4 Ways to Practice Gratitude and Boost Your Entrepreneurial Success

It’s Thanksgiving week, and I want to take some time to acknowledge a few of the things in my life that I am immensely grateful for:

👨👩👧👦 A beautiful famiLEE with Rachel B. Lee Lee, now one member cuter!

💼 A thriving business that’s not just about success, but helping others stand out on LinkedIn, too.

🌟 The incredible opportunities to grow my network and share my passion:

  • visiting LinkedIn HQ to talk about the power of collaboration
  • Speaking at amazing events like Genius Network®
  • Sharing my knowledge in masterminds like the one hosted by Evan Carmichael
  • co-hosting LinkedIn Live events with incredible companies like BlueJeans by Verizon

And guess what’s on the horizon?

Speaking engagements galore for 2024, including Traffic & Conversion Summit!

While I’ve worked hard to get where I am today, a key element to my success has been gratitude.

It’s something so simple, yet so powerful and today I’m going to share some of my tips for bringing gratitude to your business and your LinkedIn feed.

What is Gratitude & Why It’s Beneficial for Your Business

Gratitude Definition

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is an appreciation of what you have and what you receive.

It is a helpful practice to shift focus to the positive aspects of your life (especially during those challenging moments that come with entrepreneurship) and it’s strongly correlated with your overall well-being.

Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. (Harvard Medical School)

I truly believe that gratitude is at the foundation of every successful business.


Entrepreneurship isn’t solely about products or services; it’s fundamentally about people. Gratitude helps you build meaningful, lasting relationships.

Gratitude is the magical ingredient that transforms an ordinary transaction into a memorable customer experience.

When clients feel valued and appreciated, they are more likely to become loyal advocates of your brand. They not only return for repeat business but also become your most vocal and authentic brand ambassadors.

4 Ways to Bring More Gratitude into Your Personal Life/Business:

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Bring More Gratitude into Your Personal Life/Business

Here are a few ways you can bring more gratitude into your business (but let me tell you the benefits will extend into your personal life as well).

1. Abundance Mindset:

The first step is acknowledging that you already have everything you need and more. Whether it’s the right clients in your network or the lessons you’re learning to pave your way to success, abundance surrounds you.

Take time to appreciate what you have every single day. Whether you have one client or hundreds, remember that someone is trusting you to support them on their journey. This mindset shift can make a world of difference in your approach to business.

Here’s an appreciation post that I recently shared, which I also took as an opportunity to remind my audience to embrace gratitude (full post here):

Joshua B. Lee's LinkedIn post about gratitude

Embrace Gratitude, not as a fleeting sentiment, but as a daily practice.

2. Express Gratitude:

Expressing gratitude to your clients and community is more than a courtesy – it’s a strategy.

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion or spend a ton of money on big gifts, the greatest act of gratitude is in the small day to day gestures. Thank you cards, messages of appreciation, or shout outs can go a long way.

Here’s a recent example of how I expressed my gratitude to my friend Joe Polish for putting together an amazing event that I had the pleasure of speaking at (see full post here):

Genius Network Event

Genius Network Event

3. Be an Inspiring Leader/Boss:

Gratitude isn’t limited to your external connections. It’s also one of the key factors in employment satisfaction. Great leaders go above and beyond to make their employees feel appreciated.

A simple ‘thank you’ can create a more motivated, loyal, and productive team.

Here’s a simple post where I share appreciation for my ladyboss wife and the amazing team at StandOut Authority (full post here):

Steve Jobs Quote

“Great things in business are never done by one person.”

Overcoming Challenges/Failures:

In the face of challenges and failures, it’s easy to wallow in disappointment. But, there’s always a silver lining – the lessons that shape us. Be grateful for these experiences; they’re the building blocks of your success story.

🍒 The cherry on top is that once you’ve faced it, these are lessons you can share with your audience!

Here’s a snippet from a post where I share my gratitude for the challenges I’ve faced and how they lead me to an amazing opportunity to contribute to Pivot Magazine this year (full post here):

Pivot Magazine Contribution

Pivot Magazine Contribution

Gratitude is a practice. It’s not something we can do once a year and expect to see benefits.

While Thanksgiving is a great reminder to be grateful, the impact of gratitude can best be seen when you live it each and every day.

Wishing you all a day filled with warmth, love, and gratitude. May your hearts be as full as your plates today!

I mentioned it briefly above, but I am extremely grateful to be a speaker at the 2024 Traffic & Conversion Summit this January in Las Vegas.

Traffic and Conversion Summit Speakers 2024

2024 Traffic & Conversion Summit in Las Vegas

This is an event you don’t want to miss. The digital world is constantly changing and the best way to keep up is to learn from the changemakers themselves (like keynote speaker Richard Branson).

I’ll be speaking about how you can use AI to 10x your LinkedIn exposure so that you can attract and convert high value customers.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn, be inspired, and build out your network – Register today: https://trafficandconversionsummit.com/register/