<p>Kindness can mean different things to different people, but we can all agree that it’s the way you make someone feel with a kind gesture that leaves a lasting impression. On 13th November, we’re celebrating <strong>World Kindness Day</strong> to raise awareness of the importance of being kind to people, the world, and most importantly, ourselves!</p> <p>We had the absolute pleasure of talking to some of the TrueProfile.io rockstars who shared some simple ways they incorporate kindness into their personal and professional lives.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Coca-1-1.png" alt="World Kindness Day" class="wp-image-16117" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Coca-1-1.png 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Coca-1-1-300x114.png 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Coca-1-1-768x292.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <h2>What does kindness mean to you? </h2> <p>Treating everyone surrounding me (all of my stakeholders) the same way as I would like to be treated by offering a positive attitude and goodwill toward those I work with, which can include your direct coworkers, managers, and your customer and client base.</p> <h2>How are you kind to yourself? </h2> <p>Finding time for myself on a daily basis (family time, gym or running), reminding myself of the positive and good qualities that I have as well as recognizing and celebrating the small wins (this is something my wife showed and pushed me to do). </p> <h2>What are your top tips for practicing kindness?<em> </em></h2> <p>One of them is acknowledging negative thoughts, accepting them, and moving forward by challenging them. Also, and this is something I always try to teach my kids, is that no matter the situation, always try to be the kindest person in the room. It’s also important to understand that we are humans, we all make mistakes and have better days than others, but kindness should always be there. </p> <h2>Do you have any examples of a small act of kindness someone did for you recently?</h2> <p>Hind, our new HR Manager in Dubai, is a great example of showing kindness by always asking about my family (either in person or via chat) and how they are doing back in Spain. She shows amazing kindness by understanding how difficult it is to spend time away from them and this is always her first question for me when we speak. </p> <h2>What small, simple acts of kindness can people do for one another?</h2> <p>Simple questions about your personal life like <em>“how are you”</em> or <em>“how’s your family”</em> are simple ways to show your kindness. Also, no matter the situation, always welcome everyone with a smile and a positive attitude, no matter what they want to discuss or get from you. </p> <h2>Do you volunteer or give back to your community in any way?</h2> <p>I give back to the startup/entrepreneur community by mentoring multiple new startups and founders on a monthly basis, as well as being part as a teacher or lecturer at several business schools. </p> <p>I am also part of an organization that helps grandparents that have no family left and they are living in elderly homes by contributing economically and also spending time speaking with them, so they are not alone. </p> <h2>How does TrueProfile.io spread kindness and make the world a better place?</h2> <p>We take care of every nurse as if they were part of our family, trying to understand their personal situation and how a professional change will impact them. We get involved in the smaller details around their lives and relocations, demonstrating that we care about them immensely. We make the world a better place by democratizing access to overseas jobs and giving huge life-changing opportunities to anyone in the healthcare sector, hand-holding them at every step of the process. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Riza-1.png" alt="World Kindness Day Rizabel Rosarial" class="wp-image-16118" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Riza-1.png 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Riza-1-300x114.png 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Riza-1-768x292.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <h2>Riza, what does kindness mean to you?</h2> <p>For me, kindness is the act of giving without expecting anything in return. </p> <h2>How are you kind to yourself?</h2> <p>I make sure I am kind to myself by choosing myself first, knowing my worth, and honoring my boundaries. </p> <h2>What are your top tips for practicing kindness at home, in public, with friends, or in the workplace? </h2> <p>I have a golden rule in life that has really helped me become a better person – <em>“Do not do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you.”</em></p> <p>It may sound cliche, but it has really helped me practice the pause before judging and reacting harshly. I also believe in the power of gratitude. Remembering your blessings and realizing how extremely fortunate you are, really changes your perspective. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Happy-Corner-Manila-Office-IMG_7069.jpg" alt="Rizabel Rosarial World Kindness Day" class="wp-image-16110" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Happy-Corner-Manila-Office-IMG_7069.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Happy-Corner-Manila-Office-IMG_7069-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Happy-Corner-Manila-Office-IMG_7069-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /><figcaption>The Manila office has worked together on a small idea that brings smiles to our faces every day.</figcaption></figure> <h2>What small, simple acts of kindness can people do for one another?</h2> <p>The Manila office has worked together on a small idea that brings smiles to our faces every day. It’s called the DF corner, where we put some snacks for everyone to munch on. It’s a small gesture, but it really helps spread happy vibes in the office! </p> <p></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Jason-1.png" alt="World Kindness Day Jason Torion" class="wp-image-16120" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Jason-1.png 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Jason-1-300x114.png 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/WKD-Jason-1-768x292.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <h2>How are you kind to yourself?</h2> <p>It’s easier to be kinder to others than to be kind to yourself. Taking a step back and patting myself on the back on both good or bad days is how I’m kind to myself. I want to believe that we all do our best to get through each day, and some days are tougher than others – and especially on those days, it’s important not to be too hard on yourself.</p> <h2>What ways do you show kindness to others?</h2> <p>Every time I receive a delivery (online order, food, parcels, etc.) I always ask if they would like a bottle of water – and I keep a stock at home to give to the delivery staff, who work tirelessly to make life easier for all of us. The least we could do is offer bottled water.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large is-resized"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Jason-Torion-Growth-Marketing-Manager-WKD-img_20221110_145634_720.jpg" alt="Jason Torion World Kindness Day" class="wp-image-16113" width="610" height="232" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Jason-Torion-Growth-Marketing-Manager-WKD-img_20221110_145634_720.jpg 720w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/11/Jason-Torion-Growth-Marketing-Manager-WKD-img_20221110_145634_720-300x114.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px" /><figcaption>“it’s important not to be too hard on yourself.”</figcaption></figure> <h2>Do you volunteer or give back to your community in any way?</h2> <p>If you spend some time on Quora and Reddit, you’ll find that people have questions that you have the answers to. Sometimes it’s career-related, sometimes it’s life advice. A few seconds of your time typing out an answer pointing them in the right direction is a great way to “give back” knowledge to the community.</p> <p><strong>We hope these conversations inspired you to bring a little more kindness in your life. </strong>Remember, being kind isn’t just about showing kindness to others. It’s also about being kind to yourself. So, make sure you prioritize your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mental-health-awareness-month/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">mental and physical well-being</a> for a happy and balanced life! </p> <p>If you’d like to show yourself even more kindness, why not sign up for a free TrueProfile.io Membership where you can reap the benefits from all our free career tools and advice. </p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-background" href="https://sso.trueprofile.io/register" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Sign up for FREE</a></div> </div> <p></p>
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What does World Kindness Day mean to you?
Last updated on 12 Nov 2022