While there’s only one day a year devoted to giving thanks, expressing gratitude on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your creativity. In fact, some studies reveal that saying “thank you” improves your productivity. However, you probably think you need something in order to tap into the power of thank you. This is why you need some tips to help you get in the habit of saying thank you throughout the year.
Tips for Getting Into the Power of Thank You
While you may tell someone thank you, this is a general, vague comment. However, when you’re specific in what you say thank you for, it sticks around in your memory.
Appreciate the Process
Instead of telling someone thank you for something that benefits you, complement them on the way they did something. So, instead of saying “Thank you for helping me keep this customer.” try complementing them by saying, “I really like how you were patient and respectful with such a difficult customer.” Make sure you do this when your vendors go the extra mile for you. Recognize them for going above and beyond what they had to do.
Remember, It’s About Them, Not You
It’s incredibly valuable to show people you know something about them and can place yourself in their shoes. When your vendor has a baby, send them a baby gift. If their family member died of cancer, make a donation to a cancer organization in their honor. This will break the relationship in a transformational way.
Go Old School with Your Power of Thank You
We’re living in a world of emails, texts, and social media. In this digital era, the simple, quick act of handwriting a thank you note goes a long way. Keep a stack of cards and envelopes to write a quick, three minute note to someone.In this digital era, a quick act of handwriting a thank you note goes a long way! #gratitude #saythankyou Click To Tweet
By implementing these simple tips for tapping into the power of thank you, your creativity will most likely say thank you in return!
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