The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea
🚀 The Book in 3 Sentences
Live a life of service without really thinking about reward
A go-giver equation becomes complete when you choose to receive
You will have what you focus on
I started reading this book strangely with the intention of stopping halfway and maybe picking it up the next day but it wasn't possible. This book held me spell-bound. It has a mocktail of comedy and truth. I could actually relate to most of the things there because I have seen these laws work for people. The amazing thing this book did for me is that it gave names to the principles I knew but couldn't define.
Who Should Read It?
I think everyone who is interested in getting more out of life should definitely read this book.
Also if you are passionate about having more from life or you feel you've silently being chosen to change the world 😆, then this book is for you.
If you are not a book person - maybe English is not also your best language - then this book is for you because the words here are not grandiose or grandiloquent. They are simple to understand and follow-through.
☘️ How the Book Changed Me
How my life / behavior / thoughts / ideas have changed as a result of reading the book.
It made me generally become more comfortable with focusing on the good in every situation
It made me generally become more comfortable in opening myself to the power of giving and also completing the go-giver equation by receiving
It made me re-examine my life if truly I have people that truly want me to succeed without the need of being rewarded.
It made me realise that genuinely great people and successful people are always willing to tell you their 'trade secret' because what they always do is to serve.
✍️ My Top 3 Quotes
Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
Watch out for the other guy. Watch out for his interests. Watch his back. Forget about fifty-fifty, son. Fifty-fifty’s a losing proposition. The only winning proposition is one hundred percent. Make your win about the other person, go after what he wants. Forget win-win—focus on the other person’s win.
📒 Summary + Notes
Random annotations, contemplations and thoughts that tugged at my heartstrings while reading
People do not believe in giving because they are not as successful as they want to be.
How good people survive surprises everyone. Be good to people regardless of what they think about you.
Learn how to tell beautiful stories. Hearing Pindar tell stories made me remember a tweet by James Clear about storytelling. Storytelling is an art. It is really important you have illustrations about everything - stories that you can tell in every situations and the only way you have become a wonderful storyteller is by reading a lot of historical contents and also writing a lot of stories. Telling stories makes it easier for people to understand you.
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