It is a common misconception that you have to tell lies, cheat, steal or step on other people in order to move ahead in life or business. In fact, helping others is the key to succeeding in life.
According to great thinkers, no one can help themselves without sincerely helping others. This is to say that if you provide more value, you will be worth more.
In psychology, there is something called the rule of reciprocation. You try to repay what others provide to you. At some point or the other, you would have felt a sense of obligation when someone went out of their way to do something for you.
Instinctively, you would have felt compelled to return the favor in your own way.
Further, nothing contributes more to your personal growth than your network. Therefore, the best way to expand your network is to help as many people as you can.
People looking for help are there all around you; in your home, neighborhood and work place. Therefore, the first and foremost thing you have to do is simply develop a mindset to take notice of them. The next step is to do something to take them forward.
You may not have a ready-made solution as to how you would do it, but take the plunge.