I just planted this passionfruit vine in the spring. And I'm so thrilled about harvesting my first passionfruit of the season. 💜
When I picked the deep purple fruit, I realized how much I pampered the vine this year. And then I thought, that good relationship building sounds just like pampering this passionfruit vine.
🌱 Planting the seed/seedling.
💧 Water frequently.
🌿 Fertilized regularly.
🌞 Warmth and sunshine.
🤗 Special ingredient: Encouraging words of love.
After a lot of nurturing, I got to harvest that first purple passionfruit!
Only when I keep nurturing the plant it'll grow and grow and I'll get years of plentiful harvests of these yummy, healthy, and exotic fruits. 😋
BTW, my very favorite ways to enjoy passionfruit is eating them with dark chocolate ice cream or adding them to a glass of champagne. Devine! Try it! 🍫 🥂
So what has nurturing this passionfruit vine to do with relationship building?
Our relationships need to be NURTURED - that means over a period of time - so we can create extraordinary connections and long-lasting relationships.
One impactful way to nurture business relationships is showing authentic appreciation to clients and employees. 🙏🏼
There are different ways how to do that.
A very impactful and underutilized tool is through the power of THOUGHTFUL strategic gifting.
A lasting and useful gift helps us to stay top of mind.
But a THOUGHTFUL, lasting, and useful gift is nurturing our relationship over time and keeps us in the heart. 💜
We want to create that emotional connection that makes them smile, (and think of us) again and again.
And that’s nurturing our long-lasting relationships, a.k.a. watering, fertilizing, warmth, and a sprinkle of love.
Do you use thoughtful strategic gifting in your company?
Do you, or do you know a business that needs help in showing their gratitude to clients and employees in an impactful and memorable way?
Let me know! I'd love to help.
Sending waves of good vibes your way,
P. S. TIP: And if you haven't done it yet, order this year's holiday gifts NOW to get them in time. And relax. 🧘🏻
P.S.S. Did you get my free Ultimate Gifting Checklist already? If not, please grab your free gift here!
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Claudia is very passionate about building long lasting relationships and trust through the Art of Gifting. An experienced Marketing and Branding professional, turned artist while raising her boys.