Tag: Helping Others

April 30, 2017
DFI Blog - Life Advice Catch People Doing Something Right

One of the oldest and wisest sayings I’ve learned in my career is, “Catch people doing something right, and then acknowledge it”. At first, I thought this phrase was about changing other people. The idea to me was to encourage the best in children, family friends and employees. I continue to see that this works in all aspects of life. It is a highly effective technique.

What I didn’t recognize for years was that this worn out homily also has a profound influence on the one who is catching people doing something right.

Once you start looking for what’s right in the world, it begins to change the way you look at the world around you and actually changes your brain. There is even growing evidence that these changes can be genetically passed on to your children.