It is the season of giving.
Here is a gift that costs nothing and will lift the spirits of both you and the recipient.
Try this… tomorrow tell someone…. many people in fact… that they “did a good job.”
Tell your students, colleagues, custodians, administrators, etc.
Here are some things to consider as you begin your gift-giving extravaganza.
The sentiment has to be sincere… insincerity is obvious and will turn your “gift” into a negative.
All your accolades don’t need to be the same, or given for the same reason.
- “Good job in PE class today”
- “I appreciate you dressing out and participating today”
- “Good effort on your hang clean today”
- “Thanks for listening while I was explaining the lift today”
- “Good job of spotting today… it is an important job”
- “Thanks for helping to clean the table today”
- “Good hustle last night during your game”
Probably the most important consideration is this: It doesn’t need to be a “Great job” you are commenting on… just a good job. Those doing great jobs are probably already getting recognition for their accomplishments. If you wait to only “give” the gift of “good job” to those doing a GREAT job, you have limited the amount of recipients. Give this gift… give it freely.
Find the person that is flying under the radar, and make their day.
We are all busy… every minute of the day filled. Here are some great times to give your gift.
- Before school as the students enter the building
- During passing time
- In the cafeteria during lunch
- In another teacher’s classroom
- It does not have to be a scripted 20-minute oratory… just a simple “good job”.
Try it… tomorrow. For increased value, add a fist bump!
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org