How many times have you heard it’s not the gift but the thought that counts.
Well this all comes from the concept and power of generosity.
The fact that you thought enough of someone and gave them a gift is what matters, not the actual gift.
And you gave without expecting something in return. What was important to you was the act of giving.
It’s something we are taught early in our life – it is a learned character trait.
To give and share and not be selfish.
Even, my 11 month old grand daughter loves this concept, she always shares her food with her two dogs (and to their delight!).
Being generous is something we all have in us. It makes us feel good when we give of ourselves to someone else.
Helping others is part of our human physic.
So if it makes us feel good, then shouldn’t it be part of our everyday life, including our business life?
Yes it should, but so many of us shy away from it.
Recently I was listening to one of my network marketing mentors, Bob Heilig, who talked about the benefits of being generous in your business.
He stated that there are 5 proven benefits:
- It makes us healthier by reducing blood pressure.
- We are happier through the release of chemicals in the body.
- In turn, it lowers our stress.
- We will improve our relationships.
- And, it extends our lives by lowering the mortality rate.
While the health benefits are important, Bob reiterates that there is this universal paradox of generosity that says “the more you give, the more you get in return.”
In other words it comes back to you in spades.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
So if all of this true, then should you be generous in the way you conduct your business?
Would you then be healthier and your business more productive?
When you are generous, you are coming from an abundance mindset, not a scarcity one.
There is an unlimited pie for everyone to share from.
You have faith in yourself, self confidence and strong inner worth.
Now, you are not afraid to give. You are a giver, not a taker.
And you do not expect anything in return. If it happens, it happens.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill
So are you generous in how you conduct your business?
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