The November issue seemed like the perfect time to discuss thankfulness. Maybe because of all the hype around the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, or because the year is rapidly drawing to a close, thus requiring an analysis of ones many blessings from the past year.
What are you thankful for? That is the first question of a Discovery Bible Study, but it should also be one of the first questions you ask yourself when evaluating your business plan at the end of the year in preparation for the new 2014 marketing year. Once you determine what you are thankful for, find a creative way to express it to your family, employees, past customers and prospective clients. In every industry, people like to do business with others who are happy, joyful and show appreciation. Lets visit about how to make that a theme in your 2014 marketing plan.
Yes, I did say marketing plan. In order for you to be thankful this time next year, the work and creativity needs to start now. I am thankful for the great staff I have the opportunity to work with at Limousin World. They are thankful when they have time to be creative, so give me or the office a call to get started. Spring sale time is just around the corner.
On a personal note, I have many things to be thankful for. It was exactly a year ago that Marisa and I were returning from an 11-day trip to North Africa. It was an amazing trip we will never forget. It is with a bit of sadness, but mostly great joy and thankfulness, that I can say another group returned to the location in the spring of 2013 and yet another group is in that exact location as I write this. Sadness, because we wish we were with them. Thankfulness, because the work continues.
I am thankful to those of you who have given me feedback on the articles I have written over the past year. I have a passion for sharing my faith and for the Limousin breed. It is sometimes a challenge to blend those together in a column, but I appreciate those who support my attempts.
I also need to say thank you to my wife and family for putting up with my travel schedule, for picking up my slack at home and for their love for Limousin cattle. I love you all and thank you for helping me help Limousin breeders.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Paul says be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances.
I challenge you to keep these in mind as you prepare for a new marketing year. Thank you for your time, your energy and your dedication to making the Limousin breed better.