Help Yourself by Helping Others for Greater Business Success

Helping Others for Success

Helping Others for SuccessI’m sure you have heard this …. “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” is a quote that is thrown around quite liberally. What does it really mean when you put it in the context of business?

This is a phrase that can teach an important lesson about ethics, personal growth, helping others and growing your own business network.

To expand on this, I have found the term “self-made” to often be a misnomer. Sure, maybe I’ve worked 80 hours a week to grow my business from scratch. And maybe I’ve put in the sweat, pounded the pavement to drum up new business, and made the tough decisions that kept me awake at night. But I also had some help along the way and couldn’t possibly be sitting in the position I’m in without it. That help has often been in the form of advice, the gift of someone else’s time, skill set, or network.

I have learned that ‘leaders leave clues’.  And being a leader doesn’t mean you are the biggest, the richest or the best.  A leader is anyone that offers value to others without the expectation of getting back.  Helping others for greater business success is and continues to be the secret, if there is such a thing, for where I am today, and I will add, very grateful for.

Helping Others – Refer Business to Colleagues & Peers

There have been times in my professional life that I have been too overwhelmed to take on new business. However, instead of turning away a potential client, I picked up the phone or emailed a colleague to see if they were available to help. This accomplished two things; in helping others, I was able to help this client, and I was able to give new business to a colleague.

The old saying “What goes around comes around” comes to mind here. Perhaps in the future this colleague will do the same for me. Or, perhaps this colleague will compensate me for the referral, and all it took was a phone call or a simple email.  However, I never expect or require anything in return.  When I was able to completely understand that and feel comfortable with helping others, that is when my business turned around for the good.

The client was able to get what they want, the colleague is grateful for the business, and you were able to spend your time effectively on the tasks you have at hand.

Grow Your Network By Helping Others Succeed

A little advice, constructive criticism, or a word of encouragement can go a long way. If you are who your friends are, it is in your interests to be surrounded by successful people.  Other successful and positive minded people will help to lift each other up.  Understanding this concept will change your business success like no other.

If you have experience and advice that can be passed to others, then be giving, helping others is a wonderful thing to share. Allow people to learn from your mistakes, and they’ll likely open up and help you do the same. A little bit of compassion and dignity – which can be rare in business – will help you boost your own personal brand and grow your network.

If those around you are succeeding with your support, you can bet your bottom dollar those same people will help you along the way too.

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Comments

  1. It is something like give and Take condition. If you will give then you will get. Yes! I am agree with your thought . It is very practical. Nice Post! Thanks!

    • Thanks Shiv and it really is as simple as you state here. Thinking of others first, being a giver first is always what I go by. And isn’t it nice when others believe that as well. Appreciate you stopping by and sharing your comments.

  2. NIce points Lynn,

    It’s very important to build loyal readers or customer for your business and that is possible by offering honest help. This way not only you establish yourself as an expert but also build your brand.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more Pankaj. In business, especially online, being yourself with honest intentions creates an attraction. What better way to build your connects for a solid business success. Thanks for stopping in and sharing your insight!

  3. Lynn, a great post you have wriiten here. This has become a saddening reality that today people dont give any importance to ethics and only aim to make money in whatever way they may like. Your post will be certainly an eye opener for most of us. Thanks for sharing!

    • My only hope is that we have more sincere, honest people online that actually care about other people beside the all mighty buck! By ‘leading’ as your post talks about, in the right way, this will build a more solid online platform for more people to feel confident that the connections they make are honest and true.

      Thank you Lucy for sharing your thoughts on this and hope you visit again soon.

  4. I thinki Blogging is a key tool here. So many people are afraid of giving away ‘free advice’, but I believe that in helping ofther people you are ultimately helping yourself.

    • Blogging is a tremendous vehicle to communicate and build those important connections. So I agree Aileen that blogging when done appropriately, can be a great way in helping others which in turn will attract others and help to build your business. Appreciate you sharing your comments on this topic today.

  5. great tips buddy now am gonna apply these tips in my fure of blogging
    thanx a lot for sharing this information with us
    happy blogging

    • My pleasure Rahul and it is always good to hear that information we share can be helpful to others. You have an amazing day and thank you for taking the time to stop in and share your comments.

  6. great tips
    thanx for share

  7. Practical tips… Thanks for sharing Lynn! Good article

  8. Great post ! Thanks for sharing it….

  9. What you say is so true….true leader shares and cares and builds trust , growth for himself and others
    around them.

  10. “what goes around comes around ” , you help others around you and if not all , most of the people you
    help will respond positively and give back in kind.

  11. Nice to see the article, but most of the people not accepting this truth may be because they do not know about the benefits…

  12. Hi Lynn,

    I couldn’t agree more! I started to see immediate improvements in my business once I start changing my focus from making money to helping more people, all the power to you! :)

    • Awesome, good to hear that Ardiv. I visited your blog and really like the information you share. Appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

      • Thank you for visiting my blog Lynn, the same goes to you for writing this great article! It’s always nice to see fellow EN members doing well in their business! I also noticed that you have multiple blogs, which one do you write the most on? :)

        • After learning about Empower and going through all the training, it made me more aware Ardiv of how much I really didn’t know about online marketing! But I enjoy learning, applying and seeing the results. So I do spend much of my time now to my Empower blog, and then secondly to my learnit2earnitwithlynn.com blog. The social media biz blog was a tester for my consulting biz which I toned that down because of the focus with Empower. Again thanks for your positive feedback!

  13. Dear Lynn , I Totally agree with you as to be successful in online business we have to be friendly with our competitors and this will help us to expose our brand and business online successfully.

  14. It’s always a goods idea to work alongside your “competitors” in your chosen niche and not against them! Nothing worse than the internet Karma Police knocking at your domains door! ;-)

    • Have to agree with you on that Mark! lol I do believe that a giving mindset will only help to return a more positive outcome. It wouldn’t be any fun if you had to keep looking over your shoulder! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments.

  15. Thank Admin for that mind blowing post sir. And i’m a big fan of this website.

  16. I’ve referred lots business to my friends. In turn they send business back to me. The real world is about relationships. People always seem to forget that. Good post here.

  17. Hello Lynn Brown,
    First of all i want to say really a awesome bolg.
    Your really make a great effect on me.
    Your content is very good and i am purely satisfied with you.
    Thanks!

  18. No doubt helping others is necessary foe success!

  19. thank you very much for your very useful information for me and I was amazed by the article that you create is ..
    Thank you very much ..

  20. Inspiring words that make a lot of sense to me personally..
    i have the same mentality to help others but am finding it harder to find people that share my general vision

  21. In blogging helping others is nothing but helping ourselves. Helping others in the field of blogging builds our network and helps us improve our fame.

  22. let’s success together, not alone

  23. To achieve success in not very easy ,it require lots of efforts to achieve it..

  24. I found very interesting stuff on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Collaborative work with your peers and business partners is one way of networking that can propel your business to the top

  26. Hi Ms. Lynn Brown,
    Friends who have a successful and positive minded can help us to be successful, and it happened to me. I always get the advice that can really make me become a successful person.
    Thanks Ms. Lynn Brown for your good tips.

    • A positive mind is so important to your inner self and beliefs. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts on that Riki and so glad to hear that what I share is helping you to achieve your very best success. Thank you for stopping by today, you have an amazing day!

  27. Thinking of others first, being a giver first is always what I go by. We provide more services in major languages including voice over services and captioning.Hindi Video Transcription

  28. Great Conversation! I just want to add that I love your videos and tell folks about you because you give so much. And from the looks of this page, I’m in great company. Thanks again, Lynn!

    • It is a great conversation Donna and I am grateful for your kinds words. Videos have become such an important part to help connect us with our audience. I still remember the very first video I did. I was so scare, didn’t know what to say, but at the time, my video coach told me it didn’t matter. What matters is that you talk from the heart and don’t worry about ‘being perfect’.

      So I appreciate you Donna for taking the time to stop by and offering your wonderful feedback. Hope you enjoy the weekend ahead.

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