I found this image on Pinterest and it struck a cord with me. Being a social entrepreneur I am of the firm belief that what you put out is what you get back. You cannot take from the community within which your business/enterprise exists. Even if you are a multinational corporation there still needs to be a human element. Nothing beats a smile, a well done, a kind word, a listening ear. You may not necessarily be able to change a persons/business situation, but you can listen. Perhaps you know of someone/business that may be able to assist or further the dreams/visions of someone else.
I have also learnt that to motivate and encourage takes small actions/words to make a situation seem better than it already is or to assist in making a situation seem better. Nominate fellow persons/associates for competitions. They may not win, but the encouragement and the fact that someone believed in them goes a long way. You never know they may just win 🙂