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How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? And how does it apply to business owners? Jill looks forward to the beginning of (vegan) egg-nog season, the Macy’s Day Parade, cooking, spending time with family, and on and on.
Brad likes the family time and all, but he doesn’t think that we’d ever practice gratefulness unless we carved out a day for it.
“It’s a moment to remind us all to stop, eat too much food, and be grateful for what we have.” – Jill
Jill’s got a book coming out on November 24th called The Best Business Book In The World* (*according to my mom). She’ll pretty much be working through the holiday (you can pre-order it here, or buy it on Amazon when it comes out). She’s grateful to her team – she sometimes gets told she says “thank you” too much.
Brad’s impressed with that because he’s not as grateful for his crew as he should be. He’s very future-oriented and it’s hard for him to reflect on the past and the present. As a result, he tends to feel more isolated. He’s already moved ahead when everyone else is finishing up the last thing.
“I think it’s interesting that Americans have to stop and be forced to be grateful.” – Brad
But taking the opportunity to pause and reflect on the fact that he never would have made it as far as he did without his team does soften things a little for him. Jill suggests that maybe they celebrate “giving thanks” one day a month as a way to instill the practice (and they wouldn’t even have to eat turkey to do it.
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