We loved the awesome feedback campaign. It was wonderful to open up email and facebook to see the truly awesome feedback.
Let’s dissect what happens when awesome feedback is given – the recipient is touched , inspired , energized , feels acknowledged/loved. The person giving the feedback feels upbeat. The positive energy of the person giving the feedback and that of the person receiving it set ripples of joy into motion making for a more joyous universe.
So , here’s the awesome feedback campaign in a new form. Resolve to give awesome feedback to at least 2 people daily. Your parent, spouse ,child, grand parent , colleague , friend , neighbor , cab driver, fruit vendor , competitor , someone you come across online doing awesome work , boss, teacher – everyone is included. Do this for a while and you’ll start to wonder if you have moved to another universe. People suddenly look happier, confident.
Now, the guidelines of the awesome feedback campaign -
- Keep it genuine.
- Acknowledge/Celebrate what might otherwise be taken for granted ( e.g my sister is always helpful. Acknowledge/celebrate her for being so)
- Look at unexplored facets of the person.
- Share the feedback with enthusiasm , joy and humility
- Don’t expect the person to visibly melt or display gratitude. This is not a quid pro quo.
- Share your feedback creatively – speak , write , do something .
Now, let’s do the math…
365 x 2 (minimum) = 730 This is the Minimum number of times in a year you’ll give awesome feedback.
730 + 730 = 1460 smiles and sparks of joy – within you and the recipient. 1460 is a very conservative estimate. Our experience shows that the smiles tend to be way more frequent.
Will the people whose day you make with your feedback stay passively quiet even if you don’t tell them about the awesome feedback resolve ? Very , very unlikely . Joy is infectious.
Let’s assume for a moment that you gave awesome feedback to 730 different people and each one of them in turn consciously or otherwise spread the cheer . 730 x 730 = 532,900 sparks of joy.
(imagine what will happen when you extend awesome feedback to more than 2 persons daily )
A happy person is creative , kind , generous and content.
Many happy persons = more joyous , humane , creative , equitable, meaningful world.
It can all start with your awesome feedback.
Get started .