As we approach Thanksgiving, it is especially important for us to reflect on those special things that we have been gifted. As entrepreneurs, we are often focused on the next move however, we need to remember to take the time out to smell the beautiful roses and be happy for what we have today. An attitude of gratitude is one that will help you appreciate where you are today, and remain steadfast in your journey of accomplishing bigger and better things.
The term gratitude simply means having an appreciation for the things that you have. No matter where you are in your business growth, there is much to be appreciate about. The truth is, all of us entrepreneurs should be grateful. To have a business is a blessing, and we should express gratitude for this every day. The journey of being an entrepreneur is filled with unique learning experiences that we should feel gratified to have. With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, we should remain extra vigilant to express our gratitude. Here are some methods and ways to make sure that you can remain thankful all year round.
At some point your business started with only a dream. Somehow you were able to put the pedal to the metal and make it happen. This took a lot of strength, gumption, and even a little bit of luck at times (it’s perfectly fine to admit it). Reflect on how far you have come over this past year, from where you were before. At some point you built a business from the ground up. This is an amazing feat and much to be thankful for.
Don’t you just love jotting down a list? So, effective! Making lists is a great idea when you are trying to keep organized. A list can also help to put things into perspective. If you are looking for things to be grateful for, you should make a list. Looking for things to be thankful for should be easy for entrepreneurs. A sample list would look like:
Lists will help you find things you may not have paid much attention to all year. Every little thing adds up into a lot to be happy about.
A characteristic that every entrepreneur should have is being self-motivated. When reflecting over the past year, motivate yourself to do even better in 2014. Set up an action plan for how to increase the different parts of your business that can use work and focus on how to build up your brand even better overall.
Read Inspiring Literature
Take some time out to read uplifting books or stories from other entrepreneurs can lift your spirits as well as give you a few tips on how to grow your own business. There is nothing more inspiring that hearing about other business owners having a success story. Allow their accomplishments to motivate you as well.
An important part of gratitude that is often missed is giving back. It is necessary and good karma to give back to the community, people, and companies that helped you to become successful. Some of the ways that you can give back are through offering discounts, holding giveaways, and donating money to causes and the community. Expressing your gratitude through giving is sure to get you noticed and bring more business your way.
Simply Devise is thankful to be able to help nonprofit organization with free marketing services. I believe strongly about giving back and came up with the “Pay it Forward” package which will allow helping nonprofit with marketing services they may not be able to afford.