I was a guest of Faz Kamar and Nurul Fathiyah Muen in a live-streaming show for a bookchat on Adam Grant's book, "Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drive Our Success."
Poster courtesy of Nurul Fathiyah Muen
Haslinda asked a question ahead of the bookchat, “Can we give too much?”
We certainly can, but at what cost?
Once upon a time from the giver perspective, I did give too much. At the cost of me collapsing then being driven to the emergency room of Putrajaya Hospital!
I wanted to be hero. I took on a 3-day training assignment at short notice. Ahead of and during the assignment I kept “perfecting” the training materials so slept little. That drained me.
Lessons learned. I could have still delivered excellent training without burning myself out. I could have earlier insisted on more complete materials from the training provider. Or even have declined the assignment. I could also have had a healthier lifestyle of exercise that could have made me hardy and fit for the physical demands of the assignment.
View the video for the full story and our discussion on the book's Chapters 1 to 4.