Finally, after waiting a couple of weeks for delivery of The Go-Giver, my local bookshop managed to have my order in stock. This seems to be one of the few downsides when living on a beautiful island like Cyprus.

However, yesterday I was able to pick up ‘The Go-Giver’ written by Bob Burg and John David Mann, and all I can say, it was worth the waiting.

Not just that John Thornhill recommended to read the book as part of the Partnership to Success coaching, I also heard only good things about it already from other members of the program. So I was eager to pass by the bookshop, pick it up and read it.

As soon as I came home I started reading and finished the book in one go. Well, it is just 128 pages, so this wasn’t a big deal. And they are written in such a compelling way that you don’t even want to have a break to grab a coffee.

So, what is The Go-Giver about?

The story is about Joe, an aspiring go-getter, who is longing for success. But sometimes he feels as if he is going a lot but doesn’t have much getting. One Friday afternoon, with just one week left until quarter’s end and desperately seeking to make a sale, he decided to get advice from Pindar.

Pindar, also called the Chairman, does not help Joe to make the necessary sale. But over the course of the following week he introduces him to some ‘go-givers’ who teach Joe the 5 laws of stratospheric success, that change his life completely.

 

The 5 laws of stratospheric success

The law of value

“You true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”

The law of compensation

“Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.”

The law of influence

“Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.”

The law of authenticity

“The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.”

The law of receptivity

“The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.”

In an interview on The Bigg Success Show Bob Burg, one of the book’s authors, reveals a bit more about the 5 laws of stratospheric success, but I strongly recommend reading it yourself.

Let me know below what you think of ‘The Go-Giver’ and if you liked this post you might want to give it a share or two one your favourite social networks.

 

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