Gratitude is all the rage, and for good reason. If you commit to practicing gratitude, it will transform your life. But did you know that gratitude can also transform your business?
Gratitude instantly increases the power of your personal presence, helping you become a more magnetic (aka more successful) business leader. Here’s how.
Gratitude and happiness go hand and hand. The more gratitude you feel and express, the more happiness you will feel and express. The more happiness you feel and express, the more magnetic you will be as a business leader, attracting new clients and business relationships that will help grow your biz.
Gratitude immediately brings you into the present moment because it helps you focus on the things you’re grateful for in your life right now. Presence (the ability to give someone your full, undivided attention) is key to a Powerful Personal Presence, immediately making people feel important and cared for when they’re around you. If you can give the gift of presence, you’ll be remembered and loved as someone who stands out from the masses of business owners who are too busy and too distracted to give their full attention.
Imagine a business owner you know with a Powerful Personal Presence. Is that person needy or desperate? Probably not. Yet many women go about building their businesses based in at least one of these emotions. Gratitude will shift your mindset to abundance, immediately dissolving neediness and desperation, and making you more magnetic to prospective clients and everyone you meet.
When you experience gratitude, your energy softens and joy fills your heart, mind, and body. When a person shifts from a poverty mindset to gratitude, their face softens and their whole body appears more relaxed. Body language is the first thing other people notice about your presence. Gratitude is an excellent tool to cultivate the powerful, client attracting presence you’ll need to grow your biz.
Warmth, also known as friendliness, compassion, empathy, love, kindness, etc. is key to a Powerful Personal Presence. Gratitude helps you express warmth because it makes you feel happy, and when you feel happy, you are naturally more friendly, kind, and compassionate. When you are warm toward others they want to be around you more because they feel understood, loved, and special in your presence. Imagine how your business will grow when you can make people feel this good!
Gratitude can be difficult to access because we live in a culture that constantly tells us we shouldn’t be happy with what we have. However, gratitude is essential to becoming a successful business owner, so I recommend you start practicing gratitude right now.
To begin, start with the little things in your environment that you can see, feel, hear, smell, or taste right now. For example, the crackling fire that warms your feet, the beautiful music you listen to as you work, or the delicious meal you get to enjoy with a loved one.
As you begin to practice gratitude, the happiness it brings and the Powerful Personal Presence it ignites will become a natural part of your life.
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