I know this is cliche, but November always reminds me to be grateful for the different things in my life, including my business. Gratitude in business not only gives you a moment to appreciate what you have, but is also a powerful tool for your business.
Gratitude shapes the culture and operations of your business as well as having an internal and external impact. It shows appreciation to your customers, clients, and employees/contractors. This creates a positive culture in our businesses. Gratitude inspires generosity and generosity fosters gratitude.
Last year I took a moment to be grateful to one of my employees by buying their next cup of coffee. As a result, my day was brightened, knowing I could do something nice for my client. She, in turn, felt like someone cared, was able to get a cup of coffee, and down the road was able to send a referral my way. I didn’t do it for the referral, but it was a nice bonus.
Being grateful for my clients, my business, and my friends reminds me of the good I have in my life. It keeps my spirits up and helps me keep going when things are tough.
Need some gratitude ideas for you business?
Check out this list of ideas:
🌼 Write your clients a thank you note
🌼 Buy your clients a cup of coffee
🌼 Give them a shoutout on social media or your website
🌼 Offer your clients a discount for a service or product
🌼 Surprise your employees/contractors with a lunch or special gift
🌼 Say thank you often
🌼 Pray for your business, clients, and partners
🌼 Write down your list of gratitudes
What other ideas do you have? How can you show that you are grateful?