Stingy, Measured or Generous?

What describes you? Scarcity or Poverty? Hoarding or Generosity? If you asked your friends, they can probably tell you. We all like to be considered generous, but sometimes, we are too nearsighted.

I have observed real winners in business and they have this great quality of generosity. They don’t measure what they give out; they just give. Their time, knowledge or possessions. It is a delight to be around them. They add value to the people they touch. They ask the question of themselves when they are with people, “How can I add value to this person?” rather than “What can I get from this person?” They believe there is plenty to go around. Do you invest in yourself freely?

Tim Sanders calls this being a “lovecat” in his book, Love is the Killer App. It marks the person on the success path. They are a giver, not just a consumer. So when you are around your colleagues, ask yourself how you can add value. Be a person of value to give. It creates a winner in you in the long term.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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