As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches in the United States, the nation turns toward gratitude, at least for a little while. People prepare scrumptious turkey dinners for family and friends and enjoy each other's company. Some folks go around the table before the meal and ask each person to mention something he or she is grateful for; others give thanks privately in their own way.
The ways to mark the holiday are as varied as the people of this great land. It's good to remember, though, that giving thanks need not be limited to one day per year.
In fact, it's a good idea to focus on gratitude throughout the year. Why? Because research has shown that, compared to people who fail to be thankful for what they have, people who actively cultivate grateful thoughts tend to:
Those attributes sound good, don't they? You may already be enjoying the benefits of a life focused on gratitude and have a thing or two to teach others about the subject. If so, I hope you send an email containing your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. We just might publish it in a future Forum section of The Green Sheet.
And if you'd like a little boost in this area, here are some ideas to help you more fully appreciate what you have:
I can't say that doing these things will immediately increase your residuals as an ISO or merchant level salesperson, but these actions can improve the quality of your life. And if you genuinely and actively appreciate your merchant customers, their positive regard for you will increase, your interactions will be more enjoyable and your relationships with them will be fortified. That is bound to benefit your business.
So appreciate what you have personally and professionally today and always, and revel in the bounty the world brings to your door.
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