Leadership

10 WAYS A BUSINESS CAN GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY

10 WAYS A BUSINESS CAN GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY

Hooray, it's November and the season for giving and expressing gratitude!

November kicks off my favorite time of year. There's nothing quite like being in the giving spirit where you can show others how much you love and appreciate them. An opportunity to express gratitude for all your blessings, the fantastic people in your life, and clients.

As an entrepreneur, you can be a leader in your community and industry by showing your gratitude by giving back to others.

In fact, it's quite ingenious!

Your generosity to give back has a lot of benefits. Here are five reasons how being a philanthropist can benefit your business both online and off:

  1. Builds respect and an excellent reputation in your community and industry.
  2. Connections and networking with others who have similar passions for giving back.
  3. Increases brand awareness, exposure, and provides positive publicity.
  4. Creates a ripple effect for more generosity within your community.
  5. Builds goodwill within your community.

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AS A LEADER

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AS A LEADER

How do you identify your leadership strengths? 

For starters, let's discuss what leadership is. According to Dictionary.com, leadership is the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group. In my terms, a leader is one who inspires and motivates their tribe. They are visionaries, trendsetters, and innovators. They're selfless, confident, and optimistic realists.  They have a zest for life and a passion for guiding others to their dreams. Lastly, they're no different than YOU or I. They just know how to utilize their strengths. 

What are strengths? Your strengths, are what you are inherently great at or something you've spent years learning, improving, and perfecting. Your strengths are UNIQUE to YOU. There may be others with similar gifts or strengths, but the difference is how YOU utilize those strengths. They are your God given talents that make you uniquely you.  

7 SIGNS YOU'RE AN AMAZING LEADER

7 SIGNS YOU'RE AN AMAZING LEADER

Ever wonder what it takes to be a great leader?

Curious if you have amazing leadership qualities?

If so, you're not alone! Not long ago I was questioning whether or not I was a good leader. I have a growing and very engaging community the Fearless Entrepreneurial Women Facebook group, and there have been times that I questioned if I was enough. 

Can you relate?

And here's the thing I realized, on those days I felt less than enough they were the days I was worried about being a people pleaser. I was freaking out about people leaving my community because they clearly didn't like me or so I thought. I would worry when I had days where engagement was low and I'd be thinking that I just must stink at this leadership thing. Man mindset can be one tricky little bugger!