I'd like to tell you a bit about how much I like helping people. I never noticed it until recently, but helping others have always been my passion.
The first prominent memory of being helpful is when I bootstrapped my first business just because of the genuine wish to help people. When I was about fifteen, I used to ride bikes with my friends. We all were building cool bikes, and doing crazy jumps and street riding on them. I knew English well, and that gave me the ability to browse the web in English, find and order rare parts, especially used ones as they are cheap. My friends started asking me to order parts for them too, and I realized I could be taking a small fee for such orders. That's how I started my small local online bike shop — at the age of sixteen.
Now, several years after that, I still enjoy helping people, and especially educating them. I really like to share my knowledge and experience with others and see how they enjoy the process or what results they are able to achieve using the learned concepts. That's my idea behind helping people in the Russian Figma community I'm voluntarily managing — by teaching them how to use new and existing features, helping them find solutions to complex problems, or simply giving advice.
Today I've reached a round number: a thousand replies in the public thread with questions related to Figma. This means that I've replied to roughly thousand questions, especially if you include DMs which I get plenty of too. One. Thousand Questions! In less than half a year! Also, I didn't leave a single question without a reply, and most of the questions were answered within 10-30 minutes. It would be interesting to see the stats for this, by the way.
In what ways are you helping others?