How Can You Help?
This image means “help” in sign language.
Several years ago my husband and I took some sign language classes so we could communicate with our friends mother who was deaf.
There were times we weren’t sure of the “exact” sign to use to communicate with her but she always helped. She appreciated that we were taking the time to learn her language.
When I teach the Art of Networking I talk about the main thing you do when you go to an event is seek ways to help other people. When you do that it totally changes how you view networking.
There are a variety of ways we can help people. Ways that we don’t even realize.
For instance what comes natural to you may be harder for someone else.
How can you help?
By sharing your natural talents.
Here’s a perfect example. I was having a conversation with someone the other day about doing some interviews with women in our area. I’m going to call this women Mary (obviously not her real name). Mary gives presentations on finding your inner goddess. When she told me that immediately what popped into my mind was the woman who gave me such a fabulous book review. In part she said, “I woke up her inner goddess”. She also said my book was motivational.
My goal for these interviews is to let other women know that there are women just like them who are starting and growing businesses every day. They face the same challenges, the same time constraints but they do it.
The interviews are not about “selling” themselves it’s about sharing their motivational story. The ones that make you say: “If they can do it so can I”.
As I proceeded to tell Mary my reason for the interviews, what she said surprised me. Her statement was: “I never thought of telling motivational stories.” That’s when I realized I just helped her and I didn’t even know I was doing it. I was doing what comes natural to me.
You see here she is trying to awaken the inner goddess in women but if you don’t share motivational stories of how women changed their minds, changed their mindset and made themselves a success you aren’t going to reach the women you are trying to help.
There are ways you can help people too.
It may be in ways you don’t realize. For example when I was thinking of a name for my online learning website I thought about several names. Then I did what I tell my coaching clients to do. I went to the testimonials my clients have given me. I also spoke to those who read my book. What did they say? They said when they read my book they were motivated and inspired. They were empowered. To me in order to help people you need to also nurture them. Help them grow and succeed.
Once I listened and read what they said I realized I was doing four things that just came natural: Motivate, Inspire, Nurture and Empower. That’s the MINE system of Learning!
It still gives me goosebumps to think I was able to use what comes naturally to me and become the Founder of this amazing vehicle that can help you others.
If you feel you have that motivational story that can help other women, one that needs to be told then I want to talk to you.
I want to help you see that sharing your story is a way you can help others by doing what you naturally do. Even though you don’t realize it.
The motto of The MINE System of Learning is: Join, Grow, Succeed. Why don’t you join me today?
I look forward to connecting with you.
Founder of The Mine System Of Learning Business coach, Award Winning Videographer and Photographer
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