Success is not about you; it requires others. You need to help others reach their dreams if you want to reach yours. It’s ok to place others before you.
As a leader, in business and in life, your every move—what you do and don’t do, what you say and don’t say, and how you do and say it—are watched and processed by others. In my experience, what distinguishes those who attain top positions or build great organizations is a willingness to help others achieve their goals.
Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized that most of my best clients, partners and relationships have come from me helping someone.
Helping others isn’t always easy. It can sometimes derail your schedule and cost you time, money and other resources. It can even be interpreted the wrong way. However, keep these tips in mind for some easy ways to show your connections that they truly matter to you.