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Episode 35: The Magic of Gratitude with Amanda Fagan + Steven Wren image

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.”

Even though it has been a challenging year on so many levels, we want to spend some time to focus on gratitude and silver linings. 2020 Faces of Sola Steven Wren and 2018 Faces of Sola Amanda Fagan are two of the most positive people we know, so we wanted to bring them back onto the Sola Stories Podcast to share how they have been able to stay grounded in gratitude throughout this pandemic.  

Amanda believes that practicing gratitude not only makes her feel good, but throughout this year has become integral to her survival. And while gratitude doesn’t always come easy, especially during a global pandemic, these positivity pros share how they have made it a habit to actively practice gratitude every single day. 

Listen as Jennie, Amanda and Steven talk about silver linings and how they plan to stay positive through the holidays, even though their holiday celebrations will look much different this year. They also share their ideas for showing the love to their clients and how they have learned to savor every moment and find meaning and joy in the simple things.

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In This Episode

[01:26] Welcome to the show, Steven and Amanda.

[03:26] Amanda speaks about how she has been able to find positivity this last year.

[05:08] Amanda talks about processing grief and feelings that have resurfaced during this pandemic.

[06:06] Steven discusses how he stays positive during this crazy year.

[09:38] Steven speaks about focusing on what he is grateful for.

[10:38] Amanda says that practicing gratitude is part of her survival.

[13:32] “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” 

[14:11] Steven shares why he believes gratitude is so important.

[14:28] Amanda believes gratitude is important because it creates a frame to look out into life with.

[17:21] Amanda shares that journaling and writing are her go-to ways to practice gratitude.

[18:45] Steven starts his day by staying away from negativity.

[22:14] Steven speaks about the silver linings he sees because of the pandemic.

[24:51] Listen as Steven shares how his perspective has changed about taking time off.

[25:11] Amanda sees the silver lining in how connected everyone is through social media and reinventing her business from now on.

[28:24] “Forced stillness is the only way growth ever happens.”

[30:14] Steven discusses how his family is staying positive this holiday season.

[32:37] Amanda shares their approach to positivity during the holidays.

[36:00] Amanda will decorate her studio this holiday and show gratitude for her clients by savoring every moment they have together.

[38:29] Steven agrees with Amanda; he also wants to savor every moment he has with his guests.

[38:56] Steven shares a story about a client he has been cutting hair for the last 12 years.

[41:50] Jennie speaks about some ways you can show the love to your clients.

[44:27] Thank you for being on the show!

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