How to Give to Empower
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."
I'm sure you've heard that saying.
Here in Fulfilled Lives Fitness, we don't believe in just giving, or what we call "easy-giving".
Easy-giving is when you give food, money, or something already processed and done-for-you. Easy-giving is giving "a man a fish", and turning him into a slave. A slave of laziness and entitlement.
It creates people who believe they are a failure and cannot do anything about it. People who think they are victims of their circumstances. People who think the world owes them.
We instead believe in giving with the purpose of empowering. We believe in "hard-giving", or "teaching a man how to fish".
Hard-giving is unprocessed giving, and what makes the difference.
It teaches how to change, grow and become a better person despite the circumstances. Hard-giving teaches, empowers, and transforms. It breaks the status-quo and allows people to go after their dreams.
This is why we were cautious and deliberate to choose how to make a lasting impact in the World. This is why we only support organizations that educate and create a sustainable environment, so that people can grow to become better, and to make their dreams real.
- Coach Luciano