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by Glenise Anderson on January 7, 2014
Lifestyle

One of the things I love about Facebook is the abundance of inspiring quotes to read.¬† One which resonated with me recently was “Nothing changes unless you change. Everything changes once you change”.

It reminded me that I am in absolute control of my life and my response to what happens.¬† If I don’t like where I’m at, I need to make some changes.¬† In fact, it’s the basis of a lot of the coaching I do.

Today, however, it’s about tips for creating a more fulfilling life.¬† These tips are focused firmly and squarely on “giving to others”.

Tip 1: Volunteering

A great way to spend free time, if you have it or can make room to do it.¬† Some companies even give their employees time off work to go out and volunteer, which is a fantastic initiative considering most places are short-staffed due to financial restrictions.¬† For me, it’s with the PCYC in my local community.¬† I do this over and above my role as their Chairperson, which had the staff there a little perplexed at first.¬† I spend a few hours a week as a ‘volunteer’, which I have clearly explained to them means I do whatever it is they need me to do.¬† Not my ‘day job’ skills (although these come in handy sometimes) and not what I do as their Chairperson, but what they need done.

Tip 2: Cash

If you don’t have time to volunteer but do have spare cash, choose your favourite charity and make a regular donation.¬† Sometimes charities need cash more than they need man-hours.¬† The Giving Pledge,¬† the campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes is a brilliant concept started by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.¬† But if you’re not in that league, as most of us aren’t, it could be as simple as ‘paying it forward’.¬† Next time you’re in your local cafe, try paying for the next person’s cup of coffee.¬† Random acts of kindness usually have ripple effects.

Tip 3: Stay in touch

Picking up the telephone to say hello, could make a world of difference to someone and only needs to take 5 minutes of your time.  Whether it be family, friends, an elderly person you know or someone in need, a quick, friendly phone call could change the fabric of their whole day.

Try one or more of these tips throughout the year and your life will be more fulfilling and as a bonus, your confidence levels will increase.

How do I know this?¬† Because I do them all.¬† I go to bed every night and am grateful to be in a position to help others outside my normal ‘day’ job.¬† It is rewarding, fulfilling and just plain worth doing.

Glenise Anderson

Glenise is the Chief Confidence Chick at Self Confident Women, a personal development company helping women around the world create a better life. She is also the Director of SR Group Pty Ltd, a training and development consultancy assisting corporate companies.

Glenise Anderson
Glenise Anderson is the Chief Confidence Chick at Self Confident Women, a personal development company helping women around the world create a better life through mentoring, on-line programs & workshops. She is the Director of SR Group Pty Ltd, a training and development consultancy assisting corporate companies with behavioural profiling for recruitment and team building , coaching, training and technical writing.
 
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