If you truly want to help more people, you need to take care of yourself first. If you have ever been on a commercial flight, you should know what to do if the cabin pressure changes and the oxygen masks drops. If that happens, who do you put the mask on first? You? or the people and kids sitting next to you? The answer is…
If you don’t have a mask on while you’re helping others put their mask on and you pass out, then you end up being the one that needs help. Oops.
Often people think that they must be selfless, giving all they can, when actually, if they’d take care of themselves first they would be a better leader, a better father and ultimately be able to give even more to the world.
Taking care of yourself first allows you to be the BEST YOU and give you better choices to help others.
Be selfish and give more. I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but as I’ve embraced this philosophy I’ve been able to help more people, be a better business man, a better husband and a better father for my kids.