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The Generosity Guy

The Generosity Guy

By Kieran Johnson

Join the Generosity Guy – Kieran Johnson, and delve in to all things generosity. Why it’s good for you, what it’s made up of and why it can be so challenging to live out.
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Episode 14 - Cost vs. Effectiveness
Episode 14 - Cost vs. Effectiveness
How much should we be asking about what charities spend and how much should we focus on the impact they are having?
01:49
December 04, 2022
Episode 13 - Poverty is complex
Episode 13 - Poverty is complex
Very few things are black and white, most have elements of grey. Poverty is complex but it can be overcome. 
02:04
November 27, 2022
Episode 12 - Stop sending me mail!
Episode 12 - Stop sending me mail!
It is good business for charities to send you mail if you have donated before. But, if you don't want it, just tell them that.
02:22
November 20, 2022
Episode 11 - Learning something new
Episode 11 - Learning something new
Learning something new is important. Allowing someone to learn something is generous.
01:54
November 13, 2022
Episode 10 - Generosity is a risk
Episode 10 - Generosity is a risk
You never know how someone will respond when you act generously, so it is it worth it if they don't take it the way you wanted?
02:06
November 06, 2022
Episode 9 - Interview with Suzanne Yatim Aslam - On Postpartum Depression
Episode 9 - Interview with Suzanne Yatim Aslam - On Postpartum Depression
Former Miss Arab USA,  actor, peacekeeper in the Middle East, now a full time author, Suzanne has done it all - including suffering from postpartum depression.  Suzanne shares all about her story of becoming a mum, then at times wishing she hadn't, and trying to find a safe place to talk about that. Check out her book - Postpardon Me: A fickle woman's spiral into postpartum depression and anxiety and how the hell she found her way out of it. (Sort of.) Other resources mentioned: Joe Dispenza – Breaking the habit of being yourself The Stormlight Achives Radio Lab Connect with Suzanne on Instagram and through her website.
54:52
October 30, 2022
Episode 8 - That which cost me nothing
Episode 8 - That which cost me nothing
When is generosity not generosity? When it doesn't cost you anything to do...
02:06
October 23, 2022
Episode 7 - For Our Kids
Episode 7 - For Our Kids
There is nothing more universal than a love of a parent for their child.  Every parent wants what is best for their kids - no matter where they are from.
02:07
October 16, 2022
Episode 6 - I Don't Know
Episode 6 - I Don't Know
When was the last time you said it?  'I Don't Know' is not to be feared but embraced. 
02:02
October 08, 2022
Episode 5 - Interview with Ben Sorensen
Episode 5 - Interview with Ben Sorensen
Comedian, Speaker, Consultant and Neurodiverse “Brain for Hire”, Ben Sorensen joins Kieran in the Generosity Podcast. You may have seen him in the media, or heard his voice, or had him host your trivia event. When he's not being funny, he is helping companies create a culture or neurodiverse inclusion...although he can be funny at the same time. Being diagnosed with Autism and ADHD in his 30's, Ben has truly journeyed through the challenges of what it means to operate in a world that doesn't fully understand the way he thinks. Reading suggestions from Ben... The Psychology of Money - Morgan Housel The Art of War – Sun Tzu The Gutenberg Project Contact Ben here... https://www.bensorensen1.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bensorensen1 www.bensorensen1.com/autism
51:05
October 02, 2022
Episode 4 - It's expensive to be poor
Episode 4 - It's expensive to be poor
Living in poverty is a costly business and doing simple things can cause a significant financial burden.
02:02
September 25, 2022
Episode 3 - $2 a day
Episode 3 - $2 a day
Extreme poverty is considered to be anyone living on $2US or less a day, but could someone survive if they were frugal enough?
02:31
September 18, 2022
Episode 2 - Giving out of guilt
Episode 2 - Giving out of guilt
Some people will give to charities to appease a sense of guilt, is that okay?
02:37
September 11, 2022
Episode 1 - Why the Generosity Guy?
Episode 1 - Why the Generosity Guy?
Season 3 starts with an explanation - I get all sorts of responses from people when I tell them I am the Generosity Guy - here is what it is all about.
02:27
September 04, 2022
Episode 20 - the 5 Why's
Episode 20 - the 5 Why's
Why do you the things that you do? It's a question I often ask myself, and here is a tool that you can use to help figure it out, and make a behavioural change. 
02:44
July 31, 2022
Episode 19 - Bad Development
Episode 19 - Bad Development
When good development turns bad. It's awful when it happens (and it does happen), but not all is lost. 
02:17
July 24, 2022
Episode 18 - Change vs. Transformation
Episode 18 - Change vs. Transformation
What's the difference between change and transformation? Does it matter? Ask the butterfly...
02:34
July 17, 2022
Episode 17 - Obesity vs. Malnutrition
Episode 17 - Obesity vs. Malnutrition
Two of the greatest challenges we have as a world have to do with food. One is getting too much, the other is getting too little. What can we do about it?
02:17
July 10, 2022
Episode 16 - How will history judge us?
Episode 16 - How will history judge us?
It's a question that gets used to ensure that we are making wise decisions in the present that wont negatively impact those in the future.  It's also a waste of time.
02:44
July 03, 2022
Episode 15 - The Generosity of Creativity
Episode 15 - The Generosity of Creativity
This week we chat with Kabushka Ngemba, a proud Ngemba woman from New South Wales.  Kabushka is a professional artist and specialises in Indigenous Dot Art. She shares her experience of connecting with her creativity, her creative process and how art became so important in her life. “I had my children when I was really young, life wasn’t so easy, art was a place to escape from everyday life at the time.” Kabushka Check out her website for more information or to see her artwork - https://kabushkangemba.com/ Book recommendation from Kabushka - The Mumba Mentality: How I Play - Kobe Bryant - https://www.amazon.com/Mamba-Mentality-How-Play/dp/0374201234#:~:text=The%20Mamba%20Mentality%3A%20How%20I%20Play%20is%20Kobe%20Bryant's%20personal,late%20Los%20Angeles%20Laker%20superstar. Netflix recommendation from Kabuska - The Defiant Ones
27:14
June 26, 2022
Episode 14 - How to measure a person
Episode 14 - How to measure a person
A spreadsheet can't possibly capture everything about a person and their life, so there is another method needed...
02:17
June 19, 2022
Episode 13 - How to fundraise
Episode 13 - How to fundraise
I often get asked what the best way to fundraise is - whilst there is no right way or wrong way, here are a couple of very helpful insights which will serve you.
02:24
June 12, 2022
Episode 12 - What are you capable of?
Episode 12 - What are you capable of?
Measuring potential is not an exact science, but we know we are missing out on what people can bring to our world. If only we could remove this one thing...
02:49
June 05, 2022
Episode 11 - The World's Greatest Resouce
Episode 11 - The World's Greatest Resouce
With so many resources naturally found on our planet, which is the greatest one? Oil? Gas? Iron-ore? Ice cream?
03:33
May 29, 2022
Episode 10 - Give til it hurts?
Episode 10 - Give til it hurts?
It doesn't sound that great, but could there be something special about the sacrifice in giving?
02:37
May 22, 2022
Episode 9 - When is the right time to give?
Episode 9 - When is the right time to give?
Is there a right time? How do you know?
02:37
May 15, 2022
Episode 8 - Do you care about what you say you care about?
Episode 8 - Do you care about what you say you care about?
Show me your calendar and your bank statement and I will show you what you worship.
02:37
May 08, 2022
Episode 7 - Do We Have Enough Food?
Episode 7 - Do We Have Enough Food?
With an ever growing global population, how are we going to find enough food to feed everyone? What part does generosity play in that process?
02:16
May 01, 2022
Episode 6 - How Will History Judge You?
Episode 6 - How Will History Judge You?
Do you even care? How much control do you really have over that?
02:42
April 24, 2022
Episode 5 - What I Saw
Episode 5 - What I Saw
My experience walking through a slum in Manilla.
03:31
April 17, 2022
Episode 4 - I am generous enough
Episode 4 - I am generous enough
What is your generosity limit? When is enough, enough?
02:36
April 10, 2022
Episode 3 - Enough
Episode 3 - Enough
Hungry?  What it means to have enough, too little or too much.  There is enough. The supply is not the issue. 
02:17
April 03, 2022
Episode 2 - How will history judge us?
Episode 2 - How will history judge us?
Are we on the right side or wrong side of history?  Should we care?
02:45
March 27, 2022
Episode 1 - Women's Empowerment
Episode 1 - Women's Empowerment
Is Women's Empowerment a women's issue? Things have changed since my first women's event, thank God for that. 
02:36
March 20, 2022
Episode 20 - Maslow
Episode 20 - Maslow
Overcoming poverty is more than just a financial thing, it is psychological. Once someone's basic needs are met, only then can they become who they could be. Maslow was right. 
03:04
February 27, 2022
Episode 19 - Interview with Jason Sotiris (Supertee)
Episode 19 - Interview with Jason Sotiris (Supertee)
Hospitals are a scary place. Think about that from the perspective of a 1 or 2 year old - they are confused, the don't know why they are there, why are these people coming in, are they going to hurt me? Jason's organisation, Supertee, helps sick children in hospital find strength through imagination.  You can find out more about Supertee at www.supertee.org.au Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/TheSuperteeCharity Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_supertee_project/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/supertee/ The Denzel Washington video Jason referred to is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOlYmtPBSqE
39:50
February 20, 2022
Episode 18 - Poverty Causes Poverty
Episode 18 - Poverty Causes Poverty
It's a trap that perpetuates itself.
02:46
February 13, 2022
Episode 17 - Interview with Brandi K Harris
Episode 17 - Interview with Brandi K Harris
How do you practice self generosity? How are you generous with your love for other people? What generous boundaries do you have in place for your children? Why don't you have a belly button?? These are some of the questions that Brandi K Harris answers in this weeks podcast.  Brandi is an experienced counsellor, author, speaker, teacher, and coach. Married with three children, Brandi has a wealth of insight and wisdom about generosity in every day life.  What Brandi is reading currently:  The Other Black Girl - https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-other-black-girl-zakiya-dalila-harris/book/9781526630384.html The Great Sex Rescue - https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-great-sex-rescue-sheila-wray-gregoire/book/9781540900821.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgP6PBhDmARIsAPWMq6kos6wDfjtJX0_NVBsZsf_lftMJNtID3TE1lg5HdPNcyqqDsehs_mMaAmvsEALw_wcB Sapiens - https://www.booktopia.com.au/sapiens-yuval-noah-harari/book/9781784873646.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgP6PBhDmARIsAPWMq6kbFm81KxZxxBvESulTExQ0V1SZxv1gbtxnhn7wcQWuV-9AYdr3FHQaAnNDEALw_wcB You can find more information about her at www.ittakesabreath.com Her books can be found here: Grace for Parents - https://www.amazon.com.au/Grace-Parents-Brandi-K-Harris/dp/1312682205 Love Well - https://www.amazon.com.au/Love-Well-Brandi-K-Harris-ebook/dp/B093X64P3J The Truth About Holy Sex - Coming Soon Follow Brandi on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brandik.harris/
54:53
February 06, 2022
Episode 16 - Emergency, Sustainability and Babies
Episode 16 - Emergency, Sustainability and Babies
Sometimes people need rescuing, but mostly we need to look at what the causes are. 
03:09
January 30, 2022
Episode 15 - You Can Never Be Too Poor
Episode 15 - You Can Never Be Too Poor
Generosity is a mindset, it doesn't require a certain amount of wealth before it can happen.
02:29
January 23, 2022
Episode 14 - Electricity isn't sexy
Episode 14 - Electricity isn't sexy
Nobody wants to donate to pay for electricity. But without it, nothing happens.
02:52
January 16, 2022
Episode 13 - Everybody is doing it
Episode 13 - Everybody is doing it
We don't talk about our giving, because 400 years ago it wasn't okay.
03:31
January 09, 2022
Episode 12 - Generosity is better than chocolate
Episode 12 - Generosity is better than chocolate
Generosity is good for you. It's brain science. 
02:20
January 02, 2022
Episode 11 - Risky Business
Episode 11 - Risky Business
Each time you participate in an act of generosity, you are taking a risk. What happens if it gets rejected? Do we stop being generous?
03:43
December 26, 2021
Episode 10 - How much should I give?
Episode 10 - How much should I give?
With no price tag attached, how do we know how much money to give away? Here are a couple of tips.
02:21
December 19, 2021
Episode 9 - Fear of not enough
Episode 9 - Fear of not enough
Fear can hold us back, and when it comes to generosity, fear can stop us from becoming the type of person that we want to be. In places like Australia, that fear is mostly unfounded. 
02:19
December 12, 2021
Episode 8 - If only I had more
Episode 8 - If only I had more
There is no future time in which you will suddenly become more generous. Generosity starts now. Don't wait.
02:47
December 05, 2021
Episode 7 - There is no room for selflessness in generosity
Episode 7 - There is no room for selflessness in generosity
Usually people will say that being selfless is a good thing, but it actually gets in the way of true generosity. 
03:55
November 28, 2021
Episode 6 - God Doesn't Want Your Money
Episode 6 - God Doesn't Want Your Money
There are certain times when we might want to give money away, and think we are doing a good thing, but God doesn't want it from us.
03:47
November 21, 2021
Episode 5 - God Doesn't Need Your Money
Episode 5 - God Doesn't Need Your Money
God's plan for our world does not rely upon whether I give or not. He is not restricted by my lack of generosity.  Instead, He invites us to be part of what He is doing through our Generosity. 
02:44
November 16, 2021
Episode 4 - Lottery Winnings
Episode 4 - Lottery Winnings
People dream of winning the lottery and living the rest of their lives on easy street.  But what if we have already won?
02:26
November 07, 2021
Episode 3 - Reasons Not to Give
Episode 3 - Reasons Not to Give
Some call them reasons, I call them excuses. This episode highlights four of the most common reasons/excuses that people use to justify not giving to a charity. 
05:56
October 31, 2021
Episode 2 - Motivation
Episode 2 - Motivation
Why do we give to what we give to? What is it that motivates us to support one charity over another, or no charities at all?
04:23
October 24, 2021
Episode 1 - Talking about money can be awkward
Episode 1 - Talking about money can be awkward
What do you do when the topic of money and generosity is sprung on you without warning? Plus, some tips for intentional generosity.
03:02
October 18, 2021