There are several reasons why giving back not only impacts those you serve, but serves you as well.
Michael Goncalves is a fitness coach and the founder of The Wellness Bucket. At a very young age, Michael discovered the power of giving back and has been hooked ever since. A big supporter of the Jimmy V Foundation, Michael shares his background story which led him to believe so passionately about eradicating cancer for good. You don’t have to move a mountain overnight, but giving small amounts of charity does go a long, long way to making an impact.
Key Takeaways:[4:20] How did Michael get started in charity? [5:40] You don’t have to give money in order to make an impact. You can donate your time. [5:55] Giving has always fulfilled Michael. [7:25] Giving your time to someone else in need is not just a mental thing; it also provides benefits to you physically. [10:05] Michael firmly believes there’s a higher power at play when you give. [12:30] How did Michael get involved with the Jimmy V foundation? [18:15] When Michael lost his dad to cancer, he was angry for a while. [19:05] It’s not the amount of money you give, it’s often just the gesture. [23:25] What’s next for Michael? [28:15] Keep believing in people, because if you can change one life, there’s a good chance you’ll impact another one. [33:00] You don’t need to have big goals in order to give back. Start small! Every little bit helps.
Mentioned in This Episode:
“It’s not the amount, it’s the gesture.”
“The secret to living is giving.”
“You don’t give to get, you give to give.”