“What’s the best thing that happened to you today?”
I challenge you to greet everyone in this way – watch their faces light up!
Begin your staff meetings with asking everyone to answer the question “what’s the best thing that happened to you since we last met” – it will transform the group dynamics! You will be amazed at how much better the meetings flow and at the improvement in creativity and ideas.
Leave it as a message on your voice mail! “Hi – I can’t take your call right now but if you tell me the best thing that’s happened to you all day – I’ll call you back!”
Ask your colleagues to do this daily, as well as your clients, customers and family.
Asking this question will make you popular!
If you do this consistently, people will look forward to seeing you, because for some reason that they won’t understand, they will like being around you and feel good when they are with you.
Remember this is a very sophisticated way to change a persons physiology as they release ‘happy’ drugs when they recall something pleasant!
The field of positive psychology proves that a ratio of 3:1 positive comments or experiences or feelings a day to negative transforms workplaces and people! If you are scoring an average of 3:1 positive: negative in your workday, you will flourish! At home, the science shows us it is 5:1!!
Every time you greet a person with “what’s the best thing….” You will be giving them one positive! Every time they greet you with it, YOU will have a positive experience.
Remember – three to one – positive to negative – go for it!
For Families: Please, please, please make this a family ritual – so that every night it’s a tradition to ask everyone in your family or home ‘What’s the best thing that happened to you today?’ It’s a great way to find out what is happening in your children or spouses lives, and it will transform the atmosphere in your home each night.