We’ve heard “sharing is caring” since we were kids, but how does it realistically apply in the real world? Sharing at a basic level creates inclusivity and a common experience between people. This can lead to stronger and deeper relationships along with many other positives.
It’s all about relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust can be fostered in many ways, but sharing what we have with those we mutually respect is a way to deepen that connection. Whether we share thoughts, ideas, or time, we’re creating a mutual experience where everyone can grow together.
Impact. Sometimes sharing can create impact and make someone’s day or change someone’s life. Maybe we share the experience of driving in our Lamborghini with a friend. That’s one hell of a day they’re going to have. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, just simple. Sharing an experience is one of the easiest ways to create impact with people.
Reciprocity. The law of reciprocity is when two people share with each other and both benefit. Let’s say we share our innovative thoughts with someone and they share theirs. This can lead to the creation of a business. Something simple and unintentional can turn into a beautiful thing down the road.
Sharing can be hard at first. Sometimes we want to keep things to ourselves and that’s ok. Other times it’s better to share the experience. What’s the point if we don’t get to share what we have with others?
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” -W. Clement Stone