is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in
"Results Derived from Within"
Vickie Bevenour, a Professional
Certified Coach, PCC
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Do You Show Your Thankfulness?
this age of e-mail, instant messaging, cell phones
and text messaging, when was the last time that
you received a handwritten note of appreciation?
Something that you could touch, something that
made you feel the compulsion to save those words
and tuck that note into a drawer to look at again…rather
than hastily hit your delete button to clear the
screen and move on to the next task. Perhaps even
more daunting, when was the last time that you
wrote a handwritten note of thanks or gratitude?
I suggest a gratitude exercise?
out a sheet of paper and list 20 things that you
are grateful for; don’t stop, push yourself,
until you reach 20.
about a way that you can show your appreciation or
thankfulness for each item and write it next to
are a few suggestions:
You have an employee who recently did a
great job – write them a handwritten note and/or
send them a gift.
You have someone who provides you a
personal service to make your life easier (i.e.
house cleaner, babysitter, favorite wait staff)
along with the customary tip, write them a note
telling them how much their service means to you.
You are thankful for a special friend –
tell them so with a phone call, email or
You are thankful for your spouse, partner,
parent or special family member – tell them so
in whatever manner they would enjoy, maybe you
could write them a song or a poem.
You have a professional mentor who has
helped you and given you sage advice over time –
tell them so with a lunch invitation.
You have a current or former boss whom you
respect and who taught you something special –
tell them with an unexpected phone call, email or
month of November is dedicated to our annual
American celebration of Thanksgiving.
If your aforementioned “list of 20”
consists mostly of people to whom you are
grateful, why not put a pen to paper and thank ten
people in your business life for their
You could detail specifically the things
that they give to you and the impact that they
make. Why stop there? How about showing your
gratitude to ten of these special people in your
personal life? What a memorable Thanksgiving 20
people in your life will enjoy!
you are taking the next step to deriving
results (of gratitude) from within.
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share it with a friend or colleague. As always,
YOUR SUCCESS IS MY GREATEST PLEASURE.