Give From Your Abundance....

Take a note…

Put the pen down for two seconds…

Take a note.

That was all I did yesterday as we interviewed Melissa Boyd for our podcast, The One Percent Better Show.

The episode comes out on Thursday and it’s filled with some awesome strategies for meditation and overall spiritual wellness.

However, there was one line that stuck out to me that I just had to share before Thursday and it deserves its own lesson.

“Give from your abundance, not from your reserve.”


That’s what I literally felt across my face as she said that.

How many of you, like me, are probably giving from your reserve?

I’ve talked about this concept in the past, but I just loved how that was phrased.

We need to take care of ourselves first.

We need to make sure our physical, emotional, and spiritual tanks are full first, and then give from the abundance, give from the extra, not the last couple drops.

How many of you are go, go , go all day long, depleting your tank, only to walk into a house and family that needs your attention?

You’re giving from your reserve.

The tank is empty and you’re trying to spread the last few drops.

I don’t know about you, but my mind goes to a car and a fuel tank analogy.

We need to “fill our tank” first.

Then, if there’s gas left over that can’t fit in our tank we can share it with others.

Instead, how we typically approach things is empty the tank all day long, and then try to give to others.

We have to be at our best in order to give our best.

Ok, so how do we fix this?

For me, I would say step one is always self-awareness.

Be self aware enough that you are actually pulling from your reserve.

Step two, find things that “fill you tank.”

For me, this is things like meditating, reading in the morning, exercise, and quiet time outside with a pen and a notebook.

The more I do of those things, the more energized I am, the more abundance I have for others, whether that’s my family, my team, or my clients.

So your goal today…

Identify what fills your tank and do more of that so that you can give from your abundance, not your reserve.

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling