If you haven’t read The Go-Giver, I would greatly recommend it! It’s a book about the simple secret to success…giving! Many will laugh at that because they think there’s far more to it. There is a bit more to it, but not nearly as much more as people might think! I’ll post a link >>>HERE<<< where you can find the book if you’d like to order it!
The following are the five laws listed in the book and some of my own observations and thoughts to go along with them. As you read the book, I’m sure you’ll have some of your own.
Law #1) The Law Of Value – Add More In Value Than You Get In Payment
It is very natural to chase after some form of payment in life. This could range from financial payments through investing, having a job, or emotional payments through how we treat others. The highest form of “payment” is what you receive when you live a life that adds value to others’ lives. There is a law in this world called the law of sowing and reaping and, while you may not reap in linear fashion (or exactly as you have sown), you must reap in some form and it all starts with adding value to other people’s lives. If you’re looking for advancement, promotion, a relationship, etc. what value are you bringing to those things? You must sow before you can expect to reap!
Law #2) The Law Of Compensation – Your Income (Return) Is Determined By How Many People You Serve, And How Well You Serve Them
Your compensation is directly proportional to how many lives you touch. This gets rid of the “Life isn’t fair to me” sickness (and it is a sickness). Life is not fair and that’s just a fact we must accept, but life can be lived in such a way that it returns to you in great abundance! This is done by going out and giving to life first by serving someone else. Most people won’t do this, which means there is far more opportunity to give and thus far more opportunity to receive. We can only receive what we have first given. Find your joy in the sowing and the reaping will take care of itself!
Law #3) The Law Of Influence – Your Influence Is Determined By How Abundantly You Place Other People’s Interests First
This is no easy task because we all have something going on and that something is very important to us! What is important to the other person? What’s their favorite food, favorite color, favorite hobby, etc. These can all be used as a way to serve them.
I believe that not only is the action of putting others first rewarded in this life, but the very act of overcoming our tendency of not doing this is also rewarded! In other words, if I at least try something that is meant to serve others and even if I fail at it, the very fact that I tried will bring some reward! Part of this reward is the knowledge of what not to do next time.
Law #4) The Law Of Authenticity – The Most Valuable Gift You Have To Offer Is Yourself
You have more to offer than you think you do. This sounds contrary to what we tend to think humility is supposed to sound like, but if it’s true then it’s true. Our skills are a great tool when it comes to serving others and the greatest skill we all posses is the skill to learn a new skill. But…the most valuable gift you have to offer is not your skillset, intellect, or any other such thing. It’s you! The real you! The YOU that never will be, nor ever can be, replaced! From that one gift all other gifts will flow more naturally and thus be of more service to others!
Law #5) The Law Of Receptivity – The Key To Effective Giving Is To Stay Open To Receiving
Many people can only give because that is their form of value. Once you start to believe that you are valuable as a person, you’ll also understand that you are valuable enough to receive things as well. Otherwise, how can you possibly reap for the things you’ve sown unless you are able to receive them when they come to your life?
Another thing this does is it diminishes the value of those who are trying to bless you. Do not restrict how those blessings come back into your life. Just receive them with thanksgiving when they do show up!
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