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Gratitude and Giving :: Compass Rose Consulting

Gratitude and Giving

It is the season for gratitude and giving


Be thankful for all that you have.  Shift what you look at from what you don’t have (yet), to what you do have.  Say thank you.  Build upon success.  Build upon what has worked.  Thank everyone involved for that success.

When you are thankful, it affects your inner core as well as those around you.  That shift in your inner core radiates out and goes beyond you.  You are actually more able to create success with a mindset of gratitude than one of wanting.

What are you thankful for during this Thanksgiving season?

Look around you.  Acknowledge everything that you do have!

Take a moment and write a list.

At work — walk around — look at what you have, what you have accomplished.  Thank your team for work well done, for extra hours and energy and commitment. Say THANK YOU — out loud. Do not be shy about gratitude.  Remember how it feels when someone thanks YOU.  Do the same and more!


Along with gratitude, it is a time for giving.  Giving actually has similar feelings to gratitude.  When you give, you receive.  The gratitude that comes back to you is such positive energy that it can propel you into more action.  It creates a natural “high” of energy that lifts you and carries you forward.  It creates momentum.

What can you give?  How can you and your organization become or be giving organizations?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Partner with a charity or a cause and give generously to them.
  • Provide direct service to another organization or group
  • Participate in service days organized by the United Way or other organizations.
  • Create a giving company — perhaps a buy one | give one model
  • Collect food donations or toy donations at your place of work.
  • Give staff a day off for service work

There are so many ways that you can give and create a giving organization.

What other ideas do you have?  Be sure to leave them in the comments….

I am grateful — for all that have — wonderful family, friends, home, pets, business and all of the connections that come along with business — clients, colleagues…. new connections and old…

Take time this holiday season to give  and be grateful.  Feel the wonder of both.

Thank you!!  And yes, I will be going out and saying thank you more directly as well!

Thank YOU!

Donna Price is a speaker, trainer, author and business and marketing strategist. She founded her company, Compass Rose Consulting in 2003 after a 20+ year career in non-profit management and administration. Donna’s history is impressive. She goes beyond the world of work as an adventurer and brings bold living lessons to each of her presentations. Donna has a unique inspirational story – of cycling across the country and how you take wild ideas and make them happen. She is the author of several books including; Yes! Marketing Works, Launching Your Dreams and Employee Coaching. Donna Price works with business leaders, teams and individuals to get them moving, improve their bottom line results through effective strategy, leadership, marketing and communication.

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