Everyone around you is a part of your success. I have had many mentors in my life and their generosity towards me, without asking anything in return except my own success, was received with much appreciation and love.
As the leader in your own life as well as in your business, especially if you provide the authority along with the responsibility for your team’s ideas, you have given them your generosity of spirit, the generosity of your heart.
To be generous is not about giving others money nor is it about charity. Generosity is about the giving of yourself, your heart, your talent, your willingness to help someone who needs it from you.
If you give someone the benefit of the doubt, at work or at home, this is an act of generosity. How many times lately have you backed off of someone’s actions and done just that? You do not know all of how others feel and act, so it is in your and the others’ best interest to give them the benefits of your doubt.
Time is a great part of generosity. The time you give others is precious, whether it be at work or with your family. Spending time with yourself is a gift you give yourself as well.
Who knew that if someone supports you with knowledge, that this is a form of generosity?
It is and we should, yes, should, do it on a more consistent basis.
Being accountable to others for what we do and how we do it is also a gift.
Have you been generous with others lately? Maybe it’s time to be generous and it will come back to you. The more you give, the more you get.