Saying Thank You

Saying Thank You

“Overdoing it on ‘Thank yous’ is a problem–0.0000001% of the time.”
– Tom Peters

Man, is that a good one or what? It’s amazing how many people forget the power of a thank you. Recently, I sent a very large project to a vendor I have worked with and it’s been crickets (silence) ever since. Oh, maybe I’m being too sensitive but this is the third time I’m seen a lack of appreciation from this vendor. The first time after we spent a lot of money with them, I called them when I heard they were building a new building to see if we might be able to work with them. They never called me back and hired a landscaper that did not work with them. Oh well, I thought. Then I noticed on their website they were using my name as one of their clients. That’s cool but they never asked for my permission. I didn’t care for that. So, I feel like a fool for sending them another client and even though I think their work is fabulous, I don’t feel appreciated and I most likely won’t be referring them any longer. And that’s a shame; all it would have taken was a little call to say, “Thank you.”

These Great Ideas I write are a constant reminder to me of the things I need to make sure I’m doing; I’m not perfect either. I have to remember to thank people too. A well-placed thank you can do a world of good.

Oh, by the way, thanks for spending a few minutes with me each week! I really do appreciate it.

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  1. Sabrina Reply

    “Thank you” is such a simple thing to do…and so easily overlooked. Awhile back I started a ritual of ending my week in the office by sending thank you notes to those who did something to help me during the week. Like you said, I’m not perfect at this either, but I’m trying to be better.

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