BOOK GO GIVER, Read this to see yourself as a Success
This tiny book is a parable on life. Not just success. But for those of us who are starting a business or running a huge mega business, this all applies. Have you thought about why one is successful and another is not?
Did it ever dawn on any of us that if we are not willing to see ourselves as the gift that keeps giving we cannot be authentic?
Go-giver is written by Bob Burg and John David Mann. It was recently re-released as an expanded edition.
So why should you read this book? Do you want to understand your own path to success? This is that book.
It is a book that you can read in one comfortable sitting. And it will open your eyes to how we choose to see doing business. Joe, the young business man, who is desperate to make his sales quota, is introduced to Pindar who, over a course of a week introduces him to a stellar roster of givers.
This story is about the power of giving. Joe learns the 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success:
“Five Laws of Stratospheric Success”:
Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
As Joe embarks on this journey with Pindar, he learns that connecting the dots as to how we interact with each other is how we truly build success, in life, in relationships, in business.
It is a lovely story told in fable lore that is easily understood. I found myself fascinated with it because it talked about authenticity. And that is not something we often think of as we do business. But it is so vital to our own integrity and the way we are choosing to be in the world.
It opens our minds to new way of thinking about how we do business. How we choose to be in business and what we really want from our business. The added value of a go getter to become a go giver is an outstanding way to see our connection to our work and our hearts.
Imagine how the world would be if we all decided to be go givers in every aspect of our lives? It would mean we are changing the world just by our determination to start our own revolution of relationship and business that is based on our own core values.
Essentially what this book is saying to us is that being ourselves and giving to others as ourselves is the best way to pave our road to internal change and affecting our external world.
There are so many times we do not see the gifts of what we bring to the table. Women who have been homemakers say they have no skills. Yet there are incredible problem solvers, giving their hearts every moment of every day, and juggle thousands of daily tasks. How is that not worthy of accolades?
In all of us there are incredible gifts that we need to discover. Once we have discovered these gifts, we need to know how valued they are. And then we need to be willing to use them. Instead of trying so hard to impress, we need to just be who we are. Let our light shine. Incredible things happen when we just walk into our own shoes!
I think this book is so useful for anyone wanting to be more impactful in their lives. And that means both to themselves and to anyone they come in contact with on a daily basis. In this short read, so much is revealed as to the importance of giving and seeing how we each truly value life.
In the end of the book all of it circles back and ties in all the laws with a surprise ending that we would all so very wish for!
The take away for me was that this book is not about business. It is about how we choose to live our lives. And that each moment of each day we can decide how looks. We can improve any relationship by just applying these five laws.
As the book heads towards its ending, here is what is said:
They are the three universal reasons for working. And they are:
Survive — to meet your basic living needs.
Save — to go beyond your basic needs and expand your life.
And serve — to make a contribution to the world around you.
And how amazing would it be if we all served in ways that contributed to a world that lived in ease and joy.
I wish you well on this journey!
I look forward to your comments.