You have probably heard the saying that such and such you know really is such a ‘go-getter.’ Certainly there are many well known millionaires and billionaires that have this title ascribed to them.
The term ‘go-giver’ probably dates back to the 1930’s when Napoleon Hill, in ‘Think and Grow Rich’ described the ‘go-giver’ in the following paragraph:
“The day of the ‘go-getter’ has passed. He has been supplanted by the ‘go-giver.’ High-pressure methods in business finally blew the lid off. There will never be the need to put the lid back on, because, in the future, business will be conducted by methods that will require no pressure.”
(By ‘pressure,’ I assume Hill is talking about high pressure sales.)
The term ‘Go-Giver’ is largely expanded upon in a book of the same title by Bob Burg and John David Mann: ‘The Go Giver: a little story about a Powerful business idea’
(You can get the first chapter free here: http://www.thegogiver.com/)
In this book, Burg, in the form of a story, describes 5 ‘Laws’ of Stratospheric Success.
The Law Of Value
Your true worth is determined by how much 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
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.
Read these laws through again and again and ask yourself: Are you a ‘Go-Giver?’