At THNK we play something called Charlie’s Angels, a game designed to leverage the power of a network. The beginning is usually a little bit awkward. An entrepreneur must first turn a need into an ask, and two appointed “angels” will take that ask and forward it to someone that may help, with a solution or a contact lead, or whatever else may arise. The game only works when those being asked share who and what they know, and give help without a return.
Having Angels as personal givers removes any sentiment of personal gain or competition, and you can give help simply for pleasure of doing so. By the end of the hour, everyone is usually engaged, excited, and high-energy. After all, givers advance the world, while takers advance themselves and hold the world back. Givers play a win-win game for all.
We know that generosity and helping each other releases incredible energy, but at the same time it can feel unnatural and awkward? Why do so many of us feel inhibited to give? And how might you create a routine of generosity within your professional life?