The power of thank you! It’s easy to forget.
It’s easy to get so busy, you simply overlook it. Who have you thanked lately? I mean, not just the words “Thank You”. I mean being truly grateful!
Did you know?
According to The Institute of HeartMath, a state of gratitude improves the heart’s rhythmic functioning, which in turn helps to reduce stress, think more clearly under pressure and even heal physically. When you are grateful, your body and brain are flooded with endorphins that energize and uplift you rather than the stress hormones that drain you!
That’s the selfish, personal health reason to be grateful.
On the business front: Saying Thank You at work energizes your employees and co-workers. Gratitude let’s people know you have noticed their effort and work. It let’s them know you appreciate them. It improves mood, future effort and productivity and it keeps them more loyal too. In an era where employers are finding it difficult to find and keep good employees…improving tenure is certainly more valuable than ever.
By the way, saying Thank You to your customers works too. Don’t just assume because they made a recent purchase, or that traditionally over time they have chosen you, that they will stay loyal. Some will, but your clients are being wooed by your competition every day. Regular messages of gratitude to those that buy from you is quite imperative.
The spoken word works best! But other avenues of thanks that work are: handwritten thank you notes…texts of thanks…emails letting them know you appreciate them…these all work. They take time…but that time is an INVESTMENT in your future, productivity, loyalty, profitability and more!
THANK YOU for spending a few minutes with me today and for reading this article!
- BE GREAT! JUST BEING GOOD, KILLS GREATNESS!
- MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO DO, AND KEEP DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU!
- LOOK UP…AND SURPRISE SOMEONE!
Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert and a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter, contact 971-732-4745. “Don’t give up, don’t EVER give up” ~Coach Jim Valvano