When you are standing in line at the coffee shop do you scroll on Instagram or do you see how you can help someone you haven’t talked to in months?
When you think of someone do you text them and see how they are doing?
When offer your products or services and are rejected do you see what they need or are looking for instead?
Checking in on people you haven’t spoken to in months or years can seem weird. But, if you pair standing in line with just sending a “hey, how is it going?” to the last person in your long, long list of text messages and just see how you can help them it’ll never seem weird. In fact, it will feel normal, it will become a habit and you will grow your network and deepen friendships.
I know, you’re busy! Me too! But, have you ever been in a position where you need something from someone from a past life and it feels strange and awkward to reach out? Yeah, me too! But, if you regularly do a little check in and see if they need anything it will never feel strange. And, you never know! Being rejected by someone doesn’t mean no to everything! They may be looking for someone who is a friend of yours and then you can generously hook them up with a e-troduction and then they may think about a friend that needs what you are offering!
Always be generous doesn’t mean do everything for other people. It means seeing how you can help others with what you already have in your strength or connections bucket so that one day when you need something it shows up on your doorstep!
Always be generous will actually allow you to spend more time thinking about what you rock and what others rock and how you can all rock together!
If you’re always being generous others will be too! Including strangers! Plus, how long does it really take to do an e-troduction?
Less time then it takes to read this blog post!
How generous can you be this week?