Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States — a holiday where people stop to spend time with family and friends and to express their thankfulness.

Below is a post I ran last year, and I want to run it again, because I think it does capture how grateful I am!

As I reflect on what Thanksgiving Day means, let me share my thoughts having spent a lifetime in sales.  As you read the list, I’m sure you’ll find these could very well be yours too:

Thanks to every customer for your belief and support in what I do.  Without your business, I could not support myself or my family.

Thanks to every prospect for listening to me whether you wanted to or not.  It’s your comments or lack of comments that help me improve each day.

Thanks to everyone who helps me do what I do in the company.   In sales, it’s easy to think we work alone, but nothing can be farther from the truth.

Thanks to my family for putting up with the many ups and downs of a career in sales.   Without your belief in me, there is no way I could ever have continued as long as I have.

Thanks to my friends for accepting me as I am.   Many times it’s been the brief comment or idea from a friend that has spurred me on.

Thanks to my sales peers and so many others I turn to for assistance.   Many of you will never know the impact you’ve had on me in so many different ways.

Thanks to the thousands of people who have served me or helped me do my job.  From the flight attendant to the convenience store clerk with the quick smile, helpful assistance has helped make many a day.

Thanks to those I’ll be meeting in the days, months, and years ahead.  Nobody knows what the future holds, but I can only imagine the thanks I’ll be giving to the numerous people I’ll be meeting down the road.

A very special thanks to my wife and my God, both of whom have helped me do more than I thought possible. 

Copyright 2012, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” Sales Motivation Blog. 


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