5 People You Need to Thank
Education is incredibly important, and you can never underestimate the power of good teachers. They motivated you, challenged you, and invested in your future, so showing them how far you’ve come and how grateful you are is a rewarding feeling. When I threw a business social, I made sure I invited my MBA professors so they could share in our success.
2.Employees’ Family Members
When we celebrate success, we often imagine toasting our business associates and investors and giving ourselves a pat on the back. But it’s important to remember that your employees’ family members take part in the journey, too. They motivate and encourage your employees and sacrifice time with them so they can work hard for you.
This broad category includes lawyers, bankers, accountants, insurance agents, marketing agents, printers, and really anyone who performs a service for your business, however infrequently. Even though these providers may seem disconnected from your day-to-day activities, they are instrumental to your company’s success, and recognizing the work of others is important for maintaining a caring, energetic community.
Your past and present mentors deserve recognition, even if you haven’t seen them in years. Remember the first person who took a chance on you by giving you a job? What about the alumnus who offered you important career tips? Think back on their valuable advice and kind encouragement, and use your times of celebration as an opportunity to reconnect and thank them for all their guidance and inspiration.
Just because the office next door isn’t in the same line of work as you doesn’t mean you should live totally separate business lives. Mingling with all types of professionals can be rewarding and beneficial for your business. Celebration leads to collaboration, which can help build a stronger business community.