It is much easier to do something for someone else than it is myself.
Maybe you feel the same, or maybe you just want to make a bigger impact in the world. Networking doesn't need to about you. It can be about others. I find it much easier, more comfortable, and more rewarding to help someone else than to ask for help.
Any connection is someone you can potentially help with something in the future. And it doesn't matter if they are professional, personal, customer, client, corporate, friend, foe...
So today I'm encouraging everyone to comment with at least one way they have helped someone else through your connections. OR some suggestion for helping others at GHC. I will start with a couple of examples:
- Got my friend Caroline a short term contract job just when she got laid off and really needed a boost.
- Got donated supplies for another friend's non-profit project from my hobby supplier.
- I plan to connect people with mentor-mentee possibilities.
- I plan to ask the question, "So what do you want to be when you grow up", and be a sounding board for their thoughts.
Please add your thoughts to the discussion!!