Practicing Gratitude

Why Practicing Gratitude Year-Round Makes A Better Business

The word “grateful” is tossed around a lot at this time of year. Surely, we’re all grateful for relaxing time off and sweatpants, but let’s move past Thanksgiving and get to know this word without any holiday influence. We believe that practicing gratitude makes for better business.

Gratitude is one of the healthiest and beneficial human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

When it comes to gratitude in clients and colleagues, we feel gratitude 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because they have trusted us with a piece of their vision. They have placed some portion of their company’s future in our hands and asked us to help make them a better version of themselves.

The circle of successful relationships always starts with trust. It moves forward with action. It ends with gratitude.

President and CEO, Kristen Allison, shares what in particular she feels grateful for year-round at Burnham Benefits.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the employee benefits industry by the integrity of our company, the elevated talent that we attract and develop, and the extensive quality of work and services we deliver to our clients.

Working in an industry that enriches so many lives and to be part of the solution is such a wonderful feeling. We are honored to support employees and their families by building a sense of security regarding their wellness and future. Our mission to provide attainable high-quality health insurance is what drives our passion as a company every single day.”

Our core values at Burnham revolve around wellness, and this includes the practice of gratitude in ways both big and small. Gratitude for yourself and for others. Gratitude for your surroundings and your opportunities. Our clients, colleagues, and partners have allowed us to serve them gratefully and because of that, we have grown in ways we are incredibly proud of.

So if you’re looking for ways to practice gratitude on your own today, go ahead and try it! Write a thank-you note, verbally tell someone you appreciate them or something they’ve done, or simply email a co-worker and say “I’ve got your back.”. The power of gratitude is that it can be practiced at any time and the results are contagious.

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