3 Gratitude Tips Better Than Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
As we near the end of 2023, it’s no secret we’ve all faced our fair share of challenges in the real estate market, and there’s no telling what 2024 might hold.
While last week was all about giving thanks, gratitude isn’t something we should only practice once a year. There are timeless habits we can cultivate that can bring ongoing comfort and positivity to our professional lives, no matter what the economy or the market throws at us.
This recent article offers some powerful ways to boost our teams’ (and our own) morale. Let’s explore three gratitude tips to help us rise above any challenge:
“The Greatest Hits” Meeting
Let’s face it—it’s easy to focus on the bad. Yet it’s crucial to shine a spotlight on the positive moments. Imagine a weekly gathering where your team shares their “Greatest Hits” for just 10 minutes. These are the proud achievements, noteworthy accomplishments, and personal victories they’ve experienced.
By collectively acknowledging our wins, we create a weekly reminder that, despite the hurdles, a lot of positive things are still happening. It’s a morale booster that can shift our focus from what’s going wrong, to what’s going right.
Amid the hustle and bustle, carving out time for gratitude is essential. “Thankful Thursday” is a dedicated practice where you express gratitude to others for their contributions over the week. Whether it’s jotting down notes on a “Grateful to You” notepad or sending out handwritten cards and emails, this not only helps you recognize the good in your professional life but also reinforces positive behavior within your team.
Remember, appreciation is a powerful motivator, and a team who feels valued is more likely to navigate challenges with resilience.
The 90/10 Rule
We get it—it’s so easy to get caught up in very legitimate worries about the future, but the 90/10 Rule encourages us to shift our perspective. The reality is that many things we worry about never actually come to pass. By retraining ourselves to focus on legitimate concerns and letting go of unnecessary stress, we can become 90% happier.
This rule is a powerful tool to manage anxiety and maintain a positive outlook.
As we reflect on the challenges of this year and look ahead to 2024, let’s embrace these gratitude tips. They just might be the secret sauce to building a positive, resilient team ready to tackle whatever comes your way.
We will remain your trusted ally, providing comprehensive title and escrow solutions that empower real estate professionals to overcome obstacles confidently. We hope you embrace the power of gratitude—your key to surviving and thriving—with us by your side!