Personal Growth

Don’t Get The Props & Praise You Deserve? Do This.

April 21, 2015

Hi! I'm Marie

You have gifts to share with the world and my job is to help you get them out there.

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My mom has this amazing quality.

She goes out of her way to tell people, especially strangers, genuinely kind things about themselves.

I notice it most often with wait staff in restaurants. But I’ve also seen her spread the love to taxi drivers, dog walkers and construction workers.

The burst of life and energy she brings to others with just a few kind words always inspires me.

Probably because rather than just thinking a kind thought about someone else (which we all do), my Mom stops in the moment, focuses completely on the other person and makes sure they hear a few honest words of appreciation.

Which is why I was excited to answer today’s question from a reader named Nischala, who’s struggling with feeling undervalued at work.

If you ever feel like all the hard work you do goes largely unnoticed, watch this now.  

While I understand the perspective some may take that we shouldn’t “need” external validation for what we do, it’s hard to ignore our basic human desire for acknowledgment.

Now I’d love to hear from you. As described in the video, let’s get cookin’ with our challenge today.

Genuine appreciation is a priceless gift that makes people feel great. Who are 3 people you truly appreciate and why? Share your appreciation in the comments below and, most importantly, go tell them!

If you think they’d get a kick out of seeing your kind words in print, send them a link to this page and tell them to scroll down to your name.

It’ll only take you a few moments, but it could really make a real difference to someone you know. It could completely change their day, week or even — their life.

Because I truly believe in my mom’s philosophy. Most people just don’t hear enough kind things about themselves.

Don’t forget. Share as much detail as possible in your comment. Not only is that the researched-backed way to get the most bang for your appreciation buck, but also because thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your share may be exactly what someone else needs to read to have a breakthrough of their own.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

And if you found this helpful, please pass this along to your closest colleagues, clients and friends — anyone you think could use a little extra support as they work to bring their dreams to life!

Thanks so much for making this one of the most inspiring, fun and supportive places in the digital Universe.

With so much love,


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