5 Ways to Impact Those Around You

Here are five unique ways you can begin to add value to others daily! You can make a lasting impact in big and small ways. Find out how here!

5 Ways to Impact Those Around You

“Worry less about how many people you are connected to and worry a whole lot more about who you are connected to, who they are and what you are doing to value and honor them.” – Mitch Joel

This month, we have opened up the opportunity to invest with Tricord Global. Our mission at Tricord is to equip entrepreneurs in developing countries with the knowledge and capital to build sustainable wealth for themselves. This is how we want to make our impact in the world. The opportunity to invest closes TOMORROW October 27th, 2017. We are so grateful to those that have pledged their wealth to impact others. However, if you were not able to join in on the investments, I want to share with you how you can make an impact where you are at.

5 Ways to Impact Those Around You


Impact is about relationship, and relationship is about value.

When we add value to others, we boost their confidence, encourage their passions, and drive them to success.

Value can be given in the mundane moments of life – something as simple as a smile or an opened door. However, value is also recognizing someone’s passion, supporting their mission, and driving their purpose.

Our words, actions, and attitudes have an impact – either adding value or leaving someone the same as when we found them. Choosing impact and accepting the responsibility to add value has the power to change everything.


1. Ask deeper questions

We like to ask one question: “How are you?” And while this not a bad question, it doesn’t scratch the surface of deeply valuing those around us.

It’s a hurried question, thrown around when we aren’t sure what else to ask.

So, what if we went a little deeper? Consider asking what challenges they are facing, what is exciting in their life at the moment, or something that they’ve learned recently.


2. Acknowledge the good

Genuine compliments and honest appreciation go a long way in building positive relationships. This is especially true for the people in your life you may not like.

Begin acknowledging one good quality every time you have an opportunity, and watch as your relationships grow, thrive, and lead to great impact.

Here’s the key: always be searching for the good. It’s much easier to see someone’s faults. So, fight to see and acknowledge the best about others.  


3. Choose vulnerability

Admitting our faults and choosing imperfection shows those around us that we are simply human. This levels the playing field.

It shows value by indicating that we care more about the other person than we do about saving face. It validates the importance of the relationship in a meaningful way.  Admitting weakness also communicates honesty, trust, and boldness.

We cannot admit our faults without truly valuing the person sitting across from us.


4. Slow down

“…there is a crying need for people who will make the time to listen, for people who will resist the ‘skitterish impatience’ so prevalent in our age and make people more important than progress.” (Dale Carnegie & Associates)

Sadly, we live in a society that chooses to rush, always pushing for the next best time-spender. But what if we slowed down long enough to realize that the best time-spender is the person sitting across from us?

To add value to people, we must slow down long enough to hear their needs and respond appropriately.

5. Take time to value yourself

This is not in a selfish way, but in a way that allows you to continue valuing others. If your tank is not full, you cannot fill the tank of anyone around you.

Take time every day to refuel with prayer, exercise, practicing gratefulness, or something else entirely.



These five ways to add value to others are demonstrated in the big moments and the day-to-day events. It’s holding a door for the person behind you, or making someone smile by cracking a joke in the elevator. Try looking past the surface to see the hurt hiding underneath.

If we are going to be people of impact, we must first start by adding value to those around us.

How can you impact someone today? Determine one action you can take to add value to a friend, family member, or colleague. Before you head out the door to make an impact, share with us in the comments below!

Billy Epperhart
Billy Epperhart
  • Henry
    Posted at 10:27h, 11 October Reply


  • loris paolucci
    Posted at 16:03h, 23 June Reply

    having some one smile a day is a good day and a good life

    • Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 13:21h, 26 June Reply

      Hi Loris, I agree! Thank you for liking my blog post.

  • Satya
    Posted at 14:52h, 28 September Reply

    Very good tips. I will put in practice right away

    • Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 14:50h, 02 October Reply

      Hi Satya, thank you for your comment! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the blog. Blessings, Billy

  • Dale Hodges
    Posted at 09:49h, 26 October Reply

    I like what you said and for me it is a timely message. I recently started a new business and was consumed by some issues one particular day and gone into a place to grab a bite to eat. As I was eating a voice from the back said ” Hi Dale”, and when I turned it was a person that worked there: she was waving to me and had a big smile. That simple act totally turned my day around and lifted me above my burden. So yes let us be mindful of others and watchful to add value to someone else.

    • Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 14:13h, 29 November Reply

      Thank you for your comment Dale! God bless you

  • Danna
    Posted at 06:41h, 11 July Reply

    This was something I needed to read this morning. Value others and how to. Instead of the norm. Thanks

  • Francis Mwaura
    Posted at 23:57h, 28 August Reply

    Great five points..simple but very effective.I have chosen to intentionally add value to those I meet every day for the last one year. Of course ,I fail many times but ,truth is the results are amazing…esp in my church ministry!

    • Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 11:26h, 30 August Reply

      That is a great way to value the people around you! Thank you for sharing.

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