During my early training John recommended that we would benefit by reading this little book.
To quote from the book;
‘Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving … then again, most people are nowhere near successful as they wish they were’
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.
Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of successful ‘go-givers’: a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker and the ‘Connector’, who brought them together. Pindar’s friends share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving who teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving.
Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving – putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives – ultimately leads to unexpected results.
Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb ‘Give and you shall receive’.
However rather than give any more away at this stage I would firstly say that I, like John would recommend this book and in addition include the following comments from other readers;
The Go-Giver does everything I would wish a good book to do. Read it to the very end.’ Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth.
‘This terrific book wonderfully illuminates the principles of contribution, abundance, service and success’ Stephen M.R.Covey, author of The Speed of Trust.
‘A lovely reminder to us all that the world is abundant and rewards those who act with a generosity of spirit’ Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of See Jane Lead and Girls don’t get the corner office.
‘Most people don’t have the guts to buy this book, never mind the mind to follow through and actually use it. But you do. And I’m certain that you’ll be glad you did’ Seth Godin, author of The Dip.
‘These five simple principles will help you achieve your goals and fulfil your dreams!’ Brian Tracey, author of The Phychology of Achievement.
‘This book is what is meant exactly by the phrase “Great things come in small packages” ’ Tom Hopkins, author of How to Master the Art of Selling.