We have a very special program here at Senior Marketing Specialists. It was derived from the theory presented by Tom Roth, in his bestselling book, How Full is Your Bucket?

The Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket

Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful.

Each of us also has an invisible dipper. When we use that dipper to fill other people’s buckets — by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions — we also fill our own bucket. But when we use that dipper to dip from others’ buckets — by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions — we diminish ourselves.

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic.

But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That’s why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another’s buckets, or we can dip from them. It’s an important choice — one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.

Here at SMS each and every one of us actually have a bucket. And any praise, thanks, or happy thoughts and appreciative notes we have for our other team mates goes into those buckets.  It is our goal for everyone’s buckets to runneth over!”

“So proud of our team today….these are all “drops in the bucket” written today- encouraging and positive notes to their teammates!! Now more than ever – we need more kindness in this world!! Thanks to everyone!!” – JoAnn Wray

“This great team wrote over 150 notes of praise and thanks to each other in a day alone. Couldn’t be prouder of each and every one!  – Chris Kiley