You know, the little people. The ones behind the scenes. The unsung heroes. The ones who makes things happen but receive very little of the credit.
The little people matter, and I won’t ever forget that. As I mentioned in my last post, I spent the weekend a couple weeks ago on a plantation. On the plantation there is a cooking and cleaning staff, a staff in charge of the barn, kennel, and hunting operations, and a management crew. They are the people that make the place run, day in and day out.
The most amazing part is this: you wouldn’t even notice them if you weren’t careful. Every meal we had food on our plate, every night our beds were made and pillows fluffed, the horses were saddled and ready to go for our horseback ride, etc etc. The so-called “little people” aka not the bosses or people constantly in the spotlight make the little things happen. Little things make all of the difference in the world, whether we’re talking about business, school-work, art, or whatever else it is that you’re interested in.
Never understimate the value the little people bring to an organization. You may not be where you are today without them. Alternatively, they may be your boss one day. Every big person on tv or in the papers started out as a little person at some point in life.
Treat the ‘little people’ right. Give them praise and recognition. They make organizations run. In more ways than one they are the ‘important people.’