Principle #8 – Be A Fulfiller
ful·fill also ful·fil (fo͝ol-fĭl′)
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
- To bring into actuality; effect or make real: fulfilled their promises; fulfilled her dream.
- To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
- To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy. See Synonyms at satisfy.
I know that this is a bit of a strange word, fulfiller. It is nonetheless important in one’s life. You see as much as we want to help others along our path in life, we too need help. Case in point, I recently put out a post asking for prayers and help in finding a job. The VERY RECENT PAST. My network has come through with flying colors. I could not be more ecstatic to know that the fine men and women that I am associated with on LinkedIn took up the challenge to help my find a job with great honor and zest.
Furthermore, I received over 45 job opportunities that were legitimate in a 3-day time span. Talk about fulfilling a need. There it was. All I could have ever asked for and then some. While this is great, and I love what everyone has done for me. The situations I want to talk about are the situations where someone is in dire need but has too much pride to put it out there. You see what you may not understand is that for every need you have there is someone out there who is designed to fulfill your need.
This takes self-awareness on both sides though. As the person with the need, you need to know and understand that you are in need and be ready to accept the help you need. The fulfiller needs to be aware that they have the ability or special gift or circumstances to help someone in need. Then both parties need to have the courage and wherewithal to act upon it.
No Pride, Just Fulfillers
Some people just need to fulfill a need and as someone with a need, instead of allowing proud to overtake you, please allow them to help. It will make you feel great to be helped and it will make the fulfiller feel great to be able to help someone. I know. I have been there.
Remember, be transparent with your needs. Be transparent with your willingness to fulfill another’s needs. Be Altruistic in your purpose and efforts.
Thanks for reading my article and I will see you soon.
Make a post that tells your connections what you are good at and what you are willing to help with. Offer to help and be prepared to respond when someone takes you up on the offer. Tell someone thank you for the help they have offered or given. Be altruistic, honest, transparent and all the other things I have talked about so far in this series. When people respond, like their response and respond to them. It is a conversation. It’s a two-way street. Happy connecting and we will see you soon.
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- #BEASTMODELIFE – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12138037
- #projecthelpyougrow by Ira Bowman SPN – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13615449
- The Service Professionals Network (SPN)- LION, Awareness Raisers, Open Networker – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8435642
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