We have been incredibly lucky to know and meet with so many people that have been willing to help us establish and grow our company. Many of these people are doing a lot of incredible things and could easily say they were too busy to give us their time. But they didn't. They made time to help someone, to help us achieve our goals. What does that say about them?
Many of these people have told us that other people did the same for them, and they wanted to pass along the favor knowing that when people help each other, everyone wins! This has inspired us to never be too busy to help someone, to give them a few minutes on the phone, meet them for coffee, or devote a small amount of time for a favor.
Never be too busy to help others. Everyone is busy, but a quick coffee, video chat, or phone call could mean the world for that person, and you would be amazed at the personal benefits that will come for you, including happiness and fulfillment. If you can't make time, think about how you are prioritizing activities in your life. Are you a slave to your schedule? Are you making the most of your time?
On the contrary, if you are asking for someone's time, be respectful of their time and make it as easy as possible for them to help you. Don't ask them for help on something that will require an overwhelming amount of time or effort. And when possible, try to make the meeting mutually beneficial, at the very least asking that person about what they do and seeing if there is any way for you to help them also!
What did you think of this post? When was the last time you made time out of your schedule to help someone? Let us know in the comments!
Want to read another post about helping others? Check out our Call To Action post about volunteering in your community!