I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day is always bittersweet for me. On one hand, it feels celebratory in nature as a long weekend filled with BBQ’s and pool parties. On the other hand and more importantly, it is a day for us to remember and thank the men and women plus their families who fight for our country and give up so much. One of the great things about our country is our armed forces and the comfort it gives each American knowing they are always in the background fighting for our freedom and rights without us having to think about it. We can never thank them or their families enough for the sacrifices they make, yet we must keep on trying.
It made me consider all the unsung heroes we have in our businesses who work tirelessly behind the scenes helping to keep our businesses healthy and safe. I have a team of these people around me who help me. They help me make sure I send out correct invoices on time, update my website, clean my office, think of me for a public speaking engagment, and so much more. They help with so many things I’m not thinking about yet they happen.
Your challenge this week is two fold:
One – If you know anyone who has served or is serving in our armed forces, thank them enthusiastically. Thank as many of them as you can. Keep the spirit of Memorial Day alive.
Two – Make a point of thanking all the people in your organization, inside and out, who keep things moving behind the scenes without you having to think about it. You actually may need to take a few minutes to think about it to truly understand how much support you have.
Creating a winning team is important. Acknowledging that team is powerful.
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