As business owners and entrepreneurs, we all have many people in our lives that we care about, from colleagues to connections to even customers. There are many ways to show up and show support for the people you are around. Here are seven free gifts to give this season that will show you care and even help grow your following.
1. Acknowledging the greatness in others
This is a simple task, but we tend to forget about it. You need to acknowledge the greatness in others this season. Simply congratulating someone on an achievement you noticed can go a long way. Go out of your way to show someone that you see them.
2. Make connections FOR others
A free connection is one of the best free gifts you can give people in your network. All you have to do is connect fellow entrepreneurs or business owners with people in your circle. Tap into your contacts for the benefit of another person. It will change things for them and will, in turn, change things for you in so many ways. We all know people that need to know other people. When you are willing to go out of your way for other people, you will place yourself in a position to receive.
3. Give of your time and of your talent
You don’t need to be a guru or expert to add value to someone else’s life. Also, you don’t need to give money to impact someone. You can give your time or talent to people in need.
4. Sharing is caring
You can share your knowledge with people or share someone else’s posts. You could also share helpful articles or products from other people. Be sure to share things that align with you. If you want to share a product, then share a product that you believe is valuable.
5. Their cause, your effect
Use your business or social media page to raise money for someone else’s cause. While this is a free gift for you to give, you can financially support another person’s cause, which is a great way to show you care.
6. Pay their Asking Price
Don’t ask for discounts simply because you know someone. Asking for discounts cheapens their business.
7. Speaking from the heart
Life is a game, but winners know how to emerge successful with their integrity intact. Strive to be honest and transparent.
How to show you care
Make someone’s day unforgettable by trying out one of the seven gifts to show you care. Growth is the by-product of building genuine relationships. There is value in having the right circle. Share your knowledge, resources, and connections. You will stand out by making someone’s life easier. Help the people around you this holiday season get what they need, and you will receive fulfillment too.