Have you seen a colleague who’s struggling over a problem and you want to help them but you don’t know how?
Look around you and your immediate circle – your family, friends, local social organizations, or even your neighbors. There are a lot of people who need different kinds of help so always take the initiative to address them even in the simplest ways.
Finding out what is truly valuable to someone should be the first rule of assisting others. You might waste time and effort assisting someone with something they didn’t even want. Make an effort to find out where they require assistance and keep this in mind when you come across an opportunity.
Consider the resources you’ve put in and whether they can benefit someone else. Perhaps a developer on your team has some spare time, and one of your contacts requires assistance with a brief project. Keep those underutilized or untapped resources in mind and try to link them with those who can benefit from them.
You are offering your voice to people who do not have one by supporting a cause you believe in. The more individuals that get together to support a cause, the more awareness it will generate. And that awareness can lead to changes in government policies or the public’s perception of a problem. In short, it has the potential to transform lives.
With our talents, knowledge, and abilities, we can also help people in so many ways. Don’t hesitate to provide your expertise for free if someone or a community needs it to advance their good cause.
Others may simply wish to share their difficulties and stories with you. Being silent and listening to them is invaluable at times like this. Allowing others to share their stories and concerns can help to relieve their burdens and provide psychological and emotional support.
Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to someone. Set aside some time to assist someone, even if it’s not anything as visible as a webinar or podcast. You might also volunteer your time to help the community. Participate in coastal cleanups, volunteer for a local charity, and do many more activities. You can help in a variety of ways by volunteering your time.
Kindness is never overrated, regardless of what others say. Each of us is engaged in our own conflict so being kind is the least you can do for others. Choose compassion over judgment and love over hatred. Choose to be kind at all times.
Helping others has the potential to throw your schedule off and cost you time, money, and other resources. It’s not always easy to help people however, willpower and social awareness are all you need to start the deed. #LiveTheGreatLife #RubenLicera #HelpPeople