Self-Care | Mind, Body & Soul

Many of us had high hopes for the new year. 2020 was incredibly difficult and January 1, 2021 felt like a chance for a reset. A new year usually does that, but this year we had even higher hopes and expectations than usual.

However, reality quickly set in. The truth is, the pandemic is worse than ever and we’re still in a highly contentious political climate. Those things aren’t going to magically disappear because we hung a new calendar on the wall. So, what can we do about it? How can we make 2021 better, despite the ongoing circumstances that made 2020 what it was?

The answer is – it’s time to focus on yourself and invest in self-care. It’s time to take care of your mind, body and soul.

Forgotten what that looks like? Here’s a starter list for the new year.

Mind Self-Care

  1. Practice Positivity: We believe managing your intent and energy are two of the best ways to increase the positivity in your life. You can learn more about managing both here.
  2. Invest in Your Own Success -However you define it: Shift your focus to something that brings you joy and excitement. Whether it’s your career, your business, your health, relationships or another aspect of your personal life, it’s time to determine what you want most and take the steps to achieve it. Share On Purpose portfolio brand, Succeed On Purpose, can help you get there with the Prosperity Challenge.

Body Self-Care

  1. Workout: We’re all aware of the physical benefits of exercise, but moving your body has an equally positive effect on your emotions. Working out makes you feel happier and decreases stress and anxiety. If you’re unable to get to a gym, there are multiple apps that stream workout classes. 
  2. Pamper Yourself: Pampering is generally low on the priority list, but it’s important to make time for it, especially when so much feels beyond your control. Take a warm bath, listen to your favorite music, light candles, commit to a skincare routine, ask for a foot rub, read a book, go for a walk, get dressed up – whatever will make you feel refreshed and at peace.

Soul Self-Care

  1. Invest in Causes You Believe: Whether it’s a time or financial investment, working to further a cause you’re passionate about will feed your soul. Check on an old friend, donate or volunteer when you can and feel the positive effects of making a difference. 
  2. Read The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer: We recommend this book frequently. This book takes you on an internal journey that will change the way you perceive and interact with the world around you, resulting in a happier and light-filled self.

Take care of yourself this year. Despite what’s going on in the world around us, make the time to focus on you and whatever brings you joy. Here’s to you!

Supportive – A Key Cultural Ingredient

Share On Purpose is a place of possibilities. Once we created that bold vision, we set out to be different.

Over the last 9 years, we’ve evolved our business model several times in order to stay true to that vision. That has included changing our leadership team and staffing model. We had to learn to lead differently in order to unleash the potential of our team members. And we had to accept failure in order to build resiliency.

Our “SHARED” culture was defined in 2013 by key staff members (two who are still here), with the “S” standing for “Supportive.” Back then they asked themselves who we were, and this was the first word that came to their mind, followed by hopeful, authentic, resourceful, enthusiastic and driven.

I’m proud that our associates feel supported. Very proud. With a purpose to “Inspire Potential,” I can’t help but pour into our associates. Knowing they feel that way is very satisfying.

For our leadership team, being supportive means giving associates:

  • The mentoring and coaching necessary to achieve their potential. Despite our small size, we invest heavily in each team member personally and passionately.
  • The freedom to find better ways to do things, and the freedom to challenge leadership. We believe they are smart enough to self-manage and what they lack in experience can be made up for in passion and commitment.
  • A model of authenticity to use as a path to success.

We have big aspirations for the portfolio and the team. The support we offer each other is worth the effort. We know that personal growth requires frequent nurturing, which is why being supportive is a core cultural value.

Here’s what a few of our core team members have to say:

“A key component of my successful venture to the field of marketing and client services through my current role has definitely been the level of support I’ve received from all layers of the company. Everyone, from the CEO to our Engagement Coordinators, is constantly sharing best practices, tools, and insights into the most effective ways to achieve our objectives. This level of ongoing support makes for a highly stimulating and rewarding work culture.” -Gerardo Osorio, Director of Client Operations

“I don’t know if there is a company out there that listens more than the people at Share. With our transparent and supportive culture, there is always someone willing to listen to what you have to say. You can also expect their honest feedback and genuine encouragement. I feel that everyone at the company always wants the best for each individual and their career. They are willing to make personal sacrifices if it means someone else can benefit. I truly think Share is a one-of-a-kind company.” – Cailey Kidman, Engagement Coordinator

“The leadership is committed to supporting the team. They take the time to understand the needs of each individual so they can encourage personal and professional development. I’ve personally experienced growth and witnessed it in the team.” – Stephanie Renna, Talent Manager

If you’re looking for a supportive leadership team to help you grow, check out our available positions and find the right one for you.