In life, there are many types of people you meet.
Net Givers & Net Takers.
Whether you’re running a business, building friendships, meeting new people, getting work done, completing projects, interacting on social media, etc… people will be doing all sorts of giving and taking.
The sum of all their interactions reveals whether they’re a Net Giver or a Net Taker.
Personally, I think it’s powerful when we contribute more to the world than we take away.
To bring a small bit of impact to other’s lives, and be image bearers of love and good deeds.
It’s something I personally try to do, whether it’s in 1:1 interactions, through this newsletter, or in a larger group context—to empower others and make the world better.
But one thing that’s important, when being a Net Giver, is making sure to be healthy when giving.
To have enough to pour out.
There is no way to help others if you pour out of emptiness.
It’s like when you are in an airplane and the air pressure drops, causing oxygen masks to fall down.
The flight attendant always says that the first thing you do, whether you’re a father, mother, child, etc.. is to put your mask on.
We need to put our oxygen mask on first sometimes, before helping others.
We need to make sure we are being poured into.
To have rest.
One of my good college friends, Mimi, mentions how we need to have people who pour into us, as we pour out.
To rejuvenate so that we can give not out of a deficit, but from a place of stability.
This is not a call to action to be selfish, as there is wisdom in that.
But as people striving to be Net Givers, we need to make sure to allow ourselves to receive support, so we can better give to others.
Find those friends or family who have our backs and can listen to us.
Find the balance as we provide value and impact the world.
Be poured into, as we pour out.
It’s a healthier way of giving.
Questions to ponder: 🤔
Are you a Net Giver, or Net Taker?
How can you make sure to find moments to rest and rejuvenate in order to be a healthy Net Giver?
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Verse of the Week
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.”
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.”
— Karen Lamb
Update for the busy… 🏃⏳⏰
Spring Break is happening at UT Austin, so I’ve been getting alone time, spending time reflecting, and having a whole apartment to myself.
Played violin for the first time in a while (iykyk how well I did *sweat smile)
Funny thing, I broke 200 followers on Twitter several days ago and that was a big moment, but I’m currently almost about to hit 250 😬 Crazy times.
Personal life stuff… 🔔
And to all the new people, welcome! Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!
We just hit 174 people on the newsletter!
(It’s wild, cause a year ago, I had only 83 peeps following along)
I’m excited to continue to share the journey with y’all!
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