Rule No. 7 of The Connector's Way

7 rules Apr 10, 2019

By Patrick Galvin, Author of The Connector's Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time (get it here)

Gratitude is important. But gratitude on its own is not enough. American novelist Gertrude Stein stated it best: “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”

Indeed, acknowledging others in meaningful ways is one of the most powerful ways to build connections that last a lifetime. Gratitude in action is called appreciation, and it extends to family and friends as well as those who fuel our professional success and allow our businesses to thrive.

Follow these three tips to share your appreciation with others:

  1. Make the first move. Don’t assume people have been acknowledged for a job well done. Even if they have, there’s never enough appreciation to go around.
  2. Make it about the other person. Gratitude isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Tailor your thanks to an individual’s personality and tell them exactly what you are thanking them for.
  3. Make it routine. Don’t wait for designated occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays) to appreciate others. Schedule a regular time in your weekly calendar to reach out to people who’ve made a positive difference in your life.

The best thing about gratitude is that it’s contagious. Now, how will you share your attitude of gratitude with your connections and the world?

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