Learning To Give – Winning Marketing Strategies

Guest Post by Archie McNab

Winning at Marketing By Learning To Give

I read a saying today that inspired this blog post, and I hope that it will inspire you and I both to give more of ourselves. I don’t know if you are like me, but I need to have things pushed in front of my nose now and then to make sure that I pay attention and act on things that really, I should be acting on all the time. The following saying is one of those things.

“I learned to give, not because I have many, but because I know what it feels like to have nothing.”

Amen, brother. Now before I give all of you the impression that I emerged from a cardboard box, homeless and destitute, let me set a few things straight. I didn’t come from a well to do family and where I grew up, children were expected to work. Now I know this seems almost seditious in this day and age, but we weren’t paid for working either. And certainly not given an allowance just because we happened to be there. I learned a lot of life lessons there, but one of the most valuable of all was learning to give.

learning to giveJust because my folks didn’t have a lot doesn’t mean they weren’t big givers. Mom was forever taking the time to talk to people who didn’t have many friends to talk to. She was a busy farmwife with a passel of kids, but she still found time to give people something that they just didn’t have. Mom knew the value of having a little bit was huge compared to having nothing. Learning to give was something that Dad taught us as well. Even though he was a long way from a rich man, he had no problem in giving credit to people who had little or nothing, so that they could get vegetables and keep from starving during the winter.

He didn’t worry whether or not he would get repaid, (and he usually did) he just said it was the right thing to do. In his view of the world, it was better to give everything away, than to throw out produce that had spoiled and that no one could use.

Growing Up, Learning To Live, Learning to Give

It is easy to grow up learning to give, but then when we get to adulthood our lives get busy and we have so many other commitments, that we tend to forget all about giving. We shouldn’t. Giving is one of the few things that set humans apt from all the other animals. It has the double advantage of making us feel good, while at the same time it helps to solve their problems. And as the old boy would say, “It’s the right thing to do.”

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Take a few minutes and give something of value to someone today. It doesn’t have to be a gift with monetary value.  In fact, it is better if it isn’t. Remember, you aren’t giving just because you have lots, you are giving because you know what it feels like to have nothing.

Till Next Time….

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7 Responses to “Learning To Give – Winning Marketing Strategies”

  1. Rachel Williamson Says:

    What a lovely reminder. As children we learn to share, but we forget how much the little things matter. Thank you.
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    You are so welcome Rachel. I think that sometimes we get so busy in our daily lives, that we forget how good it feels to give.

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  2. Martin Says:

    Good post Sigrid!

    Of course we all know that the Bible teaches it is better to give than to receive. But I think we need to come to believe it, and experience it as a lifestyle.

    There is a song that I know that I love, and it simply says: “Freely you have received, Freely Give.”

    Thanks for the good reminder,
    Martin
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    You are so welcome Martin,

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  3. Linda O'Rourke Says:

    Giving is such a great thing to do and can be something really simple even if it is simply stopping to chat to someone who has tried to talk to you. You may not know them but responding to them when they try to chat is a great gift. We can give everyday in little ways and feel so much better for it.
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    I agree completely Linda. Every day I take some time to stop and talk to a senior, help somebody in some way, or just give someone a big smile. I know that it makes my day when someone does that for me…

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  4. Dagmar Wichary Says:

    I am a senior and I like it when I go out and talk to people who are lonely, it feels so good. I have a home based business and like to meet new people every day. A smile means everything to me, I am so grateful to know or have met so many. I never had much money to give, but I like to give my time and help when needed.

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