In business and friendship circles we often receive hundreds of event invitations year round - especially at Christmastime. Whether online or in person, with so much on offer, it can be near impossible to attend everything you want to go to or even decide between two that fall in the same time slot.
PAY IT FORWARD
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to support these events - or rather, the people and causes behind them. And whether you are a business owner or not, if you've ever hosted or helped organise an event before you'll understand the impact these few simple steps can have, and just how fulfilling it can be to show up to people in other ways and show you care, even if you can't physically be there.
These steps help you to pay if forward, because beautiful things really do happen when we give, share and lift others to give, share and light up their passions in the world!
REFER & CONNECT
Besides all of the above AND especially if you cannot be at the event, one of the best ways to demonstrate your support is offer a referral or contact you think may benefit the event host or organisation. Do it in person, via email or social media and be sure to point out what mutual benefits you see in each party getting to know one another.
Connecting like-minded people and groups is what some of the most successful collaborations are made from and powerful results can come from one simple introduction, And if you don't know what kind of ideal audience, business partner or client they are looking for, just ask - they will be stoked you cared enough to consider your network for them.
And although giving without expectation of anything in return is encouraged, you will find most people will be so thankful for a thoughtful connection from you, they will find a way to make sure you know that - verbally, via gifts or with a reciprocated referral or recommendation for your cause, passion or business.
We thank you in advance for referrals of those seeking cleaner beauty and household personal care products or smart, savvy and driven men and women willing to grow another stream of income and big businesses that give back.