This week’s coaching challenge is less about you and more about those in your life who have and need your support. Too often the support we give is haphazard and random. Today, let’s give some thought to how we can be purposeful and deliberate in how we support others.
Here we go….
As you read through the posts this week, who came to mind? Is there someone that you’ve been supporting in word only? Following are a few ideas of what you can do to take your support to the next level.
- Send a hand-written note wishing him or her success, outlining how proud you are of the efforts you see, or simply praising what you have seen him or her do. Positive support and accolades go further than what we speak. A note can also be returned to later if the receiver needs an extra boost of support.
- Make an appointment with this person to learn more about how you can tangibly support their business. If you don’t need the services offered, you likely know someone else who will.
- Next time you are invited to join an event from someone in your network, go.
- Extra credit: Set aside time in your calendar next week to go through your contact list. Identify who you want to support, deliberately, and then make a plan outlining how you will do so.
We can support people in spirit and in our word. But when we support others with our actions, it goes much further.