Every company, from small businesses to large corporations, needs to set goals. Successful goals are ones that are attainable, measurable, and contribute to the strategic vision of your company. Whether your company is new and just starting out or an old company that's trying to remain relevant, clear goals are needed to ensure your business's success. If you are interested to learn more about the importance of setting new goals and how to do that, keep reading. We've got some clear goal-setting steps for you. Why Are Goals Important? Goals can breathe new life into a stale business as well as [...]
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If your business is successful, it's likely because you have an incredible team behind you that strives to help you accomplish your mission. When you focus on your quarterly earnings, how can you show that you're grateful for all the hard work your employees have done? Read on for a few unique ideas for employee appreciation that will help you express your thankfulness for a successful quarter, regardless of the outcome. Show Gratitude at All Times with Verbal Praise Saying "thank you" to your employees doesn't always have to include monetary rewards. In fact, a simple uplifting comment and words of [...]
A good boss or manager is a rare asset to have. This is especially true in a day and age where everyone seems to bear resentment and loathing towards those in authority. So, if you're lucky enough to have a good manager or boss who inspires more than they infuriate, it is important to be thankful and use the many ways to show gratitude to express your appreciation for them. Besides the obvious perks of building a better relationship with senior management, it also helps your boss stay motivated, inspired and consistent. Plus, simply on a personal level, showing gratitude and [...]
Note: although travel as we know it is on hiatus due to COVID-19, these kind ways of interacting with others are still applicable. Remember them when travel gets going again, but also think of them as you travel through your day now, which I bet feels like a foreign land! Simple trips to the grocery store are now very very odd. Though travel is often stressful, showing gratitude instead of irritation will improve your trip satisfaction. Simple acts of kindness and showing thanks also enhances the lives of the strangers around you. In this article, we'll take a closer look at [...]
According to a recent Gallop survey, more than half of Americans reported being constantly angry and stressed. The nation's collective negative emotions were considered at an all-time high at this point, and work-related stress is a major contributor. However, nothing positive or productive comes out of pent-up negativity in a place of business. If you often feel angry at work, here's a novel idea: Try to turn your anger into gratitude. The Case for Gratitude Instead of Anger You may wonder: How do gratitude and anger correlate? How does one cancel out the other? Although the two are on opposite ends [...]
It happens to all of us. When it seems like a great business deal is on the horizon and then - all of a sudden - that horizon disappears and we're smacked in the face with a, "Thanks, but no thanks," it can be difficult to wipe the look of surprise off our faces and end with a genuine smile of gratitude. But, just because closing a business deal wasn't in the cards for you today, it doesn't mean you can't carry on tomorrow. Here are four thoughts on how to cope with losing a client. Remember: Defeat Is an Education [...]
Several studies over the years have shown that grateful people are happier people. How can you be depressed when you're counting your blessings? Practicing gratitude as a daily habit is very powerful. It can boost your immune system, make you feel more alive, help you sleep better, and give you more to be excited about in your life. Does it have to be something major like a new car or job promotion? No! Being grateful for something as simple as someone letting you turn out of your neighborhood in morning traffic is enough. Being thankful for what you have rather than [...]
Gratitude. A simple word that carries so much meaning. It's easy to throw around phrases like, "Thank you", and "I appreciate that", in the midst of our busy, hectic lives. But is there any meaning behind these words? Do the people we say them to really know how much we care? Showing gratitude to friends, family, and coworkers is an important part of maintaining healthy relationships – but it's not always easy to do. Are you unsure of how to show gratitude to those who mean the most? Keep reading to learn the true meaning of gratitude and effective ways of [...]
Living with chronic pain is one of the hardest things anyone can do. It causes your body to be in a near-constant state of stress and can lead to being easily distracted with your mind always being split between the task at hand and the pain. Chronic pain changes the way the brain functions and leaves the person suffering and more likely to develop mental struggles such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. But, what if there were a way to make things a little more tolerable day-to-day? What if there were a technique to encourage happiness and concentration in spite [...]
Gratitude is an essential part of success. As you move forward towards achieving your personal and professional mission, you will have people who come alongside and help you. Showing gratitude to those people can be rewarding and help you move even further towards your goals. How can you show gratitude to those who help you fulfill your mission? Develop a Habit of Giving Thanks Start every day with a few moments of reflection. Remember the people who helped you and make brief notes of the ways that they were instrumental in helping you. The purpose of writing these thoughts down is [...]