Thankful for 2018
What are you thankful for? It’s that time of year that everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving. Some for the turkey, some because of football, and many more because it’s the month of Black Friday. Like so many wonderful holidays that have a really important message, Thanksgiving has lost its focus for many and it has become about many other things besides gratitude.
Do you keep a gratitude journal? Many nights when we gather around the table at home we ask…what are you thankful for? My wife even keeps a gratitude journal. We find that being thankful for what you have and experience in our every day life helps keep negatively out.
This year I challenged my team, to write what they are thankful for and put it on a yellow sticky and then to adhere it to the wall in our break room. I found that this was more difficult for most than I would have thought. We have 31 employees and after a couple of weeks I only see 8 or 9 stickies. I am trying one more technique to get them to think about it. I am putting a yellow sticky on each of their desks with a note asking them to fill out the sticky and put it on the wall.
With all the turmoil in our country, there is a lot to complain about. But if we help others to think about what they are thankful for, then maybe we can turn the tide of the negativity around us and find joy and happiness in the wonderful amazing things we do enjoy each day!
As you work on your 2019 plans, stop and take time to be grateful for 2018 and the experiences, people and things you achieved. I struggle with celebrating the wins in life and work because I am often just driven to move on and think about the next target to hit. Being a driven person has its benefits but enjoying a win to its fullest is not one of them.
I am constantly thankful for my amazing team here at Networking Results. More specifically I am grateful for their success this year. 2018 has been by far one of the most successful years we’ve had as a team. We created a company goal for 2018 and were able to not only hit that goal but surpass it. The goal was tied to a big reward for the team but the biggest pay off for me has been in watching the team work together to hit the mark! I could not be prouder of my team for staying focused and keeping their eye on the ball.