Have you ever considered the Power of Gratitude?
Years ago, several of my friends worked for a hotel. They told me that the week before one of their largest annual events, the event planner informed the hotel's management team that the event would be hosted at a new location in the future years. This was a blow to the hotel.
The management team brainstormed. What could they do to save the event?
Someone suggested that every employee could express their gratitude to every attendee they met at the event and share how much it meant to have the event at the hotel. The decision was made and all of the employees were asked to participate.
Before the three-day event ended, the planner and the members of the board informed the hotel's management that they were so impressed with the staff's gratitude that they would be changing their plans and that they would return the next year.
How can you leverage the Power of Gratitude in your business and life?
Several years ago I started practicing a daily gratitude exercise. I spend several minutes each morning reviewing what I am grateful that I have an opportunity to create and do in the upcoming day. This exercise focuses me on the good that I am creating in my life and the lives of my family, team, clients and community. It keeps challenges in perspective and helps me focus on what is truly important in my life and business.
Would you be willing to experiment with the Power of Gratitude for five minutes a day?