Thought I would share this article with you guys, as I know its always nice to feel and be appreciated. How often do you say thank you and actually mean it. Or do you feel used by your loved ones and unappreciated.
The next time you say thank you to someone, make sure you really mean it, and as Mr. Colan says, start tomorrow by expressing your thanks to those closest to you.
I’m starting RIGHT NOW:) THANK YOU ALL FOR LIKING THIS PAGE!!
Two Words to Motivate
By Lee Colan, PhD.
How do I really motivate my team, my kids, my spouse, my anyone?
It’s an age-old question with a myriad of different answers… too many to even summarize here.
So, in our information overloaded world, let me boil it down to this. If you want to motivate, then appreciate. The two most powerful words for any leader, parent, teacher or colleague are “Thank You!” I added the exclamation point to make sure we really mean it when we say it. Don’t just say it to get something in return—that’s called trading versus thanking. Say it because you mean it, because you appreciate what someone has done, but more important, because you appreciate who they are. We do more for those who appreciate us.
We have an annual day of Thanksgiving but, I challenge you to:
Start tomorrow by expressing your thanks to those closest to you.
Then make thanksgiving an everyday event.
For me, I sincerely THANK YOU for your support and encouragement!
Lee J. Colan, Ph.D., is President of The L Group, Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based consulting firm. Lee’s passion for serving leaders enables him to deliver cut-through-the-clutter tools that elevate leaders and their teams. He is a high-energy leadership advisor, author and leadership expert.
He has built a track record of successfully managing the challenges of rapid organizational change. Lee possesses an in-depth understanding of business, people and organizations. He blends this understanding with his corporate management experience to help leaders and companies grow
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