Say weird things. Say strange things. Say uncommon things.
Let me give some backstory first. Our company did very well in 2017. Because of this all employees are blessed with a large bonus. We just found out how large that bonus is the other day. We are all excited about it.
I was working at my desk this morning and the director of the property and casualty underwriters was working next to me. He got up to go get coffee and stopped to tell me thank you for everything our team did to work towards our company’s goals. We’re not even in the same department or anything, my team didn’t do anything special…he was just noticing the small things we did do and recognizing it.
I kind of smiled and nodded because I didn’t even understand what he was saying at first. Like why would he be thanking me!? No one has ever thanked me like that before just randomly at work. It caught me completely off guard and seemed very strange. But then I thought about it and he clarified after probably seeing the confusion on my face and I was blown away.
Why is this random act of kindness so strange to hear? He went out of his way to simply say thanks and pay notice to me and my team and the small role we play in our company. That really brightened my day, it gave me some purpose and energy.
After he walked away I thought what a weird thing to say. What an uncommon thing to do. Ultimately though what an impact this man is leaving by being and looking different than the world. He has a killer instinct! He is out fighting the good fight no matter what the world looks like or what others may say.
That’s my encouragement today. Be a Killer! Read more about having a Killer Instinct!
His actions really reminded me of Romans 12:2 & Philippians 2:3-4 (my two goals for 2018) Read my blog for 2018 – Intentional Reflection
Go out of your way to be uncomfortable and give someone props for what they do. Just put others interests above your own even if it means acting strange and doing something that people don’t typically do.
Look for opportunities to lift someone up and see if you don’t catch some joy in the process.