Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Power of Thank You

In my last post, I talked about the importance of humility, respect, and manners in all aspects of our business and personal lives. The only thing that could possibly be more important than these three things is the value of appreciation.

The holidays are a wonderful excuse to share your gratitude with those that make a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly impact on your life. It is, in fact, what the holidays are all about.

While it may seem this is a great time to market your business for next year, I believe it is a better time to say 'thank you' for the year that has past.

There are a wide variety of ways you can say 'thank you'. Write it in an e-mail, send a card, or give a gift. I honestly don't think one of these is better than the other, as long as the final message is the same.

I appreciate you for who you are, for how you have helped me, and for the difference you make in my life.

In this time of giving, don't forget those who impact your business the most. Not just your clients...but your agents, your coach, your colleagues, your favorite equipment supplier, your technician, your local studios, your friends and family who continue to support you and cheer you on. Each deserves all the thanks you can give!

Showing appreciation is less about the money you spend and much more about the thought you put into it. So spend a moment really thinking about those that matter, and how to best say 'thank you for all you do'.

2 comments:

Bob S said...

Kara,

Wonderful thoughts. Thank you for being such a good friend, and such a consistent inspiration to me.

Be well,
Bob

Kara Edwards said...

Bob,

Thank YOU for all you do! Not only for me...but for everyone in the voice over community!

Kara