By Eryka T. Johnson
Have you ever tried building up others? You know…like motivating or encouraging someone one else to do and be their best. Well, there is a hidden treasure in helping others reach their goals in life. In this article, we will discuss the power of building up others and the impact it has on your confidence.
James E Casey says it best…One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
Personally, being able to speak into the lives of so many women on a daily basis has been so rewarding for me. By encouraging women to move forward in their lives and seeing things turn around for them, only lets me know I’m doing one of those things I was born to do. Motivating others is something that comes natural to me.
In fact, I can recall countless dreams I’ve had which often involved a group of woman, a difficult situation, and me. I was always the one leading the group out of trouble. I had the responsibility to not only lead them but to ensure they did not wander off, get distracted, and leave the group. Now, these dreams seem so ironic or should I say prophetic.
Years ago when I had these dreams I never thought I would be building a business focused on serving incredible women and ultimately motivating women to be their best. I get such an enjoyment and fulfillment out of what I do not to mention it helps with my belief.
I’m more confident than ever that I’m heading in the right direction. I see women living out their dreams and moving beyond just surviving day to day. They are building their confidence & taking bold steps to realize their potential.
I’ll let you in on a little secret…building up others is an easy way to build up yourself.
Building up others is an easy way to build your confidence. Building up others is an easy way to increase your belief in who you were created to be and what you were created to do in this life.
Here are a few ways you can use in building up others:
- Affirm them. Let them know that there ideas are solid or that the decisions they’ve made about the direction of their life is in fact a good one. Be truthful.
- Offer advice. When you see an opportunity to share knowledge out of your experience please do so. This will not only enrich the life of the other person but will also let them know you care.
- Become a personal mentor. Many people are looking to be led. You have an opportunity to be one of those individuals to lead them down the right path without the pressure of them feeling like they need to be perfect. Mentorship develops individuals quickly.
Going the extra step to inspire, encourage, and build up someone else will cause your confidence and the belief you have in your abilities to increase.
Who will you build up next? Please comment below and let me know.
Eryka T. Johnson