Gratitude in Entrepreneurship and Work Culture

People start businesses because of need or dissatisfaction.

In my case, I entered entrepreneurship quite abruptly after a traumatic layoff. I needed a way to support my family, and starting a new business seemed like my best option.

Others take the leap because they’re not happy with their status quo. They want to achieve more and get more.

The drive that comes from need and dissatisfaction is not a bad thing. It’s the foundation of development and progress.

But at Thanksgiving, which is observed this week in the United States, I also want to share some thoughts on what I see as another critical element in life and in business – namely gratitude.

Feras Alhlou

Feras Alhlou

Feras has founded, grown, and sold businesses in Silicon Valley and abroad, scaling them from zero revenue to 7 and 8 figures. In 2019, he sold e-Nor, a digital marketing consulting company, to dentsu (a top-5 global media company). Feras has served as an advisor to 150+ other new startup businesses, and in his current venture, Start Up With Feras, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs in the consulting and services space start and grow their businesses smarter and stronger.

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