Recently I was listening to a podcast and the speaker said, every time you meet people you must have something to offer them. Easy as it sounds, it is often hard to live out this principle. We tend to meet people with our own expectations and hardly with the intention to give back. We all know that giving and taking is a double edged sword that oscillate around the ability to successfully find equilibrium for these two strength.
I was on my way to a meeting when I heard that message and it stuck with me. Although I knew what I wanted to get out of the meeting, I had not fully comprehended what I wanted to give in that meeting. It was a casual meeting and I wanted to put the principle to work immediately. I believe in prompt execution because delayed execution often times turns into procrastination.
By the time I got to that meeting, I had decided that I would only give and not intentionally take away from the people I was meeting with. I focused my energy of helping the people I was meeting with their own challenges and helping them find answers to their situations. It was fulfilling and I was more energized than I would have been if I had focused on gaining ground for my own agenda.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. We all want to hang around people who have more to offer us than they take from us. An over flowing river attracts travelers from the far ends while a dried up river bed is resented even by the wildest of animals. All I am saying is that know what you can give and be intentional about giving your offers in every encounter.
Every human being has been endowed with a special gift that they give back to humanity, in essence there is a role you were created to fill, a people you are destined to bless and an appointment that awaits your execution. Your gift has nothing to do with spiritual enablement but rather has more to do with who you are as a person and being intentional about being a blessing wherever you are placed/ positioned.
There things that come naturally for you and those are part of your gifts. It could be as simple as a genuine smile, a caring touch, affirmative statements, the ability to problem solve, encouragement, a sense of humor that diffuses tension or simply a silent prayer. All these gifts require minimum or no training at all to master and can be used to make huge emotional deposits in in the lives of other people.
As you aspire to become irresistible, know what gifts you have that you can use to add value to others and be intentional about using them in every encounter. People will remember you for how you made them feel not how much you know. Purpose to never walk away from a place, people or engagement without having given some of your gifts to bless others. Shift your attention from getting to giving and you will attract people effortlessly.
This principle works whether it is a casual, formal or even an interview. When you purpose to give, you will never run out of opportunities to thrive. The universe creates more room for those who make the most of what they have so they can thrive even more. Never walk into a meeting without an intention to give and never leave without giving! Know your gift and purpose to be a blessing in every situation.