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This was not the blog I meant to write. The blog post I planned was all about the benefit — to your business — of saying thank you. How you make your clients and your team happy, how you set yourself apart from others and all the ways just being plain kind can help you grow your business.

But when it came time to write it…I realized that I didn’t want to tell you why…I just wanted to actually say it.

Thank you.

Thank you for being here in my community. Thank you for contributing your energy to make the world a better place, to make your family stronger and to continually grow personally.

Thank you for taking risks. Thank you for trying something new in your business even though it’s scary. Thank you for doing the hard work. Thank you for not quitting.

Thank you for your support. Thank you for supporting me and your fellow Mama CEOs instead of engaging in “mommy wars.” Thank you for believing that rising waters raise all boats. You are part of the solution.

Thank you for working hard. Thank you for getting up early to write that client email. Thank you for making sure everyone has a healthy breakfast and no one forgets their homework. Thank you for donating to the school bake sale and thank you for reaching out and offering words of encouragement to someone you have never met in a Facebook group. Thank you for thinking of that great idea for your audience at 3 in the morning, and thank you for getting your baby back to sleep in the middle of the night.

Thank you for being real. Thank you for saying when it’s hard and thank you for celebrating your success and showing us that it is possible. Thank you for being honest and genuine.

Thank you to the amazing ladies on my team who allow me to do what I do every day. Thank you to my clients who have trusted me to help them grow. Thank you to my husband and my family for your unconditional support.

Most of all … thank you. Thank you for showing up. You are changing the world, for your little corner to the whole big thing.

In case you don’t hear it enough, or think nobody notices what you do …

thank you.