Tis The Season for Gratitude
By Golda Smith
Here in the U.S. we recently celebrated Thanksgiving which marks the official start of the holiday season. The smell of turkey, fresh cranberry sauce and dressing…it was delightful! This was also the first Thanksgiving without our mom which is probably why we didn’t feel too much like celebrating.
We did however purchase, prepared and distribute food to 21 people. Now that was one of the best gratitude moments I’ve ever had. To be able to do something for someone who could possibly ever repay you is not something I take lightly.
Just the other day my family and I took the train into the city to look at the holiday window displays. They were beautiful. I posted a few photos on my Facebook page. My children were so happy doing something so simple and I was grateful for quality family time.
What are you grateful for and how do you show gratitude?
As a business owner, there is so much that you can do to show your clients that you are grateful for them too. You probably had a Black Friday promotion and gave deep discounts to your shoppers.
What else can you do?
Here are a few ideas:
A Pin It to Win It contest on Pinterest
Create a photo #hashtag contest for your Instagram followers
A random giveaway for your Twitter followers
A 12 Day of Christmas Funtastic Giveaway
Send a pack of Thank You cards to your BEST clients
If you’re a coach, give away a seat in your coaching program
…now THAT’S radical!
That’s just the tip of what you possibly do to show gratitude to your clients during this holiday season. Sure, you’ll hear a lot of people complain that business is slow during this time of year and that’s their excuse for not going to work in their business. I dare to say that they just haven’t been as resourceful as their competitors.
If you want to be given more in life then you have to be grateful for what you already have. In addition, try being generous with what you have. Generous…not foolish, there is a difference. Give to your favorite charity or cause.
If you’re serious about building a profitable business, then it’s time to get serious about showing your gratitude. If you don’t already have one, think about incorporating a gratitude program into your business plan. This year I had the honor of being coached by one of the greatest business minds, Sandi Krakowski. While I’ve learned many lessons from her, one of the greatest is to always show gratitude. Every few months there would come a surprise gift to my door…be it a book, dry erase board, or a picture frame. These were presents to help me grow.
Whatever you give doesn’t need to be expensive. I can hear a sigh of relief from some of you. What matters is that it comes from the heart. I’m grateful for YOU. You who take the time to read and respond to my newsletters, talk to me on social media and allow me the honor of assisting some of your with your social media management needs.
Enjoy the holiday season and if you’re feeling less than celebratory, I promise you that one of the best and quickest ways to feel better is to give the gift of gratitude to someone else.
Golda Smith is a mom and distance runner who is building her “Business From The Kitchen Table” working with Fitness, Health and Wellness Experts to put more muscle in their social media marketing. Do you hire freelancers? If so, then you need to get this report NOW because you may be making this mistake. Don’t let it be you!