As we move into the holiday season, we find ourselves at a natural place for contemplation. Thanksgiving asks us to look at our lives and find things for which we’re thankful. Christmas and Hannukah gather friends and family, allowing us to bask in their company and the cheer of the season. Right behind that is New Years. We consider what the new year will bring. Who will we be? What can we do better?
Our careers and businesses play such a role in our lives that surely, they must be mentioned when we’re rattling off our gratitude list or setting goals for next year! I came across the following on Inc.com from 2015. In it, Janine Popick, CMO for Dasheroo and founder of VerticalResponse, shares five things to be thankful for this holiday season in your business.
If you're running a business you know there are ups and downs - the good, bad and the ugly. Things can be great, and things can be tough, but when it all comes down to it you've got to ask yourself: are you happier running your own business than working for someone else?
If the answer is yes, it's that time of the year to look on the bright side of things and give thanks. There are those out there that aren't as fortunate as you, so it's a good time to reflect on the things that matter, the things that make your business the success it is today.
What's simple? Shoot an email to those that helped put you where you are.
1. You are alive and kicking - Thank a higher power.
2. Your business is doing well - Thank your employees.
3. You've got some great partnerships - Thank your partners. Thank you, Inc.
4. You've got money in the bank - Thank your investors for believing in you.
5. You've got revenue coming in your door - Thank your customers.
This year at GYM HQ, our list looks pretty similar to the one above. It’s been a fun and very busy twelve months! We’ve brought on some great new team members and have watched our veterans develop and take on new roles. We’ve helped over a thousand business owners run their clubs and studios. I’d venture that we’ve freed up nearly a million hours of time for owners and managers by tackling necessary, but unpopular, tasks such as reaching out to past due members (almost 180K members to be precise), processing payrolls (so many payrolls), paying vendors, navigating tricky HR challenges (someone make these employees stop texting!), generating financial statements, calming angry members, fixing agreement issues, reviewing KPIs, and tackling business registrations (in almost all 50 states)—just to name a few! Because of this, these owners were able to focus on why they opened their businesses in the first place, selling membership, changing lives, and growing ($). We’re honored, with each and every task we accomplish, that they’ve put their trust in us!
We have big plans for 2018, and we look forward to continuing to support the best in the industry! With that closing sentiment, we’re off to prepare for tomorrow’s GYM HQ #teamsgiving. What are you thankful for this year?
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