9 ways to be a "Giver" without spending money
There are givers and takers in life. Unlike being a giver; it’s easy to be a taker: Feel entitled, use up what you have disproportionately and always asking for more.
The abundance mentality givers have is what works in their favour.
How to be generous with things that can be more valuable than your pocket?
1. Give your Time
People who are only available when they need you are nothing but takers.
You gotta develop the habit of being there for people when they need you.
Give your time to your loved ones. Give your time to those who value it.
I like the “five minutes favour rule:”
“You should be willing to do something that will take you five minutes or less for anybody.”
2. Be a Support
The most enjoyable relationships are relationships where no partner is dependent on another.
Always think of how you can add value to others lives –simply by being considerate and attentive to the needs and concerns of others.
3. Build others
Do you remember how you learned a skill you're good at now?
Mostly likely you learned it from someone either physically or digitally through a course whether paid or not.
When you teach others – you implant a seed in them that can sprout to unimaginable heights. That’s why we read books, buy courses etc.
4. Be of Service
At a point when I was the most selfish in my life – someone advised me to focus on service towards others and it changed my life.
Through service you can help those who can’t help themselves – that why various volunteering services such as Red Cross and establishments like hospitals, the Army, Navy, and all military organizations exist.
5. Say Thank you
Giving is a mindset thing. Once you have a mindset of giving; it doesn’t matter how small it is – you can give small things like a smile, a thank you or any small token to show gratitude.
Gratitude costs nothing yet many people choose to dwell on an awful past when you can be grateful for today.
6. Help others
Helping people is at the core of all givers mentality.
There are few people we know we could always reach out for help.
Its different from taking responsibility for others.
It’s doing the best you can to transform the lives of others and make a difference.
7. Share with others
When you view life with an abundance mindset – you love to share what you have with others. You don’t want to eat alone when you neighbor has nothing.
Sharing is the attitude we should start cultivating early in our children – so they find it natural to share what they have with their peers. Giving gives you more than getting can ever get you.
It’s not enough to be good at what you do – but if you pass without anyone succeeding you, did you really succeed?
It’s important we’re proactive about mentorship by identifying people willing to learn and building structures for such people to easily learn from us without it affecting our mental health.
9. Radiate Positive Energy
Givers radiate positive and bright energy because they possess more confidence, gratitude and attractiveness.
You attract the energy that you give off. Giving is how you attract positive energy from the universe. Put a smile on someone’s face.