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Thoughtfulness is Contagious: A Core Value Story

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Last week, Lauryn and I were in the courtyard working on our marketing content for the upcoming week. As we were wrapping up she asked me out of nowhere, “Have you ever heard of the musical Dear Evan Hansen?”

“No,” I answered. “Why do you ask?” 

Lauryn responded, “I’ve seen it and I just know you would absolutely love it. It’s playing at The Kennedy Center this month — Scott and I want to buy you two tickets as a sign of thanks for all the hard work that you do here.” 

When I went home and told my roommates and friends about this conversation they were speechless. They couldn’t believe a company would do something like that for one of their team members. 

I could. 

Don’t get me wrong — I was completely surprised. But this gesture is just one of many examples of the Stories Inc. culture and how we are Authentic and Thoughtful (we take Ownership, too, but that’s a story for another post). 

We’re in the business of stories. Storytelling is contagious, and in our small office we’re sharing them all the time. This creates a really strong, authentic connection between our team members. We really know each other and are invested in each other’s happiness. 

And because we are Thoughtful, when an opportunity comes about to show gratitude or create a positive experience for someone, we try to make it happen. And that starts at the top with Scott and Lauryn. 

Like stories, thoughtfulness is contagious: my eyes are peeled for the next chance to pay this gesture forward.