Through the Embe Women’s Leadership Program I was paired with a mentor. I personally requested City Councilwomen Christine Erickson because I know we share many of the same values. I look forward to posting about my year of mentorship in a few months. But for today, I’m reviewing the book she gave to read during one of our first sessions.
She mentioned that “The Go-Giver” had made such a huge impact in her life, that she purchased a case of them. The 129-page book reads quickly, but is pact with more truth in its pages than most 600+ page novels.
The books follows “Joe,” an up-and-coming young professional desperate to make “the deal” that will propel his career forward. His business ambitions lead him to Pindar, a retired “business giant.” Through the chapters of the book Pindar teaches Joe the power of giving, and why it’s paramount to his own success.
Pindar taught Joe “The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success”:
- The Law of Value- Your 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.
The book was an amazing read, and I would recommend it for any young professional!
“Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving… Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.”
-Bob Burg and John David Mann, The Go-Giver
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