Unique Ways to Invest in People 

by | Feb 7, 2024 | Leadership, Relationships

If you’re in business, no matter what it is, you are in the PEOPLE business. In fact, even if you’re not “in business,” people are still at the center of our personal lives. So, the more we invest in people, the more we all win. Here are five ways to invest in those around you to make a true difference in their lives. And bonus, when you change the lives of others, your life changes with them! 

Five Unique Ways to Invest in People 

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1. Share Your Wisdom 

The best way to cultivate relationships and invest in people is to collaborate with them. Share your wisdom with them! And guess what? They’ll return the favor! We all have wisdom from our experience that others may not have and vice versa. Don’t hold that knowledge close to your chest. Be open and show others how you’ve accomplished what you have. On the flip side, be vulnerable by sharing your mistakes and what you’ve learned from them. That’s what wisdom is all about after all. 

Your strengths are someone else’s weaknesses, and that’s why we’re meant to work together. 

2. Ask Them Questions 

When it comes to people, GENUINE is the word to remember. Don’t seek out relationships for your own personal (or professional) gain. Seek them out because you genuinely care about them, their dreams, and their well-being. One way to do this is to ask questions and dig deeper into their wants and needs. There is an art to asking good questions, but here are a few to get you started: 

  • What does your dream life look like? 
  • What lights your soul on fire? 
  • What’s been hard in life lately? 
  • What’s your favorite thing about yourself? 
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3. Encourage Their Dreams 

Everyone needs people to believe in them and their dreams. Do you remember when “that” dream sparked inside of you? Imagine if someone crushed it right away with negativity. Maybe you don’t have to imagine that because it’s happened to you … we’re sorry if that’s the case. Whatever your experience, be the person that cheers on others and their dreams when they share them with you.  

4. Set an Example 

As they say, “actions speak louder than words.” A part of investing in people is to be a person of character and follow through on your commitments to them. Set an example of integrity, honesty, hard work, and positivity. It goes a long way and makes more of an impact on others than you think to “do” rather than “tell.”  

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5. Show Grace and Compassion 

And lastly, LOVE is how we invest in people. Show grace, compassion, and love to others by supporting them, doing acts of kindness toward them, and encouraging them to become their best selves. Whether you’re connecting with someone you just met or a dear friend, you never know what they are truly going through. So always lead with compassion and seek to understand.  

Invest in People and WIN Together! 

It’s all about unity! We are meant to be connected to one another and work alongside each other to make this world a better place. Invest in people so that EVERYONE wins. ❤️ 

Continue on this journey of building relationships by heading to our blog, “How to Strengthen Your Social Connections.” We know it will help!