Thanksgiving is an idea that’s too good to use only once a year.

Pi Day?

The mathematical approximation of pi ( π ) is written as either 3.14 or 22/7.

While some people celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3.14) others celebrate it on 22nd July (22/7).

The 22nd July happens to be this Saturday.

 

Here’s the first thing.

Back in high school math/ geometry class you learnt that pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Amazingly, no matter how big or how small the circle, pi is always the same.

By its nature then, pi represents the relationship between one dimension and another in the same entity. That relationship remains constant and stable no matter what.

 

And here’s the second thing.

Why celebrate Pi Day?

It struck me that sales management has a lot in common with pi.

It’s a great metaphor for the power that a terrific relationship has between you and the individuals in your sales team; the individuals that you manage, coach, and lead through both good times and bad.

Celebrating Pi Day is a novel way to give thanks for the strength of your relationship with your sales team.

Why not send your sales reps an individual email, or better still, a hand-written card like this:

 

                                                Happy Pi Day….

“Dear (rep’s first name),

                                     By definition, pi ( π ) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. And, no matter how big or how small the circle, pi is always the same.

While some people celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3.14) others celebrate it on 22nd July (22/7).

The 22nd July happens to be this Saturday.

Here’s what they celebrate….

By its nature, pi represents a relationship rather than just a number.

And here’s the thing.

That relationship remains constant and stable no matter what. I’d like to think that we also have that kind of relationship.

So I’d like to take this time to thank you sincerely for the opportunity to be working with you and being a part of your success this year and beyond.

Best wishes,

                   (Your first name) ”