What are you thankful for?

What are You Thankful for?

There is plenty of evidence that optimistic and “grateful” people are healthier, happier, have stronger relationships and suffer less depression.  The topic of Gratitude is particularly relevant during this week of Thanksgiving and during these challenging times in which a pandemic is affecting so much of our personal and professional lives. These days of restrictions and limitations can be a struggle so now is a really helpful time to reflect on what we are thankful for. We can all work on cultivating Gratefulness!  Don’t miss this great post on Gratitude in Psychology Today.

So, I went to our team here at Anthony Cole Training Group and asked them to answer the question What are You Thankful for?  I hope that by sharing our team’s answers, we might inspire you to make a list of what you are grateful for!


What are You Thankful for?

Linda Cole
The challenge of COVID-19 presents opportunities for growth by challenging us to implement methods and strategies we would not have done otherwise!

These opportunities have made delivery more efficient while making our engagements effective, duplicatable and scalable. Upping your game is always a good thing!

The addition of our newest associate, Dan Fisher. An opportunity to grow with another like-minded, well-respected, experienced and knowledgeable SDE who fits our culture and is passionate about what we do!

Never waste a crisis! Turn it to advantage!


Tony Cole
I am thankful for the new addition to our family – Harper

I am thankful for the blessing of family that supports each other in every situation

I am thankful to God for putting me in a situation where I can help business owners grow their people and business


Mark Trinkle
An appreciation for the smaller things in life…an evening walk or a backyard spontaneous conversation with neighbors.

Greater patience and courtesy – people waving, holding doors, saying hello.

People who inspire us – by their creativity, their hard work and their determination to still have a successful year


Walt Gerano
Even in this environment if you can sell, somebody needs you.

Lead with empathy and you will get what you want by giving others what they need.


Jack Kasel
Don’t fear failure, fear not improving. If you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying something new to improve as a professional. What are you reading, listening to, or trying so you can be better in 2021?

It matters to that one. Do what you can do to make a difference to someone.  Be the reason someone has a good day today.

Working on Emotional Intelligence. Holidays during normal times are stressful, techniques to improve your emotional intelligence during these challenging times.


Dan Fischer
Thankful for family.  A great time of the year for reflecting on the many blessings we all have.  Family first.

Working with a firm that truly cares about its clients and their #1 asset…their salespeople.

The pandemic has taught us a lot of things about ourselves.  Working together, staying together and caring together = positive outcomes.  Don’t focus on the past, keep moving and improving in the future.


Halle Rohrs

2020 taught me to expect and embrace change!

I am thankful that we live in a world where we are able to quickly and efficiently communicate with almost anyone.

I am thankful for small businesses and their hardworking people, especially this year.

I am thankful that I can help other people solve problems that are causing them mental anguish.


Jeni Wehrmeyer

During COVID-19, I have found people more personal on the phone and Zoom.  We are asking each other questions about family and health.  That helps to build relationships more quickly!

Selling is an essential business so it continues!

I am thankful for the many technology tools to which we have access to help us continue to add value and communicate with prospects and customers


In Summary

Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness and warmth.


We wish you the gift of Gratitude and many blessings for this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.