On the Road to Thriving - Deepstash
How To Be Effortlessly Charismatic

Learn more about personaldevelopment with this collection

How to build confidence

How to connect with people on a deeper level

How to create a positive first impression

How To Be Effortlessly Charismatic

Discover 68 similar ideas in

It takes just

9 mins to read

On the Road to Thriving

On the Road to Thriving

What the productively generous know:

1. Nice guys may finish last, but good guys finish first.

2. Whereas the selfless give until it hurts them, and the selfish give only when it helps them, the sustainably generous give when it helps others but doesn’t hurt them.

3. Receiving is necessary for givingand if you never ask, you deprive the people in your life of the joy of giving.


943 reads


<p>Although many people give a...

Although many people give at their own expense, there’s a group of people who are productively generous.

How do they give without compromising their well-being and falling short on traditional measures of success?



1.3K reads

2. It’s not about altruism

2. It’s not about altruism

In the eyes of many people, giving doesn’t count unless it’s completely selfless. In reality, though, giving isn’t sustainable when it’s completely selfless.

For example, studies reveal that people who give altruistically—with no concern for their own interests—are prone to burnout and ...


1.07K reads

<p><strong>Successful givers s...

Successful givers secure their oxygen masks before coming to the assistance of others.

The productively generous choose to help in ways that are energizing rather than exhausting.


1.04K reads

1. Giving is not about being nice

1. Giving is not about being nice

Dont confuse being generous with being nice.

Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people think they always have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and b...


1.2K reads

<p>Three other <em>pillars for...

Three other pillars for a successful life: well-being, wisdom, and wonder. All of these pillars can be side effects of productive giving.

  • Helping effectively can boost our well-being by strengthening...


802 reads

<p><em>Unfortunately</em>, whe...

Unfortunately, when people sacrifice their own success for other people, they fall behind on their personal responsibilities, and burn out.

Reaching down to help people climb up the ladder, they get stepped on—and sometimes squashed.


1.64K reads

3. It’s not about refusing help from others

3. It’s not about refusing help from others

The productively generous recognize the difference between taking and receiving.

  • Taking is using others solely for personal gain.
  • Receiving is accepting help when you need it, and maintaining a willingness to pay it back or ...


1.01K reads




💚❤🧡💙💜🖤🤍 Stash and read 👆 Whenever in need 💫 Deepstash Curator 💥

Successful givers secure their own oxygen masks before coming to the assistance of others

Related collections

More like this

Failure to Express Sincere Gratitude

Failure to Express Sincere Gratitude

Thanking a person who helps you motivates additional prosocial behavior. 

Research shows that the expression of gratitude motivates the helper to help you again, as well as to pay it forward and help third parties. 

This chain of...

Focus On The Meaning

The things that give us deep happiness are inherently things that take longer and have a big element of meaning in them.

And if the task you have to do doesn’t seem meaningful, try reframing your experience. You might not be able to change what you have to do but you can change how y...

The Hack Technique

First pick your goals, then figure out which motivation hacks to use on the subtasks that lead to those goals—and then use far more of them than you need, so that you not only succeed, but that you do so with excitement and joy.

The Formula: Motivation = (Expectancy x Valu...


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates