I love the quote that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” There’s something about quotes that give me a visual that makes them stick with me more than others. I have been blessed to benefit from the rising tide of others and I hope that I have been able to do the same.
The latest example of this came after interviewing someone for my podcast a few weeks ago. She offered to share the opportunity with the women in a business coaching program she’s a part of and I took her up on the offer. I sent her a write-up with what I was looking for and sent it to her, hoping that maybe a few people would be interested in being interviewed.
Imagine my surprise when over 12 women reached out to me within day! Not only did I know have 12 potential guests for my podcast, but there was someone who saw that post, who then shared it in her own Facebook group. That share has resulted in even more potential guests! 🙂
I think that the reason for this is the intention behind the podcast. The purpose of my podcast is to share stories of struggle and triumph to offer hope and inspiration to people going through their own life challenges. The reality is that everyone is going through something at one point or another in their lives. When we are going through those dark times, it can feel like you’re the only one who understands what you’re going through. It can feel very isolating. Hearing the stories of the women I’ve interviewed shows us that we’re not alone in our struggle and that there is a way through it.
I’m grateful that there are women out there who are willing to share their struggles so that they can be of help to others. I think that there’s nothing more meaningful than hearing from the experiences of others and taking in what they learned from it as well as any advice that they have to offer. To me that’s a lot better than hearing it from some one who’s talking from a theoretical perspective rather than real life experience.
We all need support in making our dreams a reality. We don’t always know where that support will come from. When we get support, we have to remember to offer it as well. If a rising tide lifts all boats, the higher the tide, the more boats it can lift, so don’t hesitate to accept and offer help when you can!