Do You Want People to Remember You Long after You’re Gone? Here Are 15 Ways to Give Meaning to Your Life.
You want to be successful, you want to make money and you want your life to mean something!
When you leave this earth you will sit back and think:
“Did I take more than I gave?”
Did you look out for the people, or did you do it all for fame?!
Yep, that’s a Macklemore bar that we love and by the end of this article you will have a gameplan on how to go through life and leave behind something you’re proud of
Here are 15 Ways to Give back to the world!
As usual, here is the video version of this article:
So… how do you give back, let’s start with
The first step is to stop taking from others.
Your parents, your friends, they care for you, but it’s time to cut the umbilical cord!
You can’t live a meaningful life if others need to care for you!
Coco Chanel said it:
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.
Be your own person, do what’s right, wake up with a purpose and if need be, prove to the world that you can stand on your own.
Lead by Example
Throughout your life remember this:
People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you do!
They won’t believe you or in you. You have to show them! Ideally, one should never separate the life they live from the words they speak.
Progress is about pulling, not pushing!
So pull everyone forw ard or at least inspire them to walk in the footsteps that you’ve already made!
Build a Business, Hire People & Take Care of Them
A man has 3 families:
- The one he is born with
- The one he makes for himself
- The one he hunts or goes to war with
When you build a business, people rely on you, their families rely on the business in order to prosper.
If you want to build a business from scratch, check out 15 Businesses You Can Start For Cheap (or even FREE).
Fix Something That’s Not Working as It Should
That’s your contribution to the world: fix something. Anything!
If you don’t know where to start, start with yourself! Fix yourself and then fix your immediate surroundings.
One can not fix the world until he fixes his home!
Pass Down What You’ve Learned
Don’t teach them, show them how to do it!
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
That’s Gandhi by the way.
Teaching without them taking action is just a different type of entertainment.
The fundamentals should be passed down for free, the same way we do it here at Alux.
The apprenticeship types require a bit more effort.
If you go to courses.alux.com you’ll see that all our learning experiences are hyper actionable. If you decide to upgrade yourself with any of these valuable skills and find that they don’t work, we’ll give you your money back under our 60 day guarantee. You have to be accountable for what you pass down!
Raise a Child
Raising a child that will prove to be valuable to humanity is one of the best ways to give back. Friedrik Douglas said it best: It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, because children act the way adults act, not the way they speak. Here’s an unspoken truth that applies to kids:
Children will rise up to be the person you believe them to be!
Give them the tools, offer direction and watch them change the world!
Give Resources to Those Who Know What to Do With Them
This is why money won’t solve poverty.
Giving only helps if they know what to do with what is given to them!
What’s the point of giving someone a tool that they can’t use? Thousands of computers were donated to Africa in regions where there is no electricity. What are they supposed to do with them?!
It’s like giving a 3D printer to your grandparents.. They’re gonna add a mileu and a glass fish on top and call it a day.
Sometimes, time as a resource is more valuable than anything else.
Help Someone Who’s Down Get Back Up
These moments are literally life-changing for others. You’re blessed to be in the position you’re in right now, extend your arm and help someone get up.
They will always remember what you did for them!
Nothing is better for the soul than reaching down and bringing someone up!
Show the World Your Art and Creativity
We add value through what we reate.
Life is poetry!
Life is art!
We’ve all got it within ourselves.. A light that we don’t let that many people see. Think of your favorite song and how it makes you feel. One piece of work has that emotional effect for people around the world that have never met each other but feel the same.
When we create, we open the window of our soul and allow the world to peek inside!
Whatever you do remember that you are an artist! Put your creativity behind it and watch the world witness you!
Measure Your Life Based on Impact
We’ve had our fare share of success here at Alux, we’ve made money, we have an incredible audience so last week we’ve had a meeting with everyone in our team where we discussed how we will measure the success of Alux moving forward. It won’t be based on views, revenue or how many “you’ve changed my life” emails we get – although we love reading and replying to those.
Instead our focus is shifting to impact. We’re working on something that’s way bigger than youtube or ourselves and we can’t wait for you guys to see it. Just by reading our articles and watching our channel you’ve put us in a position where we can be a force of good into the world so thank you for being here and thank you for sticking with us moving forward.
There’s a super secret project already happening behind the scenes which we will reveal as soon as things start picking up some speed.
One of our all-time favorite quotes comes from the stoics:
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in!
If you want to give back in life, plant trees. These can be literal trees, the climate definitely needs it, or metaphorical ones, but plant them.
Do work that the future generation will benefit from and you would have not lived for nothing.
When it comes to giving back, mentoring someone is the most focused approach. You are literally changing someone’s trajectory in life through your input.
Stand on the shoulders of a mentor and you will be able to see further than you would otherwise!
A mentor will do it with you because he’s done it before.
Donate What You No Longer Need
The more success you achieve the less of a need for stuff you have. From one point forward the comfort level of your life plateaus. The paradox is: if you keep adding stuff the quality of your life declines.
Ideally, you’d like to have:
Twice as much money but half the possessions!
You’re here because you’re looking for ways to give back, so start with giving away some of the things that you already have that others could make more of a use than you!
We regularly donate half of our stuff.
Make Your Friends Rich
Here we measure success by how many successful people are next to you, here we say you’re broke if everybody is broke except for you…
That’s a HOV bar that resonates with our mission in life.
The moment we got ours we began looking for ways to help everyone we care about get theirs. That’s our way of giving back to those who supported us during our climb. It’s our mission to make everyone around us never have to worry about money again.
Build the Future
This is why the world looks up to Elon Musk. He’s beyond successful, he doesn’t need more money, he doesn’t need fame, but he’s obsessed with the game of building the future.
The vision is greater than that of the individual!
If Elon succeeds, we’re not only getting electric cars… we’re going to Mars! The fact that people like him are willing to give up their lives and work their entire lives to push humanity forward is in our opinion the highest form of giving something back.
It’s the most important tree one can plant. It’s raising an entire generation with our sights towards the stars.
So we encourage you to give back, in any way you can. Do it proudly. Even if you do it for selfish reasons, give back. Let others see you give back and maybe they’ll do it as well, which makes us wonder: What is the last time you gave something back and what was it?
Let’s see how many of you are ready for this next phase in your lives!