I was having breakfast with my great friend Patrick Foley catching up after a few weeks between our “weekly” meal. Patrick always brings something to me regarding work, career and/or life. We discussed a lot of things but one thing stuck with me. I will reference his blog post here but his message is to give more than you take. That means everything…
- Your spouse/partner
- Your kids
- Your family
- Your job
- Your career (see how I separated it from your job?)
- Your co-workers
- Your community
I am writing this post about my taking of the community. I have to admit that I have been taking more from the Community than I have given lately. We all go through ebbs and flows where we take more or give more. I just realized that I have also been acting like I give more also which is not right. I am a great person to create a list of things I want to do and the list is quite long. Can I do everything? Maybe not but I can do more and be humble when I do them.
I have received so much in the past 8 years I have been active in this Community… I have no clear idea what that means anymore but just call it that. I think it is time to give a lot more.
Thank you to my friends and acquaintances that give me a laugh, insight or smack across the head. You change me and that is good.