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41 Small Ways to Help Someone Make a Comeback

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4:01 am
October 11, 2013


tlscott1

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This post can be found on my site MakingTheComeback

 

Obviously I talk a lot about making the comeback (I am really hoping I didn’t shock anyone with that profound statement). However, today I want to discuss how easy it can be to help someone start their comeback story.

MakingTheComeback Most days we are self obsessed on ourselves and our lives. We have jobs, bills, books to read, deadlines to meet, appointments scheduled, and much more. That leaves little time for us to help others.

Luckily it doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day that may actually help them turn their life around and make a comeback. You never know if kind words, a smile, or small act of kindness can jump start someone’s success.

Here are 41 simple ways to help someone start their comeback: (some of my favorites are highlighted)

1) Smile
2) Tell someone you love them
3) Write a Thank You note
4) Help someone in an area where you are an expert for free (like writing a resume)
5) Send someone an email and tell them that you think they are awesome
6) Tell a kid they look like a winner
7) Let someone know you are proud of them
8) Invite some to lunch and pay for it
9) Send someone a book they may enjoy
10) Text someone you miss them
11) Comment on a friend’s Facebook page something positive
12) Invite someone to coffee who is having a difficult time
13) Introduce two people who would benefit from the introduction
14) Give someone less fortunate than you an older piece of electronics that you don’t use instead of putting it on Craig’s List (i.e. computer, iPad, iPhone, ect)
15) Send someone a $10 gift card and tell them to get lunch on you because they deserve it
16) Ask to watch your friend’s kids and tell them to go out for a night (believe me they will appreciate that)
17) Retweet something
18) If you are a supervisor, unexpectedly bring in an employee and tell him/her what a great job they are doing
19) Tell someone you think they are smart
20) Next time you purchase something, compliment the cashier (don’t be creepy though)
21) Endorse someone on LinkedIn
22) Write an awesome compliment about someone on LinkedIn
23) Have a group of people over for a dinner and game night
24) Donate an hour or two of your time each month to give back
25) Next time you go out to eat, write a compliment on the receipt for the server
26) Tell someone you appreciate them
27) Let someone know they are funny
28) If you have a friend struggling, call them up and tell them you believe in them
29) Take someone who is down to a funny movie (laughter helps a lot)
30) Call someone and just say, “Hey I just wanted to call b/c I was thinking about that time we…”
31) Invite someone to Church
32) Get a group of people together to play in an intramural sports league (this has actually helped a lot of people I know)
33) Sponsor kids who are less fortunate to play a sport they may not be able to participate in otherwise
34) Start a mastermind group
35) Start a group at Church
36) Pray for someone
37) Give blood
38) Pay for the person behind you in the coffee line
39) Shovel the snow on your neighbors drive or mow their grass
40) Write a teacher who changed your life
41) Comment on someone’s blog

I am not suggesting you do all of these, but choose one or two and try them today. You never know what small acts of kindness may do for someone else!

8:24 am
October 11, 2013


bryce

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posts 40

That's a great list.

I try to smile at people all the time and practice #2 with my wife and son, #3 to anyone who gives me a gift or does a kindness toward me, #7 to my wife and son, #17 if I like a tweet, #18 is something I sometimes do during a project and always do with everyone who worked on the project when a project is finished, #19 toward my wife and son, #20 quite often (got me free cornbread just last week), #21 every now and then. Used to do #37 a lot. Was up to 9 gallons, but now chronic disease means I cannot give blood. #41 is fun.

7:02 pm
October 18, 2013


kmaroni

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posts 20

Great list! #4 is something I do – specifically the resumes. It's amazing how much help a nice looking resume can help someone needing a job. Really, people don't realize the first glance for an employer can make all the difference. I also love #27. 

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4:56 am
October 24, 2013


tlscott1

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bryce said:

That's a great list.

I try to smile at people all the time and practice #2 with my wife and son, #3 to anyone who gives me a gift or does a kindness toward me, #7 to my wife and son, #17 if I like a tweet, #18 is something I sometimes do during a project and always do with everyone who worked on the project when a project is finished, #19 toward my wife and son, #20 quite often (got me free cornbread just last week), #21 every now and then. Used to do #37 a lot. Was up to 9 gallons, but now chronic disease means I cannot give blood. #41 is fun.

Bryce…you are the man!  Good stuff!

4:57 am
October 24, 2013


tlscott1

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kmaroni said:

Great list! #4 is something I do – specifically the resumes. It's amazing how much help a nice looking resume can help someone needing a job. Really, people don't realize the first glance for an employer can make all the difference. I also love #27. 

Thanks Kmaroni!  I agree about the resume and telling someone they are funny always makes them feel good.

10:06 am
October 24, 2013


Eve of Reduction

Buffalo, NY

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posts 46

Great list. The compliment ones are so important and they make everyone feel good – free & easy.

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4:26 am
November 4, 2013


MrTravisScott

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posts 25

Thanks everyone…i appreciate the feedback 

3:11 am
November 8, 2013


John @ DebtAdviceResource

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posts 104

Really good list! 

 

I find giving someone flowers is a good option – usually, mother, sister, wife etc… 

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12:46 am
April 11, 2014


professorsavings

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posts 7

love #34

 

Start a Master Mind group

 

"we are the average of the four people we socialize with"

 

For me, I choose to hang out with driven people who live a simple lifestyle.

 They have $ but don't need to flaunt it.

 

Good night

 

Rayfil Wong

CEO Professorsavings.com

Rayfil Wong

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3:56 am
April 11, 2014


moneystepper

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posts 182

Great list – I've never done the 'pay for coffee for the person behind you line' but I think it would be a good way to really understand the benefit you can get from being generous to others without wanting anything back. This video (I'm sure you've all seen it as its gone viral) sums it up pretty well:

 

3:57 am
April 11, 2014


moneystepper

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posts 182

1:39 pm
July 23, 2014


James Martin

townsville,qld

Member

posts 38

very nice tips especially I like 4, 22.

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