WORK-LIFE BALANCE

The Entrepreneur's Gratitude Prayer

On Thanksgiving, a business owner offers his reflections on what's good in his life and work.
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I am grateful for my customers, who give me feedback to build a better company.

I am grateful for my prospects, who ask smart questions to make my sales team  get better.

I am grateful for my vendors and partners, who help our company do things we couldn't do well on our own.

I am grateful for my management team, who leads the company through good times and bad.

I am grateful for all of our employees, who work hard everyday to accomplish our mission.

I am grateful for our advisors and investors, who give me the guidance and cash necessary to grow.

I am grateful for the media, both the kind that still prints on paper and the kind that has has a lot of Twitter followers, for helping get the word out about what we do.

I am grateful for my fellow entrepreneurs, who teach me though their experiences and insights.

I am grateful for my friends, who understand the sacrifices I make with my time.

I am grateful for my family, who loves me and supports me unconditionally.

I am grateful for God, or whatever higher power exists, for guiding me on the right path.

Today, and every day, I am a grateful entrepreneur.

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Last updated: Nov 27, 2013

DAVE KERPEN | Columnist | CEO, Likeable Media

Dave Kerpen is the CEO of Likeable Local. He is also the cofounder and chairman of Likeable Media and the New York Times bestselling author of Likeable Social Media and Likeable Business.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.



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