Generosity – From the Inside-Out

Generosity is not proven in a single act, – the true spirit of generosity is a lifestyle.

Generosity is not a chore, an act, an obligation, but a stance – a way of life.

It is essential that we are generous with our words and actions, but there are some things about us that are unique – gifts, personality, skill-set, genius, our flair – which make a lifestyle, a stance of generosity, integrous and in-sync with who we are.

This is the idea that generosity comes from who we are – from the inside-out.
This kind of generosity is easy because it comes from who we are and what we have, rather than trying to fit the mould of what another’s generosity looks like.  It is from the inside… to the out.

‘How can I be generous from the inside-out?’ can be answered by every person with a few simple questions:

  • What do I have?
  • What can I do?
  • What of me can be shared – given away?

Once you have answered these, just start with what is in your hand to give and start small.

About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".