We All Need A Little Recognition!


Every day we all work hard to achieve the best we can in life. You may work hard in your job or be striving to build a successful business, you might be trying to provide a stable and secure upbringing for your children or you could even be trying to excel in a certain hobby or sport. Whatever you’re looking to achieve in life you will almost always reach a point in your journey when you ask yourself ‘Why do I bother?’

It’s not that you don’t care anymore and it’s not that you’re thinking of quitting, it’s just that from time to time the stress and pressure of life can get the better of you. If you’ve ever hit that low point it’s probably because you’re feeling a lack of recognition for the effort you’re putting in. Whether you’re a worker, an entrepreneur, a mother, a father, an artist or even a child looking to make your parents proud, we all need some sort of recognition for the effort we put into our endeavors.

This recognition can come in many forms. It may be a pat on the back from your boss, positive feedback from a satisfied client, a bunch of flowers from your partner, a homemade card from your kids or a simple declaration of love.

Recognition For Money Bulldog

Last night I received an email from my friend Sean over @ One Smart Dollar to let me know that Money Bulldog has been nominated for the accolade of Top Personal Finance Blog of 2012 which you can vote on here. I’ve been blogging away on Money Bulldog for almost a year now and I have to admit there have been times when I’ve asked myself is it worth it?

I’ve always loved finance and I have also worked in the field. I’ve seen how often people get ripped off by the very people who are supposed to be helping them. Although being nominated for a blog award is a relatively small achievement in the grand scheme of things, these little nods of recognition can be just what you need to keep you going when things are getting on top of you.

I think most personal finance bloggers would agree that if they can help just a few people to improve their lot in life then all the effort they put into their blogs would be worth it. With that in mind I hope you find some gems of information in the following blog posts from some friends of mine.

Canadian Budget Binder ~ The Grocery Game Challenge #6 February 4-10, 2013~ What Foods Not To Eat, Organic and Gardening

Modest Money ~ How Can Invoice Discounting Help Your Business?

See Debt Run ~ Mouths to Feed

One Smart Dollar ~ Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Real Estate

Debt Round Up ~ The First Step to Recovery is to Admit You Don’t Have a Budget

Budget And The Beach ~ Designing Your Dream Job

Frugal Rules ~ Giveaway: Can Frugal Shoppers Give Good Gifts?

Average Joe Money ~ Life Insurance: Why People Choose the Wrong Amount

Reach Financial Independence ~ February goal: Declutter my digital and online life

Work Save Live ~ Debt Movement Update – It’s Time to Rock, I Salute You!

Money Bulldog also got a few mentions around the web last week so I’d also like to say thanks to ~ Frugal Rules, One Smart Dollar, Canadian Budget Binder, Reach Financial Independence, Modest Money, Work Save Live, Live Well On Less.

21 Responses to We All Need A Little Recognition!

  1. Thanks a ton for the mention Adam, I really appreciate it! I love it when I get to help people through my site…actually I have a really neat reader question post about that on Monday! Have a great weekend!

  2. Jason @ WSL says:

    There is a show here in the US called “Undercover Boss” that I watch each Friday night, and that show clearly illustrates how far a little recognition for a job well done goes. My friend and I were even talking about that over lunch a few days ago: he’s been a little down/nervous about his job lately simply because he believes he’s doing a good job but there never is acknowledgement of that from his bosses.

    For leaders/managers out there: a pat on the back or a candid “excellent job” meeting will go a long way for your employees.

    Congrats on getting recognized as one of the top blogs of 2012! There are a few big boys that are running away with the competition, but hopefully we can all have a respectable showing. 🙂

    • I’m so happy just to have the nomination! I know the big hitters will get most of the votes but that’s something to aim for next year! 🙂 Have a great weekend Jason

    • eemusings says:

      I’ve never watched that show, but the concept fascinates me! I hear some of the bosses make radical changes after seeing the reality of life on the shop floor, so to speak.

  3. Thanks so much for the blog mention. I totally agree with what you said! It’s like just when you’re ready to throw in the towel, you are given a little gem of hope, and it makes it all worth it! 🙂 Good luck with the voting!

  4. Pauline says:

    Thanks for the mention, and congrats on the nomination! Keep it up, it is really worth it, and you are doing a great job.

  5. Average Joe says:

    Man…words well spoken. If one person gets one good tip, its so, so worth the time. Thanks for mentioning our life insurance piece!

  6. Do or Debt says:

    Congrats on the nomination! It’s nice to feel supported in your endeavors….personal finance is just that, personal and it’s nice to know people are interested!

  7. I agree mate, I think all PF Bloggers really want to help their fans to understand personal finance and how it may relate to them. We are all champs and deserve a pat on the back. Keep up the good work mate, I enjoy reading your site, reminds me of home. Cheers

  8. Well done on being nominated and great article! We all need a bit of recognition/ appreciation at times!

  9. Thanks for the recognition. It does go a long way. Sometimes you feel that you are just talking to yourself. Keep up the great work here and hopefully we have chance for the contest.

  10. Jose says:

    Congrats on the nomination! Praise and recognition is do often overlooked in the corporate world, which is a shame considering the dividends it pays. I like Jason’s reference to the show “Undercover Boss”. What an eye opener to the CEO’s and Sr executives that I’ve seen participating in those shows. It would be refreshing to see that happen in more companies.

    • Thanks Jose, I really like that program and we have a UK version over here too. People sometimes choose to stay in lower paid jobs just because they feel appreciated in the company which they work, so it can certainly pay dividends to give credit where it’s due.

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