Thanksgiving Day 2010
Greetings! I wanted to take a moment to say thanks for allowing me to serve as your Recognition Expert. Thanksgiving is meant to be spent with family and friends, as such I felt I should write something to each of you.
family = clients and friends = future clients ;)
I am privileged to serve as a sales representative for a company that studies and embraces RECOGNITION. I view my work as a calling and not a job. I am here to answer any questions and serve you in any way so that your employees view their roles the same as I view mine. Recognition is more than just a program acknowledging years of service, sales achievements, safety, etc. Recognition is a lifestyle that is contagious and a catalyst to many positive benefits for any organization. Recognition is the realization of a higher calling…viewing yourself as more than just an individual…we all play a part in something much bigger.
I elected to use the photo of myself looking out on the mountains of the Appalachian Trail for the ePostcard (pictured above) because of what it symbolizes to me. With the day-to-day it is sometimes hard to find time to reflect. Thanksgiving to me is a time to reflect upon what all you have to be thankful for. It is when I’m in nature that I find the needed time to forget about whatever stress is in my life and reflect on things with a clear head. This image is the wallpaper on my computer desktop. It serves as a reminder to me of all I have to be thankful for year round and the overall “bigger picture”.
Thanksgiving Day is a time to celebrate and be grateful. Recognition serves the same purpose. We recognize to acknowledge, praise, and say thank you to the individuals that contribute to the goodwill of our organizations. As individuals sharing this earth together we are all bound and linked with one another. I want to express my gratitude to each of you for allowing me to serve you.
I hope that each of you find yourself surrounded by friends and family today and with all the chaos surrounding the preparation of the feast, you find a moment to pause and recognize all that you are thankful for in the past, present, and future!
The average person spends more time at work with co-workers than they do at home with family…view some of my favorite photos from this past year and get to know a little about the stranger contacting you by telephone.
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you…I look forward to getting to know each of you on a more personal level over the years.
Carl H. Martens
Regional Sales Manager
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