From the time we were young we were often taught and developed an innate sense of wanting to help others. Maybe we helped a friend who fell down on the playground by offering them a hand and as we got older we found ourselves doing good deeds for people we didn't even know but obviously needed our help whether through volunteering, mentoring or just offering them some helpful advice.
In this day and age, when the typical message is "Look out for number one" I believe that most people that I have encountered here on ActiveRain have a different mantra that can best be described as
"I've walked in your shoes" "I know your pain" and "I want to share and help."
Have you ever noticed that by putting yourself in someone else's shoes that you often feel inclined to offer them your understanding, support, encouragement and advice because you can relate to what they're feeling and going through. Isn't that what we all do here and what being part of a network and social media is all about? Caring about others is simple human nature and allowing that connection to exist can be quite rewarding and can contribute great things to you personally and professionally.
Psychologists have long studied the effects of people helping others, stating those that helped others released endorphins when they gave and ultimately lived longer and healthier lives. This is known as the "Helpers High."
Whatever your role, I believe participating on a network such as ActiveRain, we all have the ability to possess the "Helper's High". Our careers in real estate in which we offer help to consumers and colleagues via our online interactions, we are focused on building trust, meeting our client's needs, educating, sharing and developing that human connection. It's all about freely giving without any guarantee that we'll get anything back.
Since joining this network last August and having the opportunity to interact with so many of you via our blogs/comments and even work with many of you as my client it has convinced me that "giving" is receiving. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count all the times I have had someone share a piece of knowledge, advice or just a simple word of support, encouragement and thanks. These simple acts of kindness are what encourages me every day to do my very best, to give of myself and my knowledge via my blog with the hopes of interacting and engaging with so many talented people that so easily share themselves and their knowledge with me and everyone on this network. My giving = receiving on so many levels. How about you - have you experienced the same?
If you are new to this network or new to blogging, I encourage you, no wait, I implore you to get involved - share your comments, thoughts, and ideas and you too will feel the effects of the "Helper's High" along with connecting with some amazing people - potential clients and colleagues - that will surely take your business and your interactions to new levels and certainly contribute to a happier and healthier you.
What is it about this network or your role in real estate that provides you with that "Helper's High"?
If it's not evident to you by now, consumers are very knowledgeable and computer savvy and are using the Internet to not only search for homes but for real estate agents and real estate professionals who they feel are like minded and can lead them to the results they are looking for.
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