Dynamic Marketing Communiqué

Gifts that Keep on Multiplying: Know how mindfulness transforms generosity into a gift for ALL! [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]

December 22, 2023

Miles Everson’s The Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more.

A Note from Miles Everson:

Hello, everyone!

We hope you’re having a wonderful Friday.

In these “Mindfulness by Miles” articles, we write about health- and mindfulness-related practices and book reviews. Our goal in writing about these topics is to help you improve in both your career and personal life.

Today, let’s talk about mindful giving.

Continue reading to know the wonderful connection between mindfulness and generosity, and how this practice creates a ripple effect of positivity in the world.

Miles Everson
CEO, MBO Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Board, The I Institute

Mindfulness by Miles

In a world where time is a luxury and distractions abound, the art of giving often gets lost in the shuffle. We find ourselves swept up in the demands of our daily lives, focusing only on our personal needs and ambitions.

… but what if we tell you that the act of giving, when approached with mindfulness, can not only benefit the recipient but also nourish your own well-being and sense of purpose?

In this article, we’ll take a moment to explore the powerful connection between mindfulness and giving, and how the harmonious interplay between these two practices can enrich your life in ways you never imagined.

Photo from Bangkok Post

The Heart of Mindful Giving

Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners, says at its core, mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the current moment. This enables you to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

… and when you apply this same level of awareness to the act of giving, something magical happens…

Giving mindfully transcends the mere act of charity; Everson states such giving becomes an expression of genuine compassion and empathy, and compels you to recognize the needs of others. This results in fostering a sense of interconnectedness and community.

There are two main benefits of mindful giving:

  • The Ripple Effect of Generosity 

According to Everson, when you give mindfully, you unleash a ripple effect that reverberates far beyond the initial act. In other words, you create a chain reaction of positivity, touching not only the lives of those directly involved in your giving but also the broader fabric of society. 

Whether it’s a small act of kindness or a grand philanthropic gesture, the impact of your mindful giving inspires others to pay it forward and create a cycle of generosity.

… and there’s more!

The act of giving mindfully allows you to cultivate a sense of gratitude and appreciation for what you have. This is because giving enables you to recognize the abundance in your life and encourages you to share your blessings with others.

  • The Nurturing of One’s Soul and Mind 

For Everson, mindful giving is not just about helping others; it is also about nourishing your own well-being. In fact, numerous studies have shown that acts of generosity and kindness trigger a release of feel-good hormones in the brain, which then leads to an increased sense of happiness and fulfillment. 

That’s why when you give mindfully, you cultivate a profound sense of purpose and satisfaction, knowing that your actions are making a positive impact on someone else’s life.

Furthermore, the practice of mindful giving helps you develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and empathy, enabling you to break free from the confines of self-centeredness and opening your heart to the joys of selfless service and compassion.

So, now that you know the benefits of mindful giving, what can you do to embrace such a lifestyle?

Everson says to fully embrace the transformative power of mindful giving, you must integrate it into your daily life and weave it into the fabric of your thoughts and actions.

He states when you cultivate a mindset that prioritizes empathy, compassion, and selflessness, you foster a culture of giving that transcends individual actions and becomes a collective movement for positive change.

Here are some of Everson’s tips to become a mindful giver:

  • Cultivate Gratitude: Before engaging in any act of giving, take a moment to reflect on the abundance in your own life. Cultivating a sense of thankfulness will help you appreciate what you have and inspire you to share your blessings with others.
  • Understand the Recipient’s Needs: Take time to understand the specific needs of the recipient or the community you intend to support. Listen actively, ask questions, and seek to comprehend their challenges and aspirations. This will guide you to give in a more meaningful and impactful way.
  • Practice Empathetic Engagement: Approach giving with an open heart and mind. Empathize with the experiences and struggles of those you seek to help. Consider their perspectives and circumstances to foster a deeper connection and genuine compassion.
  • Practice Active Listening: When engaging with individuals or communities, practice active listening to understand their stories, challenges, and aspirations. Acknowledge their experiences and validate their emotions, creating a space for genuine connection and support.
  • Encourage Collaborative Giving: Consider partnering with friends, family, or colleagues to amplify the impact of your giving. Collaborative giving not only expands your reach but also fosters a sense of community and shared purpose, promoting a culture of generosity and compassion.
  • Integrate Mindful Giving into Your Daily Life: Make mindful giving an integral part of your daily life by incorporating small acts of kindness and generosity into your routine. Whether it’s offering a helping hand to a neighbor or supporting a local charity, every act of mindful giving contributes to a more beautiful world.

Take note of these tips to develop mindful giving as part of your life!

Everson says as you navigate the complexities of the modern world, you always have to keep in mind the profound impacts of mindfulness AND generosity. Strive to be an agent of positive change, spreading kindness and compassion wherever you go!

Remember: The true essence of giving lies not just in the act itself, but also in the intention and awareness that accompany your giving.

So, make mindful giving a cornerstone of your existence, and watch as it transforms not just the lives of others but also your own!

(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)

About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”

High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.

In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.

Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.

High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.

Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.

These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.

We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.

Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”


Kyle Yu
Head of Marketing
Valens Dynamic Marketing Capabilities
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