Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.
God bless you
So many people have absconded my sharing initiatives. Family, friends and senior co-workers have told me many times - do not share what you know with others. It makes you special, and people will want to know more from you. If you share your source of information, they may not need you in the future.
Do you think it is bad to share information and knowledge? Should we keep information sources locked away?
I am probably stupid, but I have enjoyed giving what I have to others. My experiences in life, the little lessons I've learnt and the information and knowledge I have gained through my life. Whether I gained the knowledge for free or paid, it is knowledge and learnings in my mind. I do not believe it should stay locked in. Some say 'sharing is caring', I believe sharing leads to more experiences and learning. What may have worked for you, may not work exactly the same way for another.
I have had some experiences around co-workers who never believed in sharing. They always had these boundaries, towards access to information. They believed as long as this information was exclusive to them in the Organisation, they would be important to the management. I was always against this concept, and tried to influence my sharing ways, with little success.
What is OK to share? And what is not?
While sharing learnings and knowledge is a good practice, we should refrain from sharing private information. I believe it is OK to share information which is publicly available with friends, family and co-workers.
Cheers to sharing more and more ..