Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Support as many of the right things as you can.

I'll begin this weeks post with an apology for my horrendous (at times) grammar eg: last weeks misspelling of primadona. I took it on the chin from a few people and notably one mate who wrote "FOR CHRIST SAKE MATT, USE SPELL CHECK" in the subject line of an email. There's no hiding the fact I'm guilty of rushing my thoughts and hitting publish before I've given articles a third & fourth re-read. The fact is I'm actually humbled (and surprised) people even read my weekly babble, designed to get my thoughts out of my head more than anything, however I will make an attempt to improve (slowly). Please accept my apologies..... and may I direct your attention to this cute new puppy. 


Next; Where's your support?
It's easy to support things when they have direct impact and meaning to/for/on us, we're all over it with passion and sizzle. Yet this is often not the case when it comes to support initiatives and endeavors of others. Why is that & how could we become better supporters? After all it would
stand to reason if we were asking people to be interested in what we were doing, we would extend the same courtesy. Here are five tips we can use to become better supporters.
  1. Support the right things vs just your things. If you read or hear of something that resonates with you, jump on it because you believe it's the right thing to do.
  2. Create a yearly budget for things you would like to support. That budget can be comprised of money, time and energy. Share that with your circles so they know where you stand.
  3. LIKE EVERYTHING your circle of friends are doing. It's the least you can do, requires very little effort but goes a long way. 
  4. Get over yourself. We're often critical of others because we're jealous ourselves. That's not team think, it's me think and that's lame. 
  5. Encourage others to be better supporters. There's nothing more powerful than a network of positive supporters who can feed off one another.
 
We can get burned out from being asked to support so many someone's somethings however, there will come a time when we need to make that call. Let's remember, we'll likely get what we give.

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