A few small acts of kindness will unlock lifelong relationships with people in real life or online. You never know who you’ll meet and what connections you can make.
When you’re engaging with people online, keep it real.
When you’re engaging with people online, it can be tempting to sound like a professional or a friend or even a family member. But the best way to engage with someone is to lead with authenticity — and that means speaking your truth and saying it the same way you would if you saw that person on the street.
It goes a long way; keep it real!
Be kind to yourself and others.
The world is a dark, scary place. We are all just trying to survive, and some days it feels like we’re lucky if we get through the day without being stabbed in the back by our best friend or having our heart broken by someone we thought would always be there for us.
But one thing that makes all the difference is kindness. It’s easy to forget how important it is to be kind to everyone around us — how much it can change their lives, and how much it can change ours. Kindness doesn’t have to be big; you don’t have to buy someone flowers or give them a kidney, or even cook them dinner (though all of those things are nice). Sometimes it’s as simple as having a conversation with someone and letting them know you care about them, or sharing your success with someone who could use some good news today.
Aways believe in lending a hand.
I think most people are surrounded by people who want to take from them, but not many people who are truly willing to help them. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. I’ve been there.
When you see someone who needs your help, reach out to them! It will go a long way.
As the saying goes: “Most people will try to break you down; only a few will lift you up.” Focus on lifting others up whenever possible and you’ll never regret it.
If you’re not sure how to start a conversation with someone, just remember these three things:
1. You’re not going to connect with everyone right away.
2. Finding something you can add value to may take time.
3. Every relationship takes time to build, whether online or in real life; be patient and keep it real.