Why Give Freely of Your Time and Expertise?

In last week’s Delivering Marketing Joy, Episode 100, Kirby asked Seth Godin why he gives so much of his time teaching others in the industry. Mr. Godin pointed out how different people performing above and beyond their required duties will lead to a better world. He stated, “We all want to live in a society that pays it forward.” But the question to all  of us is, how mush do we actually contribute? We might want the world to be a better place, but who wants to take the time out of their busy schedules to make a difference? We all should try to do something to improve people’s lives, and what better place to start than our area of expertise? If people are divided and secretive within their own industry, then how will there be growth in these economies? The growth will be much slower because helpful knowledge is withheld. Because of this, Mr. Godin pointed out that if the individuals within an industry are divided against one another, then people cannot grow. People need to build the industry together, so you can help by sharing your expertise. This allows us all to achieve higher goals! We have all been there, the new guy in the industry; starting from scratch and barely knowing anything. Hopefully, people were there to guide you as you took your first steps! Even just learning an unknown skill can change someone’s profitability. We hope this blog was helpful to you, and we also encourage you to check out the entire video, as well as the great man himself at: http://www.sethgodin.com  Want to keep up all the time?  Make sure to join our VIP List!  Our VIP’s get an email with the latest content…and other special offers as well.  Join here.

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.