How to Gain Support from Others
Importance of gaining support from others for your well being
Support from others is vital for you to succeed in life. In order to pursue your goals and achieve success, you have to gain support from others. Although it is true that one should have a support system, it is also important to think about how your support system works.
One’s support system needs to be able to provide encouragement and guidance when needed. Whether it is a family member, friend or co-founder who can help with the product idea or a mentor who can provide guidance for your business, many people need help from other parties.
Ways to Get People to Like You and Want to Be Around You
As an individual in this ever expanding world, building relationships with people can feel like a daunting task. There are some simple things you can do to make people feel more comfortable and willing to be around you.
Developing trust and rapport: One way to get people to like you is by developing trust and rapport. Most people want someone that they can trust and who’s easy to be around. The first step in this process is just being yourself. It’s helpful if you’re open about your personal life but not too revealing, so that family and friends see more of who you are than your flaws (you’ll need those).
Building an authentic relationship: Once the foundation of trust is laid down, it’s important to build an authentic relationship with your family members, friends, colleagues or even customers that includes mutual respect and care.
Ways to Gain Support from Others
Reaching out to friends and family and asking for support is often done when you are in difficult times, but what about when you need help with something more concrete than helping with your groceries?
In order to gain support from others, first of all you need to know who you are reaching out to. Use your personal network since this is the easiest way of getting people interested in your thoughts and ideas. If you know someone who can help with money, or could be an ideal customer for your product, ask them if they would be willing to hear about it. This can be a friend, colleague or even someone you have not met before (online networking).
If you need financial help with your business, you can also reach out to investors through referrals and pitch books. Investors will often suggest people they know that are interested in financing your business. These investors could be friends of friends or even family members.
There are many ways to gain support from others as a first step for a new business or idea. Once you have the lines of communication open, it is easier to connect people who may be interested in what you’re up to.
Some tips include posting on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, reaching out through email blasts, using interest groups like Toastmasters International, joining forums like Entrepreneur or Quora. Or just start speaking up in everyday conversations around town!