I was watching an interview this week with a guy who was being recognised by his company as he had acknowledged more of his colleagues than anyone else in the business.  It’s one of Australia’s largest corporations, making this an impressive achievement.

He was a lovely, humble man and when asked how he managed to acknowledge so many people, he had a simple response.

“I ask myself every morning, who do I need to thank today?”

Almost 300 people have been recognised and thanked for doing good work by this one person over the past 12 months.

That’s a remarkable legacy and I can only imagine the positive culture that he has helped to create, not only in his own department, but in teams throughout the business.

Who do you need to thank today?

Someone in your family?

One of your team?

Your manager?

The security guy at the front door?

The cleaner who is doing her best to maintain a safe workplace during a global pandemic?

Your barista?

Your kid’s teacher/coach/tutor?

I want to encourage you to be very deliberate about this.

Find a specific person every day and thank them for something.

Look them in the eye when you do it.

Make sure that they know how much you appreciate them.

You don’t need a fancy corporate rewards program to do this.

Just awareness and love.

Who will you thank today?