Advance Your Career with Gratitude

Taking the time each day to be grateful for the people you meet and the opportunities you are afforded is an important part of being a Purposeful Woman. When we step aside from our day-to-day activities to look for the positive and find a way to be thankful, it helps to put things into perspective.

In the popular Mitford series of fiction books by Jan Karon, the main character, Father Tim, has to take a drive for several hours. He decides that rather than listen to the radio during his journey he would spend the time being thankful. He starts by being thankful for his dog, and friends and the beautiful day and then continues on to the more specific things in life that he is thankful for. Imagine how many ways you could express gratitude in a two hour car ride?

Lisa Ryan, Employee Engagement Expert and Motivational Speaker takes the idea of gratitude and applies it to how we approach our career.

Lisa Ryan works with organizations to help them keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s. She achieves this by teaching how to build stronger, more profitable, lasting relationships in the workplace through personalized employee engagement and customer retention keynotes, workshops and seminars.

She is the author of six books, and is featured in two films including the award-winning, “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul. In this video (one of three in the series) Lisa speaks to how you can Leverage Gratitude to Advance Your Career.

How can you use gratitude with your team? Is this a process that you might recommend to your boss? How can you leverage gratitude in your career?

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