I often think gratitude is overlooked in the business world. It’s easy to get so caught up in your business when you’re really busy, that you miss how much just happens through kindness, and word of mouth.
A case in point: five of our recent clients have come from people kind enough to pass them our way. Some came from someone who had just closed his transcription business to get back into law, and the latest client from one of our lovely team members referring them onto us.
Our course is also another prime example, where so many people have been kind enough to give us their time, allowing us to interview them to build our audio library for TranscribeRight. It’s been a pleasure to hear their stories; I’ve learnt so much, and we are so happy that we can share their stories on via the course. I emailed Sonya the other day and said, “Wow, do you realise that we still have 448 minutes of audio we haven’t used so far and I still haven’t finished doing everything I want to yet!” A lot of that audio will be used in our Advanced course, but we are also thinking about building some kind of Extension Program where people who are already transcribing can extend their skills with access to different files with accents or multi-voice, difficult audio. Watch this space…
Getting back to our theme for this month’s blog, I truly believe that finding some time for thankfulness and gratitude, and also creating your own acts of kindness wherever you can, repays you a thousandfold. I think that the way people do business is changing. To quote Marie Forleo, “Big-hearted creatives are wired to do well online.” To be successful online you need to sell who you are as much as your business. People online are more likely to work with you, or buy your product, if they have a sense of trust in who you are. Being “real” is key to gaining that trust. Being ethical, honest and truthful about you, your product and what your goal is. The internet is all about connecting with people which is perfect for business. It’s also easier to reach a wide audience right across the globe, and likely to be much wider still as internet access is projected to reach 100% of our current global population by 2020, which is only a couple of years away. More and more people will be working from home, online, in a multitude of different businesses all connected by the internet and social media.
It couldn’t be more important to show your clients who you are, and being thankful is such a big part of that. We are so very thankful that we decided to start Top Team Transcripts and then TranscribeRight. We are so very grateful that we have our clients and an amazing team of transcribers. We are hopeful that our Daisy Scholarship goes some way back as a thank you for all that’s happened since November 2016.
There are lots of videos on YouTube about meditation and gratitude, here’s one I really enjoyed 10 Minute Morning Meditation for Gratitude and Positivity to Start Your Day.