Do We Figure Someone Else Is Giving Back?
I’ve watching giving bloggers and talking to them about people asking for favors. What I see is friends of giving help with requests. Many come from people that the bloggers don’t even know.
When I Googled, “givers get,” I got links to websites that were obviously selling things.
Then I found this explanation at ROCK YOUR DAY. The answer seems to be in the title of the skill.
Skill #1: Giving (Before Taking)
Thereâ€™s an expression you may have heard before: â€œGivers Get.â€ This is the mantra, the cornerstone of successful networking. What you want your contact to remember when they think of you is how you were a contributor, how you actually helped add value to their business or their lives.
Givers — my heroes — are in an awful position. They give answers or help. Word gets out and even more folks who want things start showing up. When the giver gets totally overwhelmed with requests and finally learns to say, “Sorry, I just can’t.” He or she hears words like selfish, or too full of oneself. It’s sad.
Do we think that someone else is giving back?
Makes me wonder, what is it that givers get?
Are we using up and wearing the sources of our best help?
Will there come a day when there are no givers left?
You can bet I’m looking for solid ways to give back.