58: Incorporating Gratitude For More Success In Your Business Whether You Are Starting A Business,


58: Incorporating Gratitude For More Success In Your Business Whether You Are Starting A Business, You Are Self-Employed, A Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner, Remote Online Bookkeeper, Virtual Assistant Or VA


I know that there are times when owning your own business can be hard. It is easy to focus on negative thoughts and things that are not going quite like you had hoped in your business, but have you ever thought about changing your thought process a bit? Did you know that gratitude is scientifically proven to promote happiness, improve your mental and physical health and increase productivity? What would you think about making a slight mind shift and turn your focus towards gratitude? Did you know that if you focus on gratitude, your chances of your business being successful increase? This is all possible, and I am not telling you that you need to start some kind of crazy new process that you don’t have time for. You know that I totally understand most business owners don’t have a lot of extra time in their day. In today’s episode, I am going to talk about how you can simply incorporate gratitude in your business and see positive results, whether you are just getting started with your business, you are a self-employed, a solopreneur, entrepreneur, small business owner, remote virtual online bookkeeper, virtual assistant or VA. You’ve heard the phrase what you focus on grows, right? Well today we are going to work on shifting your mindset towards gratitude. You are going to focus on what you are thankful for, and you’ll see just how this creates not only positive results in your business, but I promise, you’ll see a difference in your personal life as well. This is the perfect time of the year for you to dive deep into what you are grateful for, and I want you to know before we even begin, that I am grateful for you…


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Show Notes:


I know that there are times when owning your own business can be hard. It is easy to focus on negative thoughts and things that are not going quite like you had hoped in your business, but have you ever thought about changing your thought process a bit? Did you know that gratitude is scientifically proven to promote happiness, improve your mental and physical health and increase productivity? What would you think about making a slight mind shift and turn your focus towards gratitude? Did you know that if you focus on gratitude, your chances of your business being successful increase? This is all possible, and I am not telling you that you need to start some kind of crazy new process that you don’t have time for. You know that I totally understand most business owners don’t have a lot of extra time in their day. In today’s episode, I am going to talk about how you can simply incorporate gratitude in your business and see positive results, whether you are just getting started with your business, you are a self-employed, a solopreneur, entrepreneur, small business owner, remote virtual online bookkeeper, virtual assistant or VA. You’ve heard the phrase what you focus on grows, right? Well today we are going to work on shifting your mindset towards gratitude. You are going to focus on what you are thankful for, and you’ll see just how this creates not only positive results in your business, but I promise, you’ll see a difference in your personal life as well. This is the perfect time of the year for you to dive deep into what you are grateful for, and I want you to know before we even begin, that I am grateful for you…


Welcome Back…You’ve heard that being grateful has many benefits. It increases happiness, changes your mood, allows you to get better sleep, causes less fatigue, and leads to better physical health. Who doesn’t want this in their life, right? What if you knew that if you did one simple thing you would see a change in your business and your life? Would you do it? Most people would say yes, but what about you?


Let’s start with taking a look at the number of people you connect with on a daily basis in your business. Is it just you, or do you have additional employees that work for you? How many customers do you work with, and do you talk to your vendors frequently? Throughout the course of just one day, you might have the potential to reach one or many different individuals. If you knew that just by incorporating a little gratitude, each of these touch points could be improved. You could have better employee morale, a happier work environment and even a higher customer satisfaction rate.


When practicing a gratitude technique, studies show that it will help you be healthier, happier and more successful as an individual. So, why not incorporate this simple gratitude technique in your business as well? Business is all about relationships. You already know you are making an impact on many different people throughout just one day. What if you showed each person you interacted with one simple thing that you are grateful for? How would you make this person feel? What if it was an employee, a customer or one of your vendors? This could lead to higher employee retention rates and productivity or even referrals from satisfied customers which could lead to additional income.


There are so many ways you can start incorporating gratitude in your day. You can take time each day to sit quietly and reflect on what you are grateful for. Starting a journal is a great way to do this. Once you know what you are grateful for, take some time to act on it. If you are writing how grateful you are for your employees working overtime to get a project done, send them a handwritten thank you note. If you are grateful for the work you are doing for one of your customers, let them know the next time you talk to them. By taking action and moving these grateful thoughts out of your head or from your journal, you are making an impact on others. This will build a strong relationship which will not only benefit you, but it will benefit the recipient as well.


I know you are probably thinking, but Chris, you said this wasn’t going to be something that was going to take a lot of my time, right? Well, this is what I am suggesting. Take about 5 to 10 minutes every morning and think about 3 things you are grateful for in your life. Just 3 things. It doesn’t have to be business related; it could be something in your personal life as well. Remember, gratitude impacts you personally and will carry through to your business. Once you have these 3 things, write them down. Whether you write them in a journal, on your computer, or even a sticky note, it doesn’t matter. Do what is efficient for you. Next, I want you to take at least one of the three things you are grateful for and act on it. If you are grateful that your wife made a good meal, let her know. If you are grateful for an employee going above and beyond their normal job, let them know. If you have a vendor that met a deadline you needed, let them know. You don’t need to make this action something that takes a lot of your time. A quick text, a note or even a phone call is all it takes. Once you have a quick and easy system down for this, it shouldn’t take much time out of your day. They say that incorporating gratitude in your day can help you be more productive, so this may actually increase your free time, and you’ll not only have some additional time in your day, but you’ll be in a much happier place and in a much better mood.


I am going to challenge you to continue to do this for the next 30 days. During this holiday season, why not spread some happiness and gratitude? This is a perfect time of the year to spread holiday cheer. Try to do this challenge with someone in your family or join us in our Facebook community and let us know what you are grateful for. Just hearing what others are grateful for can help you to discover what you are grateful for as well. Some of your grateful thoughts may be that you have control of your own business, you enjoy the flexibility your business brings you so that you can take time off when you need to, the ability to work from home or even a small goal you just achieved.


I hope you are able to incorporate at least one thought of gratitude in your life as a result of listening to this podcast. I promise if you start to focus on one gratitude thought, the next will come easier, and before you know it, your 3 things you are grateful for each day will be right at the top of your mind. You’ll start to recognize them throughout your day, and you’ll be a much happier and grateful person. When you are happier, you’ll lead a happier and healthier life, and this will definitely impact your success in your business as well.

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this podcast, one of the things I am grateful for is listeners just like you. I really work hard to bring this podcast to you each and every week packed full of topics that will make an impact on you and your business. Thank you for listening, and if there is a topic you’d like me to cover in the future, make sure you let me know. You can contact me by going to www.FinancialAdventure.com/Contact-Us - I personally respond to all my emails and I am looking forward to hearing from you, and if you haven’t received your 5 Essentials For Stress Free Bookkeeping Guide, you can go www.FinancialAdventure.com/5Essentials to grab your free copy. For those who are listening who want to start, grow or scale your own bookkeeping business, check out my Black Friday Holiday Promotion by going to www.FinancialAdventure.com/holiday to see how I can help you create a profitable bookkeeping business. I’ll post links for these and other valuable resources for business owners and bookkeepers where you are listening to this podcast and in the show notes.


And, you know I’m going to ask…what’s at least one thing you will take away from this episode that will help your business succeed and grow your bottom line? If you need some accountability, join our PRIVATE Facebook community and post your action item, we’d love to support you.

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