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Monday Morning Motivation – Give

By: Curt Stowers

Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially

Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day.

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


Over the past few years, I've continued to focus on a journey from “success to significance.” At the heart of the journey has been a realization that significance is all about making an impact in the lives of others. And perhaps the biggest way to make an impact is to give—be it time, talent, or treasure.

Many people immediately gravitate towards the “treasure” dimension when it comes to giving. Assuming you have the financial resources (big assumption!), this is “easy” to do and very black-and-white. It is an awesome way to give and one that I encourage and participate in.

However, the other two dimensions—time and talent—provide even greater opportunities to give. In the case of time, it is the ONLY thing that you can give that is impossible to replenish; and, in the case of talent, it is uniquely your own, so you deliver/share it in a manner that is impossible to replicate.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • When it comes to how you give, is your preference for time, talent, or treasure?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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