How Gratitude Can Make You More Successful (Seriously!)

How Gratitude Can Make You More Successful (Seriously!)

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster. He is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate education space and has taught millions of people how to find, finance, and manage real estate investments.

Brandon began buying rental properties and flipping houses at the age of 21. He started with a single family home, where he rented out the bedrooms, but quickly moved on to a duplex, where he lived in half and rented out the other half.

From there, Brandon began buying both single family and multifamily rental properties, as well as fix and flipping single family homes in Washington state. Later, he expanded to larger apartments and mobile home parks across the country.

Today, Brandon is the managing member at Open Door Capital, where he raises money to purchase and turn around large mobile home parks and apartment complexes. He owns nearly 300 units across four states.

In addition to real estate investing experience, Brandon is also a best-selling author, having published four full-length non-fiction books, two e-books, and two personal development daily success journals. He has sold more than 400,000 books worldwide. His top-selling title, The Book on Rental Property Investing, is consistently ranked in the top 50 of all business books in the world on, having also garnered nearly 700 five-star reviews on the Amazon platform.

In addition to books, Brandon also publishes regular audio and video content that reaches millions each year. His videos on YouTube have been watched cumulatively more than 10,000,000 times, and the podcast he hosts weekly, the BiggerPockets Podcast, is the top-ranked real estate podcast in the world, with more than 75,000,000 downloads over 350 unique episodes. The show also has over 10,000 five-star reviews in iTunes and is consistently in the top 10 of all business podcasts on iTunes.

A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie and son Wilder) spends his time surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and swimming in the ocean near his home in Maui, Hawaii.

Brandon’s writing has been featured on,,, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media.

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Are you intentionally grateful? Not enough of us are. But we truly need to be!

When I was a kid, my mom (who makes a cameo in this video!) always reminded me to be grateful—and I’m so happy she did!

The hustle and bustle of daily life can overshadow other things we should be appreciating. So, sometimes we just need to quiet the noise and be thankful. But doing so can take practice.

Related: The Power of Gratitude: How to Boost Profits & Spread Joy With Thank You Notes

How to Develop the Habit of Gratitude

Gratitude is not only an admirable characteristic, studies have shown it can make you more successful in every area of your life. Individuals who regularly practice gratitude find themselves happier, wealthier, and healthier—in addition to experiencing a host of other positive effects.

To develop an attitude of gratitude, make it a habit. Do it daily. You must. It matters that much!

Carve out a moment to be intentionally grateful, and record it in a journal or in some other way. Spend a bit of time on this, and dig deep.

In my video above, I explain even more reasons why this practice is so, so important and share additional tips about mastering the art.

Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Are you working on it? How so?

Let’s discuss below in the comment section.