The 180° Letters are about increasing emotional wealth in your life and the lives of others with the use of gratitude. We have all received help from people in our lives that helped us on our paths. The 180° Letters provide a clear-cut way to acknowledge them. How many people know exactly what to say when it’s time to acknowledge someone in their personal or professional life? We created a way to make acknowledgment easy. Our stationery kits are designed for individuals, as well for use in group and business settings. The 180° Letters Project is designed to encourage and help you say what you didn’t think you could. The benefits of “thank you" reach not only the recipient but also reside with the writer.
How does gratitude change the writer of The 180° Letters? Being grateful doesn’t mean you are stress-free. It is actually the opposite. It’s when you look for things to be grateful for, in the midst of stress and hard things, that your perspective changes and your outlook shifts. Pandemic, anyone? In the end, writing the acknowledgement letter could be even more transformative for the sender than the recipient. The reflection required in writing the letters allows you to appreciate the value in yourself because others saw value in you. You were worth their time and help.
Gratitude is not a hypothetical or abstract idea. In reality, the practice of gratitude has been studied hundreds of times with similar findings. Paying attention to, and expressing, gratitude leads to increased happiness, lower blood pressure, less fatigue and greater overall life satisfaction for individuals. Our products help you start the process for an emotionally wealthy life using gratitude as a catalyst.
The benefits in professional settings are just as profound. When companies shift from employee recognition to appreciation—amazing things happen. Studies on businesses and leaders who instill gratitude in their work lives confirm it increases job satisfaction and retains talent. Even companies dependent on metrics and milestones can infuse gratitude into their work programs. Charles Schwab & Co. is just one example of a leading business that took employee recognition further by implementing a company-wide gratitude program with astounding results.
Who uses The 180° Letters? Individuals who have people to thank. Businesses that are intentional about improving the mental health, satisfaction and retention of their employees through acknowledgement programs. Leaders who want to capture their heartfelt appreciation for their mentor or employees. Therapists that use the kit as a guided course with clients. Social groups that gather for coffee or discussions over Zoom. Anyone who wants to focus on building their emotional wealth—with just as much intention as we build our financial retirement wealth-- uses The 180° Letters.
We give you the tools to create letters of acknowledgement and appreciation that goes beyond the thank you notes your mom taught you how to write. Our stationery kit creates three letters that are truly meaningful to both the sender and the recipient. We help you to think outside the box by leading you step-by-step through the writing process using guided brainstorming questionnaires with prompts, ideas and examples. You will write, scribble and be inspired all over these forms and then use them to create your letters. The questionnaires create assessments so meaningful, you may even want to include them with your letters. Also supplied are cards to enclose with your letters explaining The 180° Letters Project to the three people you are writing. Inside this stationery pack are ideas, inspiration and courage…everything you need except the ink pen.
"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that’s necessary."
The 180° Letters brought back pieces and people in my life that I thought were gone forever. They are a true testament in the power of expressing gratitude.
—Kelli Russell 23
The 180° Letters provide a real tool for people like me who want to express their feelings and gratitude to someone but don’t know how. I especially love the pass it on effect. A true blessing to sender and receiver!
—Amanda Knobel 60
I received a 180° Letter. It turned my life around. It set me on the path to discovering my self-worth. I have carried the letter around in my brief case from the day I got it. It’s like getting a love letter to your soul.
What can I say?! I love The 180° Letters. After receiving them and seeing how incredible they were, I ordered over 100 of The 180° Letters because I wanted to offer them to accompany a special tele-seminar I hosted, as well as to give them as gifts, which I have done. I’ve now been happily giving The 180° Letters to people for the last few months—and it’s one of the happiest gifts I have ever given because of the beauty of the gift, but also because of what’s behind it and the changes I know will occur when people actually write the letters. Several of my friends and clients who have gotten these from me then ordered some to start giving to their friends and colleagues. It’s that kind of product.
—Meggin McIntosh, Emphasis on Excellence, Inc
Writing these letters really forced me to consider how three people have affected my life in amazing ways. Choosing who to write to was challenging and allowed me to prioritize my own values. The reward, however, comes in telling those who taught me those morals that I hold so dear. I can only hope that one day someone will cherish my guidance in such a great light.
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