Nov 20, 2019
Generosity is one of our core
values at RLC and one of my personal core values too. It’s
something that we’ve baked into our culture and into our company
and I know many of our current and past clients are also motivated
by generosity and value it deeply and end up incorporating giving
into their culture and business models too.
There are 3 ways to
- Money -- give money to a cause you care about. Work
this into your business model so that it’s not an afterthought that
you never have money for, but rather a part of the pricing +
financial model! If you can’t give 10%, start with 1%. This is
about building a HABIT. It will be much harder to give away
$100,000 once you make a $1Million if you’ve never given away
anything before, believe me! Start small with stretching that
muscle and habit.
-- give of your strengths /
expertise to a non-profit organization that may need it! We have a
scholarship fund and application process where we award non-profit
founders with access to our Accelerator program -- non-profits
operate just like businesses, with way smaller operating budgets
and they need operations support -- so that’s one way we can give
back and create a ripple effect with our impact.
- Time -- give your time in service of their cause.
Giving your time will help you feel more connected to the cause as
you see the impact right away. It also creates tons of perspective
on how much you currently have and helps you increase your own
Have open hands --
we often feel that if we don’t hold
on tightly to our money, it will slip away, but when you open your
hands and give it allows even more to flow back to you. You allow
the dollars to leave and the freedom to enter.
Pick one of these 3 ways of
baking generosity into your own business and get started! Set goals
for yourself of how you’re going to incorporate the other ways in
the future. Start with the one that feels easiest + most accessible
right now, and then build from there!
Share with us on Instagram what you’re going to start with, we can’t wait
to hear how you decide to bring more generosity to the culture
through this exercise!