#75Oct 09, 2022
Welcome to Weekly Whisper #75.
2-4-6-8 Who do you appreciate?
There’s been a lot written on the science of gratitude. The practice of gratitude is good for our health – mental and physical and good for our relationships – internal and external – see below for some short articles.
Appreciation, for me, is the external expression of gratitude towards another. Being willing to declare what you appreciate about someone takes vulnerability and courage. The impact on the other person can be quite significant.
I’ve witnessed – and been the subject of – many people feeling un-seen, un-heard, and un-held. I’m sure you appreciate many of the people in your life. I’m sure you appreciate many of the things they do for you.
Go on, pick someone, count to 8 and tell them what you appreciate about them or what they’ve done. You’re paying it forward and their nervous system will be grateful.
Appreciate to motivate - The post-it note challenge
Grab a block of post-it notes (or something similar). For the next week every time you publicly appreciate someone tear a post-it note from the block. Note how long it might take you to clear the block!
Appreciation has many pay-offs – see the link below. Not least because it encourages people to demonstrate vulnerability, courage, and compassion but the receiver benefits too.
Question of the week:
What do you most appreciate about yourself?
Apply the lessons from above to yourself.
Could you tell anyone? Will you?
Quote of the week:
Appreciation is the currency of connection - Pete Clark 😊
Don’t just think it, do it.
Did you miss Freedom Fridays Podcast Episode #60?
Catch up before next week's new release.
Episode #60 was something a little different. Pete was invited by Karen Gately, Founder & Sensei of Corporate Dojo, as a special guest on their membership-only Work Savvy podcast available through their online learning centre.
On the show, Karen, Maddie, and Pete chat about high-performing teams.
Pete helps Karen and Maddie answer:
- What it takes to get a group of people to be a great team
- Overcoming common reasons teams struggle to collaborate
- How to accurately assess the extent to which your team is high performing
That's all for this week. I hope you enjoyed Weekly Whisper #75.
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