It might sound like cliché but I do believe that you can only give what you possess.
I believe this simple principle applies not only for tangible. It applies for emotions as well!
How could you give your respect, when there is no respect within you?
How could you give love, when there is no love within you?
If you want to give away your love and respect you need to find a way to respect and love yourself!
Only then you will be able to fully appreciate one of my favorite quote of Jim Rohn:
“I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.”