“I can promise you that women working together–linked, informed, and educated–can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.” Isabel Allende
So, I’m watching Wendy Williams this morning (stop judging me) and during Hot Topics segment she starts discussing a fall out between a pair of celebrity friends. After every story Wendy gives her spiel. Today’s topic was sharing info when a friend is trying to get started in the same industry as you.
Wendy emphatically declared that she would share a crumb or too, but she wouldn’t pass on the mojo.
Why? Because no one helped her out.
Generally, I agree with Wendy, but this is one time that I have to say she’s all the way wrong.
?A #girlboss doesn’t have be stingy to protect her legacy.
?A #girlboss doesn’t hold onto the past.
Many of us started without any help or encouragement from anyone, but the Holy Ghost. That doesn’t mean you should horde every piece of knowledge you’ve gained.
God didn’t cause you to blossom just to keep your fragrance to yourself. I’m not telling you to undervalue your experience, education, or the information that you can provide.
How to Help Without Giving Away the Mojo?
?Be liberal with who you help. Don’t only support your buddies. It’s hard enough for women in the world. You don’t have to be her bff to share some success tips.
?Draw the line and set clear boundaries for how much time you’re willing to spend helping a fellow girlboss
?You don’t have to fear giving away the mojo no one can replicate you. They can use the same tools, but they can’t be you.Benefits to You and Your Business When You’re Not Being Stingy
?You reap what you sow. It’s the eternal law in life and it can effect every aspect of your life.
?It’s another opportunity to establish yourself as an expert. Ask the person for a testimony or a quote after you help them.
?You build a connection that may become useful in your personal or professional life later on.
I met my business bestie and soul sister, author Unoma Nwankwor because she was willing to answer a question or too for me. She hasn’t lost her mojo and in fact I’m sure that both of our mojos have been enhanced.
What do you think? When do you say no to someone who asks for your help with their business?