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Empowering others will empower ourselves

Every nod, every smile, every interaction can completely change the course of someone else’s day. We can either use that influence in a positive, or in a negative way.

Empowering others is one of the most important acts you can do for other people. Empowering others means not criticizing them, not judging them or be cynical toward them. Empowering others means positively reinforcing those who are struggling and acknowledging small progresses.

Empowering others means adopting a growth mindset, believing talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and support from others. Empowering others is acknowledging and embracing imperfection in our self and in others, as our imperfection is what makes us individuals. We all have our flaws, peculiarities, and weirdness… our imperfections, which make us unique. If we talk about our uniqueness, we build each other up.

Finally, empowering others means identifying with them, being happy for them, praising them on their accomplishments. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Start using words and phrases that empower people.

Try this…instead I’m sorry I’m always late – Than you for waiting for me I’m sorry I’m so sensitive – Thanks for understanding I’m sorry I always mess up – Thank you for being patients when I mess up I know you always have to help me – I appreciate all that you do for me Sorry for talking so much/venting – Thank you for listening.

At the end of the day, empowering others also means… empowering ourselves.

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