Today is a day in the United States when we stop and appreciate all the reasons why we enjoy such an abundant life.
Well, at least that’s the way it began. Some of our early settlers were Pilgrims who came here seeking religious freedom. After an arduous journey across the Atlantic and a brutal winter, they found themselves sharing a good harvest with their new neighbors. The purpose was to thank God for their abundance.
People will gather today with their families and friends, and that’s a good thing.
How many of them will be thanking you – directly or indirectly?
You’ve heard the dialog:
“No, no – thank YOU!”
“Just doing my job.”
Have you ever paid someone for doing something and then thanked them for doing it as well? Why? Maybe it was the quality or importance of their work. Most likely it was because you felt like they cared about you.
You have probably done something for someone recently, thinking you were only doing your job, and it had a greater impact on them than you imagined.
Here’s the problem: if you do something extraordinary and you are unaware that it was extraordinary, are you likely to repeat it?
As a BUSINESS OWNER:
Did you risk everything to start your company? How many times did you think it was just not going to work? Then, after all of your efforts, you now appreciate and thank the folks who have chosen to join with you. Without your sacrifice, where would they be? They’re thanking you.
As a LEADER:
A little compliment can have a big impact. Remember, as a leader everything you say is amplified and everything you do is magnified.
As a SALES PROFESSIONAL:
A little observation can have a big impact on your client or their organization. An aside remark you may have forgotten by now is still resonating with them.
When people say thanks, recognize the fact that you are doing something meaningful and significant for them. Do it often. You may think it is something that everybody knows or everybody does, but obviously it is more than that; do it more often.