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  • Writer's pictureEmme Chadwick

An Entrepreneur Thanksgiving: 5 Things to be Grateful For

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving and think about why we are thankful for our friends and family, it’s also a great time of the year to think about the ways you’re thankful for entrepreneurship. It’s not an easy road to go on, but there are many things to be grateful for along the way. This holiday season, work on seeing the positivity in your journey and the lessons it’s taught you along the way.

Embracing a Gratitude Attitude

Gratitude has been proven to increase happiness and boost your mental health. Making a habit of gratitude can overall reduce your stress and help you gain a better sense of appreciation for life. One day you’ll look back and be thankful for days like this and how far you’ve come.

1. Persevering Spirit:

Every entrepreneur has the persevering spirit that makes them great CEOs, Founders, COOs, Shareholders, Investors, and more. It’s a trait and quality that many others do not possess and harnessing your power to make your dreams come true is unique. The characteristics you possess make you stand out from the crowd and give you the fuel you need to keep your entrepreneurial flame going.

2. Your Amazing Team:

Whether you wrote thankful notes to your employees or kept an upbeat attitude in the office, one thing is for sure: You have an amazing team backing you up. The employees you hire are the ones who are sticking by your side throughout the ups and downs that many businesses experience. You know what they say, teamwork makes the dream work!

3. Working With Your Clientele:

Our clients are what make our businesses great. From loyal customers that have been with us for years to those who just signed the contract, they have all contributed to your success and dream of growing your business. Waking up every morning and knowing that you get to help others achieve their goals is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

4. Having Your Support System:

Throughout our entrepreneurial journey, there’s no doubt that we didn’t have people tell us we couldn’t do it along the way. Although, their counterparts are the ones who have been there for us through thick and thin. It may be an old mentor, your significant other, your family, or a close friend. Regardless of the relationship, having your community back you up and keep you on track is a great reason to be thankful this Thursday.

5. Building From The Ground Up:

No doubt we may have hit a few bumps along the way, but one thing is for sure: we are building our businesses from the ground up. Every entrepreneur has built a business from nothing and made it into what it is today. Turning a dream into a reality is something that deserves to be celebrated and recognized. So, give yourself a pat on the back and give yourself the credit you deserve. Thanksgiving is a time when we can not only think about the year that has passed us by, but also the year that lies ahead. Show gratitude to the life you have built and are working on everyday. Seeing our accomplishments and how far we’ve come can make all the difference in how we move forward.

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