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560: The Contribution Chapter from the Audiobook Essential: Essays by The Minimalists

2017-06-23 | 🔗

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Episode 560: The Contribution Chapter from the Audiobook Essential: Essays by The Minimalists (Simple Living & Minimalism).

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entire eleventh chapter it's a shortage after making yet spoke or any one other audio books for free with a trial of audible he get a thirty days in a free audio book of your choice and get to keep the book even if you cancel your trial and pay nothing so for that come by old podcast dot com slash free for now years yours chapter eleven of audio book as we optimize your life chapter eleven contribution adding value contributing to someone's life is one of the most important things you can do it is the only way to get another person's unmitigated buying and is one of the few ways yet other people to believe in you obviously this is important in all facets of life and leadership positions in friendships while meeting in connecting with new people i your job with their family if you won't be able to respect you then you must
value to their lives there are many ways one can add value create something someone can use inspire someone to take action lend a helping hand be a shoulder to cry on show someone to do something shall someone a better way provide a new perspective lead by example listen more give your full attention just be there for some one love them is important contribute in an authentic way without an ulterior motive genuine helpful and unassuming we have all benefited from someone's giving nature the two of us start our website bees we were inspired and encouraged by the value created by several people those people out of value to our lives and our value that we were compelled to change and improve our lives thus we find important to add value to other people whatever we can to pay forward who adds value
your life how do you i value to others ask not what you can get last night in atlanta amid the overwhelming tall buildings and sexy southern access some one asked this question why are you doing this the implicit question was what do you plan on getting from dedicating a year of your lives to a hundred city free tour it's strange we don't look at it this way we're on the road for ten months to get anything ours is a journey of giving we do however gets as fashion from adding value to others is lives that's not all we get we always get more whenever we give his cringe worthy whenever we see people who attempt to get without first giving to take without contributing scientists have a name for this kind of organism a parasite the key to giving then is simple add value first without any expectations receiving anything
turn do this was enough frequency and you'll get way more than you give as result of our giving people give him back was immensely everything that remains reach the top ten of all books on amazon as of the date of this writing thank you more than seventy five thousand people paid for ass tour we ve been featured all over the media and more than four million people will read our words is here turns out when you add value to other people's lives thirty you to share the message with their friends and family to add value to their lives adding value is a basic human instinct that's why we do this we hope to serve others everything else is a wonderful bonus here have an organ by joshua fields milburn there is usually a serpentine lines
tell the door the department of motor vehicles at least has always been my experience burned into my memory are half a lifetime of kafkaesque memories nightmarish recollections of time spent waiting for assistance among the zombies and the cobwebs at the dmv surprisingly when i visit in missoula montana there was no line at all it was a different world has helped right away i don't even have to take one of those flimsy paper numbers from dispenser by the entrance and to boot the majority of the employees were fast fastidious unfriendly i sat down and filled out the necessary reforms to obtain a new driver's license these form seemed attenuated and easier to grasp the bureaucratic stack i use or wrestle with back and dean ohio it was too easy name address deo be etc etc and then my pen stopped as a hundred over the final question do you want to be an organ donor a pause of the simple question i never
consider becoming organ donor not for lack of caring but because of sheer ignorance of the statistics for the end of last year though my friend amanda email me a similar question how familiar are you with the organ transplant waiting list not at all i responded she for me there's a hundred and seventeen thousand people in the us alone we're waiting for organ transplants right now seventy four thousand of them are active which means that seventy four thousand people are in critical condition and unable to work to play with their kids to eat normally to walk up a flight of stairs to pick up a carton of milk to the grocery you name it only about twenty thousand of these people will actually receive a transplant in the next year and it's not uncommon for a candidate to spend months in a hospital bed waiting for help so consider this one organ donor can save up to eighteen lives and all he or she has to do is check the box
drivers licence applications for the first time in my life i checked the yes box on the form and thus i am now an organ donor property or consider becoming one to write and i often right about the value of uncovering happiness in life a large part of their happiness involves contribution giving is living from also comforted to know even when i die i will still be able to contribute others after i take my last breath my body will be dead but because of my choice my decision to check the affirmative box of the d envy someone else will live far more facts at the united network for organ sharing w w w w and o s dot org repaying intellectual debt how does one repay and intellectual debt we received this question in a kind henry letter from a reader names robbie she want to know how to pay back the value added to her life she wondered how should repay us for sharing our thoughts for sharing our journey for helping her to see the option she being given wasn't only option and life our answer don't
back pay it forward there are many people have helped the two of us become the men we are today people whose words and ideas have shaped who we are people whom will never be able to compensate for the value they provided the type of value that isn't labeled with a price tag so instead of requiring those people we choose to pay forward we go to great lengths to share our story to document are married changes so people can discover alternate password happiness with the exception of our books the vast majority of what we write is free which is our small way to contribute to the world you see some does he can repay only by traversing the world with kindness respect unintentionally such truisms my sound schreider cliche become self evident when you consider the value already bestowed upon you and he began to pay forward you just listen to chat eleven of the audio book essential essays by the minimalist josh reveals and ryan demas again you get this audio
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