The Simple Truths of Appreciation: How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference



65% of American workers said they received NO appreciation all last year for the good work they had done. Yet the second most important thing people want from their jobs is full appreciation. Why is there a disconnect? Because most of us are just too busy! In this beautiful and inspiring book Barbara will share ten simple truths as well as heartwarming stories about appreciating others which you can immediately apply both in your work and your personal lives. The beauty of appreciation is that we can each give it to anyone we choose for no cost except our awareness and a few moments of our time.

The Simple Truths of Appreciation: Ten Things You Need to Remember

  1. Everyone wants and needs it.
  2. It doesn’t have to be something big.
  3. Make it personal.
  4. Be creative.
  5. Surprise people if you can.
  6. Be sincere.
  7. Have a plan.
  8. Share yourself – from the Heart.
  9. Make it memorable.
  10. You will receive more than you give.

“Genuine recognition of a job well done carries more impact than a jackhammer and its effect can transform lives. Knowing memories are long, Barbara tells us stories of recognition and appreciation that touch both our hearts and minds.

Christi L Gibson
Executive Director
National Association for Employee Recognition

“I read this story from an email at “Simple Truths” and was so moved by this amazing and heartfelt story. I want to share this with so many others to let them know everyone makes a difference and we need to recognize these great people!”

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