Recognition Helps – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 80

Getting Noticed

There’s my board,
3rd from the bottom on the right!!!

Life is pretty funny.  This morning, as I was going through my email, I read through my Pinterest email.  As I was scrolling down, I got to the “New Boards to Follow” section.  Low and behold, who is among those listed but my 100 Day Blog Challenge.  I think I literally screamed.  I couldn’t believe it!!!  I had no clue my little ole challenge was even on anyone’s radar, let alone get noticed by PINTEREST!!!.  Talk about speechless.

This got me to thinking about recogniton.  We are a society that thrives on recognition.  I learned of a quote from Bob Nelson that says, “People may take a job for more money, but often leave it for more recognition.”  We really do love to be recognized for our efforts and in the corporate world, that’s just not heard of or standard practice.  At least not for small milestones.  It’s very rare, if at all, you’ll get a pat on the back from your boss for a job well done on any particular day.  Most will believe that’s part of your job description and what you get paid for.

I truly believe in that quote because I’ve lived it personally.  We all have.  What does that

recognition do?  It validates us and our work.  It gives us the stamp that says someone takes notice and sees your potential.  Onr of the things that I really admire about the company I’m partnered with is how much you are recognized every step of the way as you are working toward your goals.  

The other day, I was speaking with my mentor, and I’m not sure if he even realized it, but he shared with me that the entire home office staff takes notice of my consistency and participation.  Apparently, I am known by many in the home office and they’re looking out for and proud of my efforts.  Talk about a mood booster.  That one comment makes it all worth it because, yes, others are taking notice.  I’m not where I want to be, but others recognize my efforts and are cheering me on.  It’s a great feeling.

Employers, take note!!!

My question for you is this – are you recognized for your efforts, be it professional or personal?  Better still, when was the last time someone acknowledged your efforts and let you know how much you’re appreciated?

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