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One of my favorite online destinations,, invited me to be a guest contributor and I’m totally honored! Wondering what I could possibly have to talk about on a design site? They allowed me to select the topic, so I decided to go with I Shine, You Shine: 5 Tips for Supporting the Success of Others. Here’s a quick snippet of my piece:

“Trying to reach a certain level of success in our careers doesn’t mean we have to stop helping others.”

“Power is the ability to do good things for others.”

“Supporting another person’s dreams won’t ever dampen yours.”

We’ve heard all of these words of wisdom many times before, but how often do we really apply them? The holiday season is upon us, so while we’re in the spirit of giving, let’s keep in mind that giving doesn’t always have to involve material things. Giving time, giving love, and in this case, giving your support to someone’s dreams can be much more valuable than any gift you can ever buy.

In Her Shoes

“I am my sister’s keeper” is more than just a catchphrase for me; it’s a way of life. When I launched In Her Shoes in 2009, it was because I realized that something I desperately needed was missing in the blogosphere. There were plenty of beauty and style bloggers in the world, but not enough digital content shining light on women taking the road less traveled. Women who walked (or ran!) away from comfy, cozy 9-5’s to enter the world of dream-chasing and brand-building. Women who know that the “perfect” opportunity doesn’t exist for everyone, so some of us have to create it. While many do an excellent job of making entrepreneurship look glamorous, on most days it’s far from it. The gratification I feel when I’m truly doing what I love is priceless, but the uncertainties that come with being my own boss can be quite a load to handle. That said, it’s important that I’m surrounded by people who believe in me and want to take me higher. I need people in my corner who want to see me win and I want the same for them.

If you’re thinking that this level of support is pretty much impossible to find, think again. As a firm believer in the fact that we attract what we are, I know that I have to give support in order to receive it. Celebrating and supporting others is not only the right thing to do, it’s the catalyst for good karma. We all know how it goes, you reap what you sow. Good intentions and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness.

If you’re ready to lend a hand without expectations but don’t know where to start, click here for the full story and my top five tips for supporting the success of others on Design Sponge!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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