About The Noticer Project

What is The Noticer Project?

The Noticer Project is a worldwide movement to "notice" the five most influential people in your life!

Noticing those five people can be as private (just a letter or email) or as public (posting to your Facebook page or joining The Noticer Project Facebook group) as you choose, but this grassroots movement is meant to encourage us to step outside our busy schedules and avoid waiting until a wedding, graduation or even a funeral to take notice of the special, influential people in our lives.

Not every person that you choose to "notice" has to be an old friend or family member. It might be that you choose to notice a Good Samaritan that changed your life or someone like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King, whose sacrifice made a difference for you many years later. The important thing is that by noticing those who have made a difference for you, you not only acknowledge their contribution, but you may gain a new perspective on your own life.

Who started The Noticer Project?

The Noticer Project is inspired by The Noticer, the latest release from internationally known speaker and novelist Andy Andrews.

Read more about why Andy started The Noticer Project here.

How do I participate?

There are a number of ways to get involved in The Noticer Project. The first step is to think about the five people who have made the biggest impact on your life. Once you have made your list, it is time to "notice" the role they have played in shaping who you are.

Often we wait for such conversations until it's too late—avoiding such a situation is what The Noticer Project is all about. Once you have decided who you would like to "notice" in your life, it's time to decide how you want to go about recognizing them.

How do I notice people?

There are no rules for how you have to "notice" those on your list, but here are a few ideas:

  • Take a friend or family member to lunch or coffee
  • Writer a letter to an old friend
  • Make a phone call
  • Make a donation to a charity in the name of someone you respect
  • Plan a weekend away with your group of friends

More public ways to notice those who made the difference for you include:

  • Post a note on your Facebook account titled "The Noticer Project" and tag the five people you have noticed
  • Join The Noticer Project Facebook Group
  • Write a blog post about those who have impacted your life
  • Broadcast your five friends on Twitter with a link to a blog post about why you made those choices

Follow The Noticer Project on Twitter at www.twitter.com/noticerproject

Is there something I can say to describe The Noticer Project to friends in an email?

Since it is in its early stage, as The Noticer Project begins, there may be some that do not know what it is or where it originated. Since much of the success of this important movement is tied to people's willingness to "pay it forward" and continue to notice additional people after they have been noticed, it is important for you to let them know that you're noticing them as part of The Noticer Project. Here is sample text that you are welcome to include:

"The Noticer Project is a worldwide movement to "notice" the five most influential people in your life! Noticing those five people can be as private (just a letter or email) or as public (posting to your Facebook page or joining The Noticer Project Facebook group) as you choose, but the movement is meant to encourage us to step outside our busy schedules and avoid waiting until a wedding, graduation or even a funeral to take notice of the special, influential people in our lives. By noticing those who have made a difference for you, you not only acknowledge their contribution, but you may gain a new perspective on your own journey. If you are noticed, you are encouraged to continue the movement by 'noticing' five people in your life!"