21 Nov Thanksgiving – News You Can Use
Thanksgiving: News You Can Use
This is a special Thanksgiving holiday post. We’ll be back on our normal Monday schedule next week.
While you know Tenacity for the commercial side of client retention and contract renewal, when we objectively state our true core competency it is this: “We guide and assist our clients in retaining and enhancing highly valued relationships.” Our processes and principles apply to more than just the business world … and that brings us to Thanksgiving.
If you recall from Monday’s post, the second pillar of Clients for Life® is “Nurturing Professional Relationships” and the key tool is a map of relationship accountability, utilizing a “Web of Influence®”. And, we have learned, that this process is highly useful on the personal / family side of the ledger, as well.
Here’s the application. People that we care about — those with whom we seek to build, enhance and sustain close and loving relationships (spouses, children, extended family) — all have important relationships in their own lives too. Probably their parents and siblings, perhaps lifelong best friends and others. (Yes, some may even have ‘in-law’ in their title.) But even though these relationships may be ‘once removed’ from our own, they are important for us to recognize, value and work hard to intentionally cultivate. One simple, yet powerful, reason why, is that the act of doing so contributes directly to the deepening and intimacy of our own primary relationships.
So here’s the idea. Realize that we have a “Web of Influence” to understand and manage for every single person we care about. If those relationships are important to them – they need to become important to us. We give of ourselves when we train our focus outward and seek to understand the real inner-workings of those we love – and – those that they love.
The Thanksgiving table presents us a great opportunity to deepen, nurture and protect relationships that are precious to us. We hope that your table is bountiful and filled with gratitude, grace, joy and yes – opportunity. Carpe Diem!
We’ll be back to business next week. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving from all the Principals and Associates at Tenacity!
Steve and John