The Monday Playbook: Why You Should Make Time to Serve Others


» People who volunteer are biologically five years younger than non-volunteers.

Putting others before ourselves is one of the most important ways we show our humanity. Though altruism is a selfless act, volunteerism improves our health by strengthening our body, improving our mood, and lessening our stress. According to an AmeriCorps report, people who volunteer over 100 hours a year are some of the healthiest people in the U.S.


» Winning Words

Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.


Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.


Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?



» 3 Key Plays

1. Make time in your personal life for service

Why does volunteering feel good? Because our focus is directed toward positive change in others or our community’s circumstances, and that preoccupation improves our own state of mind, sense of purpose, and fulfillment.

2. Lead by example in the workplace

Seventy percent of corporate volunteers believe volunteerism boosts morale more than company mixers. More than 90 percent of human resources executives agree that contributing to a nonprofit can improve an employee’s leadership skills and personal growth.

3. Get inspired by a story of transformation

In my upcoming Off the Rak podcast with bestselling author Tommy Spaulding, he kicks off our discussion with a moving story about how a volunteer experience changed the course of his son’s life. Learn more and tune in to the conversation on Thursday, July 18 here.

» Have you ever had an impactful volunteer experience? Share you story below!

The Monday Playbook delivers a quick, motivational plan to help you win your week as you tackle universal challenges in leadership, business, and life. 

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