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Episode 17: Takers vs. Makers

Episode 17: Takers vs. Makers

Hello and welcome, welcome to episode 17 of Kosmo Unfiltered.

Now today we’re gonna be talkin’ about somethin’ I’m super excited for.

Because it’s somethin’ that I believe in strongly. Somethin’ I hold close to me.

That is… the difference between takers… and makers.

We’re gonna talk about the difference between the two, how to know which one you are… and what to do about it.

But before we do, please make sure to like, subscribe and leave us a thumbs up if you’re enjoying the podcast!

The Thing About Karma

So I’m a firm believer in this.

I think in this scenario, everybody has to be black or white. There's no gray area here.

You are either a maker, or you are a taker. No in-between.

Another thing I believe strongly in… is karma. 

The way I see it… if you are constantly takin’, takin’, takin’ from other people, eventually, Karma is gonna come ‘round and kick you in the butt.

And it works both ways… too. You can give, give, give, and it’ll come back and pay you ten-fold.

That’s what I believe in. 

Like Wes and I were talkin’ about this. One thing we both realized is that our partners fit into the predominant ‘maker’ category.

But there’s a flip-side to that, as a result of this. When they get into trouble, they rarely know how to reach out of their circle and ask for the help that they need. They just don’t know how to do it.

Anyway, that’s somethin’ I find super interesting, ya know.

A Time to Make and a Time to Take

This is the way that I see it is there’s a time when you have to do one or the other.

Like what I was sayin’ earlier about my wife. I’ll get home, she could be making dinner, and I’ll ask: ‘Is there anything that I can do?.

“No, no, it’s all good,” she’ll reply, grinning.

Even though I know goddamn well there’s something that I can do, she’ll just brush it off.

She’s always make, make, make. 

This reminds me of a story that always makes me laugh.

So I go to church in Mustang, Oklahoma. I normally check families in at the kid’s club there. 

When they arrive, it’s all “Hi, how are you? How can I help you?” All that sorta business. 

So one time, this family came in, and they were new. They were from Virginia, I think. 

So I was setting them up on the system, ya know, all the usual stuff, “What’s your kid's name” blah, blah, blah.

Then the father of the family looks me dead in the eyes. Stone cold. And he asks me…

“Are you Kosmo?”

“Yes, I am,” I replied.

“What are you doing out here?” he asked, surprised.

He just couldn’t believe that I was out here registering his kids onto our computer system. 

A few weeks later, he came to me and told me that never in a million years would he have expected to see me there.

“Good.” I thought. It meant that I was giving back to the community that I was in.

Serving From Your Heart

So I think that this is the key here.

Because the truth is that anyone can give. Ya know?

Any fool can give out cheap flattery, but only a true heart can be sincere. This is what truly makes the difference in my eyes.

Whether you’re doing it from the heart or you’re doing it from the head is where Karma comes into play.

Because, after all, it’s not all about quantity. The quality is super-important too.

Think of it like a gas tank.

OK… if your gas tank is low, then you’re gonna need to take a little bit to get you back up to speed. But when your gas tank is getting full, then you’ve gotta turn around and start to think about giving some away.

Because the balance is crucial to all of this.

Like it links back into what we said a couple of episodes ago about the coins. You remember that one? 

Once you have a certain number of coins, it becomes your duty to start giving them away to people.

You say, “I’ve got enough coins… so I’m going to give some away so that you can spend it however you want.”

That’s just my two cents. 

Homework

Are you a maker or taker? Should you start being more of one or the other? Let us know on social media @kosmounfiltered.

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