Posted by: faultlessfinish | October 11, 2010

Being Grateful

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means it’s time to reflect on all the things I’m grateful for (it’s also time to stuff my face with momma’s cooking, but that’s another story).

I have always had a lot to be thankful for – great family, great friends, good job, good health etc. This year though, I’m especially thankful for my career as a freelancer. So thank you to each one of my clients and all the amazing editors I’ve met in the past few months. You helped me quit my job in-house so I could succeed in my goal of working from home and making my own schedule. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to turn to freelancing full-time within a few months of starting. I am so grateful for this.

An extra-special thanks to Susan Toy of Alberta Books Canada. I don’t know where I would be without her.

In the past few months, I’ve learned that incorporating gratitude into your business is essential for good client relationships. While it’s important not to go overboard, a simple “thank you for getting in touch with me,” or “thank you for giving me the opportunity to work on this project with you” will go a long way with clients or potential clients. When I hear genuine gratitude in a client’s email, it makes me much more eager to work with them again.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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