Social Gifting, the new way to pay it forward

 “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” —Booker T. Washington

  If you’re having trouble deciding what direction to take with your development, start by thinking about what your current strengths are, and how to leverage them.   Most likely, you currently possess attributes that others are striving to gain.  Or, you may have already reached a goal that others are trying to achieve themselves.  Consider reaching out to your community and taking the opportunity to provide support and motivation to someone else.  

 “Social Gifting” is the act of people giving up their time to help others.  This concept isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about personal and professional development, however, it’s a key step in the growth process.  If you don’t know where to start for yourself, what better way to spend your time than helping someone who is in need?  Providing mentorship to others is a great way to continue to nurture your own growth.    

Social Gifting its deeply integrated within the growth and development process that is shown within DevvelopU.  The app allows for users to create contacts and form their own community.  Within their community, users can see goals that their contacts are working towards, and can even join in on goals that interest them.  There’s also the ability to give and receive motivation from other contacts as a means of support and encouragement. 

Collaboration is a key component of the learning process, and is essential to personal and professional growth.  You will benefit from the giving of your own time to others just as much (if not more) than they will benefit themselves.