Every new customer is a big, big deal to celebrate according to Adam Sonnalter of Maximum Value Partners on the weekly radio show Dirty Secrets of Small Business.
Too often, small business owners don’t take the time to celebrate their wins or celebrate when one of their team does something great. You want your good people to stay and by taking time to celebrate, it will say volumes in confirming the trust and respect you have for them and show the good will to the other members on your team.
As business coaches, according to Jack Mencini, MVP, we often have to tell our clients, to take a moment to celebrate. As business leaders, you can’t take for granted the good fortune of a client signing up again, landing another big account or even getting through the week with no accidents or injuries. Acknowledgment and celebration is good for the company culture and the psyche of your team! Just “Celebrate! good times, come on!!!” as the song goes. (Apologies to Kool and The Gang.)
If you have a good event happen, why not celebrate? Just pause and acknowledge with high fives. Why did you get into business in the first place if you don’t enjoy it and celebrate it from time to time?
It is good for your soul and your team.
If you have had a wonderful success… adding another client… an employee going above and beyond…share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org Sharing is the first step to celebrating.
The How Question of the Week- How come major league baseball players spit so much during the games?
Jack Mencini, Maximum Value Partners (MVP), comments from “Intelligence for your Life,” on why baseball players spit so much during a game. On their radio show, Dirty Secrets of Small Business with MVP partner and the co- host, Adam Sonnhalter talk about the tradition of spitting during baseball and how this ultimately relates to small business topics.
It comes down to tradition, sports’ traditions: seventh inning stretch, the green jackets in Master’s golf, OSU dotting the “i” in OHIO at the football games, etc.
So…How does this all relate to small business? There are things that business owners do to keep their businesses running smoothly. Making sure they recognize and respect their employees, celebrating business anniversaries, framing their first $100 bill or invoice. To some it’s tradition, to some it’s practicing good business sense. It’s like asking is it nurture or nature?
What traditions come from making your business a success?
If you have traditions or things that you do to help you feel that you are knocking wood for your success, let us know. Email email@example.com