Live to Give

I’ve been thinking a lot about giving and specifically, giving in the workplace.  I work in the technology community and one thing that’s always being chatted amongst the bigger technology global brands (i.e. – Facebook, Twitter, Google) is how they can give back and impact humanity on a large level.  Don’t get me wrong they are huge money making machines but there’s something to be said about giving back. So there’s this concept called the 1-1-1 model.  Where 1% of a company’s product, equity and time are given to improve communities around the world. I love it.  I believe in it.  I preach it. I do in fact believe it leaves an impact.  That being said I think each person can carry out the 1-1-1 concept wherever they find themselves. Think about it. 

That also being said, I want to leave you with a few statements on giving that really made me think.  

  • You always receive back more than you give
  • Catch the vision of giving not getting
  • When we’re grateful, we’re generous
  • The land of the generous gets larger and larger
  • Remember, when you die your not taking your Kate Spade or Kevin Durant shoe collection with you

Hope this inspires you to give in someway today.