As I write this post I'm thinking about all the people who have been givers in my life. I feel fully blessed because my life has been impacted so that I became a giver too. Being a giver is living the practice of giving to others without expecting anything in return.
An example of me being a giver in business is my practice of paying it forward on Twitter. For my birthday in 2008, I had two people who asked their followers on Twitter and Facebook to follow me and wish me a Happy Birthday. It was declared “Kim Beasley Day” and many friended me and sent me greeting. The two people who did this for me wasn't expecting anything in return but they gave a great gift that impacted my life. The two people I'm talking about is Coach Deb (@coachdeb) and Warren Whitlock (@WarrenWhitlock).
Their powerful example of giving encouraged me to start my own “Pay It Forward” campaign to those that I felt would appreciate it on Twitter. So every once in awhile, I request that my followers on Twitter follow different people that I communicate with on Twitter. I call this activity PIF because you can only use 140 characters on Twitter and I want to get in as many names as I can.
I don't use a criteria list of who I add to my PIF except that it will always be someone that I have been communicating with on Twitter and who has communicated back to me. I love giving into the lives of others and this is just another example of being a giver.
Have you been a giver through your social media activities? Do you have someone that you want to do something good for without expecting anything in return? Be encouraged and just do it!