• Vitina Blumenthal

5 Ways Gratitude Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur with Vivian Kaye

In a world where so much is out of your control, it’s all too easy to find yourself in a place of stress and anxiety. There is sickness and disease, there is poverty and corruption and if you continue to hyperfocus on these things, you can quickly become overwhelmed. We now know the negative impacts of stress on our bodies, but if you don’t intentionally bring focus to something else, that stress will continue to embed its effects into your mind and body.

What can you do to make a positive change? You might not be able to control global events (you also can't deny that they exist), but you can control the way you approach them. You can control the way you think, the way you speak, and the way you treat others. You might feel like you don’t have control over events in your life, in your relationships or your business, but you do. We all have the power to choose what happens in our lives and it starts with GRATITUDE.

There are numerous studies about the power of positive thinking but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. When things are falling to pieces, it can feel like a battle to break out of negative mindsets and dismantle the power of the inner critic. Our guest today is Vivian Kaye, Founder and CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki and a woman who manifests the power of gratitude.

Vivian first discovered the power of gratitude in January 2019 when she started using a ‘5 minute gratitude journal’. Finding herself in a low place, she realized that she needed to change something and decided to make the gratitude journal part of her daily routine. By the end of the year, she was amazed at the success and abundance that she had experienced and upon reflection she realized it was all attributed to her practice of gratitude.

Vivian shares with us 5 amazing tips of how practicing gratitude will impact your life for the better. We’ve all heard about self care, but this is more than just massages and candlelit baths. Gratitude goes beyond the external and into the soul, a reprogramming of your subconscious.

When you practice gratitude, you will experience a true manifestation of success, abundance and happiness in your life. The outworking of this is immeasurable. What better way to change the world than to change yourself first?


  • [10:20]: How a “five minute journal” from a swag bag changed Vivian’s life

  • [11:20]: The key to Vivian's success

  • [13:00]: How the simple practice of daily gratitude journaling completely changed Vivian’s mindset

  • [13:46]: How the act of repetition and positive thought, leads to positive action and change

  • [15:30]: Let’s get into the 5 TIPS!

  • [15:25]: Tip 1: It helps to shift your focus.

  • [15:30]: It’s easy to be thankful when things are going right, but what about when things are going wrong’?

  • [16:25]: Shifting your focus from focusing on the bad, to focusing on the good

  • [17:14]: Focusing on the positive as women seems to be that much more difficult

  • [18:50]: Tip 2: It helps you to manage that self doubt

  • [19:30]: Giving your inner critic a name and reframe what this inner critic is trying to make you believe

  • [23:35]: Tip 3: It can help you manage your stress better

  • [23:50]: Gratitude helps you to become more mindful

  • [24:30]: The sneaky ways stress starts to come out

  • [24:40]: Four questions to ask yourself when you’re starting to stress out

  • [27:17]: Tip 4: It helps you to communicate more effectively

  • [27:27]: Thanking yourself and being kind to yourself flows onto the way you treat others

  • [29:03]: Tip 5: It’s a quick and simple form of self care

  • [29:50]: Self care doesn’t have to mean spas and massages. It’s finding the things that work for you and help you be a better person

  • [31:25]: The impact that sleep has on your ability to self reflect in a positive way

  • [32:25]: If you can scroll Instagram for 10 minutes, you can write down good things about yourself in 10 minutes. You’ve got time.

  • [33:03]: The practice of gratitude takes time and patience to perfect

  • [34:15]: The effects of becoming more grateful has on your business and personal life

  • [37:30]: You need to be careful what you say to yourself, because those words will become your reality

  • [39:00]: The practice of gratitude will have a lasting impression on your life