Thursday, 24 October 2013

Showing appreciation to all the beings in your life really matters - guest post by Winston Marsh



This is a guest post by my friend and colleague and National President of the National Speakers Association of Australia, Winston Marsh. Winston recently lost one of his dogs Sharnie.

Since Sharnie’s demise I’ve been reflecting on how I treat my Millie girl and the difference sometimes between that and the way I treated my kids and team members.


You see, yesterday, I tried to notice the number of times I told Millie she was “a good girl”. It must've been 30 or 40.

And yet, even allowing for my fading memory, I don't think I've ever told my kids 30 or 40 times in a day that they've been good. Yet I had always been quick to criticise them. And I guess the same has happened to my team members in the past.

What a difference it may have made if I’d told my kids and team members that they’d been good or done a great job 30 or 40 times in a day.

Well, I can’t relive the past but I can fashion the future. I’m gunna tell more people more often that they’ve been good about whatever I can find... and sometimes I’ll tell them for no real reason!

Maybe you’d like to try it too!

By the way if you’d like to listen to an article I recorded sometime ago for my business Marketing program on this topic you can hear it here.
Winston Marsh

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

"The deepest human desire is to be appreciated."
William James
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