As genuinely as possible, we gave out compliments to people outside of our family.
How did I feel before trying this challenge?
I thought this would be a nice challenge that would hopefully bring a smile to other people’s faces.
How did I feel during the challenge?
I enjoyed the challenge. It was tough at times to come up with a genuine compliment.
How do I feel after the challenge?
This was a nice challenge. It wasn’t really that hard, but it was fun to have a reminder to say nice things to people.
What did I learn?
It doesn’t take much to let people know what you like about them. I should do this more often.
Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed, is a journalist and writer with over 15 years of expertise in travel, business and marketing education, health, and local Austin, Texas events.
With a Master's degree in education from Texas State University and a Business Foundations Certification from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Rachel's extensive background is highlighted by her published works and contributions to prestigious publications, including HuffPost, Hometalk, Matador Network, AP News, and MSN.com, as well as on her own platforms, Rachel K. Belkin, Elkin Bay, and Probe the Globe.
Beyond her accomplishments in writing, Rachel is a sought-after educator, teaching businesses effective marketing strategies and content creation techniques. Notably, she successfully built a blog from scratch in 2008, ultimately selling it for six figures in 2021.
Rachel's commitment to advocacy is exemplified by her role on the Breast Cancer Resource Center Advisory Council, particularly contributing to the success of the Young Survivor Project. Rachel is also an experienced public speaker with appearances on TV segments for Fox 7 Austin, KXAN, and CBS Austin and as a speaker at conferences and professional networking meetings for business owners and cancer survivors.