Supporting others is selfish!
Why would I say that?
Because, ultimately, it will help grow your network and business!
Building a business can feel like an endless list of tasks and to-do lists – I know because I’ve been there. And to be honest, it’s pretty lonely.
Here are some of the benefits I’ve experienced by supporting others:
Collaboration Over Competition, Always
It’s easy to see everyone as your competitor, but there is SO much more value in considering them as potential collaborators! The best way to start is by reaching out, find a time to connect and support them in whatever ways you can. When you support others, it creates a positivity in the workplace, encouraging collaboration and open communication. Create environments that support you when you bring an idea to the table, it creates opportunities for growth and development.
Creating a Positive Work Environment
High fives and pat on the backs all around! Having a supportive team that gives you big ups for everything you’re doing is an essential part of any successful business. When you support others, you create a symbiotic relationship that can fosters a positive work environment. Supporting others increases collaboration and excitement towards a common goal. When one of you wins, you all win.
Good Intentions Matter
What goes around comes around. However, it’s essential that you lead with authenticity and good intentions. You’re supporting others because you genuinely enjoy seeing them succeed. I say that giving is the most selfish thing you can do because when you give back and support others, when you give feedback, advice or help, it always comes back to you, either now or later. That’s why it’s vital to be supportive, even if they’re in your industry. Business is not a one-way street – and everyone dislikes one-way streets anyways.
Building a Reputation
When you support others, you build a reputation as a giving and selfless person. You’re the hype person that people want to work with. People want to work with others who have good intentions and are always willing to lend a hand. Your reputation is an essential part of your business, and by supporting others, you can create a positive image for yourself and your company.
It’s no secret that supportive and collaborative environments create mutual growth opportunities for everyone involved. It’s not just about helping one person; it’s about creating a community of people who can help and support each other. It’s about creating new opportunities for collaboration, business ventures, and high-quality referrals.
Remember, when one person wins, everyone wins.