Some people say I work too hard.
You can never work too hard for things you care deeply about.
I have started asking myself this question every morning, with surprising results.
Gratitude is not a new concept. It has been an integral part of religion and philosophy since before Cicero famously said “Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.”
According to Wikipedia, the systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000. I am not sure how accurate that is given the progressive nature of pop psychology of personal development, however I have noticed a massive increase in the focus on, and study of gratitude in business over the last few years.
I will be honest – at first I was skeptical and thought it was just hippies being nice. (God knows what that says about my attitude and me at the time.)
Over time, I have found time to slow down, reflect and focus more on others rather than myself. I have come to recognise gratitude as a powerful, yet calming influence on my business and personal life. For example:
You see, just the process of writing the above few lines of gratitude has already filled me a sense of wellbeing and optimism for the day.
What is your experience with gratitude and how has it helped you in your personal or business life?
Setting the correct ‘sell-price’ is a critical decision for any product or service.
If the price is too high, it will negatively impact sales, costing the company valuable revenue and wasting leads and marketing dollars.
If the price is too low, it will negatively impact margin and limit growth opportunities.
The ‘sweet spot’ in pricing is achieved when the vendor believes they may have sold too cheaply and the purchaser thinks they may have paid about right or a little over.
How do you determine your optimum price?