Focus on Gratitude
It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S. Now is the time for us to reflect and express thanks for the blessings in our lives.
Today and every day, we are grateful for you… our colleagues, partners, and customers. We are thankful that you have trusted us to work side-by-side with you as you grow your business and expand your leadership.
Thank you for the countless ways in which your creativity teaches us and offers us new perspectives. We are grateful for the questions and the corrections as well as the affirmation and appreciation.
You amaze us with all the incredible and important work you are doing in the world. We honor you and are grateful to support you.
Now that we have expressed our thanks to you, we have 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.
Countless studies have shown that gratitude helps people become healthier, happier, and more successful. Isn’t that exactly what you and your team need for your business to thrive?
Getting into a regular practice of gratitude can make a big difference in your business and in your life. Doing these three things will help you to make gratitude part of your business culture:
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 thankful you did!
Happy Thanksgiving. May your lives be filled with many things to be grateful for.