I am all about giving back and helping others without compensation or reciprocation expected in return. So much so, that I started a community for women in business and have self funded it for the last 2 years. I’m not looking for props or recognition. I tell you that simply as an example of how innate it is for me to give back.
I recently was reviewing and watching some interviews I had done for my community. Now mind you, I do the interviews and then I watch them after the fact for re-purposing needs, but I don’t always get to just sit and watch them as a viewer. It’s nice when I get that opportunity because it allows me to sit back and learn. I am able to embrace and dive into the topic that the guest is educating us on in the video. It hit me how giving and gracious our guests are. They give away their knowledge, free resources, downloads, checklists and even consultations all for FREE. This is their hard earned experience and knowledge! (Sidebar: I do actually ask them to give away content that you as the viewer can go implement into your business or life immediately…but still…)
I am really grateful for all of our past guests and upcoming future guests for the invaluable gifts and resources they donate to our community.
Let me back up for a moment. One of my core philosophies comes from the title. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats. This saying is as old as the ages (No JFK did not come up with it.). When you support others, you are lifting them up. You are literally reaching a hand down or back to help someone up.
Are YOU reaching down to help others up?
No, this is not a requirement in life to help others. When you do it just means that you have some goodness in you. Even the most hard core people I know have an ounce of goodness in them. My challenge to you is this: reach back, help someone in need and operate with grace!
Below are some of my favorite quotes about service and giving back. My hope is that you will find inspiration to stretch yourself and help others.