Module 7

Give Back


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As we have seen from the pandemic, many of our colleagues were either downsized or discouraged or both. You can make their world brighter, and help them improve their prospects by giving back.

Opportunities to Give Back on Social Media• 

Send a Recommendation or endorse a colleague you have previously worked
with. Not only will this help them, but it’s an opportunity to display your own character.
• Positive Posts – Encourage others or express gratitude by posting your positive reflections or making positive comments
• Help connect others by facilitating introductions

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Give Back by being a Mentor

As your own career improves and advances, you can help others by mentoring as you were mentored.


Mentoring Opportunities
• Give back to your Alma Mater by offering to mentor a student in a similar
educational program
• Give back to your more junior colleagues by sharing tools and techniques for career
• Give back by offering to take on an Intern

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Give Back to your Professional Association

Opportunities are always available to give back by joining, participating, and serving in your professional associations.

Ways to give back in your professional associations
• Join a volunteer board, or offer to plan an event
• Look for opportunities to present to professional groups on topics you have particular knowledge in.
• Attend webinars, conferences, or other events
• Vote in your Board elections

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I believe we can accelerate our acumen, performance and success by leveraging our associations and spending time 

with people better than us.
-Robin S. Sharma

Remember – Giving Back is good for your career
and good for your soul:
• Give back on Social Media by recommending and endorsing colleagues
• Give back by mentoring others
• Give back by joining and serving in your professional associations

Final Thoughts

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
– M. Scott Peck

Remember – Your career is up to you. If you are feeling unfulfilled, or stuck, or that you can do more, or be more, remember it’s up to you to make it happen. Take heart, take a leap of faith, and do the small things necessary to create a positive change in your life. In turn, you will inspire positive change in others.


My Self-Reliance Worksheet
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“Disrupt Yourself”, by Whitney Johnson
“Emotional Intelligence 2.0”, by Travis Bradbury and Jean Greaves

“My Foundation for Self-Reliance”, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Reflected Best Self Exercise™:

“The Zookeeper’s Secret”, by Jeffrey Thompson and Stuart Bunderson

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