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Giving without the expectation of getting anything in return can lead to amazing personal fulfillment and rich rewards. If we are willing to give away what we have both from an intellectual perspective and an emotional perspective, we are often rewarded in so many ways.

Let me begin by talking about the business side. If I am abundant and willing to share what I know (ideas, processes, procedures, etc.) even with my closest competitor, I win.

I win in knowing I have assisted others. I win in knowing that I am helping my industry grow and prosper. I win because I can then encourage the business owners I have shared with to share with others.

On the personal side, we have all learned many lessons through missteps we have made in our life’s journey. We have the opportunity to share and teach our family, friends and co-workers our painful lessons in an attempt to mitigate their pain from future missteps.

If we share our story through honesty, transparency and vulnerability, we can enlighten others with lessons that we have learned and prevent them from having to experience that same pain. It may not work in one hundred percent of the cases as some people still need to touch the flame to understand the pain. But it is well worth the effort.

An example of giving without expectation is in the beloved film Charlie and The Chocolate Factory when Charlie Bucket returns the sacred gobstopper to Willy Wonka. Charlie expects nothing in return and yet Wonka gives him everything he has ever dreamed of and more.

Another example is the idea of “freemium.” This concept is manifested by us giving a portion of the product and/or service we offer for FREE with no expectation of reward. Here are the questions we must ask ourselves. How can we best serve our family, co-workers, friends and clients? What can we give to them that can potentially improve their lives? Is it advice? Is it the gift of listening? Is it a handwritten card? Is it a check-in call? Is it our product or service for free?

If we all give without the expectation of getting anything in return, we further a movement of making the world a happier and more productive place. I encourage everyone to be abundant and give away what they know so that others’ lives are improved.

Encourage those you have been abundant with to share what they have learned with others. Pay it forward one person at a time until the movement is a way of life and not the exception to the rule. I believe the benefit we derive from our giving will far exceed our expectations both emotionally and financially.

Give with no expectations.

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Daryl is a leadership, corporate culture, emotional intelligence, life planning and work/life balance visionary. Daryl combines his inspiring story with some practical tools which can be implemented immediately to improve the lives, careers and companies that he touches. Daryl spends his time speaking, consulting & motivating companies, associations, professional athletes, sports teams and individuals all over the world.

Daryl owned and operated a financial services company from 1990-2007. The company had over 550 employees, 3 billion dollars in gross volume and over 60 million dollars in annual revenue. He was responsible for managing day-to-day operations and communicating the company’s short and long term vision to his employees. The organization was known for its employee loyalty, abundant culture, and world class client satisfaction.

During his 17 year ownership tenure Daryl developed the strategies that today make him a sought after speaker and consultant to a variety of business leaders and associations. He is currently the Legacy & Life Development Officer of Legacy Direct, which is a specialized services and technology company that provides trusted resources for managing and ensuring the legacy of athletes, entertainers and professional sports franchises. Daryl is also an investor and a member of the senior leadership team for the New York-based company.

As a speaker, Daryl has been told over and over that his presentations are life changing. He has enthusiastic endorsements from many individuals, business leaders and organizations.

Daryl earned his B.A. in communications from California State University Northridge.

Daryl and his wife, Ondrea have been together since they were 16 and are the parents of boy/girl twins. They live in Calabasas, California.

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  1. That is what I have been doing Daryl, for a few years. And just today, I shared some of my story with someone who is struggling. I found a better way to live life,at least for me. It helped them immensely.All i wanted to do was see if I could help them. Nothing else I just told what worked for me, that’s it. Any where I can help someone without expecting anything in return, it makes me feel good. I like to say( we can only keep what I have, by giving it away)so I do.
    Thank you Daryl
    Lots of Love

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