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As the owner of a gifting company, today’s guest felt his was living out of alignment. Gifting involves expressing your love and appreciation to the people you care about, yet John didn’t feel this value featured highly enough in his life.
Something had to change – so John committed to send FIVE handwritten thank you cards every day for one year. The Mr Thank You Project was born.
But what started as a challenge quickly morphed into an incredible journey of self-expression, personal growth, and deepening relationships.
When you think about thank you cards, you traditionally imagine obligatory notes sent after receiving a gift. But John knew those letters would get dry and boring pretty soon! So he decided to write cards that truly appreciated someone for who they are and what they’d done for him. It was a decision that forced John to be vulnerable and put his heart on the line, but the results – as you’ll see in this episode – were life-changing.
I became hyper-aware of my emotional state every day because if you have to sit down and write someone a thank you card, you can’t be in a lame, negative, upset attitude. Well, you can but it’s not going to be a very good card.
In this episode John reveals the nitty gritty about what happened during his one-year Mr Thank You project.
He tells some incredible stories of compassion, appreciation, and love for the most unlikely people who changed his life as he touched theirs.
I promise, John will transform the way you look at thank you cards. This episode exposes their true power not only to transform your relationships, but also influence the core of who you are and how you show up in the world.
Fair warning! Don’t be surprised if you get an urge to rush to the nearest store after this episode to buy a pack of cards. There’s something about John’s story that compels you to want to start writing notes of your own 🙂
And that is John’s mission. Through the Mr Thank You Project, John is determined to elevate the level of gratitude in the world by 1% by inspiring people to write 74 million thank you letters.
So grab your cup and get ready for a masterclass as I hand you over to the inspirational, Mr Thank You himself – John ‘Izzy’ Israel.
Curiosity is the birthplace of appreciation and appreciation is the start point of empathy. When we have empathy, we can develop compassion and when we have compassion, we can literally connect with anybody.
JOHN “IZZY” ISRAEL