I just received an incredible message on LinkedIn. It read:
“Jim. I was responding to someone else’s message and saw your name. It hit me that I have never properly thanked you for giving me a chance way back in 2006. You had no good reason to hire me based on the “normal” profile but gave me a chance.
That faith changed my life, honestly.
It pulled me out of an industry that did not value people and gave me opportunities that I would never have had. I just wanted to let you know how that one mundane hiring decision impacted my family and me and to tell you how much I appreciate the faith you had in me.”
I’m not sharing this to point out something I did 14 years ago. I’m sharing it because of this:
You never know the impact you could have on someone’s life today.
Life isn’t about money or business success. It’s all about people and relationships.
Is there someone who’s kindness or actions changed your life? Write to them. Tell them. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to receive this message yesterday.