The Win-Win Power of Giving Back

Giving back, whether it be through helping others, sharing knowledge, or even just writing and sharing blog posts, not only benefits those we help but also deepens our own understanding.

One of the best ways to learn and fully understand a topic is to teach it to others. This is why helping others is so beneficial and good for the soul.

I can honestly say that my understanding of leadership has strengthened immeasurably since I started blogging,  not just because I was writing down my thoughts, but because as I wrote them it got me thinking and asking myself questions. Why had some of the things I had experienced really worked, and why had the methods and techniques been successful?

Sometimes on the surface, it’s easy to understand but as we dig a little deeper it gives us more understanding, an understanding we wouldn’t have got without going through this sharing process.

Giving back is really a Win-Win process, we get to share our experiences and our knowledge and at the same time strengthen and improve it.

I once did some coaching with a young lady, and we were talking about strengths and weaknesses, and she asked me to share my strengths with her, and it was at that point that I realised they were Simplicity, Transparency and Focus which then later allowed me to add Accountability and come up with FAST Leadership.

Prior to that coaching, I would normally have said my strengths were honesty, tenacity, and reliability, which are my strengths also, but they’re not what differentiates me, and it was only through that coaching session, and making someone dig really deep that made me dig deeper.

So as you can see by giving I got something back in return, something that really helped me to better understand myself and also allowed me to move forward and develop my thoughts on FAST Leadership.

So as we give, we also receive, it’s a win-win relationship.

Have you ever experienced something like that I’d be very interested to know.

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