This was a wonderful interview with Harvey McKinnon the author of the new book entitled, “The Power of Giving“.
Harvey has a big heart, and loads of passion behind his charitable work. He and the co-author of this book, Azim Jamal, point out that giving does more than just improve the lives of others; it affects your own life profoundly. With benefits ranging from the practical–improved health and professional connection–to the intangible–creating feelings of hope and a sense of connection with others–giving is an essential but often overlooked human need.
One of the studies revealed that people who exhibit higher levels of altruism get a “helpers high”, a release of endorphins. This high can give the immune system a boost, speed recovery from surgery and cut down on those restless nights. Also thanks to new brain-scan technology, scientists have also discovered evidence that humans are “hard wired” to take care of and help each other. A British poll of volunteers found that half of those surveyed claimed that their health had improved while they were volunteering. Twenty percent of them claimed they lost weight, too which is a higher success rate than any diet we know.
If you would like to know more about what you can do to personally to become a giver, then I highly recommend reading “The Power of Giving“. This book could certainly be transformational in your life if you implement some of the practices that Harvey and Azim outline in their book.
These are simple practices that are proven to awaken you, transform and improve your life in almost every possible way imaginable. It is not hard to give, and it does not have to be just money. Your gifts can be of time and your talent, for those are needed just as much as your money.
So relax, and enjoy this wonderful interview. You can learn more about Harvey and Azim by visiting their website by clicking here.