The Power of Gratitude as a Business Skill

August 5, 2022

The Power of Gratitude as a Business Skill

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

What you focus on in life tends to expand. And if you focus on the positive feelings, that is what will fill you.

Practicing gratitude in your daily life not only elevates your mood but also trains your mind to avoid ruminating on negative thoughts that don’t serve you or help you grow. And the good thing is that you can extend that grateful mindset to your business.

Never underestimate the power of a simple yet sincere “Thank you.” Different studies on businesses and leadership show that Americans find gratitude in the workplace a foreign—and awkward—concept. 

Yet evidence suggests that gratitude and appreciation contribute to the kind of workplace environment where employees actually want to come to work and don’t feel like cogs in a machine. (Source: Greater Good Magazine)

It is easy to think that we don’t have to thank people for doing the work that we pay them for. But that’s the thing—their salary isn’t their reward, it is what they are entitled to for the effort they put into helping your business grow.

When you build a company culture of gratitude, your people feel better, and it improves the overall quality of work, lessens stress and anxiety, and you are more likely to keep your talents in the company because they get that job satisfaction. Thanking your employees makes them feel valued. They get that sense of accomplishment that they are contributing to the business, and they are motivated to do better and be consistent in their work.

Happy people are inspired, and inspired work tends to spark innovation and rake in more profits.

Gratitude has to come from a sincere place to be felt. And it doesn’t just work wonders within your team; gratitude can also extend to your clients, your business partners, and your stakeholders.

Appreciating and acknowledging the people around you builds stronger and healthier relationships. And success is rooted in the strength of the relationships you’ve built—with your customers, your audience, your clients and partners, and your team.

If someone makes you feel good about yourself, your life, and your decisions, don’t keep it to yourself—gratitude grows best when shared.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for reading A Brilliant Tribe.