"" bshawise: Good Job

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Good Job



Leah just finished accounting. She's half way done with her MBA. Which means she's going to be an even smarter and sassier business woman. But accounting is her dreaded class. I remember her complaining about it in undergrad. You would've thought it was a 7 foot tall, very real and very relentless bully that lived with her for a quarter. Some people hate dentists, tax season, bears, Barack Obama, Raisin Bran. Leah hates accounting. So I am very proud to say GOOD JOB (a la Jason Mraz) because she got an A in the class. She worked her pants off. Hello! And let her calculator know who's boss. She got past something that defeated her in the past. She won. And that deserves a celebratory song.

I'd like to challenge everyone to say, "Good job!" to someone today. I did it a bunch this weekend at work and it felt really great. For me and the receiver. I don't think we don't say "good job" enough to each other. We're awesome at saying it to kids for silly, petty things like trying peas and throwing paint around in the name of art. Let's say it to some adults today. Might be fun. Sing them this song. It's really freaking catchy.

7 comments:

Craig said...

This TED talk is about the power of saying "thank you"...it's only 3 minutes long. Someone forwarded this to me the same day I read this post, so thought I'd pass it along.
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/laura_trice_suggests_we_all_say_thank_you.html

John Arns said...

Great encouragement for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

WAY TO GO LEAH !!

John Arns said...

Thanks Craig. Amazing how much power exists in affirming someone for what they do and who they are. little things do matter to people.

John Arns said...

well, not necessarily LITTLE things...

Steve Fuller said...

Brad,

Good job on this post.

Check.

mariakae said...

Yah Leah! Good Job!

Brad H said...

I feel like that picture is making fun of accountants. Not very nice Mr. Wise.