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Painless Ways to Be Kind to Others

Painless Ways to Be Kind to Others

In this article, we are exploring the 6 Painless Ways to Be Kind to Others. Being kind doesn’t have to be a big deal. You don’t have to be sacrificial or a martyr to be nice to other people. Remember when you learned about the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s that easy.

Being kind doesn’t have to cost you anything more than a smile or remembering your manners. And it’s easy to develop a kindness habit, once you get into the groove of being kind to people it just gets easier!

Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

1. Smile

Smiling is easy, cheap, and sustainable. It’s also contagious – smile at someone and their immediate reaction is to smile back. The act of smiling is relaxing and floods your brain with endorphins. As a bonus, smiling lowers your blood pressure and your stress levels.

By making eye contact and giving a genuine smile, you are showing respect and making connections.

2. Reach out

Don’t wait for people to connect with you. Send a message, a card, or flowers to someone you haven’t seen for a while. Chances are you’ll brighten their day. If you know someone has been having a rough time, check in with an ‘are you ok’ message.

If you have elderly neighbors, check-in with them to see if they need anything.

Kindness isn’t That Hard

3. Offer some hugs

Offer your partner, kids, or friends a random hug for no reason. So many people are starved of physical affection. And often as children grow up, they get hugged by their parents less and less. A warm hug lifts them and will make everyone feel good.

4. Show up

If you’re routinely too busy for social occasions, or your kids’ school function or sport, step back for a minute and set some kinder priorities in your life. Give the gift of your time and your support.

Kindness is Serious Business

5. Be a kindness role model

Think back to the people who have shown your kindness, maybe a teacher or a boss or mentor. How did they affect your life? By including kindness in your life, you can be an excellent role model for your colleagues, friends, and family. Show them that being kind is a priority for you.

6. Give some random compliments

Notice when someone does a good job or is looking great. You have the power to lift their day by noticing and acknowledging their efforts.

Well, there you have it. The 6 ways you can spread a little kindness in the world. It’s not hard to do and it will even lift your spirits. I dare you to try it!

Share Your Heart & Practice Empathy

Share Your Heart & Practice Empathy

Share Your Heart & Practice Empathy

We trust people around us who are open and honest with us. We like and trust people who aren’t afraid to share what they feel and what they are passionate about.  Share Your Heart & Practice Empathy – yeah, how do you do that?

Be Vulnerable

In other words, we’re willing to be vulnerable around others who aren’t afraid to share their heart. Thus, it’s only logical that if you want to get closer to those around you, pull them in, and get them on your side so to speak, you should open your own heart and share what’s important to you.

Share YOUR Passion

It’s not always easy to make yourself vulnerable by sharing your passions and ideas, but it will pay off in the right context.

If you’re trying to get your team on board with a big idea that will improve the company, the work environment, or how your department works, don’t be afraid to let your passion and excitement show. It can be quite contagious and if nothing else, it communicates how important this is to you and that you’re doing it to better the work environment or job security for everyone on the team.

The Easy Button

This, like many other “people skills” will come easier to some than others. If you’re in the habit of keeping your feelings and important thoughts to yourself, it will take some conscious effort and practice to get in the habit of sharing your heart.

Start small and among people like close friends or family that you feel relatively safe in doing so.

As time goes by, keep practicing and widening the circle of people you share your heart with until it becomes part of who you are.

Skils – skills – skills

Another important skill that’s worth developing is empathy. Empathy is being able to recognize what the other person feels and what motivates them. Here’s why this is important. At our core, we’re motivated by what’s in it for us. When you’re able to empathize, you’re able to see what will motivate the other person and what they could get out of whatever it is you want to accomplish.

When you can communicate that well, it becomes easy to get people on your side and get them on board with what you want to do.

Are YOU Empathic?

Some people are naturally empathic, while others have to work at it a little harder. Try to put yourself into the other person’s shoes. Think about how things affect them from their point of view. The better you get at viewing things from their side, and figuring out what motivates and drives them, the easier it will become to use the right words, acts, and motivators to win them over.

Making Other People Happy

Making Other People Happy

When people themselves are happy, they experience positive feelings which they attribute as being something good. But when people make others happy, it elevates those positive feelings even further. Making other people happy should be a goal.

There is no doubt that people love to make others happy. In fact, if you are ever feeling down yourself, one way to bring yourself up is to find ways to make others happy. This will give you the boost you need.

Do YOU Even Try?

When you strive to make others happy, they notice.

They will get a boost in their mood which you will see that reaction in their face immediately. It may even be returned to you in kind, either immediately, or sometime in the future.

Here’s the Thing

The great part about making others happy is it is relatively easy to do. It can be as simple as paying someone a compliment.

Or it can be helping out a colleague whose workload is overextended. Sometimes, simply thanking someone can lift up their spirits no matter how small the task that you are thanking them for is.

Just SMILE

One really easy way to make people happy is to smile. Smiling is a warm and friendly act that most people will respond to positively by smiling back. A smile is a form of welcoming and shows that you are opening yourself up to those people. It gives people an invitation to approach you.

Another way to make someone happy is to simply listen to them. You would be amazed at how effective this is. People aren’t usually good listeners so if you stand out as someone who is, this too will get noticed by people and it will make them happy.

Just Try

If you want to go a step further in making others happy, try to learn more about the people that you want to make happy. Be interested in what they do. Then, if you see something related to their interests, either bring it to their attention or give them something related that shows you were paying attention.

It’s important to be genuine when making others happy and not use it as a form of manipulation. People will pick right up on that tactic and it is sure to backfire on you.

😛 – Does this make you smile?

Since it doesn’t really work anyway, why bother even trying it? People will appreciate you much more and will respond positively to your efforts to make them happy instead of trying to get something out of it for yourself.

They will also be more willing to make you happy when the effort is real. Just do it!

Partnering With a Virtual Assistant

Partnering With a Virtual Assistant

Should YOU?

Here are the top 5 reasons why every entrepreneur should partner with a Virtual Assistant in their business. Are you one of them that doesn’t? If you’re not, why not? Making the time in your day to do the work that you enjoy in your business is key to your happiness.

Don’t let the tasks you hate control you. You might just not want to get up in the morning! Consider the following reasons why you should hire a Virtual Assistant. My bet is that you’ll be very happy you did!

1. Lowers your operational costs

Reduce costs that are associated with the production of products and /or services
Cut down your overhead associated with equipment, payroll, human resources training, medical, office space, and utilities
Only pay for the work that needs to be done which eliminates the costs associated with idle or non-productive time

2. Makes more efficient use of time

Gives you the flexibility to delegate tasks according to skill and abilities 
Gives you the ability to focus more time on the business aspects in which you are highly skilled and enjoy
Make time for the urgent, imperative matters that arise
Gives you time to focus on the overall business goals and set priorities accordingly
Allow time for the little things that sometimes get left out or overlooked

3. Keeps up with technology

Gain access to an industry professional that can implement the top trends and technology
Give you the edge you need to stay competitive and evolve
Implement the right tools and resources for your business

4. Enhances your productivity

Implement tools and processes to operate more effectively
Enable you to deliver better results in a shorter time frame
Speeds up the process of getting your products and/or services to the client
Enables you to put into play the concepts and carry out the projects that are currently on your wish list
Gives you access to a larger range of highly skilled people

5. Converts your business into a super-fast virtual office

Gives you the ability to work anywhere in the world while remaining accessible to your client base
Facilitates the exchange and collaboration of information and documentation
Enhances the efficiency and accessibility of the business information available to the client
Automate processes and procedures

Partnering With a Virtual Assistant

As business owners, we think we can do it all. But most of the time, we end up overwhelmed and exhausted. Read this article to see what you can do to help get yourself out of “the overwhelm” and feeling good about your business.

 

Want to know more about what a Virtual Assistant can do for your business?

Here’s a brief description of what a Virtual Assistant is from Wikipedia.

A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. … Virtual Assistants usually work for other small businesses. Virtual assistant (occupation) – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_assistant_(occupation)

Read this article on Having an Assistant. You can get some additional ideas and understand why you should hire a Virtual Assistant. AND why you should make sure you are a Happy Entrepreneur

Here are just some of the common tasks that Virtual Assistants can provide for your business.

Are any of these on your “To-Do List”

  • Email correspondence
  • Internet research
  • Data entry
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Marketing
  • Blog management
  • Proofreading
  • Project management
  • Graphic design
  • Tech support
  • Customer service
  • Social media management

So, are you looking to place any of these tasks in your business off your plate? If you are…you have come to the right place. Make a list of all the tasks you’d like to give to your Virtual Assistant. Then, fill out the form to request a quick informational call from me.


Go Here – Fill out the form to inquire about hiring your Virtual Assistant.  I would be more than happy to will help you get those items off “your To-Do list”, therefore freeing up your time. Wouldn’t that make you a Happy Entrepreneur?

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