The best way to help yourself is to get involved with helping others. To make a difference, volunteer. Volunteering to help someone else pays off in so many ways:
It's so important to help others. There is value, priceless value in giving time and resources to others.
When you help, you appreciate what you have and realize how blessed you are.
It's great for your career, because it looks great on a resume. Volunteering is a super networking tool to make career and personal contacts.
Helping others builds your self-esteem. You feel good because you are making a difference! People need you!
Volunteering empowers you to better understand people... the organization you are working with... and yourself.
To quote Abraham Lincoln, "As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."