From good to great
ACCORDING to the Women’s Philanthropy Institute USA, in almost every income bracket, women give more than men. This could be because women are generally more community- oriented and find much of their value in being of service to others.
Another key reason is that women today are educated, earning their own income and outliving their spouses, which means they may not only inherit once from their parents, but twice – leaving them with bigger fortunes and bigger ability to give.
Giving boosts your health and wealth
Science has proven that giving is good for the giver as well. Generous people tend to be more financially savvy, because giving requires discipline and budgeting skills.
Generous people are not only physically, mentally and emotionally healthier but also happier and more satisfied with life.
According to a landmark study by Harvard University that spanned over 75 years ( and continues to this day, lasting far beyond most studies of this scale), the biggest and only factor that consistently predicted happiness are strong and loving relationships.
I’m not rich. Can I still reap the benefits of giving?
Giving is not about the sum of money you give away, but about the value you bring to the world. There are many ways to give, not only financially but through your time and skills as well. As a financial advisor and life and executive coach, Brenda Yong shares the steps you can take to go from leading a successful inner life to a successful, globally impactful life:
1. Getting the inner life in order. To take care of those around us, we must start by taking care of ourselves.
2. Get the outer life in order. When things have been managed well in our inner life, we’re able to move beyond our personal lives and influence those we see on a daily basis.
3. Getting the communal life in order. A woman who is generous in her communal life is no longer just giving as an individual – through her life, she influences others to give and participate in the community as well.
4. Living a life of global impact. This could take on the form of writing articles, speaking at events, mentoring younger women, or even forming small networks and communities of people who will support each other’s growth.
Learn to manage your wealth and make an impact with your money
Brenda Yong, one of Malaysia’s first 100 financial advisors licensed by Bank Negara, the first female winner of the Million Dollar Round Table recognition ( under the Financial Advisor Category) and a certified Executive Coach in Success and Wealth Management, has set up KP Financial Group, a financial advisory practice within Standard Financial Advisers Sdn Bhd, catering specially to the needs of women.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day and as part of serving the female community in Malaysia, Yong is giving away a complimentary copy of her book What Successful Women Do with Their Money together with a free one- hour financial consultation by her or her team of financial advisers.
To get a copy of the book and a complimentary financial check- up, e- mail brenda. yong@ standardfa. com or WhatsApp 012- 307 0715 to request a copy and book a consultation.
yong shares the steps you can take to go from leading a successful inner life to a successful, globally impactful life.