If you belong to an association or a group either in your personal or professional life, and this includes a church, synagogue, mosque, etc., get involved.
Do not get involved because you want something in return, but because you want to contribute. People will respect and acknowledge you for it and will look at you and treat you differently. And this is just an added bonus to the personal satisfaction of getting involved and contributing to something you believe in. In the process you learn to become a leader instead of just a participant.
Get involved and be a part of Empower Network!
You can also read this full article on Selfgrowth.com.