It’s Thanksgiving week. For most of us, now’s the time to reflect and express thanks for the blessings in our lives.
But here’s a question: Why limit yourself to just a few days or weeks to focus on gratitude?
Take your gratitude practice beyond the holidays. It’s a smart strategy for creating and sustaining a successful business.
Getting into a regular practice of gratitude can make a big difference in your business and in your life. As a leader, you can make gratitude a part of your business culture if you do these three things consistently.
See it – Being grateful starts with recognizing the positive things that are happening every day. At work, we can get into task mode and focus on what needs to be done. Taking focused time each day to look at things with appreciative eyes will bring big improvements in your emotional and physical well-being.
Speak it – It’s not enough to just notice what you’re grateful for, it’s important to express that gratitude…to your team, your family and your customers. Sharing your thanks encourages others to do the same.
Systematize it — Whatever your preferred ways to show gratitude, create systems to support them. Make it easy to stay in the practice of gratitude. Try adding gratitude checkpoints to your business processes. There’s no end of ways to show you care, so play around and see what works for you and your team, then commit to it. You’ll be grateful you did!
Today and every day, we are grateful for you…our team, our colleagues and partners, and our customers. May your lives be filled with many things to be grateful for.
Go forth and do great things,