SHARE THE BREAD | WHY SOME PEOPLE LOVE SUPPORT BUT HATE TO GIVE?

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Why Some People Love To Receive Support but Hate to Give?

I’m not sure if any of you have realized, but some people love to ask for your support but absolutely HATE to give it back.

I believe I have supported a lot of people in the past and I am not trying to reproach anyone, but I truly believe that some people are very selfish with returning the favor. There are a lot of locals who ask for people to support their businesses, whether it may be a local band, sound producer, restaurant, clothing store, make-up artist, hairdresser, baker, photographer -and the list goes on- but where are those same people when you start a new business and you need their support?

There are times when I patronize local businesses, not because I have to, or have no other option, but because I support people who are trying to make an honest living. Sometimes I try new hairdressers and new restaurants because everyone deserves a chance to showcase their talent. Other times I share flyers or posts because I cannot support them financially. Now, those same people who get your support will see you trying something new and won’t even take some time off to spread the word or to give words of encouragement. 

HOW SELFISH OF YOU.

I have over 1000 ‘friends’ on Facebook and do you know how many of them share my posts or business page? Less than 10 and I know exactly who they are. So what about the other 990 people? I understand that there are people who are busy with their own lives and also trying to promote their own businesses, but I have come to understand that people can sometimes be jealous and also they don’t want you to succeed. If you think that supporting another person/business will make them get ahead of you then you are PATHETIC.

Supporting another person/business COULD POTENTIALLY MEAN MORE BUSINESS/CLIENTS FOR YOU! Imagine this scenario: you own a small cake shop and you go to a new hairdresser to patronize her business. During your appointment, you both talk about your business and you give her your business card. The hairdresser’s birthday comes around and she remembers that you own a small cake shop; she then orders a cake from you. DO YOU SEE THIS CYCLE? Patronizing a small business can indirectly help yours to succeed!

Here are a few ways to support someone FOR FREE:

  • Write a positive review
  • Share the their page or posts
  • Recommend them to your friends, family, co-workers, or even employer
  • Share about your interactions with them or their business

I have so many things to say on this topic but I don’t want to make this lengthy! I just want to implore persons to reciprocate the support that you receive. When people support you, be grateful, stay humble and give back!

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