publication date: Oct 4, 2012
Do you give? How do
you give? Would you like to become a better giver - more generous and more
strategic so that you will help others to become better givers too? Harvey McKinnon
and Azim Jamal
believe that if they can
encourage and motivate more people to give others their time, knowledge, resources
and kindness, our world will be a more peaceful and happier place.
specifically, these authors know that they have received fantastic benefits
from the power of giving and as authors and trainers, they are compelled to
share their experiences with others. So, The
Power of Giving
was written, to inspire those people who currently give
nothing and to reassure people who already give a lot that their giving is
still noticed and rewarded.
A lack of time is often given as a barrier to giving. As life becomes more demanding, time becomes
our most precious commodity, but in The
Power of Giving
it is proposed that small investments of time can make a
Azim provides an example of a conversation with an elderly
man from his community who had shared his personal grief and guilt because of
his actions over the previous ten years. Azim walked him through his actions
and convinced him that what he had done was not as bad as he thought it was. A
month later the old man rushed to up Azim and could not stop thanking him for
making him see reality clearly. It had taken Azim only ten minutes of his time.
Here is an exercise taken from The Power of Giving
to help you examine how you manage your time:
Ask yourself the following questions:
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Am I spending my time wisely?
- How much of my daily time goes to significant
- What is the one regret I might have when I run
out of time and depart from this world?
- If I do value each second, how will my day
by Azim Jamal
& Harvey McKinnon.