5 powerful ways to show gratitude

GratitudeThanksgiving is a special holiday in North America. Historically, it commemorates the harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 where thanks was given for the bounty of crops.

Fast forward to present day. As a business owner, do you give thanks to those who support you and your business? Do you celebrate all that you have accomplished?

With the hectic pace of running your business, having time to reflect rarely happens, yet it is essential to your overall state of mind and ultimately your productivity.

So how do you create gratitude systems to ensure appreciation and giving thanks becomes a habit?

Here are 5 powerful ways to show gratitude in your business.

1. Write client testimonials
Write a testimonial for your client about how wonderful it was to work with them and why. It could be something as simple as, “It was a pleasure having you as a client. You were very helpful in providing the information we needed to get the job done.”

2. Send tokens of thoughtfulness
Sending small gifts, “just because” goes a long way in making someone’s day. There is no ulterior motive attached to the gesture; rather it’s all about giving them something they would enjoy.

3. Keep a gratitude list
Each day write a sentence expressing your gratitude. Doing so will also keep you mindful of all the good things that happen as you move through your day.

4. Replace your To Do list with a Ta Da list
Your To Do list is a mile long. Some days, you might shake your head and wonder what exactly you accomplished. That’s what your Ta Da list is all about. It tracks what you have completed, which makes it easier to see that you were likely far more productive than you thought.

5. Give virtual high fives
It’s easy for you to give virtual high fives using social media. Endorse someone on LinkedIn, like someone on Facebook or send out a gratitude tweet on Twitter. Kind words go a long way on the Internet.


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