Last Monday was our All-Staff Training Day and we were very lucky to have Barbara Glanz speak to all of our employees about Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm in the workplace.
In the afternoon, Barbara led us in an activity about appreciation. We were asked to close our eyes and think about someone who had made an impact on our life, whether personally or professionally. After we thought about it, we had about 5 minutes to write that person a thank you note. As she wrapped up the activity, she encouraged us to actually send the letters to that person.
As I sat with my eyes closed thinking about all the people that had influenced me in my life, I started to think about Crash and what the network and group of people involved has meant to me and how it has influenced me. When it was time to start writing, I found myself scribbling away to “Crash”. Now, I don’t think I broke any rules by addressing my letter to Crash, and if I did, oh well.
Now, I’m following Barbara’s advice and “sending” my letter.
Thank you so much for igniting my passion for credit unions and opening my eyes to a whole group of young adults who are as passionate or even more passionate than I am. I’ve been so incredibly inspired by everyone in this group to learn and do more with regards to my professional life.
Without my Crash experience, I would not be as excited and motivated about my career and what I’m doing. I also wouldn’t be as determined and motivated, if at all, to strive for changes and innovations for the industry.
To each and every Crasher: Keep on pushing the limit. Never ever stop believing in yourself, your career, your goals, others, and credit unions. We can’t do this without you.
Hugs and such,
Who would you write your letter to?