Are You a Giver or A Taker?

 

There is a lesson in everything we experience. Absolutely everything!

In life and in business, we inevitably connect with others. We form relationships based on those connections.

How you build on those relationships is key to sustaining a healthy bond. If you haven’t realized it yet,  relationships go beyond  “friending” someone on Facebook and in this digital era, it can become confusing.

Relationships are 2 way streets. You show up for people, they show up for you. You support, they support in return. You smile, 9 times out of 10, the other person will smile back.

In a time where we have more time than ever to reevaluate our lives, have you thought about your relationships with others? Are you giving? Are you taking? Are you giving with the expectation of receiving? Are you measuring and keeping tabs on what you give? Are you expecting  a return?

Relationships are not transactions.

A few things to consider:

  1. When your giving is taking too much out of you, then you are trying to give more than you are capable of.
  2. If you allow yourself to be drained of energy, you will have less to give.
  3. If you are giving because your help is needed, then simply accept the relationship for what it is. Your giving will add value to who you are but  that doesn’t mean it will turn into a relationship with that person. Tae stock of why you are in that relationship in the first place.
  4. If your giving has conditions, is that being generous?

Who you are relates to how much you give of yourself without losing yourself. How are you showing up in your relationships? It correlates to how you show up in the world- how you do anything is how you do everything.

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