Sunday, January 31, 2010
How will you impact others with your ripples?
Last summer, I had the opportunity to meet Steve Harper at a FLOW Austin meeting. I was in a job search and trying to understand how others had successfully built networks that they can leverage to help them grow personally and professionally. Steve presented the idea of the "The Ripple Effect" - that we must be willing to give of our time, talent, and treasures to help others - being selfless. Through the actions of reaching out to others to be a resource of help, encouragement, or support - you will create ripples - just like throwing a rock in the water - the waves will spread and eventually bounce back to you to open doors and create new opportunities.
I encourage you to review Steve's revised book "The Ripple Effect" . By consciously understanding the power in our own actions, we can help others through our own ripples.