How Often Do You Share?

One of the most powerful activities anyone can engage in is the simple act of sharing.
One of the most powerful activities anyone can engage in is the simple act of sharing.

Think of last month for a second.  How often did you share anything you’ve learned or own with anyone?  I have no doubt that answers to this question will run the gamut, as we all engage in some form of sharing at one time or another, even without realizing that sharing is what we’re doing.  Not that I’m advocating for anyone to give away the fruit of their labor, as this is surely the best way of guaranteeing that you’ll be out of business in a hurry.  This is specially the case in photography, where most folks continue to bear incredible pressure to just give away what they have worked so diligently to create (not to mention the expense they incur to create those photos).  However, in every trade there are many things that can be shared without having to worry about lost revenue or market infringement.  In fact, some goodwill could go a long way in putting money in your pocket down the road.  Don’t believe me?  Then check out people like Scott Kelby, Vincent Laforet, Chase Jarvis, and Steve Huff, to name a few.  All extremely generous professionals who like to share their knowledge and are rewarded by a loyal group of followers.