One of the most important aspects of leadership is the concept of giving back. This is a core principle of bringing your Social A-Game to your life. It is a gift that you give to yourself and to the world. When we lead by example, the results of giving back will be experienced by the community exponentially. So, creating a system that makes giving back a part of your lifestyle business is essential to operating at your peek performance.
The beauty of giving to others is that it can make the world a better place online, offline, in prayer or meditation or simply by sharing your smile.
When we are playing our A-Game, we are bringing the best of us to every social interaction. We inspire others with our actions and live with integrity while sharing inspiration to live our best life with those who we engage with. By giving back to others, we send a message to others and to the world around us that we do not take a thing for granted and that we are sincere in our words of gratitude.
Some people believe that they give back by being a good parent or friend, others believe that community service is essential if you want to truly give back to the world. Personally, I see it as a combination of both. When we choose to give of our time, energy and money to others regardless of whether they are our children or our neighbors, we are making the world a better place. In addition, when we choose a cause and help to spread the word about giving to our audience, the seeds of our giving are limitless.
Do you have a cause that you actively support online and off? Do you share the message of this cause on social media? Have you participated in a race or an event in order to raise money and awareness for cancer, autism or a country in need? Did you document your participation in this event on social media to help spread awareness of the cause?
Do you donate a portion of your income to charity or sit on a board to help a charity raise money? How can you give back and how do you see your giving back as playing a part in your Social A-Game?
Please share your thoughts, ideas and questions in the comments. Thanks!