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Taking gratitude to the Bottom Line


There's an old expression, Be careful what you ask for!  You wanted business growth but it adds to the busyness of your day, the sense of overwhelm, and the to-do list that's like a plate of spaghetti (you eat and eat and yet the plate is still full).

I don't know about you, but sometimes I wish there was an "unsubscribe" option to my continuing business/economics lessons!   I'd like to complete one course before I'm enrolled in another 

But if we take a closer look, we're the ones who enrolled ourselves in these lessons about what it takes to succeed and grow our companies.  By our thoughts and what we pay attention to, or focus on, we've created our business reality.  So what do we do when things don't appear the way we want them to?  Or we're not getting the results we'd planned on?

The perfect antidote for what seems like overwhelm, disappointment or loss, is GRATITUDE: Gratefully RememberingAll Things In The Universe Divinely Evolve!   At any moment we can chose to focus on what we're thankful for.  In every situation there's something to appreciate...the loyal customer who still buys from us, the employee who is always challenging us to be better, the simple things that make our lives richer and put a smile on our hearts, and even the innovations and technology that make our business processes easier. 

Eric Butterworth, author of Spiritual Economics, reminds us "Thanksgiving is not just a reactionary emotion, it is a causative energy". He adds, "Giving thanks is an important state of your Consciousness that keeps you in an awareness of oneness with the Divine flow. 

So ask yourself, what am I attracting to my enterprise by my attitude and my attention?

Am I attracting the perfect new employee, the ideal client, a leaner and more productive system to deliver my product? Or am I obsessing about what's not working?

It's time to turn things around! An attitude of gratitude can work wonders in highlighting the blessings you already enjoy in your organization and expanding the good from there.  If you make it a practice, you can find ways to express your appreciation all day long: recognizing a co-worker for what they contribute, acknowledging when a report is delivered on time with the information you needed to make an important decision, or sending a thank you note to a customer for placing their regular order once again. 

I suggest you keep a small notebook handy or even a note page open on your computer and list at least five things you are grateful for each day.  They can be ordinary small things, such as getting through traffic to be on time for an important sales presentation or extraordinary breakthroughs like a new major client or record-setting revenues.  As a result, you'll watch your business Divinely Evolve to a prosperous enterprise that is fulfilling its' purpose and making a difference. 

14th century mystic Meister Eckhart gave us some sound business advice:  "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank you' it will be enough." 




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