March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we here at Be Kind & Co. are interviewing women who share our vision that kindness can change the world for the better.
Jessica Hall is a self-described sleepless mom, radio & tv personality, podcaster, wife, and business owner. It is pretty amazing that she is able to find the time to juggle each and every component of her life, but she does! We have seen her stay calm and kind through it all. Here are Jessica’s thoughts on how being kind is cooler and more essential than ever. She believes that kindness comes full circle, and we couldn’t agree more.
Jessica Hall: As a leader, you know that the effort you make towards building a business will determine its success. I also believe that success can come from investing that same level of support into helping your community and those around you. If I’ve learned one thing in my many years of this hustle lifestyle, it is that everything always comes back full circle.
Sadly, the idea of helping those around you before helping yourself isn’t as mainstream as it should be. In reality, I often get so caught up in my own operations that I end up forgetting to give the people around me the help they need. I am now noticing that my best clients, business partners, and relationships revolve around the constant cycle of kindness and support we give each other.
Supporting and helping others isn’t an easy task. Sometimes it may derail your schedule and even cost you time and money, but it’s always worth it. It’s important to show your connections that they truly matter to you.
To be a successful (and kind) business owner, be your biggest brand advocate. Share the resources you’ve accumulated over the years. Make others aware of any new opportunity that’s been presented. Give employees honest and transparent feedback so they know that you’re trustworthy.
I also believe it is important to share your knowledge and educate those who would like to know more about your area of expertise, and don’t forget to introduce your connections to contacts who can help them jumpstart their goals. Most of all, be patient and stay true to yourself!
I can look at myself in the mirror at night and know how I got to be where I am. I would like to think it was by being kind and not always putting myself first.
Jessica Hall is a TV and radio personality. You can find her on Instagram @jessicahall, and listen to her podcast, “Flashbacks,” on the Apple Podcasts app or Spotify.