Grapevine: The benefits of sharing ideas

Grapevine
Grapevine (photo: burgundygirl.com)

As we grow older, we come to realize there are things every woman and girl needs to know. You wish someone would have told you when you were younger.  You wish you would have reached out when you were didn’t know what the heck was going on or how in the world to handle something.

Burgundy Girls are great sharers

We believe in the benefits of sharing ideas, both to the person who possesses the knowledge and experience, and to the person looking for the knowledge and experience.  Sharing ideas is not tooting your own horn.  It’s not claiming to be an “expert”.  What is an “expert” anyway?  Don’t know about you, but the more I learn, the more I realize I’m not an expert at anything, which is sort of a relief!

Sharing ideas is a way to give of yourself and help others that requires no money, no college degree, no business background, only good.  Being on the giving and/or receiving end of ideas has only a good outcome: it stimulates real conversation, it reveals our own biases and insecurities, it gives us evidence of our need to open our minds to others.  It’s a source of inspiration, challenge, humility, connection… and some powerful, and much needed, practice in listening.

Every person – including you – has some knowledge, perspective or experience we can all benefit from.  There is always at least one woman or girl in the world who needs to hear what you have to say.  Speak up and reach out.  Use your social influence.  Talk about something or someone that everyone should know about and few people do.  Pose a question.  Start a discussion.  Spread some news. Spark a debate.  Broadcast what’s important to you… because it’s important to all of us.

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