Develop the habit of always being there and encouraging others. In doing so you will notice that more and more folks seem to magically appear and do the same for you.
In reality there’s no magic formula to it. Think about how you feel when you never seem to hear from someone unless they are in need of something. Do you find yourself with an overwhelming desire to help them?
Even when you do help them, are you left with a feeling of unease? Wondering why they never seem to be around when you could use them, or when times are good? Admit it, right or wrong, we’ve all felt this way to some degree or another.
Build the goodwill before you need to tap into it…
If you will always remember that you must put in the time and build up goodwill with others long before you find yourself in need you will be way ahead of the game.
Those who wait until they have a need to ever reach out to those around all to often find themselves surprised when there’s a shortage of people willing to lend a helping hand.
Put the time in to develop win, win relationships with other people long before you need to ask for any help yourself and you will find that someone is always there to pick you up in your time of need.
Think of it like gardening. To reap a great harvest you have to let the vegetables grow. If you pick the vegetables before they’re ripe you’ll be in trouble. The same is true for not tending to and cultivating the personal and professional relationships in your life.
If you will spend time creating value in the lives of those around you, you won’t have to worry whether or not there will be anyone there for you when you can use a helping hand.
— It’s your life, LIVE BIG! Josh Hinds
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