Business is about helping someone fulfill a need and that is usually done with a product or service. A business helping others just makes sense and should be a core value that is adopted by every business leader. Alas, this is not the case. As businesses grow, most get caught up in responsibility and overwhelmed with having power. For business professionals, most times than not they often get too tied up their own projects or their own personal problems and do not give the time to think (because most don’t have time to think) about giving other people the help they need. As Olujic says often, “If you are chasing money, you’re doing it wrong.” Although, most have recently come to understand that the majority of their best clients, business partners and relationships in and out of business have come solely from helping someone.
Think for a moment, what is the best gift you can give someone? Some would say it would be your time because you are giving a part of yourself away that you can’t get back. Others would argue the best gift you can give is the gift that keeps on giving and that gift would be your knowledge. The difference between experience and wisdom is that experience is what you learn through trial and error and constant try, fail and adjusting. You go through the process and making mistakes and that is how you gain your personal experience. Wisdom is the same try, fail and adjusting experience except it’s not your experience. It’s someone else’s.
One of the most surefire and simplest ways to be a help and a blessing to others is to apportion your knowledge. Share it among those who can benefit. Anyone can be a teacher if you have the patience for the job and the right information for others to learn, and this takes a certain amount of love for others. There are so many opportunities each and every day to teach somebody what you have learned in your area of expertise. Once you take on the role of mentoring someone, you must challenge yourself to keep learning. The worst thing is for your pupil to come to you with a question you don’t know looking for an answer you don’t have.