How an Attitude of Gratitude Helps Your Business Succeed

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How an Attitude of Gratitude Helps Your Business Succeed

Feeling gratitude has been shown to have significant positive effects on an individual's health and happiness.  When we're grateful for all things big and small, it shows in our relationships with ourselves and others.  Having an attitude of gratitude helps our business relationships, too.


Increased Happiness and Satisfaction - When we incorporate gratitude into our daily lives, we have a more positive outlook on everything we do.  We are more appreciative of everyday things including our profession.  Aspects of business are often disappointing. Gratitude lets us see the brighter side of those disappoints; learning lessons and ways to improve our business.

Increased Self-Esteem and Optimism - A high level of self-esteem builds confidence in our ability to succeed.  In turn, we experience more optimism. We all know that optimistic someone (maybe that's you) who always bring light with them into a room.  Their confidence is contagious. Surrounding ourselves with confident, optimistic, and successful people automatically makes us strive to do better.

Increased Levels of Success - Those with a grateful attitude are more likely to achieve their goals faster. Those who hold managerial positions report that showing genuine appreciation and thanking their colleagues and clients improves productivity and motivation.  Grateful people are more likely to be willing to help others succeed.  Their generosity extends beyond materialistic things and what's in it for them.


Being grateful for the opportunities we have to build a successful business, provide support to our family and co-workers, and help those less fortunate than ourselves translates into everything we do.  It enriches and transforms our lives as well as those we work with.

Start a journal and write down at least three things every day that you're grateful for.  It might be hard in the beginning or on especially difficult days,  but persistently doing this on a daily basis will transform your life and your business.

Comments (15)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I love this....I needed this reminder. Thank you!

Sep 20, 2018 06:17 PM
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Taking an extra moment daily to think about what I am grateful for, sure helps me. Not only at work, but at home, and  I find myself smiling more..

Sep 20, 2018 06:18 PM
Pamela Cendejas

Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem - Smiles are contagious. They rub off on people. It's hard to be grumpy around someone who's smiling at you.

Sep 21, 2018 11:12 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

An attitude of gratitude!  Loved your message. I appreciate these reminders ... Thank you Pamela Cendejas 

Sep 20, 2018 08:32 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hello Pam; I agree with everything you've said here; nice message and reminder.

Sep 20, 2018 09:26 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

The Law of Attraction teaches us that the more we are grateful for, the more we will have to be grateful for.

Even on a tough day, it's easy to find a reason. For instance, I've gotten in the habit of going back to the beginning and saying thank you for all of the people who contributed to things I appreciate, such as a hot shower.

If you think about it... start with the invention of electricity and power lines. Then think of all the men (like my son) who work to build and maintain those power lines. Then - I thank whoever invented water heaters and water pipes - and shower heads and faucets. Of course I thank my husband for building this house and installing my shower. Lest I forget - I thank Mother Nature for the spring that bubbles out of the hillside and provides us with fresh clean water.

No matter what it is you appreciate in your life, if you stop to think about all the brain and muscle power it took to provide it to you, you won't run out of reasons to be thankful.

Sep 20, 2018 09:45 PM
Pamela Cendejas

Marte Cliff - Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts. You've taken it beyond anything I've ever thought of. I'll start taking my gratitude back as far as I can in the future.

Sep 21, 2018 11:13 AM
JoAnn Young
Young & Young Properties - Melbourne, FL
Florida Real Estate

I started a journal years ago for something else.  Writing down 3 things each day for what I am grateful is a wonderful idea to add!  Thank you!

Sep 21, 2018 03:19 AM
Pamela Cendejas

JoAnn Young - I have done the same thing. Since I was going through some tough times, it was difficult to start. However, the longer I did it, the easier it got.

Sep 21, 2018 11:15 AM
Dave Rosenmarkle
Highland Realty, Inc - Arlington, VA
33 years of providing fully satisfying service!

Couldn't agree more! You might also find the webpage below of interest.


Sep 21, 2018 03:44 AM
Pamela Cendejas

Dave Rosenmarkle - Thank you for sharing the link. I really enjoyed reading the synopsis.

Sep 21, 2018 11:17 AM
Damon Greene
The iconic agent - Tampa, FL
New Construction Marketing Pro

I think too many people ignore the power of this. Gratitude shows greatfulness for what you have. By focusing on that rather than what we don't have we welcome more into our lives. 


Some call it whoo whoo but success leaves cluses and gratitude, belief in your aim/purpose and discipline are the keys to a happy and succesful life.


Great Post! And I think we all need a reminder every now and again. 

Sep 21, 2018 04:41 AM
Pamela Cendejas

Damon Greene - Thank you for sharing your insightful thoughts. You're right. We do need a reminder.

Sep 21, 2018 11:18 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Don't forget to tell those who you work FOR that you are grateful for the opportunity and any leads they have given you.  Thanking others for your success is an honest gesture.

Sep 21, 2018 05:01 AM
Pamela Cendejas

John Henry - WOW! Great thought. When we're truly grateful, it's easy to include everyone in our circle of gratitude.

Sep 21, 2018 11:19 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

We become what we think is something that I have always lived by. This is a great post and adding gratitude to our daily lives is something we can all benefit from! I hope this gets featured.

Sep 21, 2018 05:36 AM
Pamela Cendejas

Amanda S. Davidson - I have always believed that, too. There are things that I don't even let into my brain. We draw into our lives what we allow in.

Sep 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Marc St Martin
United Real Estate Infinity - Cape Coral, FL
Your friend in the business!

Being truly grateful for your blessings is projected in your appearance, your voice and your body language.  We all would rather be around someone who is positive and in gratitude makes that easy!

Sep 21, 2018 06:11 AM
Pamela Cendejas

Marc St Martin - I like your thought about gratefulness being projected in our appearance, voice, and body language. I am always amazed how may perfect strangers feel like they can come up to me and start a conversation. 

Sep 21, 2018 11:22 AM
M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

As it is said, you can't control what happens to you, but you can influence your attitude about it.     I like how attitude and gratitude rhyme, too!

Sep 21, 2018 10:08 AM
Pamela Cendejas

M.C. Dwyer - You'll appreciate this rhyming quote. "Gratitude is the best attitude". Have a great weekend.

Sep 21, 2018 11:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Gratitude should be our foundation and people know when we care, Pamela.

Sep 24, 2018 07:15 PM
Pamela Cendejas

Debbie Reynolds - I agree completely!

Sep 25, 2018 11:57 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I am in agreement as well--we are so fortunate to live in the USA and take many things for granted--food, housing, freedom.  Instilling a sense of appreciation and gratitude in  mykids is a priority!

Sep 26, 2018 08:30 AM
Pamela Cendejas

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - Your comment about instilling a sense of appreciation and gratitude in your kids really touched my heart.  Thank you.

Sep 26, 2018 09:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Pamela - this is spot on.  Having a gratitude attitude does change your outlook and your results.

Sep 27, 2018 11:56 AM
Pamela Cendejas

Grant Schneider - Everyone likes to be appreciated, right? Having gratitude easily makes this possible.

Sep 27, 2018 12:09 PM