7 WAYS TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER
1. Share our stories.
Well I guess that is what this site is about 🙂
I love when people share who they are with me For just saying it like it is, even if it’s messy, imperfect, and all kinds of uncomfortable. But also for giving me that space to do so as I find my own footing. Because life is hard, but it doesn’t mean we have to do it alone. Find your soul tribe – people who will support you, inspire you, and encourage you to keep going.
2. Be open and honest.
It’s easy to pretend you have it all together or to just hide everything all together, but it takes courage to be open and honest about who you are and what you’re going through. The ironic part is … most people will understand when you share your story with them, but we often hesitate to because we’re scared others might judge us. Yes, you might be judged, or you might be loved. Sometimes, we have to love others first and show them the way.
3. Support small businesses.
I’m sure you know this, but starting your own business is hard and it takes all kinds of guts. You can help support them by buying from them or even giving them a shout out on social media. Let them know you love what they’re creating and putting out into the world. Trust me, there’s always more room for kind words. So the next time you’re buying a gift for a friend, look around to see who you can support.
4. Celebrate our victories.
I find this one hard but heh I think it is important to model for the generation that follows
5. Lean back and listen.
Most of the time, people just want to be seen, heard, acknowledged, and loved. They want to know that their presence and their voice matters. Let them know you’re there for them when you need you. Sometimes, people aren’t looking for advice. They’re hoping that someone cares enough to hold space for them while they figure it out themselves.
6. Be a part of a movement.
Everyone has once struggled with something in their life, whether it’s mental health or self-love. Maybe you struggled with seeing yourself as a creative person because you believed artists had to be a certain way. Or maybe you struggled with how you felt about yourself. But you found your own way along the way. How can you help other people feel more confident about themselves? In their abilities, their bodies, their space? We all have the power to influence change.
7. Connect them with others.
Oh this is what I built my carreer on. Do you ever talk to someone and think about how awesome it would be if your friend collaborated with them? If so, make the introduction. One of my favorite says is that someone else’s success doesn’t take away from your own. We need to support each other, not tear each other down. Lets choose community over competition