Thank You Notes? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

It’s the 22nd day of the 90 Day Thank You Note Challenge.  Today (or sometime this week), you should be writing your fourth thank you note to a deserving recipient.  It’s about time I get Matt McWilliams to chime in here on the challenge.  Matt’s bio is at the end of the post, but I’d like to add my two cents.  Matt is the “founder” of the Thank You Revolution.  He blogs daily about life and leadership, and he has a contagious energy and enthusiasm.  After you read this post, leave a comment, and write your thank you note, head over to Matt’s blog for some more encouragement worth reading.

Thank You Notes? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

Jon and I keep telling you to write thank you notes.

But you say “I don’t have time for that.”

Excuse me? You don’t have five or ten (or thirty if you really go crazy) minutes a week to completely change your life? Yes, I said that.


And no, that is not an exaggeration.

Want to know what the wealthiest of the wealthy do? They write thank you notes. On paper. With a pen. And they pay for the postage. And they started long before they were wealthy.


Because that’s what successful people do. They do things that 90% of the population says they don’t have the time to do. Like writing handwritten thank you notes and putting smiles on the faces of others.

Money isn’t the only reason to start this habit. It’s a good one, but far from the only one. This habit also changes you on the inside. Do you know what really happens inside of you when you write a thank you note? Find out here. That post will rock your world.

The Revolution will change you. It will cause you to act differently.

It will cause you to smile more.

It will even change the way you treat people.

I don’t say this because I think it’s true or hope that it happens to you. I say it because it’s happened to me and it’s completely backed by science. I prove it here.

So, I’ve told you now that this simple practice is like a magic formula to make you wealthier, healthier, and happier. What are you going to do with that?

You have two choices:

Blow it off.

Join the Revolution.

Broke, unhappy, and less healthy.

Rich, happy, and healthier.

It’s time to decide.

How have hand-written thank you notes impacted your life?

BIO: Matt McWilliams is from the south but reluctantly lives in Fort Wayne, IN. He blogs about personal growth, business, and leadership at and tweets about the #ThankYouRevolution and more at @MattMcWilliams2 (don’t forget the 2 or you get an egg).