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What if being valued was the missing piece?

Why Mattering Matters.


Monday is shining even brighter with 295 new members joining our Love Mondays Crew this month! A warm and hearty welcome to each and every one of you 💙 Monday Musing: What if knowing that you matter could be the spark that ignites a wave of positivity in your life and those around you?  


"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."

- Dr. Seuss


Have you ever thought about how important it is to feel that you truly matter?  The unmistakable awareness that you, with your unique qualities and contributions, play an essential role in your life, work, and the world at large. I genuinely hope you experience this, because you absolutely matter.  That feeling of mattering is a powerful force; a fundamental human need that forms the bedrock of your emotional well-being and your sense of self. Professor Isaac Prilleltensky, author of How People Matter, describes mattering as a blend of two vital elements: feeling valued by others and feeling that you add value to those around you.  In the workplace, this sense of mattering is equally pivotal. According to Gallup, when employees see recognition as a vital part of their organisation, they're nearly four times more likely to feel deeply connected to its culture. And those who receive excellent recognition are 20 times more engaged than those who get little or poor recognition.  Helping others feel valued and appreciated is simpler than you might think. It's in those seemingly small yet powerful gestures: a warm greeting and a genuine smile, expressing sincere gratitude, asking more meaningful questions (see image below), engaging in active listening coupled with meaningful eye contact, and involving others in important discussions and decision-making.  And when you show others they matter, you trigger a ripple effect, where everyone basks in the warmth of mattering, and that includes you too. So, on this Monday, how can you make someone feel like they matter today?

Take charge of your Monday.



are there opportunities for improvement when it comes to acknowledging and appreciating the people around you?


recognising at least one person a day for their contributions, whether it's a coworker, family member, or friend.

Decide to:

lead by example and make recognising and valuing others the norm.

Image: Adapted from Zach Mercurio

Here's to a world where all matter a little more, every day. P.S. Don't miss today's edition of Love Mondays More where I dive deep into the shift from belonging to mattering. Join me as I share practical ways to make your team feel truly valued and appreciated.

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