Two Simple Words

Two Simple Words 150 150 Pedrotti's Ranch

Thank you.

These two words are so simple, yet incredibly underused. One of the most important things that any one person can do is say, “thank you,” and recognize the efforts of others.

Here are some ways that you can make the extra effort to say thank you:

  • Pick up the phone and thank someone. This may seem like a novel concept in this day in age. Take time to thank them for their business, their friendship, their support – make it meaningful and don’t expect or ask for anything in return.
  • Thank someone for doing the little things.  It may inspire them to do something even bigger. 
  • Thank someone with food. I always love a thank you basket of food & good eats. I love giving them, too. I associate tasty treats with happiness – so I think good things about a person who shares food, whether it is baked goods, candy or a loaf of bread. Find out what their favorite type of food is and attach message telling them why it is being given to them.
  • Inquire the best way to say thanks. Talk to your clients, peers, spouses, siblings or anyone else you may want to share your thanks with. Find out what they like and what makes them smile. Make a list of these things so you can always revisit it.  Then, when you have the opportunity to show your appreciation, use the things on your list to give a “thanks” that is specifically tailored.

Gratitude in the form of the words, “thank you,” is not just a small act of acknowledgment; it is a gift in and of itself.

So in the spirit of appreciation, THANK YOU for taking the time to read these words. Use these words today – regardless of what the thanks is for, express your gratitude. You never know whose day you could be making brighter.

As Gordon Hinckley says, “Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and women.”

The Simple C’s of Relationship Building

The Simple C’s of Relationship Building 150 150 Pedrotti's Ranch

Healthy relationships make for a healthy business. Make it a part of your every day work to feed and nurture relationships – old and new. Keep these four C’s in mind when you think about relationship in your daily business.

The Four C’s of Relationships:

  • Chemistry – Developing relationships that have strong chemistry can make both business and personal relationships more beneficial. Chemistry cannot be measured by numbers, but by the feelings in the relationships. Make sure you try to create a good chemistry in your relationships; this is particularly a positive attribute in business relationships.
  • Care – Caring for your business and your relationships can help you grow as an individual, both personally and professionally. Show everyone you come into contact with that you care about who they are and what they do. You will begin to see a stronger bond in your relationships through your positive attitude and care for humans when you treat them as individuals and keep their individual goals in mind.
  • Communication – Healthy communication is the key to healthy business. Without proper communication, many businesses would not be able to maintain customer service and clients with the same ease. Without communication, business would not be possible.
  • Commitment – Be committed to your relationships. Showing your commitment to friends and clients is a great way to strengthen relationships. Strong relationships, especially in business, are valuable to maintain faithful clients. The best way to create loyalty in relationships is through continued commitment, regardless of any circumstance.