitude and your passion. I can never get enough of positive information or be around enough positive people. The world is changed by each of us and it is up to us to make those changes positive ones. When I worked at a “normal” job, many people would ask me why I always smiled and I explained to them that I had to be here anyway and it was a choice–I could either be happy or be miserable. I choose happy. And the people that were miserable, did not seem to be running out and looking for other alternatives or places or another life mission, they just stayed and were happy to complain and be miserable.
Thank God its today–thank God its NOW.

Maynard Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Hi Scott,

A very timely video that reminds me to choose to be present and not focus on the future or the past and enjoy all the blessings I have …. even the ones I don’t think are blessings at the time.

Namaste’

Pam Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Hi Scott,
I am not working anymore but I have family and friends who send me those same old emails and jokes about how awful it is that it is Monday, or about the hump day or TGIF. I have always thought it was ridiculous. I live day to day and take each day for the new day it is. I loved your video. Thanks for making it and sharing it. I am sending it to everyone who sends me those ridiculous emails about the stigma that goes with certain days. God Bless! ~Pam~

Sheena Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Scott,
Simply great.. and so motivating, I really enjoyed your video, and so nice to finally put a face with the name!

SarahWilder Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Scott,you are always a ray of sunshine and i look forward to your articles
I liked the entire article TGIM
if every day is greeted with a smile one would not ever thinking any are boring and frowns would be turned around .
God gives us each day and Praise the Lord for that .he also forgives our gripes .
keep up the good work .I am in your corner .
all the way from Alabama

Moses Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

As everyday is a gift, let’s enjoy it for life is too short!

Many thanks Steve for inspiring us.

Doreen Parent Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Enjoyed you presentation, that was so well said in plain english. Our words must be impeccable,we musn’t take anything personally,we musn’t make assumptions and to always do our best.
A great joy to see someone take such a leap to reach people and make a difference in there life.
God’s many blessings to you.

Kristine Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

To start off with, I enjoyed this video, as I do all of them you send me. Wow, this one made me feel as if you were talking directly to me. My life in a nutshell. Couldnt be more true. Unfortunately I’ve been stuck at the same job for nine years, and been longing for a way out. Pretty much the only difference is that I dont really look forward to the weekends either. I spend all my time taking care of the house and my kids. Your videos give me hope that one day (hopefully soon) I will have the strenght, power and knowledge on how to do so.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful videos.

Doug Says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Well I get it, except in my job as a realtor, I sometimes work 7 days! But the main point is tht we should enjoy what we do for a living or else we should do something else… right? In this tough market we are currently in it is difficult to stay motivated and focused, let alone happy about it. I sometimes do not receive a paycheck and wonder what I am doing in this crazy business. Yeah, I can hear you all saying “the poor rich realtor. He had his good times and now he is getting his just due.” Point is, just trying to see the good in my career and look forward to better economic times.

balu Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:22 am

Count me in bro

Shweta Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:28 am

Thanks Scott.
I like all your videos, but I especially like this one because it stars you.
Also has a gr8 message.
I think I agree with you. Life is too precious for us to waste.

carla Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:40 am

Thank you Scott, I was able to walk down the street today and spread your word with a little smile to people as we passed and it made them smile back too. I am a positive, happy person but I really needed some positive feedback from my fellow man, and you filled my glass up with that great message! Thank you for getting it! (Happiness) And for spreading the good attitude! Fondly, your friend, Carla

David Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:44 am

Thanks for the good words.I try to tell people close to me. STOP wishing your life away.

Thiyagarajan Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:52 am

I cant see the video…

Lynn Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:02 am

Count me in as one of your 1%! Like others, I had not really had a Monday-Friday job, but had experienced the dread of returning back to work the next day. I would try not to let the other coworkers drag me down with them, but sometimes would.  Not working at moment, but when I do, sure would be great if everybody practiced TGIM.  Work would NOT feel like work and be more enjoyable.
I really enjoy your inspirational/motivating movies.  Keep up the great work!

Jane Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:04 am

I was fortunate to retire at 55 in 1999, but when I was at work I LOVED Mondays because it was always great to see those people again and hear the stories of their off-work lives. I loved my job and the social network of my peers. Thanks for helping others see a more positive outlook.

Suresh Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:44 am

Scott,

Thanks for sending me TGIM. I will be rrying to spread this to every one i know.

Suresh

rashmi Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:56 am

hi

yeh i always do that wt u said now………

m happy for evry day coz i m going to add smthing meaning full each day by doing sm thing or meating many ppl
so i do

n i m happy nw many ppl r with me

keep rocking scott
i love ur massege
:)

ann Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 2:24 am

I use to feel the same way and pratically say the same things you say in the video; so it made me laugh pretty hard. I haven’t worked in almost 3 years and it just reminded me as to why I never want to work outside my home again. Too much negativity out there among co-workers no matter where you work. I use to always go to work with an upbeat positive attitude but others thought I was crazy or something or too happy so they would make sure to bring you down to there level. (HUM-Drum) So getting another job? I’ll pass.

dsn Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 3:56 am

Really inspirational movies.

akash Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 4:48 am

hi there

ya it’s a very nice video to get out of rut
as you know there are some people arround you who may send negetive msg and you might go drown in the life but if you beleave in yourself you may get out of the rut

Amaizing videio for those who wanna get out of negetive people arround them , just lisen to your soul beleave in positive this msg says
thanks again !!
Bye

Akash

norma Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 5:14 am

couldn’t come at a better time! I was feeling down and frusstrated with work, your video opend my eyes and reminded my how much I really love my job and the joy that I’ve had for the past 13 years – it’s simply a matter of having a positive outlook and embracing every challenge – Thank You Scott, Great video

Gowthaman Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 5:25 am

the video added new dimension to look at monday :)
Thanks Scott. keep going and lets spread the wings!

BizCoachScott (Twitter) Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:01 am

There will always be negative people with negative perspectives, trying to pull us in. Whether we chose to get pulled in or to become a positive inspiration to others is our CHOICE. I work with clients every day to help them to chose inspiration and happiness, versus desparation and defeat. It’s GREAT to know we are not alone!

Thank Goodness It’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…

Richard Bradshaw Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:11 am

Good on you Scott, You are an inspiration to many, thank you for your generosity and your kindness.

Love to you,

Richard & Danah

Kathy Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:44 am

Our great country needs more positive people! I like how you just tell it like it is, Scott. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Sonio Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 7:19 am

Good one …..keep writing n inspiring people like this…..u have a long way to go..

Robert Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 7:29 am

Short, Positive, and to the point…We all need a jolt back to the real reality every now and then…and need to be greatful for what we have. Every day above ground is a blessing.

Elizabeth Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 8:11 am

It’s great to know there are other people like me, who look forward to everyday, whether it is Monday, Friday or Saturday. Each day is a special gift. We make of it what we want. I love my job and my life.

Ruth Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 8:39 am

What a great idea!!! I am in!!!

Marie Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 8:40 am

Scott – First off it was good to put a face with a name.

Secondly the message was a great one.

Sonja Yarbrough Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 8:54 am

I have enjoyed you movies/slide shows for years and passed some along. They have made my day many a time.

I too have seen for years what you were talking aobut in Thank Goodness it’s Monday and want to be motivated to think in different ways about how I relate to other people. The other think I hate is the question always asked, “How are you.” Most times I say OK, but some seem to think I should “bubble” with enthusiasm. I “bubble” every minute in my profession of PR and internally I feel it is OK to just I am OK.

Barb Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 9:17 am

I love my job and Mondays are my “get back on track” day! Actually, I’ve been struggling with the possibility of giving up one day to a colleague because my home commitments (caregiving obligations) are becoming heavier.
I dread giving up my work day!

rabetrano frank Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 9:18 am

bonjour scott

pardonnez moi d’écrire en français

je ne sais qu’une chose : soyons positifs
quelque soit le jour, le moment pour être heureux : soyons heureux.
quand bien même je ne comprends pas bien l’anglais, je ressens… cela me suffit pour l’instant.

merci à la Vie

frank

Victoria Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 10:29 am

Hey Scott,
I related to what you said so completely, I had to chuckle. It is sad that we people in general look at our job and life in this manner. There is so much more and we should just be thankful if we get to wake up each day. Thank you for your uplifting words & videos that you send. Blessing to you.
Victoria

P.S. I call Thursday “Pre-Friday”, so yes I am guilty too of having the what day is it attitudes. Thanks again

Dale Mitchell Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 10:34 am

It’s about time someone is willing to tell the rest of the world that living your life by the days of the week only shortens it and make you miserable most of the time. I hope you can help show the world Scott and help me to stay focused as well. Thank you for stepping up to the plate and hitting a home run.

LOTTIE CAUDLE Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 10:58 am

Quite uplifting — An encouraging message such as this every Monday a.m.would be great to open the PC to. Wish I could get it on Sunday — you know, looking forward to the next day — instead of dreading the next day — Monday!

GAIL Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 11:35 am

Thanks I really enjoyed the video. I listenedto the video and was amazed how true this was. It is disappointing that most of us live the week like this and I am probably “one of them”. I will watch this regularly to remond myself how silly this is.

Kay Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 11:45 am

Scott,
Awesome to see your adorable face; this is a grandma talking! I have enjoyed being on your email list. Now count me in for giving thanks for every day!

Deborah Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 11:46 am

Great Thoughts Scott!
I would add the positive attitude needs to flow over to all aspects of life, not just work. Your whole existence reflects your thoughts. Why not follow the example from TGIM and make all thoughts positive! Have a GRAND day!

joan horton Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I’ve never believed in TGIF I’ve always believed in TGIM (Thank God I Am) I refuse to listen to the negative beliefs of the masses, because as long as they’re not my beliefs my life is fantastic. You get what you look for and I only see the great things in life. When I come into contact with a negative entity I say thank God I can walk away from them, but I feel sorry for them because they can never walk away from themselves. They go home and their there, they go out and their there, you get the idea they can never escape from their own depressing being. Is it any wonder that America makes up 10% of the world’s population and accounts for 90% of the world’s calming medications! What we look for we will find, so lets start looking for the good things in life so we can find an abundance of good. “As a man thinketh so shell he be”

Dela Reidel Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I know exactly what you are saying, I love my job and have been doing it for years, but all that is starting to get to me and it makes you want to get out. I don’t like the feeling and I hate the negative. I with you, Thanks, Dela

Frank Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Scott, love the idea. Many years ago I worked with a guy who every time you asked him “How are you?” would respond with “Loving Life!” and I admired the fact that he always had such a positive attitude even though things might not be going well. I always found that if you respond with a positive answer when asked how you are doing, it seems to have a positive affect on you and maybe even with the person you answered, especially when talking with youth because they have a tremendous amount of pressure on them these days.

joan horton Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

The part of the video I liked the most was the days of the week and how we define our lives by how we define the day. ie Mon= oh no it’s just Mon., Tues.= nothing, Wed= the hump, Thurs.= just before Fri., Fri= TGIF. Totally made you shake your head and say “Oh My God”, that is just what we do. We are like little programed people we all say the same thing no matter what type of work we do. We don’t even realize it!

Bob Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Great message Scott. There’s got to be a better way to live at work than looking forward to TGIF. Let’s do it!

Joan Lovegren Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

I’ve never disliked any day of the week but still had my preferences. I kind of like Wednesday but will certainly go with Monday as I see your point how one can set themselve up to ‘fail’ so to speak. I tried introducing TGIM to a few friends and they are having a hard time with it, my daughter included being a University student if that means anything. So it’s TGIM for me and my sweatshirt, going to have her make me a Logo that says this very thing: TGIM and take it from there…I’m workin’ on it!!

James Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I thank God for each and every day, whether it’s Monday or not. Life is too short and too beautiful to be carrying around a sour disposition. As the old adage states:” Today is the first day of the rest of your life”. Hey, if you don’t like it, fix it.

Angella Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Scott, I LOVE your energy! I am so looking forward to Mondays…I NEVER thought I would say that…but I am constantly running around like my hair’s on fire doing a ba-gillion things as a single mom, so I am ready to get fired up each week!!!

Deacon Terry Cummiskey Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

This is a very thoughtful and reflective comment on our lives and the way in which we live them. How we perceive work and in reality, relationships. They should never be made trite because of the way we view our week or any weekday. I work with people constantly as an ordained minister and pastoral associate, in the Church, and it is all about remaining and maintaining an up-beat, yet humble attitude.

Kathleen Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Reading the previous comments it appears that most of your followers are already yipee-skippie positive thinkers. For the other 99% of us it’s not so easy. That’s why we need the positive influence of Scott and others like him. We struggle with depression and obstructions and fear of change. Although we may look happy, it is merely a mask. I do look forward to Mondays – but for the wrong reason. On Mondays I can head to work and escape the depression of caring for a chronically ill husband, and an adult child with mental illness. The woes of a failing economy and struggle to pay bills and watch my retirement fund dwindle instead of grow adds to the anxieety. Come Monday my mind is occupied with things of the work world, not the personal world. People like me occupy many more of those Monday Morning desks than you can imagine. TGIM gives a more positive approach to our relief as Mondays finally arrive

Frances Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I LOVE MY JOB…MORE IMPORTANTLY I LOVE THE PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH. I TREAT EACH DAY AS THOUGH IT WAS ITS’ OWN UNIQUE EVENT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT’S A MONDAY OR A FRIDAY.
TGIM IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST…AT PRESENT WE ARE DROWNING IN DEBT AND YES WE HAVE TO PAY OUR BILLS AND FEED THE KIDS BUT ALL THE REST IS JUST EXCESS WEIGHT. RIGHT NOW WE ARE TRYING TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT…REMEMBER AS WE WORK TOWARDS SO CALLED RETIREMENT LIFE IS THE JOURNEY.

SCOTT ALL THE BEST…KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK. HAVE AN OUTSTANDING LIFE.

Tuliegirl Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

I love TGIM philosophy and look for tools like what Scott provides to help me live it by making positive changes. Sometimes I get in such a work-rut, then one of his movies will come through and knock me out of my coma. It is then that I realize life is not meant to be drudgery, that one really can enjoy one’s time here on planet earth, and that we are meant to do so.

Carmen Belanger Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

What struck me was the congruity between what you were saying and some ideas I’ve been exploring concerning the body/mind connection and thoughtful language use. It *matters* what words you use when you say things, whether you’re saying them to others or saying them to yourself. The language I use can affect my mood, my feelings, and my body in very real ways.

This thing with Mondays has infected our culture and it’s not a good thing. I’m happy to see someone else tackling it, too.

Mark Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Scott:

Great!! Staying positive is a hard thing to do at times. But it is the only way to living a healty life. All we really is today, so why not enjoy it all. People will feed on your positive energy.
And the ones that you attract are the people how you will have the most fun in life with. Love the
energy. Keep up the good work. I will do my share
in spreading the joy of living for today. TGIM…

John Fowler Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

You are saying something I have always felt. Work enriched me in many ways and, in many ways, defined who I am. Until it got to be physically painful I was delighted to go to work, doing a task that I was good at and that I literally loved doing. Now that I am retired, I search out alternate ways to perform meaningful tasks that have good outcomes in my personal, family, and community worlds. A job well done is a true source of joy. Thanks for reminding me.

Jeanne Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Enjoyed it very much. Thanks. Of course I always enjoy any day of the week, especially Saturday cause that’s when I get to meet my friends at church. :)

Lenir Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Blessings to you, Scott. All of us who share the thought that there are no specific times in life to be happy make the walk on this Planet a little easier and beautiful. After reading (some) of what others had to say, I caught a tiny glimpse of why there are still major positive waves of changes in this Plane.

Mouse Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Brilliant Scott, and yeah, ………. have to admit to some of those TGIF moments. Looking forward to hearing more :)

Mouses last blog post..Harsh Truths

Lenir Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Blessings to you, Scott. All of us who share the thought that there are no specific times in life to be happy make the walk on this Planet a little easier and beautiful. After reading (some) of what others had to say, I caught a tiny glimpse of why there are still major positive waves of changes in this Plane. The part that touch me the most was at the very beginning when your former c-worker said: “This will change!” It is the quintessential way to foretell a myth into reality … and it happens all the time.

Arquimedes Mota Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Please count me in. It seems to me it will be interesting.

Arquimedes Mota Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Please count me in. It seems it will be interesting.

Patricia Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

I had always liked Mondays – and I love my job – I do make a difference in my profession and am proud of it, however, I do see the “downer” people every single day – I am sending them your video….

Peace

Kathy Denman Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I am continuing to learn how to be a more positive person. I thank you for your videos and am more than happy to be part of that 1%.

grace Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

please count me in I’ve always hated Mondays, not anymore…thanks to you Scott.

JJ Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Thank you! I am proud to be in the 1%. I loved TGIM. TGFS (thank God for Scott)

Angela Mosimann Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Thank you! Great motivational video Scott. Count me in!
Each morning I wake and thank heaven I am alive.

jacqui Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I thought it was okay, a bit over done in the acting, but the message is what matters. I love my job and I love coming to work everyday!

Ron Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

I’m a small business owner who often works 6-7 days a week. But I can also hang a “Closed” sign on my office door and take off as needed. I believe that TGIM will have relevance each and every day of the week because it’s a state of mind, an attitude towards work and life!

zeba Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

hey, the video was hilarious cuz i’ve seen it hapening ofcourse, i’m gonna forward it to my friends.

Alberta Crapenhoft Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:10 am

You did a good job. But right now I’m retired and trying to enjoy my life. The sad thing about it is that I lost my hubby due to a stroke and miss him terribly. But we had 54 yrs of beautiful memories

Susan Webb Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:56 am

TGIM – What a concept! I love what I do for a living. I have a great job, a great boss, and work for a great company! I really am excited about going to work on Monday. Yes, occasionally I say “TGIF” but only because I have given my all for the rewards of my investment for what I believe is important. I will join your 1% and work with you to increase this statistic.

Julia Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 6:32 am

I work in a “TGIM’ atmosphere and love it, I hope you can create more people with that mentality, Keep up the great work Scott!

Barbara Walter Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 6:57 am

You make my day Scott all inspiring like hearing from you don’t stop you lift a lot of spirits.

Beckie Boardman Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:57 am

I am in sales and have experienced this same attitude and the exact same comment when I began working full time for the first time in 30 years. I loved being with the public, providing a service, smile, spot of warmth. And was looked upon as a bit ‘off’. lol Cheers to those of us who are just a bit too ‘off’ to join the majority! :)

Mel Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:59 am

Scott~ Well, I have to admit I was one of the ones you had to grab twice. I had been out of town and deleted your first email due to time restraints. I am happy you tried me again on this one. I agree with everything you said. Love it!! Thanks, MEL

brian Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:03 am

scott this was hilarious but let me tell you it isnt any different when you only work 4 days a week.You start on tuesday and go to friday 10 hours per day.What a break come monday hahaha

Kim Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:04 am

WOW,

Scott the TGIM video is so on point more people need to see it, I will be passing it around my office to see how many people will actually make the change. Everyday is a Wonderful Day where most are better than the others for me.

Keep up The Great Work

Donna Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:04 am

Hi Scott,

Your video is great. Let’s drop the TGIF and tell ourselves when we wake up Monday, “Yeah, thank goodness It’s Monday” I’m one of the 1% trying to find the the best out of each day. It’s our programming from childhood…. “yeah out of school for the weekend, ugh, back to work on Monday”. Thanks for Sharing.

Donna

Lee Q. Miller Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:05 am

Scott,
Thanks for the encouraging message and motivation to become one of the 1% I have a feeling there will be more!
I have always been one who embraces the moment and celebrates each day with thanksgiving and anticipation and celebration. This attitude is contagious and has blessed me as I watch others respond and begin to embrace their lives more fully. Sounds like we are kindred spirits. It was great to see your face! Now when I read your messages I know with whom I am sharing!
Keep up the good work. At age 54 I graduated from college, my masters degree two years later and life continues to be a ball as I work as an author and personal historian. Life is good.

Lee

Linda Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:07 am

Thanks Scott for those inspiring words. I am 61 and my husband and I have just been through some really rough times financially. He is so down in the dumps about everything right now and is constantly trying to drag me down with him. I refuse to go. Our pastor just finished a series on TGIM and it was wonderful. Pretty much along the same lines as your message. About making the workplace a positive place to be and to let God be the center and realize we aren’t working for the man but we are really working for Him. Love your videos. Keep them coming.

Sandy Bendickson Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:08 am

I love my job, every day, and I’m greatful to be here! I refuse to wish my life away one day at a time, waiting for a better day. I strive to live in the moments, and thank God for every one of them. Sandy

Rishi Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:09 am

Great Video

Fred Hoffman Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:10 am

Hey Scott,

We seniors have a bit of a head start.

Waking each morning and thanking the universe for…..yet ANOTHER day.

Keep up the great work.

Fred

Keith Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:10 am

My thoughts exactly. I like to tell people not to wish their life away. Enjoy each day as much as possible.

Good Job!

Sandy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:10 am

I’ve always liked Monday best and I’ve felt odd about it when I tell people that. Thanks for putting it out there!

Mary Jane Sullivan Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:11 am

Scott, I have felt the same way for many years….we wish our lives away and don’t even realize that we do. I agree with you 100%. I believe that you should live every day to the fullest as if each day were your last day. I believe in smiling and greeting people every day not just on Fridays. I see this happen all the time… Monday morning individuals pass you in the hall way and not even acknowledge you … but on Friday… people smile at you and treat you differently…. I can never figure it out and I feel sorry for those people. I wish everyone could be happy every day of the week. Sure there are days when you may feel sad or down about something… after all we are human however live your life!!! Love MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY as if they were Fridays!

Rich d. Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:11 am

Scott:
Because I have a great boss and work 500 miles from the office, I am blessed to not be subjected to that mentality. I would guess that attitude does not permeate our environment. I work and associate with some fantastic people.
Keep up the good work.

Elsie Diaz Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:11 am

Scott… I’m a Federal Government worker and you know what that means. I have to admit I’ve uttered thos yucky words many times myself but that’s going to change and you can be sure I will forward this to all my co-workers. Life is what you make it… and as things are now – we definitely have the power to make things better… all we need is a postive attitude!
Luv ya Guy… keep ‘em comin’.

Elsie

lyle mitchell Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:12 am

Scott. I guess i am not the norm. Im 71 years old and ran a group home for mr people. 6 months ago I got promoted to the office. I now oversee 5 group homes and look forward to each day. Busy all the time but I love it. lyle

katya castro Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:12 am

Thank you Scott to give me the chance to help so many people and exchange your videos and all the support. Congratulations!!! Great job,super video!!! od bless you,always!!! Love, Katua Castro

Ida Dunn Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:13 am

Scott,
Terrific,
I am always so sad at the time I see wasted when people dread the current moment. Everyday should be used as if it were the last and most do not. I love to be happy at smile at people who are not in the moment of life. Sometimes I can make them smile. One main goal is to great as many people daily that I encounter that I do not know and say something positive to them. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Whitfield Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:13 am

I absolutely love my work! I wish everyone could get this message from you, Scott. Profound.

Sky Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:15 am

THANKS FOR THE POSITIVE MESSAGES

Monica Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:17 am

I really enjoyed your video and agree. However, I must admit that I, too, have trouble sometimes loving every day I live. I get caught up in all the must dos, and feel overwhelmed. I love what you say, and want to totally love my life. Just not sure how to get there, and would love more insight from you. I look forward to more emails/info from your sight and you.

Thanks for striving to make this world a more positive experience for those who want it.

You are great!

Terry Enea Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:17 am

You are an inspiration to all! Thank you for putting a face to a name and to beautiful work. Thank you for making my day, and I’m retirement age. Thanks Terry

ray massucco Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:17 am

scott,
i’ve been listening and watching your videos for quite some time now. i almost always take something away from them that i can use. as a lawyer practicing for 36 years, i’ve seen more burnout, failed relationships, addictions, dependencies, etc. than i would like. and i’m not talking about clients, but other lawyers. i dread fridays, not mondays. my office co-workers [i'm the sr. partner in the firm, but the other lawyers, professionals and lay staff are all equal in my eyes] are incredibly devoted and loyal. one of my paralegals is in her 25th year with me. they are a joy and pleasure to work with and i look forward to mondays. i also enjoy my time off and i play as hard as i work. keep the inspiration and motivation coming. and thanks.
ray massucco

Anias Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:19 am

Your work is very uplifting… keep it up!

sam Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:20 am

Scott:

Thts true, ppl are so upset abt this whole issue “Its Monday”. So what its monday, its time to work. Only because of this work we are able to njoy the weekend and do stuffs we are doing. I agree its not possible to change the whole world as far as this concerned, however that 1% might make a difference. Lets do it!!

Sam..

Ruth Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:21 am

Scott,
Your movie was great! After 35 years working for the Feds, I have fallen into the ‘day’ syndrone and have actually told newbies to just wait ‘it will change’. I’m retiring at the end of the year. Your message comes at a new chapter of my life and I will TGIM everyday!

Dottie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:23 am

Love all your videos Scott,I find them all so interesting,& yes motivating.Thank you from the bottom of my heart.Dottie Hanagan

Virginia Washington Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:24 am

Very good video, the message was much needed and was wonderful. Everyday is a day of Thanksgivivng.
Thank you and please keep up the good work.

noreen Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:25 am

thsnk you for the video
scott i have the most enjoying job anyone could ever wish to have i lost both my son and daughter in 1985 and 1987 alana aged 14 months old due to illness from birth and stuart was killed at 14 yrs of age by a train
but i new i could not let life pass me by through bein angry and wanting someone to blame so eventually we started to foster children with special needs and i cant tell you how happy i am with this work it is the most rewarding thing apart from giving birth than anything i have known our foster sons 2 who are totally dependent for all their needs and jamie who is autistic and jamies birth brother tom who thank god he its just a cheeky teanager lol we have had alol the boys since they were babies and they are joy itself
and please scott keep sending those videoes as i love them many thanks noreen bailey

Essie Thompson Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:28 am

I did fall into that routine; but I am thankful that with God’s help I changed my way of thinking and now I enjoy my days at work. It still gets very challenging, and sometimes overwhelming, but in the midst of those unsettling moments I do my best to think, or say something that encourages me!

Best wishes to all!
Essie

Brenda Tobias Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:28 am

Your video is very true. Working in a school Ican tell you the teachers are the worst ones—more than the kids. They even keep track of how many days left in the school year. Having worked in a nursing situation before I can say TGIF is not as important when you must work weekends and holidays. People who work Mon.- Fri. don’t know how good they have it.

Kelley Wolfe Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:29 am

What a great way to spread the happiness bug! I wish everyone in the world could be as happy as I am with what they do for a living….and I spend my time teaching other to do the same. Our Company’s motto is “Make a living….living”. What more can I say? I LOVE what I do, and Monday is just like any other day. I can’t remember the last time I said
Hey, it’s Hump Day, we’re on our way to the weekend! OR, TGIF…because when you absolutely LOVE what you do, you look forward to waking up each and every day anxiously awaiting what THIS day has in store for you. Thanks for helping spread the joy, and I look forward to seeing what you have in store!!!

Keith Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:30 am

Hi Scott – I worked in education for 33 years and I found myself getting into that rut. I was extremely dedicated to my school principal work but I wasn’t getting the same satisfaction. I opted for an early retirement but actually a springboard into a second career. I currently a national presenter for an education publishing company and advise new teachers through the faculty of education at the university level. I am using my expertise as an educator in a different way. Retirement – what’s retirement? sometimes you need to refocus your goals to make yourself fresh again. I love what I do!

Mary March Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:31 am

Hi Scott:
I apologize for not viewing the video when first received. It is, undoubtedly, one of the best things I’ve seen and it’s pretty much the way I’ve chosen to live my life. I’m just happy to wake up in the morning…any morning of the week!
Mary

Melodie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:33 am

I think it is great…Monday’s are the day I always buy the person behind me a coffee/tea first thing when I get to the cafeteria at work.

Roy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:33 am

Right on target Scott, It’ll soon be 18 years at my job, I’ve seen people come and go. Every now and then you’ll run across someone with a possitive view on life. The work place these days needs to invest into the workers. Videos such as yours can have a great possitive change to peoples views on life and work in general. We need people like you Scott, Thanks for all you do

Diane A. Koget Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:34 am

Scott, Never subscribed to that theory. I have always worked in jobs that work week-ends and Saturdays. I am currently a Realtor and I also work part-time at a local department store. Retirement is not in my vocabulary!!!

Charlene Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:34 am

Scott, You are so right. I rush my life away every day when I say “I can’t wait for Friday”. I need to get into the make everyday your Friday mentality. We need to enjoy every moment we have. Thank you for inspiring me!!! Keep up the good work! Charlene

Sue Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:34 am

Life is too short not to enjoy every minute – especially the numbers of hours we spend at our jobs!

Ronda Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:37 am

ok i should have opened this on Monday. I don’t normally think of days of week but laterly have thanks for reminding me that each day is different and it doesn’t have to be bad.

Debbie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:38 am

Scott, I just saw your video. I think it is a novel idea and am willing to try and change my attitude at work. I absolutely hate my job, but do make the best of it while I am there. A casino is a very negative atmosphere to be in for 8 hour’s a day, people with very nasty dispoition’s bitching and complaining all the time even when you are friendly to them. Wish me luck

Susan Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:38 am

Scott,
You hit that nail right on the head. I am a retired school teacher after 30 years. I loved teaching students and I was good at it. I wanted to go on longer but couldn’t stand the negativity from all sides. I am now in a job that I love and will probably do the rest of my life if the economy warrants it. I enjoy your video very much. Thank you for all you do. Keep up the good work.

Susan

Denise Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:41 am

I opened it this morning (Thursday). I enjoyed it because it was what people told me. And believe me I tried not to buy into it but after many years at the same job you start feeling it. So I joining you to say thank goodness it’s MONDAY! Thank you for the campaign and the journey!

Cindy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:44 am

You are absolutley right on the money with this…someone has to make a difference in this big bad negative world and why should it be you and me. I’m ready to make a change for myself, my employees and my family!
Thanks for the swift kick in the pants!
Cindy

gelayol Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:48 am

you are too majestic

Hagitte Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:50 am

Hello Scott,

I just left the miserable situation of a Monday to Friday (Public School system) for an amazing business opportunity in the wellness / anti-aging industry, with Nu Skin Enterprises (visit my website.)

What do you have to offer to help me do the transformation and achieve my goals / success?… There are so many motivational speakers out there. What is your specialty?… What can you offer me?…

PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH THIS NOTE!!!

PLEASE respond personally.

Your response would be greatly appreciated.

Al Thurston Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:54 am

At 71 years of age, I don’t have time to be talking negative on Monday or any other day. I’m having way too much fun. Great stuff, keep it up.

Angela Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:58 am

Amazing video I try and do what you are talking about but you are right I get pulled in by everyone else. Count me in I am a blank slate

Debby Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:59 am

What a great way to start the day. I’m one of those people that’s happy to see each day start. When I was in the work force, I loved every job I had. It’s great that you want to help make people feel the same way about their jobs. My co-workers became part of my family. I survived many obsticals because of my extended family. We all have down days but it’s great to have the support of your co-workers to help you face the good and the bad.

John Brack Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:00 am

Attitudes make a big difference. We can look at our jobs as a place to start, do well & move up or on to bigger & better things. Thanks for your positive thoughts. People have been barraged with the negative about work.. and not look at the positive aspects of work. People (rarely) get something for nothing, but this is the promise of the charlatans- a) casinos and b) politicians who promise to use the power of government to take from hard workers and give to their voters.

Sharon Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:01 am

Scott,

Another great video–thanks for the motivation! I am definitely one who needs to change my attitude about Monday. Count me in!

Carolyn Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:01 am

It was a great and inspirational video and I will try to implement the message. It’s hard to break old habits (i.e. the uuugggh it’s Monday conversation) but it is definitely worth the effort.

shawna Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:03 am

WOW!…….wait were you in my head?…..haha….no realy i am tired of wishing my life away!….waiting an hoping an dreaming of friday @ 630 when everythings a-ok!….i love my work but i still find myself saying i cant wait till friday….why is that?….my weekends arent realy that fun filled either !…we are just missing more than we think to always wish for more an still not being happy/happy!-im there too so gidie-up!…i love you -love your work!

Ellis Stoll Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:03 am

Scott, your video is great. I’m retired now, so I don’t worry about mondays any more.

Cathie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:04 am

Scott – great video. Its funny because my sister was just asking me why am I so happy on Monday because its more of a doom and gloom day for her. I told her that I choose what kind of day I will have and since Monday is the 1st day of the work week, I want to enter it with happiness. It makes the rest of the week better when it starts off great so Thank You for the confirmation. You did an excellent job explaining it. I will forward your message to her and my other sister. Keep up the great work. Enjoy everything you send.

meri Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:07 am

Thanks for pulishing your talk on Utube.
I must be one of the lucky not tgif ones. Once a again you are a treasure with your mailers and motivational movies. You have an ability to wake me upp and remind of the little things that make upp our lives, all the golden moments we let slip by unnoticed.

Zeb Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:12 am

Hiya Scott, I don’t have the kinds of difficulties that you described in your video, because I am a Deist. To avoid going through a rather long explanation of where my Beliefs are and where I am going in Life, I’ll leave you with this webpage addy. I think that you might just find this to be rather helpful in your Quest Scott. If you choose to, then you will be walking in the same footsteps of Thomas Paine, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire and many, many great and wonderous minds.
http://www.deism.com/deism_defined.htm Enjoy an alternative view of Hope in Life Scott.-Your friend, Zeb Matson

Richard Mitchell Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:17 am

Scott:

I’ve enjoyed your inspirational videos for years…always one of the high points of the day to get another message from you.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with groups where Mondays were the *best* day of the week…and yes, the people made the difference. In the midst of a dreadful company work environment, our group could hardly wait to be together again on Monday (even when out of the office on travel, I looked forward to my colleagues being back in the office).

Count me in!

Chris B. Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:22 am

Great video, count me in. They say if you truely love your job, you’ll never work another day.

Can’t wait for the next video. TGIM,T,W,T,F

Pete B Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:24 am

Happiness is the by-product of right living.

“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” – John Irving

Tom Boehm Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:24 am

Hi Scott, You are doing a great service to inspire people in their daily lives, and teaching that the simple things in life can be rewarding
if we just take the time to contemplate the blessings we have. Your discription of the work
place is by nature negative, but it doesn’t have to remain that way if we all pull together with a positive attitude. Thanks again for all your hard work by giving us that deeper understand. tom

Tori Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:27 am

love the thought that inspired the video! I’ve felt much the same for a long time now & created some other days-of-the-week sayings with friends …. Sure Happy It’s Thursday may not be safe for shortening at work, but was our favourite of the ones we came up with :)

It’s sad that the expectation in our culture is to hate work; you’d think everyone would want to have a goal of loving their work and/or working at what they love!

Julee Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:28 am

Glad to hear this. I’ll pass it along to some of my less than happy colleagues! I have worked with children for over 20 years, and love every day of it. Sadly to say, there are others who work with them who do not. I have recently been working on my administrative degree and the only thing I hesitate about moving in to that position is that I will go from working with children to working with adults, some of them less than happy to be where they are. HELP!

Janette Setterquist Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:31 am

I wake up every morning with my husband, the original joy joy boy. I know what it is to be irritated by unbridled enthusiasm for life. That being said I also know on the great days what it is to pitch in and share the joy. Living life with unbridled enthusiasm is contagious. Reminders of that on Monday especially can make a difference.

Ann Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:45 am

I agree with you, but my husband and I are now retired and one day is pretty much like the next.

Dayna Stratten Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:46 am

Luckily, I have been in Scott’s life surrounded with his insight and knowledge before his career began (he was 16 year old.) I am one of the rare few that never look at the calendar as the days of a week. Everday, no matter what letters preceed the word “day” I appreciate it. I LOVE what I do for a living, but I also LOVE my life. Both are one in the same, they both happen everyday, all day. Scott-your witt, humour and enthusiasm will soon have the majority wanting to be that 1%. If those only knew what life that they are missing.

Beth Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:47 am

My husband and I have always carried the mantra that we all have the power to choose to be happy or not. We choose to be happy! I really enjoyed the video because I too have lived the “it’s Monday, what are you smiling about?” life. Thanks for being on our side.

Martha Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:49 am

Dear Scott,

Where does a cheerleader go when she needs a cheer? I am affectionately known as the cheerleader in my Practice Development position in a large ophthalmology practice in Georgia.

We are experiencing some growing pains, and I have to admit I have made the statement “Thank God it’s Friday” too many times lately!

Thank you for the wake up call!

Martha

Lori P. Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:51 am

I just love your video’s. I can’t belieave what a good job you did talking right into the camera on this one. Your message was loud and clear. I like it!

Lois Kingston Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:51 am

I agree Scott. Although now retired, I worked with people who were so negative they depressed me
and just wished they would all go away.
Keep up the good work.

Felix Cervantes Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:52 am

Muy bueno. I´d rather start to think that monday has made to enjoy just like the rest of the days. Like friday, or any other day, monday can be the last day on our lives.

Saludos.

Shawn Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:55 am

It was great to actually see you! What really struck home for me was how much time I spend worrying about Monday on Sunday.. It ruins my weekend!! Can’t wait to hear more!!

Deanna Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:57 am

You are so right, Scott! I have heard these things for years from people. I am so fortunate to work with people who have very positive attitudes, no matter what day it is. My boss says she has been diagnosed as “chronically optimistic”. Because of hearing loss, I “semi” retired,(as my boss always reminds me.) And at almost 69 and 4 years later, I still go into the office a couple of afternoons a week to help out. I teach belly dancing and volunteer for different things I am involved in. Life is good!

Carol Bell Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:02 am

Wow! I too have bought into the manta that “Well, what do you expect, it is Monday, and TGIF.” It is refreshing to think that Yes! we can change our attitude and embrace the new day or week with some enthusiasm. Thanks for bringing me these postive thoughts…I plan to share then with others….they will be so happy!

Randy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:04 am

Guilty as charged…that changes starting today!!!

Emma Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:04 am

Great video!! It’s so true! I’m lucky to work in a field that I love and really don’t see it as “going to work” or “another ho hum day at the office”. It’s so hard though to be in this minority and try and infuse the positive attitudes into those around me!! Looking forward to more from you :)

Debbie Rivera Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:04 am

Hello Scott, sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but I have been extremely busy with two jobs and being a full time student. I loved your website and it is nice to finally put the name with the face. That you for your emails and wonderful words of encourage. I enjoy reading each and everyone, please keep them coming.
Thanks
Debbie

Jana Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am

Scott,
I watch every vid you send me but didn’t get to this one until Thursday. I am blessed working in a college where most of the instructors are very positive. I am a life-long learner and believer in positive life reinforcement.
I have the belief that everyday is a blessing and not just one day a week. Life is what WE choose to make it.
Thank you for spreading this message to others.
I am signed up.
Namaste,
Jana

Karen Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:06 am

I am in Sales and today(Thursday) is my Monday!! I am so glad I listened to your video this morning! I am passing it on to the rest of our sales team!
Thanks,

Shirley Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:07 am

Thanks, Scott, for your positive spirit. Since a young girl, my Dad always told me “never settle for mediocrity” and “never let anyone tell you can’t do something because you’re a girl”. Those words have stuck with me for 57 years. Somehow, though, I settled into medocrity. Life can “drag you down”, but that’s not what the Creator of the universe intended. Thanks for the message and the reminder!

Samantha Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:12 am

Thnks scott it is nice to kmow who u are! love the the talk. please continue w the positive reality and touching videos. i share these videos and thoughts from time to time when i train on tues nights for my bsuiness. sometimes we just need to feel tnat were not alone in this world. best of luck to you and take care.

Bev Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:13 am

Great talk and true. Why spend your life being negative? There is always something special in each day. So many wonderful people in our lives.
The ‘ Christan Lion’ video was great!

Hope Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:17 am

Be positive, your life will reflect this attitude……….. I enjoy what you have to say, keep on talking!!

shari Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:18 am

Hi Scott, I am a licensed social service worker who is not working right now because I loved my job so much that I became burned out. A great friend of mine who is a Director at a university once told me
“if you don’t love your job, you may as well stay in bed and pull the covers over your head, I love my job he said and it is a part of my life.” I am interested in how to get the spark back.

marilyn Puttmann Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:19 am

Dear Scott, I am retired, but I was an elementary school teacher. I taught from 5th to 8th graders at various times for 34 years. I loved my job!!! I’m not going to lie and say I loved every single day, but overall I enjoyed all the years. There are no people so good as children and I truly enjoyed teaching them. Keep up the good work, Scott.

Mike Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:21 am

…Life is soooo short on this world, why not be positive and love it to the umpt…..although eternal life is waiting for us as well…

Sharon Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:23 am

Hey Scott, I guess I was strange to begin with, I have always liked Monday best …. I always saw it as a new begining, a chance to get it right this time. I’m retired now, BUT, Monday is still my favorite day …

Helen Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

This is the attitude we should have period. It doesn’t matter if you work, attend school or are retired. Enjoy what you do!!!

John Monk Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

Hi Scott,
You are absolutely bang on. In 1960 I was one of the fortunate few to be hired by IBM, one of the greatest companies in North America at the time and a World Trade pioneer. When I reported for my first day on the job I was shaking on the inside, not knowing if I could live up to their high standard.

On my way home that night I reviewed the day and the thing that shocked me most was none of my peers were giving best effort, they were content with just making it through the day. I realized that I didn’t have to be a genious to succeed. I just had to give a fair day’s work plus a little for a fair wage.

I’m retired now, except for a small home based company that keeps me in the game of life. However, I have never forgotten that first day and my commitment to IBM and myself to be the best I could be.

For forty plus years I have loved greeting the day. My career has taken me far beyond my wildest dreams including 20 years of building my own companies.

There is an old adage which I quoted to my own kids, my staff and all the kids I coached or managed over the years, “It’s your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.” I now know this to be a fact.

Thank you for helping people find happiness and fulfillment in their endeavors.

John Monk

Roberta Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:25 am

I really understand what you are saying here, Scott.
I used to feel that way in the last few years of my job, but now that I’m retired and doing the same thing on my own, I really love it. The day of the week no longer has any significance to my mood.
Also, I can make my own hours and don’t have to get up early anymore as I am a night person.
Thanks for your inspirational messages. I enjoy receiving them.

Mildred Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:31 am

Another good movie. I have always enjoyed your movies and share them with our daughters. Keep up the positive thoughts and actions.

Christien Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:35 am

Hi Scott.

I like your passion. I have not received a movie from you for a while, I was not sure that you were still doing them. Please see that I am on your list, for they are always uplifting.

I work for myself, so I do not encounter this “tracking the days of the week”,personally, but I do observe it with others that I am around and I can see how unhappy people are. Perhaps the “struggle” of the economy is an outer manifestation of this discontent.

I believe that we can create a new economy, one that is based on the well-being of all, and one that encourages us to seek out our passions, and our dreams, and support each other in discovering the ways to manifest those dreams. A new economy of well-being, with the theme “Follow Your Bliss” as the guiding Light.

Jan Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:36 am

Hey Scott, nice to see you in real life! Great message.
I have been a registered nurse for 31 years and I LOVE MY JOB!
Working shift work, there really is no Monday, but I understand what you mean. It’s not about a ‘job’ it’s about who we can touch, how we can make a tiny positive difference in someone else’s life.
Let’s spread the love around! Please continue the good work Scott as you inspire others with messages of the heart.

Florence Taylor Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:37 am

As a 5 year cancer survivor, I get up each morning and thank God for yesterday and live today as if it were the last, and treat it as if it was going to be the best day of my life and pray there are many more days to come.

Maria Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:39 am

We’ve had a few really bad years wth a lot of changes on top on changes and a never ending change, allowing confusion, frustration, and just a negative attitude for everyone – including me.

I live for Fridays! I am going to make a conscious effort to change my attitude. I do have a good job, good and life-long friends and I will stop allowing the surroundings to make “like the others”. I send e-mails out hoping to cheer us all up with a least a smile for the day. That causes “some” to think I don’t have enough to do…not so. I just take the time to do it!

Milena Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:39 am

OK, Scott, you got my full attention:) I’ll be here for you and will listen/read/watch … You know, I’m from Bulgaria. A long distance, isn’t it:))) But I know what are you talking about… It’s happening .. every day… around me… May be it’s time for me to change some things in my Mondays:))) Thanks for that! Whatever happens – It will be your fault:))))))))
Kind regards from Bulgaria, and from me – Milena

Noel Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:40 am

What part of this video struck me the most? The very first day and perhaps even before I received the position to embark on this wonderful employment opportunity, I was told “you are over dressed and over enthusiastic. Yes indeed, give it time and you will soon realize the drudgery, gossip, inadequate management, lack of communication and follow through, etc.” I must say, “I said not me! I am in my tenth year and it is just now setting in. Not too bad, but my mind set is in need of a little refresher. And, “Thank Goodness It’s Monday”, is a great nudge in the right direction! I love a positive attitude and a smile on the face of everyone I encounter. I have been flickering and settling for a little warmth and it is time to stir up those glowing embers and restart the fire to blazing roar!

Taleda Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:42 am

After 30 years in Corporate America (Executive Administrative Assistant – High Tech Silicon Valley Firms – I QUIT. Unending 60+ hour work weeks of STRESS and FRUSTRATION and AGGREVATION, zero zip nada APPRECIATION … anyone in the supportive biz knows exactly what I mean. I LIVED TGIF. Went back to College, 2 year Massage Therapy Program and now EVERY SINGLE DAY IS A THANK GOD IT’S TODAY … day. I am so grateful for each day, I wake up happy and smiling. I stepped back and embraced my Spirit, my power of FREE WILL, giving my Self the Gift of Living Fully in Peace and Tranquility. So, Scott, everyday is a blessing now. TGIT .. Thank God its TODAY.

Elsie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am

I do try and make every day a TGIT. I would love to learn more ideas on how to succeed in these areas and not get sucked into the dark side.

Patrick Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:47 am

Scott

Very positive and motivational tagline to ‘paint-off’ our Monday blues.

Cheers!

Karen Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:48 am

Scott,

This is so inspiring. I have always believed that a positive attitude no matter where you are will make others have that same attitude. Keep up the not good work but the GREAT work. Enthusiasim will spread like wild fire, negativity will also spread but it doesn’t help anyone.

Lise Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:51 am

Loved it. Nice to see who is Scott. It’s all about attitude. That’s the key.

Amar Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:52 am

Thanx Scott ,

I with it will not just 1% and rather 100%
Your are outstanding and we wish you to keep on roking like this only..

Best of Luck to you..

Always your great Fan .. Amar

Treesa Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Scott:
First of all, it was a pleasant experience to be greeted by your sincere, authentic, words of encouragement. Your energy is contagious!
Secondly, yes, many individuals (including me) have and are experiencing the doom and gloom schlep rock mentality.
Thirdly, every day is a good and perfect gift from God.
Finally, it is good to be reminded to “think” about what or who is in control. I should and need to be thankful to God for everyday I am given the breath of life by living each joyfully.
Thanks for the refreshment!

Nujoom Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Hey Scott,
Thank you for all your efforts towards changing the way people think. I might some time fall in the same trap but I always like my work, and I don’t mind working hard as long as there is result. I love my weekends, but I also love the weekdays and feel happy to be there. I thank God for every new day because it’s really a gift.
Good luck in your project and you’ll definatelly get my support.
Love & Light

Janice Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Oh Yes, can remember this starting in gradeschool, then into the work place. I am currently working a job where I greet the residents and even though I may not feel well or do not want to be there that day, I have to appear to be friendly, caring, etc. You find that once you are on the job and doing this, you find you are feeling better. AND, believe me I get many comments on my smiling face and attitude. So you have to make an effort to change your thinking. So RIGHT ON Scott!

cindy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Everyday is a gift. Open it! Surprise!

Thank you for the reminder.

CINDY

Sue Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Hi Scott,
It is nice putting a face with your name. I have been inspired by your messages for years. No I look forward to joining the TGIM team! Sue

Pat from Iowa Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

This is right on target. There are days when I think to myself, “WOW!! They pay me to do this stuff, and I love it!” Thanks for putting this movie together! Count me in!!! It’s time for us to all chart a new direction and to get folks lifted up and out of negative stuff. It is the time for change in all segments of our life!

Diana Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

I love it! You are very contagious and I wish I could capture your energy! EVERY DAY COUNTS! Keep up the good work!

Diana

Dianas last blog post..Burning Brightly~Allowing Your Soul To Shine

farshad Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

i thinke this is a dream i mean its so good if all of people be happy so you have to help me scott to save this dream

christine finer Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

i have always loved mondays, lol.

but i am thrilled to see someone address the problem in the mindset that most people hold about their jobs and even their lives..

i am def one of the 1% already!

great work!

Cynthiann Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Thank Goodness for You, Scott!

Joel Thompson Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Scott,
Count me in. You are absolutely inspiring and you are right. I wake up each day thankful to be alive and I don’t care what day it is. I have worked for 30 years and I don’t intend to retire until I take my last breath of earthly air.

Keep spreading the message. I will, too.
Joel

Doti Lackey Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Your eyes say it all and that positive feeling jumps out and grabs a person.

Why no Toga Day?

Thanks!

john Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the video.
My way to help stay positive is:
“Every Day, in Every Way, I’m Getting Better & Better”
Thank you Scott, for helping me stay positive!
john

Ginny Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

This is an excellent video Scott! Passion for your subject is a terrific way to spread the word, and its about time somebody “put their money where their mouth is” on this topic! We spend ONE THIRD of our life at work, the very least we owe to ourselves, our families and our co-workers and to society in general is to be working at something we like and feel passionate about, and something we WANT TO GO AND DO! I have a wild, crazy job that is full of problems (and of course problem solving) all day – but you know what, I LOVE “fixing” stuff, especially complex, convoluted, multi-jurisdictional stuff! So even if thousands of others wouldn’t take my job for any money – I LOVE IT! If people say I’m crazy, well, I just take that as a complement! You need to do the things you really feel passionate about, and then every day isn’t a down day – it’s a play day! Thank Goodness you felt strongly enough to make this rant – it is perfect!

Keep at it
ginny

Elena Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I think you’re cute.

Peggy B Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Am learning from you and my grandchildren – each day should be started with thank-fullness and enthusiasm.

I really enjoy your motivational videos.

Thanks,
Peggy

Joanne Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Happy to join with you, Scott! Nice knowing I’m not the only one on a Monday morning who contends with the endless stream of gloomy gus’!

Also, thanks so much for the wonderful inspirational videos!

Joanne

Maria Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I have always enjoyed every day of the week although Sundays are still my favorite. I hope other people can learn to enjoy each and every day, too!

Hariono Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Hello Scott,
Frankly speaking, I’m a man who work from Monday to Sunday, work fulfilling my formal job and/or for myself without any complain. But watching your TGIM video you touched my heart. Why ? Because for so long living, I have only a little of thought for others especially workers/employee/labors, I’m self exciting – some people say in other words – selfish.
I think, you are much better than me in front of the universe, in front of God. So, from now one I’ll try to give more and more attention to other people – first people who are close to myself.
Thanks a lot Scott ! God bless you

Kaye Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Right on, Scott. Loving what you are doing is a vital part of leading a happy, balanced life. And anyone can achieve it. Sometimes it requires changes that feel difficult or scary, but waking up on Monday morning and hitting the floor running sure beats waking up and just hitting the floor! Kudos to everyone who is committed to creating TGIM in their life. Go for it!

Payam Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

This was really on time,last week I was so desperate but now….TGI THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES…

Marilynn Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Ican remember the days when I was in the TGIM mindset and truly loved my job, I am looking forward to snaping back again even if it I have to make a career change. Living with negative thoughts will manifest itself both mentally and physically. Everone needs to take a good long look at their situation and find the solution to making the change so that making a living is fun to.

Phani Kumar Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Hi Scott

First of all sorry for not viewing the video two days back. I was little bit busy. Today I saw the video and in my opinion it is simply superb. Even I also dont like to work on Monday after having two days break from office on Saturday and Sunday, but we can’t change this right away scott.

CLG Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Appreciate the message, and it resonates with staff workshops that we are currently organizing for our team. Looking forward to getting some ideas and tools for working towards positive change in the workplace – and our lives.

Mike Morley Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Timing – my wife and I were talking about how Sunday is so sullen because I negatively reflect on what I did NOT accomplish on Saturday as I look toward MONDAY! No credit is given to all the work, planning and living that took place, just the dread of MONDAY I’m with you!

Barbara Amend Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Hi Scott!
I am all about your video! That is the way I live my life….and when someone says to me…Uggg its Monday..I say….I am happy to be alive and grateful to have a job! You should see the looks on their faces….they then stumble for something positive to say….LOL…I love it! I actually tried to get the company I work for to have you come here for a seminar….The response was thanks for the email but….blah blah blah. But at least each one of us can touch someone everyday and make a difference! That is what I call purpose! Keep on connecting with people, Scott….and thanks for all you do!!

Carole Dandurand Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Hi Scott

I just love hearing happy, you got my vote…I think we should open up lots and lots of “Thank God it’s Monday coffee shop so that we happy people can hang out together. I can just imagine.

Elaine Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I truly believe EVERY day is a great day with new things to learn and offer. Thanks for confirming that! What a great message!

judy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I worked in the Hospitality Busness for 45 years. There never was a Friday or Monday. It was 24-7. So your video means NOTHING to me. I LOVED my job!

Ruth Miracle Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I am retired. I liked my work every day was a good day.

Gary Denardo Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Hey Scott, I’ve been working for 34 years and enjoy my job every day but work with people just like you were talking about. I’ve even been guilty of this. Good video!!!

Diane Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

First of all, you are a lot younger than I thought!
I really like what you’ve said, and it’s so true. I don’t know if I can change, but I’m willing to try.

jerry Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

it is nice to know that others thank the way I do
we all can change if we but our miad to it thank you for sending it to me we need to be posative all the time

jerry Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

HI Scott

it is nice to know that others thank the way I do
we all can change if we but our miad to it thank you for sending it to me we need to be posative all the time

Bernard Rochon Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I meditate the “law of attraction” with my wife. Everyday is a great day!!! Let’s attract others and one another with positive thoughts and feelings. Above all, let’s be forgiving.

Bharani Gorapalli Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Hi Scott,

I will join with you to say TGIM.

Continue your contribution to the newsletter, our support will be always with you.

Regards,
Bharani

Laura Miller Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Scott, thanks for what you do and reminding us we don’t have to make each day just another day.
Laura

Leroy Mickelson Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Good positive idea. Like it.

Carol Ann Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

What a shame not to take each day as it truly is……a blessing…..a fresh start…….a chance to see or do something we have not done before. It is all in our attitudes, we get in such a rut and routine that changing it throws us into a tizzy and we miss out on so much! I am anxious to hear what you have in store for us!

karthik Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

grt work Scott. I support you in all ways i can

karthiks last blog post..Frozen..

Corajayne Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I LOVE MY JOB! I look forward to your vids. I’m glad you have TGIM! I’m reved now! Cj

Sue Stover Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Only a few years ago everyone who knew me always commented that I was always happy and smiling no matter what else was going on in the world around me. I’ve been leting others negative vibes get in the way of that recently and your video reminded me of how much I need to get that back. So thanks for being so positive! Your an inspiration to us all!!

Dean Brittingham Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Great. Positive thinking and Faith in God can do anything.

Edward Whiteway Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Hi Scott,
That was a super video. I was an elementary school teacher for 32 years and I really enjoyed my work. I never thought much of the slogan TGIF. I looked forward to Mondays because I liked my work and was enthusiastic. Thanks for sending the video. You are an excellent speaker. You messages are well done.
Cheers and have a great day.
Edward Whiteway Haliburton, Ontario

Jan Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Not long ago, I was out of work for about 7 months. It was a scary time not knowing when I would get a job. WHen I finally did, I vowed that I would never say “I Have to go to work” but instead say “I GET to go to work today.” I am thankful for every day I have work to do and will never take it for granted again. I Loved your TGIM video. You are a wonderful blessing and reminder that we can spend our time any way we want…but we can only get to spend it once so we had better take joy in every thing every day.

Matt Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Scott:

Love your video!! GREAT MESSAGE!!

Reminded me of a funny, but sad saying “Most Folks are stuck in a Penalty Box between weekends”.

I am a 53 year old young man(Just had my birthday 10/29) who began taking back my life in the spring of 2006,,,currently the internet is allowing me to consistently generate a grand per month.

A word of Wisdom though…..And that is I believe a man or woman must first change how they VIEW things to truly be able to go forward with their lives. You can not say I HATE my job or boss & then go home ‘flip’ a switch & expect to change our life thru MLM, Networking, Internet opps. etc..YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR THOTS 1st!! then your circumstances will change.

Thanks Again

Matt

Stanhope Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I remember asking the people I worked with, “How’s it going.” Their reply was almost always, “Well I’m Here.” I would ask them, ” Are you making a differnce?” They didn’y have an answer. What terrible way to go through life.

ousama Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

at least someone positive in this world….i agree with you everyday is a special day and monday is the begining of the week one should be fresh , happy and full of energy…thank you for your video…

Edward Whiteway Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Hi Scott,
I think the best part of your presentation was your positive attitude to the work world. It is healthy and wise to try and enjoy your job.
All the best and keep sending your good works. If I was in the teaching business still I would recommend you as a guest speaker.
Best regards and God bless.
Edward Whiteway

Frank Baker Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Hello Scott,Enjoy all of your presentations,This was a great one keep up the great work you are doing in this world Best regards and God bless
Frank Baker

vaths Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Hi Scott

Thank you very much for a wonderful message. Yes i agree for TGIM , however considering the fact that every day is a new life so lets say TGIM:TGIS. Everyday we should live with new ray of hope. From core of my heart i appreciate your effort for alarming us and reminding our duty both personal and professional. As an individual tend to forget our own responsibilties being very chaotic , but you are unprecedented to cheer others through your motivational movies and messages.

big K Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Well done good and faithful servant.
You are in this world, not of this world brother.

Keep that Kingdom Vision sharp Scott.
Iron sharpens iron.
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Jeanine Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Hi Scott,
Fantastic vid. My job has no weekends, but it takes me all over north america. Some days I have to sit on my own hands to keep from waving at everyone, and some days are not quite that good. But I would have to say that all in all, every day your feet hit the floor in the morning, you should be thankful. I am with you enjoy every day you are given, even if it rains a little from time to time.
Jeanine

Kate Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Scott,

Gosia Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Hello Scott!
The video is amazing and I’ve already sent it to my friends. I couldn’t agree with you more about the days of the week. Thanks for your work and hope to get more movies from you soon as I enjoy every single one of them. Don’t change and keep on doing what you do as it’s really spectacular!
:-)

Jacquie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Scott,
A year ago I got a job in a profession that I have been doing for 30 years and I walked into a Hornet’s nest. I have never been around so many negative people in my life. It’s my faith in God that he put me there for a reason and I feel it’s to better someone else’s life. Thank you for your inspirational movies. When sometimes I feel like I’m at the end of my rope and after praying, I watch one of your movies and I get strength to go on until God decides to move me. Thank you for reminding me to look at my job through God’s eyes. God bless you!!

Kate Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Scott, Thank God for you! If this can only take hold. I am tired of both employees and customers looking at me like I am in need of medical help when I respond to their almost daily question of “How are you?” I usually respond with “I’m great, or I’m wonderful, from that point on they look in shock. I even go so far as to tell people if God let me wake up today,then some part of the day will be good. I find that people don’t really believe that I love my job. It’s always why haven’t you retired and taken your pension. I want to know how to help people around me believe that they too can love what they do. Thanks,Kate

mamam Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

I think you’re on the right track.. Everyone today fits into a pattern & doesn’t realize it. We & only we can change our lifestyle..

sumeeta Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

So good to meet you personally. Coming from Sikh faith,I was raised with the belief that HONEST WORK IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF WORSHIP. Going to work has been like going to my temple and work was my prayer. I would be pleasantly surprised at being paid for what I love to do. Your work sustains you, it empowers you.

Judi Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

I enjoyed it very much. So true about most people, however I love my job. I am doing what I was meant to do and that is be creative with flowers. Good luck with your goal. Keep inspiring people, that is your calling.

Lance Shiells Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

TKS Scott , as usual you are able to take our normal everyday life scenarios and turn a negative in to a positive. Certainaly makes you think.
Cheers

Stephen Harvey Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Thnx Scott,

I love the TGIM video so true here in the UK too.

I have always said I’m a TGIM.

Thank God I’m Me,

So many don’t see what I see on a Monday either.

Here in the UK, people are taking the Great out of Great Britain and we need more TGIM’s to boost people’s view of the world. It ain’t all bad.

Stephen Harveys last blog post..What did you think of the “We have to talk” video? Comment here!

Sheila Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

I’m with you.

Connie Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

That was a good one Scott. Count me in too.
Thanks

Harvey Cormier Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Hi Scott…Thanks for a Great item..I am 78, Retired and worked until I was 66..Had a fantastic job as sales rep.for
Northern ontario..Missed it terribly, and missed
the daily contact with my customers with whom I had a very close rapport…I could not wait to
“Get on the Road again”..Monday thru Friday was my reason for living…Weekends was when I re-
charged my batteries…….Cheers and Good Luck..

Darla Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

I love Mondays, I can’t wait for them to get here. I work with horses that are abused and neglected, and to be with them and the other people there is amazing. I would do it 6 days a week if I didn’t need to rest a little. So every day of the week is special and wonderful for me. Thank you Scott for this video, and it is good to see a face from behind the great videos.
God Bless,
Darla

Amy Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Great video, Scott! Life is too short to waste even a minute….Good luck in your TGIM movement.

Val Olson Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Hi Scott!
Well it sounds like I’m like the rest of the world, except I don’t hate my job. I love my job and have been at this specific place for 17 years! In fact I actually look forward to Mondays because my weekends are too busy and I need to get back to routine! Although I do look forward to weekends where I can put my mind on other things besides work and to me that’s okay because I have a high stress job!
Thank you for the video and reminding me what my job is really all about

Sandy Cook Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Great

Pat Cairl Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Hi Scott,

Thanks…I love your presentation, I wish I could show it to my class! I’ve recently returned to school at age 55 and I am with students half my age and younger. It seems the younger generation is much more negative about life and getting through everything they face. Not sure why but I constantly try to turn things around for them…I would like to learn more affective ways to get through to them, there are days it seems like an up hill battle.

Pat

TONY CAPPELLANO Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

hi Scott,

…met with Trevor today and struck up a conversation today about the days of the week. I was telling him about I wished everyday were Sunday because in our business, (hospitality), we all get pumped for the weekends, well what happened to the other days in the week. I love what you are doing and I will pass this on to all of our Staff.

Boom Breakfast & Co…

Tony

Richard Craven Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Thanks!
It’s all to easy to let the day of the week take over how you feel. Generally, I enjoy my Mon. But make the joke on Tue (or Wed) that if something is going wrong, like the computers running slow that it’s a mis-placed Mon. It gets my customers to laugh.

Audrey O'Donohue Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Well done Scott! I enjoy all that you send me.
I have found the best response to negative comments is to say nicely and with interest “Only if you say so!” This seems to work well!
Thank you for all you have done!
Thank you for what you are about to do!
Most of all…..Thank you for being you!
Love and Light………….Audrey

arlette Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Hi Scott,
I realy enjoyed seeing you in person.
It made me think a lot about the different days of the week especially mondays.
I will now see it in a whole different way.
Thank you so much for letting me know,it’s not a bad day after all.
It’s what we make it.
Thanks.
Arlette

Neal Chapter Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Scott, I love your movies…TGIM is pretty good but I guess I am a rare commodity…I am a Land Surveyor by trade and have always loved my job and still do. The best piece of advice I believe I have ever given my children is to find out what it is you love to do and figure out a way to make money doing it or something closely related to it.I watched my dad go to a job he hated and I just knew that there had to be a better way to live. I consider myself fortunate. NEAL

greg Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

How can come one be so negative about an honest living?

Pam R Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Everyday I wake up is a good day. That means I have been blessed with another day to live, breathe, work, love etc. I view it as a gift to enjoy and share. TGIM is right up my alley!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea to use an an intrument for change.

Ranelle Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Most of the time I enjoy both my jobs, and hope I don’t display behavior that ‘brings people down’ very often. I’m sure it happens sometimes, but I feel fortunate to enjoy my life for the most part. My hope is that I can be a positive influence on those with whom I am associated. I feel we should do our best to lift the spirits of those we come in contact with, and be supportive of our family and friends. We also need to be committed to our faith in God and His church.

Capt Charley Neal Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I have to say you hit the nail on the head! My entire staff lives with this great attitude and in the process has been rated #1 Staff in the WORLD by Scuba Diving Magazine! The hardest part of my job is deciding which employees might have a day off from time to time. They ALL love their jobs!
Thanks for the positive reenforcement!

Kristin T Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

THANK YOU! I don’t have to feel weird for loving my job and enjoying being there! I’m going to spread the word. Thank you again.

Roxanne Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Truest words I’ve heard anyone speak in a long time, we all get so wound about the weekends that yes we forget about enjoying and living during the week. I am fortunate that I have a job I really, really like. The unfortunate thing is that it is an hour away. For me, its not TGIF, its TGIW because on Wednesday I get to work from home. I’m certainly looking forward to hearing more about TGIM. Thanks for all you do and all the positive you put out there, the world needs more of you :)

Marlene Kramer Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

I love my job, I haven’t work in 4 years, now 70, went back to work and love it.

eileen Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

I’m joining the bandwagon

minerva Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

scott
i really did like this lecture of yours. i have been to similiar ones over the years while going to college and in the work field. do to an injury in 1992 i could no longer work what i enjoyed and ended up working in a factory and dealt with the day of the week stuff. but that ended also in 2000 when i had emergency back surgery. since then things have gone down hill all the way around. i do always try to find at least one good thing a day to think about or try to help someone else. here again another type of surgery i am facing on november 17, 2008. a neck surgery. i do not have time to think of what day it is as i look at the calendar and say ok, its monday, one day before doctor appointment, so today and tomorrow i am going to answer letters, sew or bake something.

i always love your e-mails as i always get something good out of them.

Hannu Hupponen Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

So true I hear it at work all the time, I’m guilty of it as well. Why should we let the days of the week dictate how we feel, it doesn’t make any sense. We definitely have to change the way we think and feel. Awesome video, Thanks.

Teri Temme Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

I loved it! Thanks for being you.

Barbara Warrinr Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

I loved the video. I am 79 years old and work every Friday and Saturday giving out samples in grocery stores. I love my work and work those days because those are the days that there is work.

Laurie Hallock Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

You’re right…people every day are seemingly trying to put a negative twist on things. I have to say I’m blessed with the ability to choose not to be one. Oh..sure, don’t get me wrong…sometimes I can be negative, but I strive to be a positive contribution to my work place and I’m happy to see this video. I’m sending it to work and will show it to a my employee’s. I look forward to reeding your book. Keep it up! (smile)

darlene Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Thank you for being you!. Hopefully I can achieve more positive attitudes . I refuse to be around negative people who steal my serenity and energy. Even a smile to anybody could make all the difference in their day. Keep up the good work

Brewster Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Thank you. You have reconfirmed with emphasis that attitude makes such a difference. I recently attended a seminar under extreme duress (read screaming and kicking). Afterwards I realized that I could learn, I could change and could excel.
I am now pursuing a new dream that without that change in attitude I could not really embrace TGIM, I not only look forward to Monday but every day of the week.

Janet Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 12:21 am

Great video Scott. I am a retiree and have been for over 10 years. I loved everyday I was fortunate enough to have a job which I enjoyed so much. I still look forward to everyday, and cherish each and every one. Thank you.

Dr. Jigar Joshi Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 12:32 am

Hey Scott,
I really liked your Idea…
I have since last one year implemented the practice what you have described on the video…
The place where i worked before was not like the typical one the atmosphere was great very much employee friendly..their feed backs were greatly implemented quickly…they were given importance to work encouraged to continue the joy of the first day you join…
But I was not happy because the type of work i was doing was not encouraging me…but now i know what work I’ll do will make me happy …
I plan to pursue it and remain happy every day feeling like on holiday hobby as that is my daily routine…

TKCR
Regards,
Dr. Jigar Joshi

Tanushree Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 12:46 am

It was a nice one. i should be happy every moment rather than thinking whether its Monday or….Your video encourages me a lot towards life. LIVE LIFE AS ITS VERY SHORT. Thankyou.

huseyin Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 1:00 am

Hi Scott,
Reaching you from the other half – part of the world, that is middle east , would that mean anything….to your efforts ….I really do not know…but I am with you …believe it or not..
I would say if you do not have any objections …TGIAL…Thank Goodness I am Alive and Living..
In all respects , I am by your side…wish you the best…..regards

H Sahin

Kim Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 1:55 am

Scott,
Love your passion! There is a saying that we have all heard many times—”Life is what you make it”

This saying is so true.

I lost both my mother (cancer for 3rd time) and my dad (14 years of parkinsons) over the past few months. They died within 2 months of each other. They were both in their 70’s and could have lived a lot longer if not for the diseases. I miss them every day as we were very close.

After losing my parents, I started looking at life differently They put off doing things—travel, etc.—and their lives were cut short due to the illness. They never got to enjoy their lives. My mother was caretaker of my dad. Her life was very hard—then she got cancer and passed away. She had a hard life right up til the end.

My husband and I are in the process of buying a sailboat. It is our first and we will be taking sailing lessons. We are both 53 years old. We are going to try to live each day to the fullest and enjoy each day. Yes, you have to work and also do things at home, but you have to find some joy in every day.

Loved your message.
Kim
Washington State

Sharon - Clovis, Ca Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 2:33 am

Scott:

You have the greatest timing.

I have just recently decided to make a change in my attitude and the way I perceive my life and work. Life has been very hard over the last 5 years and it has dragged me down into a depression that has been so hard to overcome. But I’m working on it.

And I, even now, talk about the days of the week like your examples. I even have added one: SSDD to my list for those pesky in-between Monday and Friday days.

So I’m ready to do TGIM! Let’s get rolling!

Kerry Bulstrode Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 2:58 am

Unable to view at work – had to go to You Tube.
Agree with your sentiments.

Greg Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:01 am

Keep it going! I will be passing along to my staff!

Ramesh Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:05 am

Hey Scott – it was great, well said!

you just read my mind – I keep thinking about this but never tried to do anything different – gald u started this intiative….

TGIM…lets rock!!

Marti Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:29 am

I have enjoyed your motivational emails for so long and it is wonderful getting to hear and see you in person. I’m retired *boo* but still working at something I love to do *yeah*! You are a blessing to this world. Bless you and all that you enjoy in life.

dolly van don Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:49 am

thanks for “reminding” so many people of this concept. Love you for that.
namaste Dolly

Masoud Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 4:07 am

Dear Scott!
Im With You .Im ready to do any work i can.
Count me in too.

The Principal Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 4:18 am

I not only LOVED it, I’m taking my staff with me!

Afshin Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 5:33 am

A new way of thinking, a new life. A very effective way to be more creative having positive effects on our world and life.

Eulene Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 6:47 am

I just loved it. I have learned to enjoy as much of work as I can get. Life is short enjoy every part of it.

Nolan Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 7:03 am

Absolutely agreed! Without a commitment to stay focused on the now, the today, then you’re the object, not the subject, of your own life. If you don’t like where you are, do you gripe? Or do you realize that the only thing you can start affecting is the future? And you do it by acting right NOW. Go. Be the change you’ve been asking for (if you want one). Don’t waste your time worrying about time. It’s a big joke.

Shaghayegh Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 7:21 am

Hey scott,

Actually in our country the first day of the week is Saturday, however, feeling is the same, and I’m totally agree with you.

roger Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 8:03 am

I always said when you can’t like your job, it’s time to move on. Find another, give two weeks notice and don’t look back. I now find Monday to be a great day because it comes after a day of rest and I can start working again. roger

Sai Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 8:08 am

Hi Scott,

Nice to see you. It’s a great feeling. I work in shifts and on a rotational basis. Every 3 months my OFF changes. I still see few of my collegues try their best to get OFF on Sat & Sun. But, I never mind. I enjoy my job and every day I feel it fresh. Never mind whether it’s First Day of the week or Last Day of the Week. It’s up to the individual how one looks at it.

Thank you, Sai

Brenda Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 9:10 am

Sometimes, when I am feeling overworked I fall into the same trap. Constantly looking for Friday to get a break. Lately though I notice that on Sunday night I still don’t feel like I ever got that “break”. I tried to pack in so much “fun” that I start the week exhausted. So why wait until Friday to get that weekend feeling? If we refuse to give into the doldrums and remind ourselves to be “upbeat” at least one time every day then we won’t be so pressured on the weekend. That had been my philosophy until recently. Thanks so much for reminding me to enjoy now!!

Tay Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 9:24 am

That was a good one Scott. TGIAM you can Count me in too.
Thanks

catherine Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 9:37 am

Greetings Scott!
Although, I do not have a job outside the home (not that I do not want one-I very much do) I often heard those comments when I worked for llbean here in Maine before leaving there because of a career change for my husband. I was always so upbeat on Mondays to be responded to by a co-worker/s in that manner. All through the week…but, I kept upbeat through it all and turned many peoples faces into smiles. Which was the best gratification I received each and every day. I love people and I love customer service! So, keep up the great work! Catherine

Jerry Russell Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 10:31 am

Hi Scott,

I enjoyed your video very much! It’s so true what you say. I hope to make an impact on others by bringing a positive attitude to work. Life should be enjoyed each and every day!

Jeannine Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 10:42 am

Hello Scott. Thank you for the reminder that we should take each day as a new day. It is the kind of message that can change the way people in the workplace think and act. When I’m having a tough day, I always say “Tomorrow is a new day.” A chance to start over, a new beginning, a fresh start each day.

Kevin Pilon Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 10:51 am

I enjoyed the message and found uplifting faith in the message you conveyed. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries…” Matthew 6:34

Sanjay Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 11:19 am

It’s a great message to me atleast. I need to focus and make it a habit. Don’t know how to do that. Help me in making it a habit.

Srinivas Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Scot

Its really a nice video and whatever u say is 110% right. Many of us feels lot of pressure and tense due to work load and if they take it in a positive way and with proper planning we can finish our work in office hours and enjoy the weekends. Anyway thanks for ur valuable message Scot.

Eleanore Regenthal Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

At 81 I am no longer in work force, but see this attitude all around me. It some ways it is also applicable to retirees who have schedule of activities on different days of the week. We should enjoy each day of life. Enjoyed your video

Rosemary Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I enjoyed the message very much. I don’t work anymore, but I have been around people that are very negative. If you don’t keep a good attitude it will rub off on you.

Bruce Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Scott,

Funny that this popped into my inbox this week, because I have been asking myself a simple question [due to my lack of content with my current work life]…

WHAT REALLY SETS ME ON FIRE, GETS ME GOING, MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE?

And I have to admit that it is walking with people through their life, often their grief @ death… and thus I have decided to move into the funeral industry!

Thanks for your commitment and inspiration! Stay at it!

Bruce

Terry Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I appreciate others that truly enjoy what they do.
I’ve been in positions that we called those that would pull you down battery drainers and you need to find ways to turn there negative statements into positives and make someone smile. Remember if you can make someone smile they can then make someone else smile. Lets make someone smile you up for it?

Shelley Giardino Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Awesome Scott! You’re a delight…wish you were my coworker. Hey, maybe you can help me convert them!
Shelley

Debbie Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Scott,
I like your what you are saying. I have worked for our local school corp for 21 years and still love what I do. I have seen the difference I can make to some students and their parents by being positive about what I do. Love Life because it is short!! Go out and make a difference even if it is in just one life. To God be the glory in all that I do with my life for him.
Debbie ;-D

Tom Gallagher Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 4:46 pm

I retired last Christmas at 68, started working at 14, and have been saying TGIF 54 years, I hope you all listen to Scott

Karen Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 5:03 pm

TGIM and thank God for some sanity!! I watched your video and felt like I had been there when you made it because I knew what you were going to say about every DAY ~ It’s time to break out the HAPPY!
Thanks Scott

Toni de Salvo Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 5:16 pm

It’s time to talk about this. I estimate that 75-80% of the work force in America isn’t able to follow its dream, but only works to earn that 2-day period of recuperation. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be your own dream. I operate a private, one teacher (me!) voice studio, and I prefer the freedom to be creative and to lead others to a realization of their own creativity over all the riches that have gotten this country into such a muddle. This is such a positive move you’re offering, Scott. Thanks, and I hope many others join in.

Katie Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Scott, You are so right on about this. I strive every day to keep a positive attitude while at my job. I am surrounded by crisis junkies and drama queens and find it hard at times to insulate myself from that mentality. The thank God it’s Monday is a great idea…rock on dude!!

Beth Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Hi Scott,
I share the same feelings in regards to the video. I am now retired and loving it, however, when I did work I always would look forward to mondays and the beginning of a new week and what it would bring. Most days I would show up early to have coffee made for others when they arrived and staying a little late if necessary was not a big deal. I just worked at enjoying every day no matter what I would be working on for that day, and working hard at getting along with the other women I worked with. I wanted to work hard and have a good time while doing it.

Thelda Eli Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Hi Scott,
I retired some time ago after over 20 years of sometimes loving and sometimes waiting for Friday. Now I work for myself, make my own days agenda. But I have friends and relatives very much in the work is hell mode, so anything to further the cause of getting out of the work rut, I’m all for.

Diane Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Finally, someone else who feels the way I do!!! I like my job helping people and I like it everyday, not just Friday. When Monday comes, I know its the start of getting to help others once again. I’m right there with you!!!Keep it up Scott :)

Maurice Leclerc Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 10:48 pm

Keep going Scott !
I read every e-mails you send me, and enjoy each one, so much so that I send copies to all my 3 sons, and 2 girls.
I always enjoyed my work, and that would explain why I actually retired at the age of 73 !!
I still enjoy life , a day at a time, since I am carying the AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS, FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS (OFFICIALLY).
i SPEND A LOT OF MY TIME, reading your positive thinking. THANK YOU.
Maurice Leclrc

mahesh Says:
October 31st, 2008 at 11:40 pm

good movie and keep it up

laleh Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 1:06 am

Hi Scott,
I will happily join you,thanks

Carol Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 7:12 am

I have had this email sitting in my inbox for days and only now decided to check it out.
Thanks Scott for giving me that much needed boost I need, particularly at this time in my life.
I love the movies I have been getting from you for some time now and am looking forward to TGIM.

Keep up the good work. We all love you for it.

Marie-Francoise Pereira Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 8:36 am

Hi Scott! You are a breath of fresh air!
Thank you!

Pervez Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 9:07 am

Hi Scott,
Well said,so lets move forward.

Trish V Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 9:09 am

Ok, it begins with accountability – I’ll make the change as it’s needed.

Keep spreading the word – trailblazer.

Inspirashen Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 10:16 am

My clients need and eat this stuff up – new info that’s motivational – especially with the economy in the state it’s in right now. Our city is #1 in foreclosures…need I say more? Can’t wait to tell everyone about this!

Frank Armstrong Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Thanks, Scott for TGIM. I am signing up because my wife is suffering from severe depression. I hope your messages will help her to develop a more positive attitude; one of her goals.

Deidra Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Great idea! We have three kids, 2 w/ special needs, and you almost have to feel this way to get through it. As a stay at home mom, there is no real weekend. I get to a place sometimes where I feel like I am trying to escape from reality with TV or a book, but when I come back refreshed, I always see the incredible blessings of my family and know that I wouldn’t change them. God bless you and your endeavors.

Stevan Pope Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

I’m getting better every day and with your help we’ll keep it going that way!
Appreciate the positive mental boost!

Tamera Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 5:05 pm

you are so right its all around – we can make a difference one person at a time.

Aileen Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 6:35 pm

It is true, many of us say, TGIF! It would be even better if we could say TGIM! Life is too short. We should try to remember that the glass is half full, instead of the glass is half empty.

Thanks for all your positive thoughts!

nancy Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 6:48 pm

that itso true what you was saying and it points out people are not happy no matter what day it is and always looking for the next day that it may be better take each day and make it the best day because you don’t know what tomorrow may bring

Adam Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Work, if it’s not fun, why do it?!?

Because you love it!!

Roger Gauthier Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

YOU TOLD IT LIKE IT IS! GREAT VIDEO. YOU CONNECTED TO MY WIFE WHO WAS OVERHEARING AND SHE AGREED WITH YOU WHICH IS A MIRACLE BECAUSE SHE NEVER LIKES THIS STUFF I AM ALWAYS TEACHING SO FOR HER TO SAY YES….WOW YOU DID AN AWSOME JOB.

Patti Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Oh my gosh! My Sister sent this to me and said you need to watch this. I’m 1 year away from retiring. I work in a high pressure technology environment. I almost spoke the answers to each question about what is said for each day of the week before you said them. I’ve watched this proliferation of attitude for decades now and it has become an accepted way of life in the workplace and that’s bad.
I absolutely agree that we really need to stop the negative speak in the work place now and go forward with an attitude of gratitude. It really does reshape our environment everyday. After all, we spend more of our lives in the office atmosphere than at home.
Thank you and I look forward to more of your wonderful observations and lessons and I fully support your cause!

Rory Says:
November 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Scott -

Great video! Can’t wait to hear more on this from you. We all should be breaking out of the mold of what we “should be doing,” and starting focusing on finding and living the life we are meant to be living.

Have a great night!

Rory

Seshu Babu Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 2:00 am

An excellent motivating and passionate message filling energy & self-motivating communication devise

Shelley Neate Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 am

I recently ended a farly successful business partnership in great part because I was living my life exactly as you described! I now work for someone else, love the people I work with and don’t really think about which day it is! I belong in this group you are starting!

Mohsen Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 am

Sorry for may late. I tried to open the Video, but during playing time it has stopped. anyway, I’ve read many comments listed here. I live in Iran, so our weekends are Thursday and Friday! For lots of people here Saturday is a boring day. but, I have another idea.
During our life, each day has its specific value. We need to change our life patterns! Living every day perfectly!
Please count me too for your idea…

Yours
Mohsen

Gary Klassen Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 3:22 am

Scott

I really enjoy the e-mails that you send me I have a new e-mail it was garyklassen@shaw,ca and is now garyklassen11@gmail.com
Again keep up the good work and thankyou for all your e-mails
Gary Klassen

Debbie Engler Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 11:21 am

Hi Scott,
Just wanted to say thanks and I love your idea. I’ve been in real estate for 30 years and recently had to find another form of income. I thought i would have to find a job and suck it up but I really love my job. I find people say the same thing to me about how it will change. I am going to continue to feel blessed every day I go to work because I do love it. I’ll help spread the word as well.
Thanks, Debbie

Ron Henry Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 11:47 am

TGIM
Hi Xcott,
It can be very easy to allow yourself to be influenced by the people around you – and, unfortunately, many of these people tend to be negative-nothing ever seems to be in their favour. I am now retired but I had the good fortune of really liking my work and I was not very dependent on colleagues to see success. I thoroughly enjoyed my work and it provided many unique opportunities for me. I am now working part-time in an environment that is quite different. I enjoy what I am doing and I feel that I provide a few happy, enjoyable moments in their day and, it goes without saying, this happiness is deflected right back to me.

Keep up your great videos! They are very motivational. How appropriate that I watched this one today as I am going to address a group next Thursday as a Motivational Speaker.

Thank you
Ron

June Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Very good btw, I’m a now live-er and am thankful for each and every day because it means your alive right? Change the one percent, one slight shift just might ok will influence those around you just as it takes less muscles to smile it takes less effort to be happy.

Louise Grasso Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 3:20 pm

I love your face and more then that I love your message. Thank you for everything you send to me and millions (-; Keep it up…..Luv2help Louise

Gregory Finer Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 4:23 pm

This video is the type of positive affirmation that we need in order to learn to manifest in our lives what we want instead of what we do not want,which is where a lot of people are stuck.

Donna Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Your remarks in TGIM about looking forward to each day and staying positive reinforces my way of life. When dealing with any mishap or hardship, looking for the good helps one through it. If negativity tries to stifle the good, it’s time to make a change. Appreciate your encouraging videos.

Elaine Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Scott, this struck such a chord with me. I hear colleagues saying “Roll on Friday” – wishing a big part of their lives away!

Count me in!

Joanne Schnackel Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I heard that expression all too often as I taught school. It wasn’t only the expression that bothered me by using God’s name but it spread to the students which showed up in their attitude as if they were free to do nothing.
I was SO busy there and at home so the I valued the time then and NOW that I am retired. It scares me at the end of the week to think back on all I should have done and wanted to accomplish.
Thanks for the video….

billie Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 8:00 pm

hi scott ,how are u , i am great, loving everyday, instead of retiring we bought a small farm and love it ,its alot of work ,but we enjoy are horses,and goats,lived in town for 30 years and was bored and hated it .days go by now and have to stop to remeber what day it is, love the farm and my new four legged friends.wish we had moved sooner.ty for your encouraging videos they have help alot .ps,i also got my Ged because u helped me see i could do it ,and how to chase the fear away that i couldnt. ty again

Sandy Farmer Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 8:18 pm

This is really good and thanks for sending the utube connection because I just couldn’t get it to play for some reason. I love the video’s that you send and this is a great idea. I love my job and it took a long time to find it, but I love going to work and have no intention of retiring any time soon even though I could in a couple of years. Keep up the good work! I am reading the Complaint Free World and trying very hard to become that person. Blessings to you! Sandy

Donna Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 10:41 pm

“energy follows thought” let’s be careful what we think:) love your videos

cuong Says:
November 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Scott, thanks very much for your videos throughout the year! You are indeed a great mentor who obviously loves
people,are inspirational,positive,high spirited, kind and is daring enough to speak the truth. Please keep up the great work and stay cool. :) Cheers!!!

Fran Says:
November 3rd, 2008 at 12:42 am

Hi Scott,
Thank you for your video. It is quite powerful and I agree with you. Life is great! We need to always be positive and turn the negative around. I too love my job and I am blessed I have one. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.
Fran

Leo Beaudoin Says:
November 3rd, 2008 at 9:04 am

Bonjour Scott,

Although I am retired… I have never been so busy.
Thank you for your video. It’s a positive message that
is surely going to help a lot of people who are so stressed
in today’s world since nothing is logical anymore. It is so
important to enjoy every minute of the day since there are
no 2 days the same. Wish the internet would have been around
when I was in the workforce. Keep up the good work… it will
sure help a lot of people enjoy their life and their way of thinking… every day is a new discovery and well worth every
moment to spend time making it happy as much as possible.

With best wishes always,
Leo

Joan Says:
November 3rd, 2008 at 9:28 am

Great job Scott, I have been out of town and away from my computer.Great seeing your face. In these uncertain times your message is long overdue and such a breath of fresh air. I love my work and try to show others how to love theirs. If we have to work we should enjoy what we are doing or find something else that brings us pleasure. Life is short, let us enjoy the opportunity we have been given and spread positive vibrations.
JOAN

David Ellis Says:
November 3rd, 2008 at 10:28 am

Great words to live by. I have never been able to keep up with the days of the week. Each day is another opportunity. I hope many people will be able to hear your message and change their outlook on each day.

Thanks again for all the videos. What an inspiration.

David

Dennis McK Says:
November 3rd, 2008 at 11:09 am

You have hit the nail on the head. I am on board. When I get time I wll add my 2cent. Thanks.

Chris Says:
November 3rd, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Scott,

Thanks for the inspiration! The world needs more positive thinkers and doers!

Diane K Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 6:08 am

Hi Scott,

Am with you on this one. I spend a lot of time helping people to connect with their true selves. Being true to who we really are means that we can only be doing things that are great – or work toward the goal of being great – for our selves.

Working from the heart means connecting with our selves. As a reflection of the Universe, we are then connecting with every part of creation too.

Bliss ;o)
Love, smiles and hugs to you and all your readers

Katrina Thompson Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 7:57 am

I believe you have just described the environment of 90% of the employment organizations in the U.S. What a great crusade. TGIM- pass it on !!!

Priscilla Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 8:57 am

It is refreshing to see other people like myself that thoroughly love their job. I love helping others and find my reward in their success. It doesn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday.

Lolita Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

It was great!

Dawn Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

I think that more people need to have this put in front of them to see. The world would be so much better if more people did RAK. I have done/do many of these things listed, but there are so many more great ideas, I can’t wait to start doing them.

Thanks for what you do. It’s ALL GOOD!!!

Renee Smith Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

I agree with you 200%. It’s time to stop living for the week-end. You must find life inside of your work . . .if you want to live! Everyday should be an eventful day.

Thank you.

Renee

Sylvia Nieves Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Fantastic! I love it! So on the money it isn’t even funny. It’s wonderful. We do need to concentrate on living each day (carpe diem) to the fullest instead of constantly waiting for a better day to come.

Heather D. Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

This was great! Several years ago I worked for a company where morale was completely shot, and I decided to take responsibility for my attitude. I started telling people, “Happy Monday” or Tuesday, or whatever day of the week… my coworkers thought I had lost it and was being sarcastic, but they soon realized that I was serious. I love the TGIM concept. Change starts with one person – me! Why waste any more of our lives based on someone else’s cloudy vision? Thank you for being bold enough to reach thousands with a revolutionary statement!

Lori Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

This is sooooo true!!!! The company where i work are on 12 hour days. When a new person starts, the old employees ask them how they like it and it is like you say. They will say that they love it and get strange looks and the old people will say, Just wait. You’ll soon hate it>” I could not believe how close you came to the truth. Every morning before I go into work, I will sit in my car for a couple of minutes and ask God to give me the strenght to stay positive and up beat. it gets so hard at times. For every negative thing someone says, I try to say a positive. Greta job Scott.

Pearl Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Love your enthusiasm! Life is an adventure! A wonderful adventure! Lots of surprises and challenges that make life…worth living. I want to live..not merely exist. I alone am responsible for my attitude every minute of every day, and I choose to have a positive attitude about every moment in my life so I have no regrets of having…”held back” for fear of the unknown. I have wonderful, exciting adventures every day! YAHOO!!

Tonya Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Great video! I am going to pass it onto my downline! How blessed I am to work in a job I love! no matter what day of the week it is!

Claude Says:
November 4th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

The fact that I don’t have a website will change very soon.

Scott I appreciate the attitude you exude. My one and only dark moment of my week is when I realize that early Monday I must go back to work for “the man” even though the man is a friend of mine I am not doing what I want to do what fulfills me my joy spot of the day. Help me change that. I want to play this video every morning, to encourage myself to break away and escape.

Thanks.

Vicki Says:
November 5th, 2008 at 9:44 am

You asked. It wasn’t the message although you delivered it in a delightfully funny manner and clearly it resonates with people. It’s your technology and the quality of your video that interested me.

Vickis last blog post..To Spank or Not To Spank?

Julie Says:
November 5th, 2008 at 10:38 am

Scott,

Not everyone gets it. You get it. I get it only sometimes. People like you remind me that our out-look on life is what WE make it, not what society dictates. I also love my job. The day of the week never matters, all days are good days, some are just more challenging than others.
Keep up the power of positive thinking. You are a blessing. I have always enjoyed your videos.

David Says:
November 5th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Life is what you make of it .. simple enough. Enjoy and have fun along the way it’s O.K. . We are products of our enviroment so Choose wisely !

Thank you Scott , we need more people like you

Carla Schock Says:
November 6th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Hi there, Quite honestly…I just think it’s rather boring to hear someone complain about any day of the week. When you think about the alternative…i.e. NO days of the week…it seems rather sill, doesn’t it?
If your alive…life is never boring!

steve lucyk Says:
November 6th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

glad to see who has been sending me all this great e mails

Cindy P Says:
November 6th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Way to Go Scott!!!

I started my new career as a Health Care Aide in June 2007, like you I love my job and like you I heard the same things! I still love my job and I still continue to fight the ever uphill battle of negitave people, not just at work but everywhere. I love to encourage them by rebuttling to them that the largest problem we face is attitude. If we could just change the way we see things what a better world we would live in! ‘Im heart broken by the echos of “Why do that? Nobody is going to do it for you?!” I also love Monday’s. About 2 years ago I had a passion to make a change in my life, AND IT WORKED! So count me in on the 1% !!!!!
Thank you

Doug Clark Says:
November 6th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Being in the Automotive Sales Business in these tough economic times, it’s not easy to stay positive. Everyone makes a choice when they wake up if they are going to have a good day or a bad day, and attitude is everything – thanks for the reminder.

zj mcbin Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 12:25 am

hi scott! actually, i have monday sickness… not feeling good in goin to work… but everytime i think of my family, how work could sustain our needs (you know, need to work to earn money) is enough to motivate me… yeah you’re right about the day of the week to dictate our happiness…because it all boils down to one thing… MIND SETTING…
Btw, i love all the mails you sending me… the inspirational movies…they make me more optimistic in life..
GOOD LUCK TO TGIM. MORE POWER!

Andrea Marcolini Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 2:21 am

What a wonderful way to make a difference in the world! And, how sad that so many people wish their whole lives away by living for the weekend. Thank you so much, Scott, for all you do to combat the misery. You are making a difference and I’d love to be a part of that.

Mounir Rihawi Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 11:48 am

Hey Scott,
I loved the idea, i used to be one of those guys who believes that happiness is only on weekends, but a year or so ago i started enjoying every single day of my work.
It was only because i believed that every moment counts, with all the ups and downs, all the pressure and laughs, all counts, thats what makes us US if you know what i mean.
Go for it Scott, i hope i can help you with it. for now I’ll just pass this to my collegues and friends hopping to make a change in their life/attitude.

Linda Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Well, that was motivational. I like my job and I have fun with my job, but I work with two of the most negative people I’ve every met. So I make sure I don’t wallow in their misery. I stay positive and upbeat. I just wished it would rub off on them.

Jeane Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

My husband and I are close to retirement. Actually I’m not working because of the health of my parents. I’m Christian and so I know that each day is a gift but I surely don’t act like it. Life used to be a joy. I’m that this movement will take hold in all of us who have lost the joy of every day.

Jeane

Scott C Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Scott
What a breath of fresh air, it’s motivating to hear from someone normal for a change. Keep up the good work, I’m with you.

Roberta Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Hey Scott, loved your message. And I love my job. I work at Weight Watchers and love meeting with people and helping them on their weightloss journey. Everyday is a good day. I rejoice in the fact that God has given me one more day to enjoy His earth and the family and friends He has given me. “This is the day that the Lord has made…..Rejoice and be glad in it!”

Darlene Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Scott
You are what the new energy in this world needs to look like for eveyone. I am doing the work I love and it does make all the difference in my attitude. Disappointments in life are the guideposts that tell us to change direction. We are suppose to be happy everyday.

Continue your great work. Let’s all make a difference in the world like Scott has.

Barb Burkstrand Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Great!!

chris Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

I really enjoyed the video. I hope I never have that attitude about life. But we can all use positive and upbuilding advice. Thank you!

Brat Nelson Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

I’ve read this before, I’m sure from your sending, however it is so much more dynamic with the video. I believe what this USA needs more now than ever before is a change of thinking and something to spur us on to being excited about our jobs, our lives and the loves of our lives. Thanks Scott, I’m looking forward to whats next!

Rene' H Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

This is soon cool….I loved the video – it is
so TRUE. I use to work in HR and yes I will say I LOVED MY JOB. Co-workers would tell me “it’s just stress you lost your mind”. I don’t work anymore for reason of my MS – but I would do anything to
go back to work in HR. I will be honest when Monday rolls around I will say “it’s Monday” only for the reason Mon. – Tues. – Fri. are shot days
(not thoso kind of shots) ones for my MS, I take
my shot and move on. Life is to short.

Tracy Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

TGIM!! GREAT! How about TGIM-AD? “Thank God I made another day!! Thank you for reminding us that each and every day is a true blessing! With the fragility of the world, everyday should be a celebration!

Doreen Laird Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

On October 4, 2008 our Apostle, Elder Wirthlin summed it all up in his talk, “Come What May, and Love It.”

joAnn Grant Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

I just love it! thank you for saying it out loud and I’m totally on board with the idea! It gives you another perspective on working and life whether you work for yourself or someone else. Each day is what you make it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Love your passion for the positive and your great sense of humor!

sandi killian Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

thanks so much…really hit home…..i said it all….its monday with that sad face….then hump day so were closer to the weekend…then of course its tgif…..what a shame i spend so much time in energy wishing my life away…and i always say i cant wait till i retire…thanks for making me realize there really is so much more and i really do enjoy my life and my job very much……i got to stop wishing the days and weeks away sandi

Helen Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 4:31 am

Make each day count, especially Monday! Simply because it’s the beginning of the week, and people say, ‘Well begun is half done.’ If we enjoy the weekdays, the weekend must be more enjoyable. Right?!
Thank you for all the inspirational messages and videos! Never thought of receiving meaningful material every now and then in this virtual world on the Internet where everyone seems like a nobody. But you’re a special person who has the simple but sincere faith to brighten every stranger’s days, including mine! Scott, I do feel your love for people, and what you’ve been doing means a lot. Thank you!

Catharine Inniss Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 8:38 am

I’m in! I love my job – who wouldn’t? I am a Realtor selling cottages in gorgeous Muskoka!

Nanci Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 9:20 am

I really enjoyed the video. My husband and I made a New Year’s resolution to be more positive over the year and it works most days but… Anyway, I can’t wait to share the video with him.

Clifford Korade Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 10:29 am

wow! Economic times are tough! This could not have come at a better time. ~Cliff

Jack Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 11:59 am

I have long believed that this business of labeling days is silly. Who is it that one can allow one’s life to become so twisted that one would buy into the notion that the day of the week will determine what mood we are in, or how we perform our jobs. I subscribe to a theory that says, find work that you enjoy, and it no longer becomes a “job”. It becomes a labour of love. Starting out positive and allowing yourself to remain positive are critical. To allow others to take control of your moods and to allow others to dictate your workspace is to give up self control. Have a great dynamic day.

Michelle Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

I have NO idea how I ended up on your mailing list but am SOOOO glad I did! Love TGIM!!! I work with a fabulous group of women who are not “day of the week” driven but step out of that circle and WHAMMO! it comes from every direction. Who knew there were more of us out there:o)

Vijay Bimbrahw Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Hi Scott,
Thanks for the TGIM clip. I have been a follower of the concept for a long time and am VERY glad somebody has finally shed some light on the issue. We should thank the good Lord every day and rejoice in HIS blessings every day of the week. After all, sun still rises every Monday without bickering and moaning!

Vijay

Jenifer Madson Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Loved it! Great message. Thanks for the reminder of why we do work that we love.
Jen

Ken Oatman Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

You and Obama both are challenging our national zombie nature, thanks for the meme.

Pam Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I’m glad someone else thinks every day is a great day!!!!! I don’t even think of the alternatives any more. Be in the present is what I say. And I’m thrilled when I wake up in the morning and I have a whole new present!

Phyllis J. Petri Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Very accurate. I am in Human Resources and I’m going to use your newsletter topics for day to day focus and sharing at my work.

Suzann Rowe Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:56 am

I really enjoyed your TGIM! I work as a Clerk Typist in Report Review for a police department. I love my work! Do a 4/10 week which makes for a different attitude when it comes to TGIF…my Friday is on Saturday! I wouldn’t change it for all the world…love being off on Sunday to be with my family and then have Mon/Tues without the “weekend crowds” world. I am very fortunate that, except for one or two people, my work environment is great…we are a family and like all families there are some members that are a pain in the arse! I, too, though am ready for a rest by “my Friday” but I don’t dread going back to work on “my Monday.” Again, I am fortunate…
Thank you for your “Thank Godness It’s Monday” campaign…Thank God to be working!

Komaya Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:22 am

Well, basically there is only the MOMENT, whatever we want to call it. Neither the past nor the future have any energy, meaning that any thought about what is happening tomorrow, be it Sunday or Monday, is only an empty projection anyway based on thought. If we live the moment, the days become meaningless, and every day is equal in your own possibility to enjoy the moment. And then you step out of a predefined, emotionally loaded structure and you get into real joy of the moment and of life…. Lots of lovely moments to everyone !

Don Farrell Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:26 am

I liked the message…..and being 63 yrs young and retired twice, I’m back working fulltime because I enjoy what I do and do what I enjoy every day of the week…..when I first retired from IBM in 1993, everyday was Saturday. That became so boring I went back into the full employment arena. It’s my thing and I enjoy being associated with my peers. Plus it gets me out of the house. I will play until my health tells me to stop. TGIM and TGFMH …. for my health.

GW Bill Warrem Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:57 am

Perhaps you are commenting upon why I love Dilbert. I have to say up front that I never had a job that I was bored with, but, I did let my job consume me for thirty years at the expense of marriage, sibling relationships, and my health. I worked for extended periods for two major corporations that were the leaders in their field, but did not have christian hearts as culture or principle. I started and was successful in two businesses in between and every day was exciting, despite the disappointment of people who hated their jobs. I guess some get ulcers, and some of us are carriers.

Thanks for the video, it helped me understand why the new “business model Christian congregations are attractive to young workers.

Blesings, Pastor Bill

Gudrun Alexander Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:20 am

I happen to like my job, and I actually look forward to Mondays.
I lost my Husband almost 2 years ago and that brought a lot of changes. I think every day is a good day if you lucky enough to be alive.
Keep up the good work Scott, I like positive Poeple. One of my mottos, when I get down or something is really bothering me- ” GET OVER IT “. It really helps and is a lot cheaper and healthier then medication.

Thanks, Gudrun Alexander

Jerald Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:23 am

Good Idea Scoot count me in.

John Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:24 am

Scott,
TGIM fits me to a tee . On Friday I can’t wait till the week-end is over and life is available to us again . Doctors , Dentists ,Certain shops are open .Life goes on .
Week days are busy and boring for me . Week-ends are the pits. What is the answer?
John

Melissa Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:27 am

A day rarely goes by that I do not thank God and appreciate how lucky I am to have been a long-time member of the TGIM club. The company where I now work – Tastefully Simple – has an amazing culture that honestly makes Monday my favorite day of the week. I GET to go back to work!!! I’ll do anything I can to increase the membership of the TGIM club – we NEED to recruit more happy people and tip the scales to the happy side! Let’s teach others that life is what you make it – Make it GREAT! Great job Scott!

Jacqueline Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:32 am

Your video drew me in. I remember experiencing those days before I left my job and moved to Miami Beach. Thanks for helping to bring about a shift in our thinking. I was inspired to join your list.

Richard Wood Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:35 am

How very true, I have caught myself doing everything you descibed in the video——as this past election so perfectly stated,” Time for a Change”, Thank You for your sharing and insights..
Richard

Susie Ludwig Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:11 am

You are right on the mark! I changed careers at the age of 45 from Human Resources Benefits & Compensation Manager to a Dental Assistant to eliminate the stress of corporate America with email and voice mail demands along with junk mail from good business mail. It seems as soon as I started working for fun and a great work atmosphere even though it was a $60,000 cut in pay, I really started to enjoy life and had more money than I had when I was earning so much more. Before I always told myself I deserved this or that because I worked so hard (typical 60-70 work weeks). When I started working only 32 hours per week and never had to take any work home with me, I started to have balance in my life and found my wants all but diminished.

LIFE IS GOOD! It is so pleasant to be around people who enjoy their career/job/life and have a positive attitude. I always tell people if you are not happy, change it or quit complaining.

Mike Fesler Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:11 am

Looking to master life.

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.
-James A. Michener.

Blessings,
Mike Fesler

Malala Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:17 am

Great! I am glad we decided to be among the 1%! Life is really more than routines.

Lisa Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:32 am

You are right on point.

Hans Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:39 am

Hi Scott

It´s great!
I really enjoy the benefit of having a great business every day

Thank you for reminding me!

Fredi Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:43 am

Can’t wait to hear more! Hoping to share with all my coworkers. Thanks!

Barb Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:45 am

This is so true! I just went to a wake last night for a very brave man who was taken from this life too early. He was the type that was happy to wake up to “Monday”, everyday. We each need to stop, for just more than just a moment, and think about what is TRULY important in our lives – and then live each day in appreciation of what we have. Thank you for reminding me to do just that.

Mary Ann Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:52 am

I hope I get this right. Every day seemed to be a “Monday” for me. I am retired and need to get back that TGIF attitude.

russ Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:04 am

Thats funny, I just did a MEME someone sent that asked what may favorite day of the week is, answer… wait for it… Monday! Woo Hoo!!!

russs last blog post..I’m trying to win something!

etta Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:05 am

Scott: How wonderful of you to recognize that most people are complacent and “stuck” in their life. I teach a free meditation course, am retired and realize that we must “Thank God for every day”. Monday through Sunday…………..this glorious universe created just for us to love, accept and combine our efforts to make this a better world for all beings. Remember we are all in this together and we must give thanks each and every day even for the challenges as this is what makes us strong………..Keep up the great work!
ES…………..Florida

Monica Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:07 am

Scott, in a world full of negativity, your inspiration is a wake up call for many. If more people would see Monday as an opportunity, and not a struggle, we could celebrate far more successes. Thank you for your insight.

KEKE Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:07 am

EVERYTHING YOU SAID IS SOOO TRUE!! I ALWAYS WONDERED WHY MONDAY WAS SOOOO BAD!

Carol Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:13 am

^5 Scott.. you go!:-D
& btw, keep the toga parties… ;-)

Pam Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:15 am

Right on! This is not only useful on the job, but also when retired – believe it or not. If you’ve worked with the TGIF for so long, even when a person is retired – they are still waiting for the good stuff to happen. It’s attitude that counts on the job or off the job. Your video was a wake-up-call – and I’m in there. Thanks very much

Jennifer Gosun Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:16 am

You are not alone….anymore :)

Linda Regoli Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:19 am

I’m Guilty out of habit – but I’m changing that. Loved the message and you are right on.

Jane Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:29 am

I have had that job where my boss would say every morning “oh I see you came back again today”, needless to say I no longer work for that boss.
Thanks for the twist on TGIF, why not TGIM?

Jennifer Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:35 am

I just watched the video and it is amazingly accurate as to how most of us view our week. The timing is perfect for my staff & I as we are embarking on a new journey to change our way of thinking. To move in a new direction and break out from the rest of the pack. I agree, Thank Goodness Its Monday! It is a new week to make an impact in our lives and the lives that we touch everyday. It is definitely time to begin making a difference. Thanks for the encouragement!

Tara Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:38 am

I just watched your video as it was linked in my Monday morning Mr. Positive newsletter. I have since forwarded this around my office, and will see what kind of changes we can get to happen. Thanks again and I look forward to yet another.

Julia Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:43 am

I’m on board. “Let the good Times Roll!”

Linda Jackson Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:04 am

Scott, At the age of 24 I was deathly ill with peritonitis. After that experience the word “negativity” vanished from my vocabulary.27 years later every day is new and exciting. We all need more “Scotts” on this earth. Truely enjoyed the-PEP TALK-nothing but good feelings. Thanks, I bid you peace.

Steve Rothrock Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:05 am

Scott,
It’s surprising to see a young man with such passion for his beliefs. I wish to encourage you to continue to grow and motivate and share your life’s walk with everyone. It only proves that wisdom is not restricted to the more mature, elderly (old) citizens.
I have signed up for your newsletter and look forward to the next installment.
Sincerely,
Steve R.

cindy swertfager Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:13 am

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone thought positively, gave comments instead of critisizing, and was just plain nice?
Thanks for sharing!!!

Maribeth Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:14 am

I am not only a Monday person, I am also a morning person. I appreciate the opportunity to begin the day anew…. be it Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Life is full of opportunities to experience joy… if you know where to look and how to be present. I live with a man who is a TGIF person…he spends his weekends worrying about what Monday will bring. His heath demonstrates the consequences of the stress and anxiety he experiences at work and in life. Your TGIM video is a reminder for me to be in MY moment and to be the daily inspiration for the man in my life who dwells in the Monday blues.

Jack Venable Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:18 am

I was very impressed with this video and passed it on to all in my addres book so they might share in the enthusiasm I found ..Thank you so much for sending such great encouragement to all …

Petra Krumme Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:21 am

I agree with you, Scott.

I am thankful for every new day I get to live, love my family, love my neighbor and love my work. True, sometimes I have the feeling that the road I’m taking is all up the hill, but what a satisfactory feeling it is when you’ve mastered it! And it doesn’t matter to me whether it’s Monday or Thursday or Sunday.

I look forward to news from you!

Petra K.

Marilyn B. Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:37 am

This was GREAT. Keep it up!!!

Marilyn B.s last blog post..Researchers keep state’s revenue from flying away

Michelle Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:38 am

I thought this was great! I’m going to forward it to my daughter, because every single Sunday evening I hear the same thing from her: “I don’t want to go to work tomorrow. I wish it weren’t Monday!”

Thanks for bringing our phobias out in the open!
Michelle

Peter Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:40 am

Hey Scott,
Since starting my own business and following my passion, I never know what day of the week it is! But you are right. Most people I know reference their lives by day they are in. I’m very lucky. Monday; Wed; Friday; Sunday; anyday; they are all whatever I decide to make them.
Have fun with this concept.
If you’d like, I can add a link to your video page from my website.
Cheers!

Peter
Calgary, AB
Canada

Carmen Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:46 am

They say “LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT!” This video projects that statement. I have found that life is for the living, and it waits for no man/woman.
Thank you for this positive message.
Carmen

Tammy Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:51 am

God is still God no matter what day it is and ultimately He is the one we are suppose to be working for!!
Someone said that the day of the week determines their mood but I say who cares what day of the week it is as long as your alive and breathing, God has blessed you with another day of life!! You have another chance to make things right!! So praise Him for it and live it like He would have you to instead of begrudging it, LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST

Darlene Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Scott, what a reality check, as if time was not moving rapidly by itself. The saying “U R What u allow your mind to focus on”. Negative thoughts beget negative, as positive thoughts beget positive. Thank you for identifying the big picture. God desires us to be a blessing to someone else through our words, actions and the our lives. The saying A little Kindness Makes Such a Difference in a Day is True.

Anthony Chisom Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

The thought pattern or belief system that Paul disscusses in his video is how I have been living my life for the past nine years. I know that if you change your thoughts, you change your world. I am in agreement that too many people in the world let the days of the week dictate their mood, actions, and attitude.

Marianne Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

The day of the week does not dictate my mood because I greet each day as a blessing. Since I joined my position where I can work any of the seven days of the week and have been called to work shifts which fall in different parts of the 24 hours of a day, I find I am one of the few who is glad to be a part of what I am doing. I am glad to greet all who I encounter and realize each person has special abilities and traits I respect. I view each individual as remarkable. I find that I look forward to each day and the wonders it brings. (Granted this is not common in my co-workers.)

Donna-Mae Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Hal______ah! We are retired Scott but still feel the blues on Monday a.m . TALK ABOUT CONDITIONING!!! Going to enjoy each day as a Saturday from now on and am passing it and the video along.
Blessings, D.M.

asma Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Scott do you know I love Mondays, as I am a housewife!!
Trurly I love all days and all seasons,life is so beautiful and vibrant all we need is just a pair of positive pair of glasses to wear.It is upto us how we perceive and then react to the situation, whether we like to see the dust or the stars it depends entirely on us.

Rose A. Ulrich-Hare Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Today is the first day of the rest of my life!
I try everyday to make a difference in other’s lives! It helps to promote independent thinking and living, and being THANKFUL for each and every day’s blessings!

Cindy Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Your small video clarifies how most of the world views their week. Excellent job on your verbal description!
I am ALWAYS searching for ways to better mine, my family and friends lives. I no longer send negative “funny” e-mails. I try to send out a “laugh for the day” e-mail to everyone. And FIRMLY believe that a day without laughter is a wasted day.
I’m looking forward to how your website can add value and enrichment to my life.

millie Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

can’t wait to get the newsletter!

Ray Sherman Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Loved the video. We’re going through issues with our entire office because of the shift in the real estate market, and this video was very timely. I showed it to our entire staff at our staff meeting today and they all could relate to it. No more ‘days of the week’ for us.

David R. Hittle Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I was in the work place (high school science teacher) for 42 years. Early on I realized that no one cared how I was so my response I created was to focus my expectations for my day and life. This response is “I am good and getting better.” Every time I said it I felt better. Eventually there were people who refused to ask me “How are you?”

Every good thing comes from disciplined actions every day based on positive expectations. The joy is in the journey.

Keep up the good work.

Tammy Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

You got it right everyone does live for the weekend..I don’t have that problem because I work different days of the week and have different days off…but I believe that you should live ever day as if it is your last….You made a very valid point and I am with you on it.

Maggie G Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Thank you for that GREAT reminder that we allow others to set the tone for our lives! You bet, you can sign me up…keep reminding me to be a positive force!

Denis Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I don’t live my life around Monday. Nor any other day generally. Jesus and me are up for being positive.

Hildegard Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Thank you for saying it again :) this is how I’ve lived my entire life.

Deb Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Thanks. Sometimes we need to get a “clue by four,” you know hit over the head with the obvious. Your video was certainly that. When did we all forget that we get to choose our attitude and what we think about things. The “things” don’t get to choose for us. Thanks again.

Harriet Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

So true….

I try to:
“Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God, will come to know God because they know you.”

Life offers so much – if you look at the ‘big picture’ of life and not within the confines of your ‘day of the week’- you will see your blessings and not be blindfolded by your limitations.

Pamela Gotham Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

I have been telling people since the early 80’s that we need to celebrate Mondays! It is the best day of the week. We need to love our jobs and get on board with the opportunity to take care of our selves and our families – by earning a living and loving it! Thanks for the great info.

LaVonda Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Your comment about it’s Monday. I’ve said that so many times in my life, but today is a new beginning. I will see Monday’s and every other day as the beautiful day that the Lord hath made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.

walter Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Enjoyable commentary. Iam now completing the 47th year of a career in law and have always expectantly looked forward to Monday to see what new challenges would present themselves to make the entire week interesting. The hard work only now makes me sad as I know I am coming to the end of the wonderfully exciting work but know ,that there are younger people taking up the challenge and that they will come to appreciate same.

Ellen Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

I loved this — I already love my job (and this hasn’t changed, though I sometimes get the inevitable work stress), and I was nodding at everything you were saying about the days of the week. Sign me up, definitely!

Lita Jane Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Thank you Scott Stratten.

Yes, this was sent in perfect timing. Thank God I am that I am….
Talk about a 7 day job. Mon-Sun.
I have happily been an on the road Wife, Mother and Friend. I did my best to nurture myself family and friends 7 days a week. Time is still on my side and yes it is and will always be nice to be in the moment and Present In the Now and Present Future. Giving thanks in being, Thank God I am. Thank you Scott. TG-Iam

David Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

I think this seemes great!
I have resently finished my education and have started to look for a job and I think this’ll help me getting my working-life right, especially as it seemes a little scary right now:)
Thanks!

Leslie Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Hello, Scott, and thank you for your video!

I was one of the lucky ones who had a job I loved but have now been forced out of it due to the struggling economy. I am currently seeking employment in another area I am passionate about because I know how wonderful it is to wake up and look forward to the workday, no matter what day of the week. I WISH IT ON EVERYONE!!!

I look forward to your additional messages and being able to TGIM again!

Nichole Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I thought it was great! I’m adding this to my facebook.

Great video…. good on you!

Yeah for TGIM and TGIF ! Yeah for the whole 7 days! 365!

Carrie Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Scott…Thanks for the video. I agree with you 100% and it’s nice to know others feel the same. Let me know how I can spread the message; there just seems to be so many people who feel like you described in the video and I think it’s sad. We should be in love with life. Each new day is a beginning; Embrace each new day – not just the weekend. Love it!!

Brian Jackson Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

This site is getting too full, it is very slow. But that won’t stop me from responding to your exciting quest for support. I am retired now but I always loved my job. Right to the last day that I worked to. Your day is what you make it. with God on your side, it’s even better thatn most people can amagin. I love life and I live every day like its my last. Just like God would want me to. Keep up the good work. Brian

WAYNE Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

A welcome message for many out there. speaking for myself, I don’t suffer from being controlled by the “day of the week” or hating my job (a story in itself), but I’m certain there are others looking for relief.

i’m guessing that your next project will likely be TGIT (“Thank goodness It’s TODAY”).

Go for it.

Peace.

Gail Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Sign me up! I’m tired of the day of the week determining how I’m going to feel. I really DO like my job – even after 5 years. It’s time I start acting like it!!!

George Chaney Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Enjoyed the video & look forward to many more.

Cindy H Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Thanks, Scott,

I rather like this idea! I also like a previous poster’s thought of ‘Thank Goodness it’s Today’!

The whole concept in my mind is simply gratitude for the day. I love my job, but I love being at home, too.

It’s all good!
Cindy H
http://www.jbkpottery.com

Sheri Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Thanks Scott! I so look forward to the videos! You are an inspiration! Thanks!

JJIM FROST Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

T G F Y THANK GOD FOR YOU

Fred Hill Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Thanks Scott, I live everyday as a great day, but then I always have a positive attitude. Meet everyone with a smile and they will smile back.

Frajen Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

3 words for you:
“YES WE CAN.”
Not very original but true.

Free Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

That was the truth. i was inspired! thank you

Kathy A. Barton Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

What an discovery! That was a great video and a great way to turn our “daily lifes” around. I, for one, attempt to have joy is all I do! Even the battles in life, there can be joy. It’s all a perspective!

Tim Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Scott,

I subscribed to your email list because your message basically agrees with my philosophy: Life is what you make it, not what happens to you. A long time ago, I learned to respond to the question of “How are you?” with “I’m doing great!,” even if I didn’t feel it. What I found was that the more I did this, the better I actually felt. It is inspiring to find someone with the message you bring that agrees with my personal insight into life. Keep up the great work!

Mike Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Scott, Mondays are the best, after a weekend of r&r Mondays are the one day that I am able to focus. From there on anything can happen. I am going to take stock in what you said about each day and how are reaction to it depends on the day following it. Good attitude, will give it a shot. Good luck reaching your 2000….

Moen Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Those people who hate their jobs are like poison, filling the veins of everyone around them until they bring them down to their level. This TGIM mentality is the antidote.

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Mary Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

What a great short movie! I like your philosophy! Thank God it’s Monday!

Kris Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Very inspiring and a great way to look at your work week. Thanks!

Lynn Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Great Video. Made me laugh out loud!

Michael Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Scott,
Awesome video! Groundbreaking concept! you are doing great things. Count me in!
TGIM!

Gail Robertson Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Love it! And another door opens.

Brian Leaning-Mizen Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

More Power to you Scott,Personally I stopped going to work in 1983 I have been going to FUN every day ever since and whilst there are people who say it’s a Pollyanna approach, who cares? I lead a life full of joy and happiness all the time free from fear free from doubt and free from worry. Way to go count me in.The Guru of Goal Setting BLM.

Kathy Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Sorry I am so slow to comment, but the thing I like most about your video TGIM is that it is so POSITIVE! We live in very negative times. It seems that if someone can’t find something to say to someone, they reach for something negative. Why do we, as human beings do that? I just liked the message of TGIM because it can spill over into every aspect of life. Look for the positive, not the negative.

Deb Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I absolutely loved it! I’m ready!

Socorro Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Good job, Scott!

I like Mondays, too.

Susan Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Terrific!!! A great way to change how employees see mondays.

Ravichandran TS Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Hi Scott,

Thank you for bringing this topic – it is already making a difference with what I see of “Attitude towards work and the weekdays” … thanks once again.

I hope we have more people join this group and start enjoying life.

Valerie Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Hi Scott, I work retail. There is never a Monday, or any other title for the day. So you work 24/7.. or more. You have to love your job not to care what day it is, period. You have to stay postive. Never say, Why or When. Complete a sentence with How and What with an I..What can I do to make this better. HOw can I complete this job today. You can’t change others, but you can change yourself.

Ken Main Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

I stayed to watch the whole video because of your enthusizaium. (Maybe I speeled that wrnog)

Lena Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 12:03 am

Scott
It has been a hard year, when others can’t wait to take a day off, I can’t wait to come to work. It helps me stay busy so I do not think about the madness that is going on in our lives.
Thanks for the reminder that I can make a difference.

Eric Payne Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 12:57 am

How about a sequel– Thank goodness for meetings? I remain perplexed at all the folks who gripe about the meetings they attend; but do nothing to make them productive or even better–motivating.

Monique Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 1:19 am

I like how you think, I think I should like being in this company of like minded people. I try to instill this in my children as well as not falling pray to gossip and bad union attitude. (not that all union is bad just some of the work ethic it breads).

Looking forward to what’s coming next

Phyllis S. Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 2:33 am

That’s such a great video! I find myself saying, ALL THE TIME, “I’m pretty good, for a MONDAY” — to be like everyone else — when in reality I really enjoy my job, and I don’t mind being there on a Monday, or any day. I just don’t like getting up early in the morning. THANKS!

carolyn Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 2:57 am

I STAY HAPPY, JUST TO WAKE UP IS GREAT!.I LOVE WHAT I DO ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT…I SLEEP VERY GOOD TOO….I AM DIFFERNT FROM MOST PEOPLE…I LIKE MYSELF..I LOVE PEOPLE DIFFERENT THAN ME, I LEARN FROM THEM..I ENJOY JUST TO BREATH,MUCH LESS THAN ANY ONE CAN REALIZE..LIFE IS GREAT FROM THE INSIDE OUT, SHARE SMILES..THEY GET RETURNED!! SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE YOU LOOK AT,THEY’LL ANSWER! MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHERE YOU ARE!!! ANYWHERE YOU ARE….

Manisha Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 6:10 am

I was laughing all through and agreed to what you said…but thank goodness my hapiness is not ruled by day of a week.

But yes, I hear comments like – Monday – Oh , back to work and a boring week ahead, etc… every day when I enter and leave my office

Looking froward for the next clip

Bill Potter Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 8:06 am

I’m really happy to see someone saying this and spreading the concept around. I recently became a nurse and I love it. I absolutely love what I do. I found myself having the same ‘normal’ feelings and conversation in my head about work. I had been brainwashed by the masses. Now I choose also to say TGIM ! Thanks for making this film. I’m thrilled to be part of your 1%.

Pat Koontz Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Hey Scott,

I’m really glad I spent the time to watch your video & listen to what you have to say – it was a very good investment. There was a time (not so very long ago) when I was one of the T.G.I.F. people who simply allowed that BIG BOLD Letter at the top of the calender to dictate how my day was going to go, & how I was going to interact with my fellow employees…I am happy to say that those days are gone.
I now try to surround myself with people & things that create POSITIVE energy, & allow those who insist on being negative & miserable to have their say, but not to allow them to effect the way I choose to live my life…Happy, Joyous & Free!!!
Thank you for your contribution to a BETTER world for ALL of us to Live in & keep up the good work – you ARE making a difference:-)

Mary Jefferson Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Something very similar happened to me. My mother-in-law, my two sisters-in-law & I were having a fun, silly, not too quiet time in a restaurant in Banff, while on a trip together through the Canadien Rockies. We were surrounded by alot of quiet diners. A table of four seniors were seated within earshot of us. We too, decided that perhaps we ought to tone down the laughter a bit so not to disturb fellow diners.The seniors finished dining and approached our table. One of the gentlemen said, “I have to tell you how much we enjoyed watching and listening to you. It’s so good to see people enjoying time together. You don’t see enough nearly of that. You made our dinner more fun.”

Mike Dechant Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

You’re a good man, Scott. Thanks for being so “contagious”…so we can all catch the “TGIM bug”.
I work full time in youth ministry, so every day is a blessing for me, because these kids are great.
TGIT (why T?) because today is Tuesday…and I’m having a great day…just like on Monday.
Keep it coming buddy…Mike Dechant

Betty Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

We can be happy every day of the week! Some days are harder than others, but we can still be grateful for the grace surrounding us.

BK Moulin Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

I love TGIM! I work in an elementary school cafeteria. I noticed exactly what you pointed out. It didn’t take long for the school staffs’ attitudes to affect the students’ attitudes.

To counteract this negative behavior, I began to Celebrate Monday at breakfast in the cafeteria. I wear ‘funky socks’ and a crazy hat at breakfast meal service. I received a lot of questions, rolling eyes, and ‘she is CRAZY’ looks and comments.

After a year or 2, if I forgot to wear a hat on a Monday, it was the staff who asked where it was. After 4 or 5 years of Celebrating Monday, I now have teachers bringing me crazy hats to wear on Monday!

Celebrating Monday is as contagious as a negative recognition of Monday. Not everyone is won over, but the gap is getting smaller. They know to enter the cafeteria in an upbeat mood or I will share an extra portion of my Monday morning enthusiasm with them!

In the cafeteria, almost every morning, I ask “What kind of day is it going to be today?” The rule is that the adjective has to start with the same letter as the day of the week and it has to be a positive word. If it is a negative word, I acknowledge the student’s feelings and encourage her/him to turn the day around – it is in her/his control!

Keep spreading the message. It’s well worth it and I’m glad to join you!

Steven J. Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

I agree with your video. I am part pf your 1% who enjoys my life, my job, and people daily. I am always energetic and upbeat and make others feel empowered. Your message is right on. Thanks you for making a difference around the world.

Beth L Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Thanks Scott…My family and I have lived by the principles of loving every day, every minute. We own a family business and we strive to stay focused and present, give others more than they expect, and allow no expectations of our own. This is the recipe for great business success and great success as a family. Thank you for sharing the word. Life is NOW and Now is all there is!

Kat Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I loved it! It totally made sense. And as a college student im finding the career where im exactly like that! And im pretty much happy to be working and helping others. I think what you are doing is great and wonderful.

Dolores Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Made me smile, because it is soooo true of so many of us.

Dan Says:
November 11th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Excellent presentation.

Rosalind Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 12:02 am

You are sooo right on!!!! I’ve worked for 8 years with my present job and actually love it!! More power to you and your motivation. You rock!! I will pass this on to all my co-workers and friends!

Phil Coley Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 1:16 am

Thanks for your positive influence. I appreciate the reenforcement and deep breath that you message provided. We all need to know that to be working and to do hard work is a blessing and every day is another day to positively influence others just as you have certainly done! Times are hard, jobs are demanding, and at times something may not be fair. How you react, is all ours, completely in our control. Choose to smile, laugh and if you need to exhale in reverse and engoy the fresh breath.

Valerie Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 4:07 am

Amen! When I became conscious of that attitude, I decided I needed to shift the attitude to one of joy or find the courage to do what would bring me joy. I was able to do both. The days of the week no longer dictate my feelings.

chinmay Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 4:53 am

Scott,
Thank you so much for the inspiring video.. Count me in.

Mohd Faisal Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 7:56 am

Great video. Curious to see how it will done. Want to be the prosm who says TGIM especially in my industry!

Black Diamond Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 11:35 am

The tiny minority in this world are so lucky to have a job they enjoy. The vast majority are “working to live, not living to work.” That is why that perception of the day of the week dictating your mood came to be. It would not be such a stereotype if it wasn’t so pervasive.

My question is, how do you propose that people (realistically) make the leap from their necessary drudge jobs to something they are passionate about? Jobs are tough to come by these days. Or, is it that you are proposing a way to mentally alter one’s attitude about one’s job? If you despise your boss and coworkers and are bored to tears every day at your job, it maybe tough to accomplish that alteration of mental status without physical changes as well.

I don’t mean to be so pessimistic, but I am curious as to what this is all about. And, frankly, I have been in the aforementioned predicament for 29 years and see no way out yet.

Rosalie Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 11:51 am

Scott,

You are so right!! Why let the day of the week determine your happiness. Life is what we make of it. It is our choice and we create our own happiness. Thanks for making a difference.

Sharon Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I’ve always believed that if you’re feeling down or whatever and you force yourself to smile or pretend to be even just slightly happier than you feel, you will really start to feel happy and soon the smile will not be forced! It really works. I guess just a “mind over matter” thing but the point is IT WORKS! Why not give it a try and feel upbeat about the day? Besides sometimes when we let negative feelings show it brings other people down with us. The forced smile can’t hurt right? Great video! Greater concept!

Josephine Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Scott,

Thank you for this inspiring video.You’re absolutely right. I’m going to forward it to my co-workers and i’m praying that this will make a difference to the attitudes of everyone specially on Mondays. Count me in. TGIM.

Josephine

trudy g Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

your voice is whats in your heart always speak what you feel.

Karen Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 1:28 am

It’s so long since I’ve had a ‘proper’ job that I had forgotten what that was like, but as soon as I the video started I remembered!

I’m interested to see where this goes since I am up for making a difference in this world.

Steve M Nash Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 4:53 am

Scott,

The attitudes you talk about in your video are one of the main reasons I work for myself. I’ve forgotten that ‘Monday morning’ feeling – each day is as good as the next to me. I do what I want (more or less)! :-)

So, I want to be part of your 1%, Scott, if I’m not already – cheers!

Steve

Trisha Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 10:11 am

I’ve been looking for inspiration and trying to pass on inspiration. I have this overwhelming urge to do good in this world and I want to help and I want to do something.

Vannessagrace Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 10:21 am

I use to feel like this when I worked on jobs I didn’t enjoy. Once I realized what was making me unhappy and discontented, I did something about it. I got rid of the toxic relationships in my life and found employment I enjoyed. In other words, I changed my behavior. Now everyday is Friday and Saturday.

Robert Bruce Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Whoopppeeeee! I am so glad to be one of over 800 people who have posted a comment! I thought I’d cut a lonely figure among a small feet shuffling group.

But instead here I am among a whopping big crowd. It’s good to be here. I guess you can here the rumble and then the thunder of charging feet to your door to become a One Percenter. The thunder of charging people who all want to maximise enjoyment and fulfillment in their lives is a good noise.

Isn’t it?

I know it is.

Jennifer Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

I am on-board!
Thankyou for your inspirational videos. They always manage to remind me of what is important in LIFE!
I will use this information to create happiness in my life (on a minute basis) and in the lives of those around me. God bless
-Jenn

Barb Atkins Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 10:18 am

My goal in life is to “Strive For Five Laughs a Day”, laughs that I inspire in other people. Making them smile, giggle or even groan makes me feel I’ve made somebody’s day a bit better – and mine. Sign me up – just in case I want to shoot for 10! Barb

The Nimble Assistant Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 10:21 am

YAHOO Scott. I’m not even done listening, and I’m in. Let’s mix it up!

Kim Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 10:33 am

Absolutely WONDERFUL – Its about time. We can make a change. Count me in. How do I help?

Rita and Jim Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 10:34 am

Scott,
REally enjoyed your presentation and look forward to joining your 1% TGIM Group. Have always been very positive and want to share it with others.
Keep up the good work! See you around the campus.
R & J

Debra Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I loved your video Scott and agree with it! I also want to comment on the fact that I feel more people need to know and enjoy Sunday as God created it for his reasons and his purposes…perhaps if more people enjoyed Sunday they too can and would enjoy Monday :)

Blessings to you and all the likeminded,

Debra

Shirley Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

I’m looking forward to those three magic words!

BAF - London, Ontario Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

I can’t agree with you more. Everyday the naysayers try to steel my joy. Everyday is an adventure and I look forward to a wonder-filled day. Thank you Scott for spreading the Thank God it’s another day I get to live and enjoy.

Mary Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

I enjoyed watching the video. It was sent to me by my upline at Nikken Products. I agree with everything you say, Scott. I even remember a similar time in my own life when I was a single mom sitting in church with my four year old daughter. All through the service we enjoyed our time together — her rambunctious little two year old brother was in the Sunday school and we rarely got to be alone — I ran my fingers through her hair and we just sat there and bonded with each other while we listened to the preacher and the choir. After church a man walked up and said how nice it was to see how close we were in church. It made my day. That was 26 years ago. I remember that feeling and I have always tried to make positive comments to others, even strangers, as I go through my day, every day. Its important to help bring others up, as we have no idea the pain and sorrow they may be suffering on the inside. Every little positive comment, as long as it is sincere and from our hearts, makes a difference, I am convinced. It is important to look into their eyes and show God’s loving kindness. There is rarely, if ever, a negative response. Usually a smile and a thank you, and sometimes, a pleasant conversation. Sometimes a new friend is made!

Dwayne Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Great video!

Thanks so much for the positive words! Looking forward to the next videos.

God bless you.

Dwayne

D. Hand Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Really nice to see someone being happy. I’ve had the same experience talked about and I’m always so dismayed by the “just you wait and see, you’ll be one of us too” sentiment.

Ramya Says:
November 15th, 2008 at 1:19 am

Count me in..!! I do the “its monday” a lot… I think its time to change!!!

Shaz Says:
November 15th, 2008 at 5:34 am

what a needed message – just to stop & think for a minute about the power of conditioned thought & deed… & what effect it can have on limiting your life. loved the video, scott, & your genuine & warm delivery. something definitely worth sharing :)

Bay Says:
November 15th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Count me in. Great video. Thanks for your efforts.

Linda Says:
November 16th, 2008 at 11:55 am

Thank you, I’m with you all the way. I’m not going to say TGIF ever again.

Linda

William Pearson Says:
November 16th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Scott,
Kudos to you !! I just had time to view your inspiring video. What you say and believe is true. I’m an old pedagogue who loves kids because of one high school teacher who loved me. When I came home from Vietnam, I saw him first because he inspired me to look forward, not behind.
This was 1963, when an average student needed a strong letter to get into college,(from a high school teacher.) We have $86,400 (seconds in a day), to use every day.
Thanks for your message.
Bill

Linda Gort Says:
November 16th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I’m subscribing because after 20 years I feel I need some additional motivation to impart to my team to help them face changes that are coming to our organization. Your words were right on!! L

Tom Thinghuus Says:
November 16th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I am sorry I didn’t see the E-Mail before now, I changed server, Bell was too slow for me.
However I am here now, I like the vidio, fortunately I have never felt like that, I love my job no matter what day it is, I am now retired, but when I was working I love to do all the thing other people hate, and I did it with a smile. As a supervisor and later as a manager I still helped anyone in the company there needed a hand. After retirement I took a job as a helping hand in a church, I am still there and maintaining everything. I work as a plomber , electrician, carpenter, painter and cleaner all in one position. Everybody are happy. And I love it all.

Charles Harris Says:
November 16th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

I thought it was pretty cool, to the point and very accurate.
When I was working in Sillicon Valley, California I experienced 100% of the video at nearly every company. There were only two that really sucked!
I left them soon. Funny, the old saying, “As the Captain goes, so goes the crew & ship!” Well these two companies it came from the president/CEOs. Amazing. I am looking forward to this. :-)

Mish Young Says:
November 17th, 2008 at 2:26 am

Hi Scott
You made both myself & my husband to laugh out loud! We are more than happy to join your group & be part of the one percenters :)
Mish

Seher Says:
November 17th, 2008 at 6:47 am

It is a very good start-off. I am sure the videos would be informative.

Thanks,
Seher

A Laugh A Day Says:
November 17th, 2008 at 8:51 am

Hey there readers posters upbeat thinkers one n’all … every one wake up in the morning thinking? … we all have this voice in our heads that seems to kick in as our eyes open its at this moment we must start to think positive if we can and if we do our days will be full of happiness by keeping this rule of thought then every day can be full of smiles instead of negatives … after all our lives are only what we are thinking better to be thinking good thoughts … Life! its all just a game and we are only here a short time on the scale of things, so like that oldie song plays out “always look on the bright side of life” … go on sing it out loud and clear…

Happiness is smiled shaped (-;
All my best to you and your happiness
Phillip Skinner

Dianne Gazzam Says:
November 17th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

The video hit home with me. I’m so embroiled in my job that I have allowed my happiness to be driven by it.

Cindi Says:
November 17th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

You are so right!! It isn’t the day, it is how we perceive it! It is the energy we project on the day that makes it good or bad. I look forward to this “sub-group”.

Doogie Says:
November 18th, 2008 at 2:21 am

Bla-bla-bla.
What’s next?

Melissa Says:
November 18th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

WOW, finally someone who cares about MONDAY!
Thanks Scott, I look forward to listening to more more more!

Sara Says:
November 19th, 2008 at 11:02 am

I am soooo happy to hear from someone else who loves Mondays. I love my job! I love the people I work with, even the “TGIF” ones! I always look forward to the beginning of a new week because it is an opportunity to seek out different ways to help this person or that person. The week ahead is an open book! Enjoy the journey, not the destination. No one day is any better or worse than any other. Its a matter of choosing perspectives. I am a happier person embracing it not just going through the motions to get to some random day that I think will make me feel better. I want to feel better right NOW.

Cassie Says:
November 23rd, 2008 at 10:57 am

I think you are hilarious. I am simply curious and coming along for the ride. :o )

kevin berthelsen Says:
November 24th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Bring it on, I’m ready for some change.I Love what I do for a living and would not change it for the world. However the people that I work with is like going thru a Depression.

Tim Smith Says:
November 24th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Good analysis of the workdays… its Muunnday, Humpday, TGIF

Good comments but unfortunately for most, work is not as FUN as play. Thats why they call it work.

I love my job but I am lucky. Most others simply work to provide a check and get by.

I’m a believer in…if people are not happy with what they do, go find something else until they find something they enjoy :) .

However, for most, easier said than done.

I’ll keep pitching it though.

Liz W Says:
November 24th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Awesome!!!

Laura Says:
November 25th, 2008 at 3:57 am

Scott,
I just love listening to you speak & have turned a couple of my closest friends on to you, your site, and the movies! I have even sat a couple of people in front of my computer and simply pushed play.
This video is my new favorite. So nice to see you get up close and personal.
I have been with you since April 2005. You’ve kept your promise to send a new movie every month & I’m thankful for that. Your movies have inpired me so much that I have kept a log of every one, and the date you sent it, since receiving the first one; Time.
Thank You for all you’ve done for me.

Joyce Says:
November 25th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I sooo loved this! Passing it along to many others.

Mary Ann Says:
November 25th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Liked the video. Where’s the link for the PowerPoint & PDF?

Political Humor Says:
November 25th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

I really like what you had to say here! It\’s about time! Would you mind if I placed a link back from my blog?

Josie Says:
November 26th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

You are absolutely right. Everything is so negative. It’s hard to stay positive about the simple things like life! Especially when your married to the CEO of Negatives R Us.

distress sales Says:
November 29th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

I really like what you had to say here! It\’s about time! Would you mind if I placed a link back from my blog?

RavikiranReddy Says:
December 1st, 2008 at 2:22 am

Hi Scott,

Yes I just started thinking about TGIM. Its a nice thought. Thanks for letting me realized about this. Definately i will spread this message to all my colleagues and friends (to who all are suffering with Monday phobia:) )

karen Says:
December 1st, 2008 at 1:24 pm

just love the positive spin to starting a new week….as i’ve been told by some very special people, “if you think it, you can achieve it”!
love the concept!

Marie Says:
December 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Wow! Listening to your video – I realized you are right. We have been letting the days of the week dictate our moods. No more…it is time for a change. Thanks alot!

John Says:
December 2nd, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Scott. I have been recieving your video’s for, I dont’ even remember. They are very nice. Remind me of better times, when life was easier, when I was a kid and my parents took care of all the bills and dealt with all the crap of world dishes out. I found this video as a reminder of what is important. With me it is also my relationship with Christ. With all the hate going on in the world today esp. that of the Rad Muslims it’s very refreshing to get a kind word and reminder of those you care about. My girlfriend(finance) needs this alot but couldn’t understand it being she is Vietemese, born and grew up there. She speaks broken Eng. but has great body language,lol.
Anyway, thanks Scott and by the way you seem to be much younger than what I imagined you to be. Age is just creeping up on me so fast.
God bless you and thanks again.

jeanette Says:
December 10th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

I want to be part of that 1%, I want to be the one to make a difference!!!! Let’s Go

Nancy Says:
December 20th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

I didn’t get to hear the last part of your video. It frozed up. But what you said up to that point was true.

Leanne Says:
December 21st, 2008 at 11:29 pm

Scott,

Your work matters so much to me. Thank you. It has been a help. And yes, I really am part of your 1%.

Fereshteh Says:
December 23rd, 2008 at 8:55 am

Dear Scott,
thank because of your style of attitude and your effort for spreading good,positive and effective thinkable matters.really our soul need them, makes no difference in home or office.

Best Regards,
Fereshteh

Yolanda Says:
December 24th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Thanks Scott, It was witty and up lifting. I love your videos. It was nice to see a face, now I feel like I know you personally. Thanks again, your videos are so inspiring.

Toni Says:
January 5th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I feel inspired. Everything you say is true – it is exactly how we react within our jobs. Looking forward to your down to earth accounts and the opportunity to develop into the 1%. Thanks

Jordan Says:
January 12th, 2009 at 2:03 am

Great stuff Scott. Really inspiring and exactly what I’ve been looking for within my recent attempt at transforming my life into sheer happiness. Looking forward to upcoming videos!

Thanks man,
Jordan

Trevor Says:
January 15th, 2009 at 3:30 am

This video is great! I hope more than the 1% decide to make a move and get to know the real meaning of TGIM I know I want to.

Trevors last blog post..Must See PPC Advertising Training!

Amy Flynn ~ allaboutenergy Says:
January 15th, 2009 at 7:21 am

It is the MOST hysterical, energetic, positive, passionate full of energy video I’ve seen! I’m laughing and smiling! Last thing I need is ANOTHER list to be on (I’m actually unsubbing from many) but this was fantastic.

YOU are a SUPER salesman, very persuasive and a great pitchman and a great actor! You enthralled me even more than what you said – it was HOW you said what you said!

I have no Mon, Tu, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun. I just have daylight and night. I never know what day it is unless I have to for someone else. But I know the energy you speak of in the video. Drag down….:-( What a rat in a cage existence and no one realizes it they just keep going down the same tunnel looking for the cheese!

Have a powerful day!

In Joy!

Amy

Henrik Flensborg Says:
January 26th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Captivating as always Stratola

Anne Says:
January 26th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Hey Scott,

We all agree. Time to end the crazy logic. We all think it. You say it best.

Supporting your success,
Anne

Geri Says:
February 21st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Scott,
I’m so glad to see that other people don’t feel so negatively about Monday. I really enjoy getting up and going to work on Monday. My coworkers think I’m a little off because of it, as most of them are like you said in your video, all gloom and doom on Monday.

I’ve been receiving your videos for a couple of years now, and I get so inspired by them that I often forward them to friends and family.

Thank you for your positive outlook Scott.
TGIM!
Geri

Jonathan "Not the coookie lady's son" Fields Says:
March 8th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I think it was Ben Franklin who said something along the lines of “I love the weekends…because I get to work without interruption.”

That’s working from the heart

Piyush Says:
March 11th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Its awesome….
while viewing your video I was visualizing the things happened with me and you are cent percent correct…
I want to be a part of your 1% force that will definitely be gonna say TGIM… :-)
I heartly appreciate your efforts.

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April 1st, 2009 at 4:06 am

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Barry Says:
June 18th, 2009 at 5:07 am

Great to put a face to the emails. excellent mess ages keep up the good work.
G B U from New Zealand.

Grant Stowell - chiropractic in Frisco Texas Says:
July 13th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Great video!

And I’m celebrating Monday right now!

Cheers!

Carrie Says:
August 31st, 2009 at 11:01 am

It’s like you know me Scott. You nailed how we perceive every day of the week. I am ready to change how I look at Monday.

TGIM!!

Carolyn Wilman Says:
August 31st, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I find it interesting that since I am now following my life’s purpose, I am happy every day AND for years I have loved Monday because the mail service resumed. I look forward to see what else you can help me improve upon Scott!

website flipping Says:
September 12th, 2009 at 12:44 am

Stumbled upon your blog and read a few of your postings.. Nice blog. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to reading more from you in the future.:D

Mitra Says:
October 19th, 2009 at 10:17 am

thank you. This movie opened my eyed to the truth that I am spending all of my emotions on people I do not really care about and when I got home exhausted and empty of emotions ….there is nothing to give to whom I really love

Tim Jahn Says:
October 23rd, 2009 at 1:56 pm

THANK YOU for making this video, Scott. I’ve been thinking this for a long time but I give you major props for acting on it. You’re 100% right: days should not dictate our lives. We shouldn’t “drag” through the week waiting for Friday.

Let’s do this!

Brendon Walker Says:
October 23rd, 2009 at 5:19 pm

TGIM! That’s brilliant. I love Mondays. Perhaps not as much as I should, but you can always love a Monday more than you do I think. God going Scott!

Mrs. Micah Says:
November 2nd, 2009 at 10:34 am

Brilliant. I have a job I like and I spend my free time doing other things I like, but sometimes the general attitude around me weighs me down. As the youngest and one of the most junior employees, I feel the pressure to fit in with the other people. Some days I lose the fight and give in to a bad day just because it’s Monday.

Nick Goodroad Says:
November 2nd, 2009 at 11:27 am

What a great message. If the whole world discovered the truth that it is our own mind creating the characteristics of each workday, then they might realize the power to make each day its best.

Thank you.

Kathleen D'Esposito Says:
November 2nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Why is it so much more difficult to set everyone on a positive path? Do we naturally lean towards negativity? I believe it requires some thoughtful practice to be a positive person at work on a daily basis, no matter what day of the week. The reward for being that person isn’t tangible, but it is great. I like to tell negative folks to “Come towards the light”. TGIM is a big sack of awesome! Thanks Scott.

Matthew Hartman Says:
November 2nd, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Thought-provoking video you have here, Scott. I never realized it, but I use the “Monday” excuse and additive quite often. I’ve tried over the past month to maintain a much more positive outlook on life and your material certainly helps. Thank you for being the type of person you are. You’re a positive influence, Scott. For me and for a lot of others. TGIM! ;)

Lisa/fossmom Says:
November 9th, 2009 at 10:24 am

Normally I don’t mind Mondays, but today was different. Working an 11am-11pm for today so put on Twitter
Monday, sorry, I’m not a fan
Then I saw the TGIM video & new I’d better revert to my way of thinking “Sunny”

Deborah Carraro Says:
November 9th, 2009 at 10:28 am

I had the same thing happen to me. One of the rituals at the office I worked at was to gather in the kitchen around the… yup you guessed it water cooler… and bemoan Monday. Fresh out of school I just didn’t get why they weren’t happy and grateful to have a job LOL

I love Mondays!!!!

Jeff Harbert Says:
November 9th, 2009 at 10:52 am

Two things stuck with me. 1 – “Give it time. That’ll change.” So very typical of a corporate work environment. 2 – That the days of the week dictate our moods.

Both of these are spiritual poison.

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52 weeks in a year
260 work days in a year
take out 52 Mondays = 208
take out 2 weeks vacation = 194
take out approx 5 holidays = 189
take out approx 3 sick days = 186

with only approx 186 days (or approx 6 months) to make a difference at our job and with the people we work with, it’s time to stop throwing away the one thing you can never get back…time.

TGIM. Make it count. Great video Scott!

Sum

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Like the idea. It helps that I am retired! Perhaps that is a little unfair! Still, I think that the underlying feeling must be positive all days, no matter what is coming up that particular day.

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