How to Change Someone's Life
You've probably heard the same cliche phrases over and over again: You can make a difference! You can change the world! Those lines are usually followed by the request to send money to a charity you've never heard of or with no explanation at all of how you can accomplish this large task.
Fortunately, you can change the lives of others and you can do it without spending a lot of money or donating to random charities. Below are some steps you can take to be a positive influence in someone's life.
Step 1: Are you ready?
In order to help others, you have to take a look at yourself first. No one is perfect and there's never going to be a "perfect time" to help others, but it's a good time to find room in your life for change. Maybe give up a few sweets, try to eat a little healthier, take the dog for an extra walk, call a friend you haven't talked to in a while or just write down some of your goals for the future. These little steps will make you feel good about yourself and put you in a better position to offer help and advice to others. You may even discover that the life you need to change is your own!
Step 2: What do people need?
You can't help a person who needs a fork by offering them a napkin. You've got to find out what people need before you can help them. Keep in mind that you won't be able to help everyone. If you're not a doctor, you're probably not going to help your brother who needs knee surgery.
One way that we help people is by providing families with life insurance. We discovered that almost every American family could benefit from life insurance. Most families would need a source of income if the breadwinner passed away and we can help them.
When we decided to help people with life insurance, we discovered that we needed help to. So we started looking for more people who could help us protect more families with life insurance. Turns out - we were helping them too! These people didn't want boring 9-5 jobs; they wanted to work for themselves, being in charge of their own income while providing insurance protection to families who needed coverage. We've helped more people across the country than we ever imagined!
Step 3: Change someone's life!
Be forewarned - changing someone's life will likely change yours in the process! Once you've figured out what people need and how you can help - just do it! That one action could change everything. Don't feel like your action made a big enough impact? Start looking for more opportunities to help - there are plenty of things you can do to make an impact!