I recently received a LinkedIn invitation from a colleague I have not worked with for more than ten years. In her request, she thanked me for the help I provided with her issue. That's right, her single issue from ten years ago. Wow. Her words stopped me dead in my tracks. Initially I was flattered that I had made a difference in her professional life, albeit in a small way. But as I considered her note more, I realized there have been many people along my journey that have helped me too. Have I reached out to them lately to say thank you? GUILTY!
How about you? Have you taken the time to reach back one, five, or ten years to send someone a note to say thank you? I know it's on my task list for today.
I'd love to hear from you.