Don’t Hold Back Thanks

Don’t Hold Back Thanks

by Michael Feeley April 20, 2022


RECENTLY I WAS told I thank people for their work too much, and it encourages people to relax, get comfortable and not work as hard.

I don’t see it this way.

Gratitude – Appreciation – Thanks – is essential to productivity because it shows how much you value other people and their work.

Receiving specific thanks for your work builds confidence, respect, and pride in yourself and encourages you to do more,
be happier, and help others.

Why hold back from telling the truth and strengthening another person with honest praise – letting them know you see and hear who they are and that what they do matters.

Don’t hold back Thanks. Instead, be generous and thoughtful. Share your gratitude immediately and frequently in person, an email, on Slack, on the phone, a video call, a testimonial, a handwritten note, and even a gift.

Gratitude shows people they have meaning, and it also has a powerful positive good effect on you.


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

Please share this Daily post and thank people for their work.
This also matters – Giving Goodness or Getting Back?


Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

Libby Gill

Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

You, my friend, are the Real Deal.

Matthew Carey

Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

Kathy Karn

Psychotherapist, Photographer and Storyteller /

London ON Canada

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