In this lesson you will learn what has been described as the most powerful way to increase wellbeing and happiness—by serving. But to get the most out of serving you need to “serve smart” and in this lesson you will learn how. It is true, “giving is living”.



L.E.T.S. do it by following the 4 steps!





Here are some more fun resources relating to this lesson:

I love this song called Fresh Eyes and I love what the artist, Andy Grammar, has done with it even better.

This TED talk by organisational psychologist Adam Grant titled “Are you a giver or taker” is very insightful.

The Random Acts of Kindness website has some great ideas on how to become a RAKtivist. Check them out!

Discover your Signature Strengths by completing this questionnaire.


One of the best ways to learn is to do. Let me show you how to put the learnings from this lesson into practice. Watch the video or read about it below!


Any positive steps you make are steps in the right direction. But if you really want to challenge yourself…

#1.  Each day this week perform a Random Acts of Kindness. Take notice of its effect on you—the giver—and the receiver. You can either pre-plan it or just be on the lookout to show kindness when the opportunity arises.

#2.  Once this week identify your signature strengths. What comes easily to you? What are you passionate about? What strengths do others see in you? Discover what they are and get creative about ways you can activate them for good, then do it.


What’s the Big Idea? Do you agree that the sweet spot in life is where what you love, what you are good at and what serves the world all come together? Have you experienced it for yourself? What could you do now to enter that sweet spot?

How did the challenges go? What was your highlight Random Act of Kindness? Did performing a RAK give you a lift? What are your signature strengths? What do you think are the strengths of those close to you?


Here are 3 ways to share your Lift Project Adventure: Talk, Tell, Tag

#1.  Talk about this lesson with others who are also doing The Lift Project, either face-to-face or online, to chat about what you learnt this lesson that is new and helpful to you and how you went with the challenges.

#2.  Tell someone who is not doing The Lift Project something you learnt this lesson that could give them a lift.

#3.  Tag on Instagram your experience of this lesson’s challenges (such as your Random Acts of Kindness). Use the hashtags: #givingisliving; #theliftproject.