I am aware that many female entrepreneurs work extremely hard in continuous efforts to be more successful. I often get asked how I do this.
One habit that has been beneficial to me throughout my life, in good and challenging times, has been to be a person of gratitude. With Canadian Thanksgiving right nearing, I’d like to dedicate this piece to the entire idea of gratitude, trying to shift your thoughts back to the present.
Some of my practices of gratitude include the following:
1.) Sending Thank-You Notes.
The notes we send are thank you to all sorts of people in our company – past customers and current clients, new customers vendors, sponsors of events, as well as my coach, my referral partners, mastermind colleagues, and much more.
2.) MAKE THANK-YOU PHONE CALLS.
I enjoy calling surprise thank-you messages on a Friday. I call customers, former clients, colleagues, colleagues, etc. To say thank you and also to tell them how I can support you. It’s a blast to hear their voice on the other side of the phone – since there are very few who call nowadays to thank other people.
3.) Unexpected gifts.
It’s also fun sending unexpected gifts to people you love – it doesn’t need to be anything extravagant or expensive. It’s the idea that is important. It’s a lot of enjoyable when it’s least likely to be.
4.) Unexpected support.
If you can provide time and/or assistance, it will warm your heart. Do you remember the good old days when neighbors took care of their neighbors? You can do the same thing in business. Be aware of what’s going on in the lives of your colleagues and lend a helping hand whenever you are able to. It is a great way to warm the heart.
When I underwent significant transformations in my life a couple of years back, it became evident that my perception had plenty of things to be thankful for. This mindset has helped me stay well-balanced, focused, and mindful of what really is essential. I lead a fulfilled life. I run a happy business. For that, I am thrilled.
This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for:
1. My faith.
2. My family, especially my brother Art always stands by me whatever!
3. My circle of friends is like gold to me. You already know you’re there!
4. My team – this company could not be run and certainly wouldn’t develop without the support of my incredible global team.
5. My health. In business, good health is the most important thing!
6. My home, as well as my office. I’ve put in a lot of effort to create this fantastic environment, and for that, I am thankful.
7. The money is in the bank. It allows me to continue to grow the company.
8. My clients Without them, I could have no way of living out my mission.
9. My business coach helps me learn and encourages me to do my best.
10. My discipline and excellent habits, with which I continue to expand my business.
Develop a mindset of gratitude every day and notice the impact it has on your life and the environment around it. There are many who say that it’s challenging to think of 5-10 things every day that you can be thankful for. It’s an act of habit. Start with one item and build the habit. You’ll soon be able to discover things in your day that you are thankful for. This is because when you seek out the good, you’ll discover the best!
It’s not difficult to list ten things to be thankful for. What are your top 10?
Pat Mussieux is fast becoming known as a highly sought-after Canadian guide for female entrepreneurs, taking her own company from a small start-up to a multi-figure home-based enterprise in just four years. The majority of her success is attributable to her skills in the field of marketing, mentality, and finances!