What does it mean to be a “giver?”
At this month’s Men’s Luncheon (Friday, July 2, at noon, at church), we will
share thoughts about what giving to others means;
talk a bit about what gifts we’ve chosen to give and how we’ve chosen to give;
talk candidly about what prevented us from giving in the past & present;
what we’ve gotten in return; and
now that we know ourselves better, what new gifts can we give?
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso
To Picasso, a gift, once found, has no value unless it’s given and this is what our Men’s Luncheon will examine.
In their award-winning book, “The Go-Giver,” co-authors Bob Burns and John David Mann echo Picasso’s pithy observation as they discuss how businesses can increase sales and profits and how people can improve relationships and lead more complete and satisfying lives.
They call it “The Law of Value” which clearly and emphatically states that a person’s true worth is determined by how much more he/she gives in value than he/she takes in payment.
They go on to discuss four other “Laws of Stratospheric Success”:
“The Law of Compensation”
“The Law of Influence”
“The Law of Authenticity”
“The Law of Receptivity”
But it’s the “The Law of Value” that’s at the root of a company’s or an individual’s success.
These “Laws” are central to what FCC believes and are at the core of what the Church is doing to serve, minister, help, aid, succor, grow and share so it’s most appropriate for the men to talk not only about their own experiences with Giving but to come up with ideas and ways for the Church and Church members to become more effective and “successful” Givers than they now are.
This month’s lunch will again be outdoors (or in the Assembly Room if the weather’s uncooperative) so, men, come armed with humor, thoughts, stories, sandwiches, salads, drinks, chairs and maybe even something good to “give.”