At Keller Williams, you will often hear the phrase, “Gratitude is the highest form of energy.” The company encourages its employees to express five gratitudes through the course of the day, and then reap the positive energy that comes from being thankful. In addition, our team has adopted gratitude as our weekly meeting opener. We each take a turn every Tuesday morning at 9:15 to share what we are appreciative of that week. Oftentimes, we are thankful for our families, health, successes in business, and countless other things. However, more often than not, we are thankful for other members of the team and something that person has done for one of us that week.
For some, this may seem like a touchy- feely waste of time. Our team and our company would disagree because we’ve seen the results. Not only does expressing gratitude make the recipient feel amazing, the giver of the gratitude feels a surge of energy that cannot be described. And, we have also seen a direct correlation in thankfulness to success in our business. When we come from a place of gratitude with other agents and our clients, transactions run much smoother and clients are overall more pleased with our work.
Most importantly, creating an environment of appreciation establishes the best work culture I’ve ever had the opportunity to work in. On a broader scale, Keller Williams’ methodology allows for a workplace that is inviting, fun, and full of people willing to help and share in any way possible. On a smaller scale, The Paxton Group is lead in a way in which employees are always made to feel acknowledged and genuinely appreciated. I firmly believe that the more people feel appreciated, the harder they are willing to work. This is evidenced in the success our team has been able to enjoy.
The more we express gratitude, the happier and more energized we feel. There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.