Last week I was at a conference and there were lots of people who do amazing work, yet when I walked up to them and thanked them for it and explained how it had impacted me, most of them asked if they can hug me. I was a bit confused about this because I assumed that if you are a 17 year old documentary film maker or well-liked podcaster that you might have your fair share of fans and gratitude messages. It seemed that yes they get the pats on the back. But someone looking into their eyes and getting specific, that doesn’t seem to happen all that much.
Thank someone today beyond a superficial ‘good job’. It’s delightful. It doesn’t go stale.