Before we begin…
This post is part of Scott Dinsmore’s 7 day blog challenge. Since my writing has gotten a bit lazy of late I have decided to light a bit of a fire under it with this. Each day I will get a new post topic to write about, not all of them will necessarily be things I want to write about too much but I have committed to writing the post each day even if it’s only a small one. Since day one of the challenge is to start the blog, and that has clearly already been done so I started with day 2 which you can read here. Onwards with day 3..
I love helping people with…
All sorts of things, I genuinely enjoy helping people out, however in the past it has been to my detriment on occasions. Sad to say some people take advantage of those that love to help, however I have found the only way to find this out is to help someone and see what happens. I have also been guilty in the past of trying to “fix” people, trying to find things that people are struggling to deal with, don’t want to deal with and trying to force change. I have realised that it is better practice to let people know that you are willing to help and then wait for them to come to you. I enjoy listening to people and their problems and helping them to talk through it. I make suggestions based on my own experience but don’t force it upon them. A lot of my advice is based around how can someone help themselves and what techniques can they use that I have found helpful in the past. I find that it helps me to deal with my own problems as well, no-one wants to be a hypocrite. I guess the important thing to remember is that we all have issues and problems and they aren’t weaknesses, they are part of what makes us unique, instead I see them as challenges to overcome. Sometimes the best help you can receive is someone who is willing to just let you vent about it, over 50% of the time, just voicing it helps us to deal with it without anyone elses input. I have never taken an interest in becoming a counselor, it is something that helps me as much as it helps others and I don’t know if I could in good faith charge people for the help that I give, what makes it all worthwhile for me is when people come to me and say “thanks for listening, it really helped me”. It its important to me to give genuine love to those I care about, part of how I do this is by listening to others.
“Because everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart” – Jim Carrey
So today have a think, give yourself 10 minutes, sit down with a cup of tea (or your beverage of choice), and have a think
- What do you love helping people with?
- What would you be happy and excited to help others with even if you didn’t get paid?
- What do people thank you for?
You’ll be surprised with what you come up with and just how good it makes you feel, everyone is good at helping people with something, so what’s yours?
Let me know what you think…
So there we have it, second post done, 4 to go. As always please let me know what you think either below or on the contact page. As I mentioned above I am also struggling with thinking of new topics to write about so if there is anything you would like to see me write about, please let me know either in the comments below or the contact page. Finally if you want to be notified when I write a new post, just enter your name and email in the subscribe box on the below, I promise not to spam you.