Episode #17 Give It Away

What would the world look like if we all started looking for ways to freely share what we have with no strings attached? Dr. Tyler Schwanz joins Dr. Michael Brown this week as they discuss a new way of looking at both the things that we have and the love that we possess.

Show Notes

In order to understand this concept of give it away, you have to live undeservedly.
Dr. Tyler Schwanz

Three Problems

  • Nothing that we own today will remain ours forever.
  • Our default is to enter each environment wondering, “What am I going to get out of this?” rather than “What can I give to this?”
  • We tend to be greedy not only with our possessions but also with our compliments and encouragement.

Three Principles

  • It is easier to give something away when we choose to consider it a gift.
  • Giving it away is so much more fun than keeping it for ourselves.
  • If we want our lives to be characterized by generosity, we shouldn’t wait until the end of our lives to finally become generous.

Three Practices

  • Contemplate what you would give away today if you knew you would not be here tomorrow.
  • Give away the very next item you normally would choose to sell.
  • Commit to the 24-Hour Rule by sharing each encouraging thought within 24 hours.