The title of this post may seem strange but it is based on my reading of a book titled “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. The book is a quick read and it centers on a young man who finds a mentor who teaches him about the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success. As the young man learns these principles he finds greater success than he can ever imagine. The key theme of the book is that most powerful thing you can do to succeed in your life is to become a giver (give of yourself to others).
As summarized in the book, the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success are as follows:
- The Law of Value – Your true wealth is determined by how much you give in value than you take in payments.
- 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 be open to receiving.
In reviewing these laws they seem like common sense, but practically speaking you see very few people taking them to heart. The competitive nature of our society usually works in direct contrast to these principles. The rush of the rat race does not allow individuals to be the best people they can possibly be. There are some organizations that use principles like this as the foundation of their business practices. These organizations stand out and tend to be leaders in their industries.
Society could benefit if our young people are introduced to these principles at an early age. Principles like these, coupled with strong education, would make for a very strong workforce. I would like to encourage all our readers to get a copy of this book and share it with their family and friends. It would be especially helpful to young college or high school graduates who are starting their careers.