Why there’s no better time to give and receive than during a crisis


It’s not unusual to have had, or still have, a scarcity mindset. The COVID-19 pandemic is an experience unlike any other in our lifetime. But instead of asking yourself what you can take, we challenge you to ask what you can give. The result of doing so can create a significantly positive shift.

Why is shifting to a giving mindset so important?

In times like these, there’s no better time to ask, “How can I help?” Try this: call three of your clients and ask, “What do you need from me today?

Don’t be surprised if you’re greeted by silence. Your clients are in a survival mode and to hear someone offer help can be a little jolting. Take a deep breath with them and assure them that you’re there to help, to give, without the need to receive.

Done daily, this practice provides structure to giving, allows you to check in with clients and helps positively reframe every day we’re living amid COVID-19.

How can others create that shift for themselves?

Put simply, don’t give to get something back in return.

Help others, that’s shifting to a giving mindset. And don’t think you’re giving if you’re hoping for a sale in return.

How to stretch your time

People are accessible right now, so let’s make use of it.

Without the need to commute, take full advantage of the extra hours in your day. Connect through video calls to create meaningful energy. Those conversations will help build your community.

Receive what comes your way

I know what you’re thinking, “I can’t keep on giving, I need something back.” So, learn to receive.

Receive everything that comes your way. If someone’s offering to help you, learn to accept it with grace. You don’t need to go it alone and not everyone is looking for something in return.

Learning to receive creates a healthy cycle, one where we’re all able to give and to receive—to be givers and receivers.

Looking for more COVID-19 resources? Visit our resources page and take advantage of our webinar series.

Mike Knapp

Mike Knapp


Mike Knapp is a strategy & execution superhero with incrementa (un)consulting. He is passionate about helping the leaders become the heroes of their own stories by developing their vision into clear goals and an execution plan do drive their business forward.

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