I read a great book awhile back called the Go-Giver. It’s a book about how to achieve stratospheric success. The storyline is an on-going relationship between a hard-working employee, Joe and his mentor, The Chairman.
The laws are:
- The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
Adding value in your work should be your key objective, in every step you take.
- The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
The more people you can add value for will directly influence how much you are paid for your work.
- The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
Being able to change people’s minds is not easy, but when you are receptive to changing your mind first, others will follow suit.
- The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
Being who you are and not putting up a front is key. Being fake is easy to spot, people can tell.
- The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
Remaining open, accepting and grateful for what you are given tells the universe you are ready to accept more.
This book helped me focus on some higher level ideas that have shaped how I view my career and life. I would recommend giving it a read – it’s very quick.