How to Thank People Who Helped Your Business
Being grateful is important. Everything starts with gratitude. I've read from several sources that if you practice gratitude daily, you become measurably happier. You can do this by simply recording five things that you're grateful for every day.
You can do this in a gratitude journal or in your planner. My family has a text thread that we use so that we can share it with each other.
If people are on your gratitude list, you can take it a step further and let them know by sending them a note. Make a list of everyone who helped you with your business last year. The list could include:
- good customers
- customers who referred people to you
- team members
- peers (sidelines, pacing partners, small group challenge members)
- mentors, trainers and uplines
- people outside the industry with whom you networked
- anyone who went out of her way for you
- everyone who cheers you on
Write the note without expecting anything in return. When you thank your hostesses, don't ask them to host again. When you thank your team members, don't ask them to do more than they did or even repeat what they did. The notes aren't about the future, and they aren't about you. They are simply expressing gratitude.
A simple 3-sentence thank you note is perfect:
- Reason for the note
- Something about the gift/act/reason
- Something complimentary about the person
Here are some examples of what this looks like:
To the hostess:
Thank you for hosting a party in 2018. I appreciate your introducing me to your friends so that they could learn about ________. You are so organized and made it super easy for me to do my job.
Thank you for supporting me and my business in 2018. I love how enthusiastic you are about __________ and that you are such an avid user of it. Serving you has been a joy.
To team members:
Thank you for being a part of our team. I love how you stepped out of your comfort zone and your willing spirit. You make being a leader easy.
Thank you for all the help you gave me last year. I appreciate your sharing your wisdom with me, and my business is better because of it. You inspire me to dream bigger.
Make a list of the people who helped your business, and then prioritize the list. Start at the top and work your way down. Do a little here and there when you're waiting in the carpool line or at the doctor's office. Write one or two notes first thing in the morning to get your day started with a wonderful tone. Or block out a couple of chunks of time and write until your run out of time.
Imagine how the recipients will feel when they get a note for just being them. And although the notes aren't about you, I bet you'll love your business a little bit more after each one.
And if you need help, contact me.
Celebrate every day,