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A little appreciation goes a long way

Remember how you felt, that day someone called you or wrote to you, totally out of the blue – just to say, thank you?

Here’s a suggestion: Take 5 minutes out of your day and be THAT PERSON, to someone else.

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Rather than tell someone that you appreciate what they did, tell them that you appreciate them. This small change in language massively increases the value of your message. It directs your gratitude to the person and not just their deed.

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  1. THANK YOU Jim for the hours of your time you give us every week with your blog.

    Your ideas have helped us so much.

    I appreciate you and I know many others all over the world do too!!

  2. When I was nervous about going into business, your blog was more valuable to me than consultants I’d paid.

    I owe you a beer next time you’re in Venice, California.

    Thanks Jim.

  3. Great reminder and call to action. I was listening to a leadership CD today and one of the points he challenged leaders to be more intentional in doing is to inspire and encourage their people. Looking forward to reading your blog more.

    • Glad you found the post useful, Dan.

      The ability to show appreciation is a key tool in our development and it’s so simple to do.

      Of course, it’s even easier not to do it.

      Thanks for the feedback and welcome to the blog, sir.

  4. Good strategy Jim, it sends the message that you appreciate the person continuously.

  5. Hi Jim,

    Yes – I totally agree. As you are thanking the person for all their efforts and not just a single case in point. Proper / Good Grammar and word usage can either block or convey a message more effectively.

  6. Great advice Jim. Clients that feel appreciated are more likely to be repeat customers and to refer your services to other potential customers.

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