Connect with us

Success Advice

5 Reasons Why Practising Gratitude Is Great for Your Business

Published

on

practice gratitude

Entrepreneurs and established business owners can benefit enormously, both personally and professionally, by incorporating the practice of gratefulness into their daily routine. It might sound like a bit of an airy-fairy concept, but the reality is quite the opposite.

Gratitude is scientifically proven to promote happiness, improve mental and physical health, cultivate positive relationships, increase productivity and enable you to better deal with challenges, all of which will improve your work-life balance and enable you to achieve the business success you desire.

Here are five reasons why practising gratitude is great for your business:

1. Health and wellbeing

The healthier you are in body and mind, the better your professional performance. A happy, calm and energised individual is more adequately equipped to work productively, think creatively, deal with stress and handle the many challenges we all face on a daily basis. Negativity is incredibly damaging to physical, emotional and mental health because it simply encourages and attracts further negativity, which is not conducive to success.

The practice of gratitude will help you to appreciate the little things we tend to overlook, dismiss or take for granted. By recognising and acknowledging the goodness in your life, you will enjoy more positive emotions, appreciate good experience, and encourage an optimistic attitude that focuses on achievements and opportunity instead of failure and insurmountable problems.

“More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

2. Builds positive relationships

Happy, gracious and thankful people are far more successful at cultivating positive relationships. Establishing good relations is essential in business. The practice of gratitude will enable you to connect with customers, attract new clients, and foster beneficial relations with suppliers and manufacturers.

Showing appreciation and thanks is also one of the most effective ways to motivate employees to work harder and increase staff retention rates. When people feel valued, they feel good. And when you make them feel good, they’re more likely to demonstrate loyalty.

3. Inspires others

Lead by example and you’ll encourage others to follow suit. If you’re constantly stressed and ungrateful, you risk losing clients and employees, and valuable opportunities may pass by unnoticed. If this is the example you set to those around you, don’t be surprised when they display the same attitude in return. Inspire loyalty, inspire positivity, inspire productivity, inspire gratitude. We reap what we sow, so make sure it’s the good stuff.

4. Puts everything into perspective

Being grateful for what you have and what you’ve achieved is a great way to maintain perspective. Particularly when the proverbial hits the fan. And it certainly will at some point – it’s inevitable when you’re running a business. When things don’t go to plan, the most effective way to handle the challenge is to remain levelheaded, put the problem into perspective and learn from the experience. Every setback is an opportunity to learn, improve and progress.

“More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness.” – Joel Osteen

5. Improves productivity

Gratitude will not only improve your own productivity, it will have a positive impact on the productivity of the people your business relies on. Giving and receiving thanks makes us feel better, thus we develop a higher resilience to stress, we enjoy better levels of concentration and we’re motivated to work hard – all of which enables us to achieve more. And the more successful you become, the more you will have to be thankful for.

Gratitude is one of the most important elements for success, how has being grateful helped your business? Leave your comments below.

Rachel Craig is Head of Content for Rapid Formations Limited, the UK’s leading company formation agency. She provides small business advice and technical guidance on UK company registration, corporate compliance and employee wellness. Prior to joining Rapid Formations in 2013, Rachel worked in research and customer service after obtaining a BA Marketing and an MA History of Art from the University of Glasgow. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting and spending time with her partner and their two untrainable dogs.

Advertisement
3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Alejandro Marquez

    Apr 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    When practicing gratitude I always feel that the good things I still need will come sometime soon. It has been worth it for me and for my small online business. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tim Denning

    Aug 17, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Rachel there is no doubt that practicing gratitude is great for business. Every night I write down three things I’m grateful for and it makes me feel so good before going to bed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for this blog post.

  3. Bryan Oliver

    Aug 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Thank you for the post, Rachel. Gratitude affects my mindset and, in turn, affects my decision and attitude throughout the day. I find that even on the worst day if I am grateful for my blessings the day doesn’t really seem to be so bad. Being grateful is a daily decision and I choose to be grateful.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Success Advice

A Salesman’s Guide On What To Do When Your Prospect Misses Your Call

Published

on

what to do when a prospect misses your sales call
Image Credit: Unsplash

Regardless of what you are selling, or what your business is, it’s a common occurrence that a prospect doesn’t answer a sales call. It has definitely happened to me as a salesperson and entrepreneur. Now as a CEO, I help my sales teams as well as my clients with increasing their sales ratio from what many salespeople would perceive as a dead lead. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

How a Nighttime Routine Can Make You More Successful

Published

on

evening routine
Image Credit: Unsplash

If you ask successful people how to have a productive day, they’ll tell you to start the night before with an effective nighttime routine. How you go to sleep each night sets the stage for how you wake up the next morning. After all, no matter how many hours you spend preparing for an important meeting or presentation, it can still be ruined if you don’t have enough energy to execute it. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

3 Books to Help You Learn How to Write Better and More Effectively

Published

on

books that will teach you how to write better
Image Credit: Unsplash

“It’s been 2 years since I left writing, how would I start it again?” I cried to my friend. Telling him how I failed to generate regular income from sources other than writing, and how I am drowning in 1 million dollars of debt. I left writing because I felt it was the core reason for my depression, but I was totally wrong. It was not the writing that triggered my stress hormones, the real culprit was not knowing “how to write and grow”. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

The Incredible Journey of Steve Jobs and How Apple Revolutionised the Tech Industry

Published

on

the steve jobs story
Image Credit: Albert Watson

Steven Paul Jobs, a well-known American business magnate, and successful entrepreneur, is widely renowned as an innovator of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. By being kicked out of the company he helped create, he took it over again and created a unique image of a computer for the rest of us.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Blue Mail Media has neatly curated this story of how Apple was built and the man behind its creation and growth. Although it’s impossible to sum up Steve Jobs’ success in a single shot, this Infographic has taken some key points, and it helps you in discovering the lessons from his efforts along with a brief history of his successful empire.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Trending