Learn to Help Others: Karma is Money to a Writer
If you’re trying to grow your own business, seek first to help others and then the rest will fall into place
When it is all said and done, one of the most important aspects of all of our lives should be the impact we have made in others. That is one of the main reasons people start to write. Regardless of what place you’re at in your career you should realize that helping people is the way to get what you want, or what you need. When you can create an atmosphere of being helpful then you will reap the rewards of it in your career, and especially in your writing.
One of the main objects for any manager is to get more out of their team. A good manager wants more cohesiveness, which will lead to more productive work being accomplished, which will lead to more results, which leads to the manager and his team not only looking good to the rest of the organization, but most importantly they will be successful in their goals. This is the same if your organization has 10,000 employees or if you’re a lone writer with your own business.
Getting others to be successful creates a plethora of opportunities for them, and it creates a great amount of career opportunities for yourself. When your employees, or readers, feel like you’re helping them, then they are more inclined to help you achieve whatever goal of the month you are pushing.
When you go out of your way to help them, then you create a relationship of trust between you and that individual. This creates a connection that becomes part of the person’s self-conscious. That individual then has something inside of them that makes them like you.
They want to help you in return, even if they don’t even know it.
The more you get out of your comfort zone and genuinely help others, then the more opportunities will come your way. I firmly believe that, and it certainly holds true in my life. More and more opportunities will be provided to those who have built a network of individuals who are thankful for something you’ve done for them.
A lot of people talk about karma as a physical substance. I am not going to debate whether that is true or not, but I will say that karma, or something like it, is very real.
Karma to me is simply a word that signifies the fact that the more you give of yourself (your time, talents, and knowledge) then the more that is given back to you.
I have found that the more I give in my life, the more I receive. The more you find ways to help people in your workplace, in your community, or in your industry, then the more opportunities you will see come back to you.
If you don’t genuinely care about people, then you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur. If you don’t care about great work that helps or inspires those people, then you shouldn’t be a writer.
You need to find a consistent way to help others in your industry, or potential customers in your industry. This will create positive habits for you as you aim to make connections that will benefit you in the future.
So how can you find ways to help others? I have put together four tips for you to utilize in order to help others grow, which will help you find the results that you seek. It’s important to point out that if you don’t genuinely want to help others, then this will not work. You cannot provide help with the only intention being that you’re going to receive something in return. My karma does not work that way (and neither will yours).
With that out of the way, here are the five tips for you to help others grow:
Find ways to get to know others whenever you can, and make the conversation all about them. Don’t ask them anything for yourself, and don’t talk about yourself unless they ask.
Genuinely listen to what they are telling you.
This will provide an opportunity to know exactly how to help these individuals. They will tell you, word for word, what they want (or what they are struggling with). There is no better way to know how to help someone than by listening to their struggles. In fact, a good amount of the time, listening will actually be the help that they need. Some people just want to be heard, or they just need a shoulder to cry on. Listening, in these circumstances, will create the connection that you seek, and it will provide the help that they need.
If you see someone struggling to find the right answer, or the right way to do something, then you should step in and ask if they need any help. Some may turn you down, but more people than you think will be completely open to receiving some ideas to their problems.
Most individuals just want to accomplish what they need to with the lowest amount of time spent on it. Showing them how they can make their project better is a surefire way to help those who are open to your help.
When you see someone struggling, or when you hear someone needs help, what do you do? Do you sit back and pretend like you didn’t hear anything? Do you not even hear the problem because you are so wrapped up in your own life?
What you should do is pave a path to these individuals and offer any help you can provide. A simple, “Do you need any help with that?” can go a long way in making someone feel better when they are struggling. Happy people have a tendency to be more open and repay you back tenfold.
Action is the key to helping others.
You won’t see the results you want if you don’t take action. The difference between you and the majority of other people is that you are going to choose to take action. Most others will flounder around thinking that it would be nice to get the results that others have (such as you!), but they will not put forth the effort to make it happen.
When you see an opportunity to help someone, then act as quickly as you can! Something I have had to overcome in life is figuring out how to take time out to focus on others and seeing opportunities to help, or serve, them as quickly as I can. Obtaining this skill has improved my life ten fold!
So search your soul a bit and realize that the best way to help yourself is to help those around you grow and improve. The quicker you can put these tips into action and figure out how to help your team, your friends, and your industry-mates then the faster you will see your own version of karma rolling in.
To a writer or entrepreneur, karma actually can be converted to dollars.