There’s no doubt that your mindset affects your work. While this is certainly true when it comes to mindsets around sales, marketing, and communication, there are even more general mindsets that can have a large impact. The one I want to look at today is gratitude. How often do you feel grateful in your work? The more often we cultivate this positive emotion, the more it can positively influence our work. Here’s how:
Promote Stronger Teamwork
When working with coworkers and other professionals, your attitude can dramatically influence the results. When you feel and express gratitude for those you work with, you show them that they’re valued. Everyone likes to be noticed for their efforts, and your expressing your appreciation can make the dynamic more positive. It encourages more open communication and a clear division of work. Everyone has different personalities and different work styles. By focusing on what you’re grateful for in your coworkers, you can avoid unnecessary challenges and conflicts.
Increase Client Satisfaction
Where would your business be without your clients? When you realize how vital they are to your success, you may increase your feelings of gratitude. While you are doing them a service, they’re also supporting your work. When you show how much you appreciate them, you’ll elevate their customer experience. This can even help when it comes to getting referrals down the line. When you stand out to your clients by expressing your gratitude for their business, they’ll be more likely to tell their friends about their great experience.
It’s easy to focus on what we want — the sales we want to make, the goals we want to achieve. Gratitude helps us to balance that by focusing on what we have in the present. When you spend time looking at where you are now and how much you’ve already achieved, you’ll be motivated to continue striving.
Loan officers who work hard day in and day out can understandably start to feel burnt out. When we’re consumed by the stress and challenges of work, we don’t leave much time to notice the good. When you take on a mindset of gratitude, you focus on the elements of your work that bring you joy. Instead of feeling drained by another client meeting, you feel happy to have the opportunity to assist them in the mortgage process. Also, when you feel grateful for things in your life outside of work, you’ll be more motivated to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
When is the last time you felt thankful for your work? This is an important question for all professionals to consider. The more we can cultivate this positive mindset, the better we can support our success.