Yesterday I attended yet another Zoom funeral service for a much-loved man. Leonard left an impressive legacy. Friends described themselves as adopted members of Leonard’s family. He was kind. He expressed a true curiosity about what was happening in the lives of others. He was quick-witted, intelligent and joy-filled.
I had to wonder: how many people shared these thoughts with Leonard when he was alive?
If you have been part of this community for any amount of time, you will know that I have a favorite marketing activity in November: Launch a Thanks Giving campaign.
Each day, compose one to five hand-written notes letting people in your professional circles know why you are grateful they are a part of your life.
If you want to take this to the next level, thank people who have impacted your personal life.
As you go about your days, look at the individuals who cross your path and imagine, “How would my life be different if they did not show up today?”
Approach these people and say, “Thank you for doing what you do. Here’s how you make my life better.”
Don’t wait until someone dies to say something nice. Life is short, so let people know how and why they make a difference today!
I am grateful for your participation in the Targeting Doctors community. Thank you!!
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