Congratulations, Grad! Six Messages of Encouragement to Show Your Sphere You Care
Whether you’re looking for something meaningful to write in your new grad’s card or sending a congratulatory note to your clients, Keller Williams CEO, co-founder, and chairman of the board Gary Keller offers numerous words of wisdom and encouragement to use as inspiration.
Keller’s passion for helping young adults succeed extends so far that he founded Keller Williams Kids Can (KWKC) in 2015. The 501(c)(3) is an educational nonprofit with a belief that the cultivation of a growth mindset and limitless goals need to begin as early in life as possible. KWKC leverages the success of Keller Williams by bringing the company’s strengths in education and training to the next generation of world leaders in ANY industry through public events, specifically the Quantum Leap (QL) program.
“Our mission is to empower and equip the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs with the tools needed to remove limiting beliefs, take action, and live a big life,” shares Brandi Lauve, director of KWKC. “We do this by helping people (ages 18-28) answer four key questions:”
- Who am I, and what do I want my life to be about?
- How will I structure my life to support this vision?
- What key relationships do I need to support me along the way?
- How will I fund my mission so I can make the greatest impact?
“For recent graduates, the next chapter of life can feel exciting and uncertain. Yet, while we can’t control some of what is happening around us, we can choose to look at it differently. Our goal is to empower the next generation to get what they want out of life by taking small, yet significant steps to becoming better versions of themselves. And, when we empower others to live authentically and take action on what they want, we change the world!”
Words of Wisdom for New Grads
Help infuse new grads with confidence and wisdom by writing, emailing, or posting a thoughtful message. Like all messages, the best are personalized. Couple Keller’s quotes below with a personal message that fits your voice and tone when writing your congratulatory emails, social media posts, and handwritten notes. And, among many things, keep your messages generous, specific, succinct, and personal.
- “You need people more than they need you. No one ever achieves their true potential alone.”
- “When you take responsibility for your life, you take back your power over your life.”
- “You’re never more than five years from the extraordinary you.”
- “Develop empowering habits. They will define you more than anything else.”
- “For you to appreciate and truly discover your ‘incredible you,’ you’ll need to remove limiting beliefs and focus on unlimiting beliefs.”
- “Taking complete ownership of your outcomes by holding no one other than yourself responsible for them is the most powerful thing you can do to drive your success.”
Give the Gift of Models and Systems
If you’d like to go beyond a congratulatory message, share this at-home guide with the new grads in your sphere. Complete with models from Gary Keller’s QL, the Maximize Your Potential workbook helps young adults move out of fear and uncertainty into growth.
“Right now, the world is offering an opportunity for each of us to step up and be leaders – to forge a path toward a brighter future.”