Sometimes John and I are asked, “So, how exactly does one add value to others, aside from directly through one’s products or services?” It’s a good question.
The answers are numerous, including – but certainly not limited to – providing useful information, referring business, making introductions, a kind word, a listening ear, a book or article they would enjoy or find to be of value, etc.
“But,” the question goes, “what if I’m out of work, or I don’t have a lot of resources or value to share?”
Rest assured, you do have value to share. Plenty of it. Lots of it. And, if you are out of work, now is especially the time to find areas of value you have within you and find a way to “share” that with the marketplace.
Not to get something; just to give something. Yet, we know how that often ends up working out. Get the Go-Giving momentum going. That’s when good things happen.
Saw a great article about this today from Social Media Titan and co-author of the bestelling book, Trust Agents, Chris Brogan. While the specifics of his post might or might not apply directly to you, the principle surely will.
As Chris asks, “Who could you help with what you know?”
Any suggestions? We’d love to hear what you are doing in this regard from which we can all learn.