Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday . . . didn’t shop at all this past weekend (except for a few groceries to feed my crew of teenagers). However, I learned of a day that I could really get into: Giving Tuesday.
I have a theory: You will receive only what you FIRST give away. That means, for example, if you want more business, give some of your business away (see The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann.) If you want more money, love, friends . . . give away money, love and yourSELF first and you will see an increase in those things.
So, here’s an opportunity to test this theory.
1) Find some things to give away today in honor of the special name . . . it doesn’t have to be big or a donation to a worthy non-profit (although that is encouraged, of course). Find simple things, things that you already have . . . some examples: Give someone your undivided attention for 10 minutes; share chocolate; be on the lookout for a colleague that’s having a rough day and give them a word of encouragement; buy lunch for your boss . . . CHALLENGE – do something like this every day for the next 10 days. Be as innovative and imaginative as you like.
2) Over the coming weeks, observe the affects of your giving and use this blog to post your comments. Describe what you gave and what came back to you. Another Theory: what you receive will probably NOT come directly from the person / people you gave to.
Thank you for helping to test this theory. I can’t wait to hear from you!