The Go-Giver

My 10-year-old son finished the “Go-Giver” recently. It’s one of the most beloved business books with the central theme around giving.

I asked him to recap the most valuable lessons he learned from reading the book. I share them below exactly as he shared them with me.

1. Money isn’t everything – there can be other things that have value instead of just money.

2. The key to successful giving is to be open to receiving – you have to be open to receiving from others. If you’re not open to receiving you’re taking away someone else’s chance to give.

3. People aren’t always what they seem – You might think that one person is something but they might be different from what you were thinking they were initially.

Kids have the capacity to learn if we expose them to the opportunity for it.

The “Go-Giver” wouldn’t be considered a book for kids but its structure and story lend themselves nicely.

The lessons are timeless.

Our kids will surprise us with what they can handle.

Don’t be afraid to let them step outside the box and explore.

The Go-Giver2023-05-20T20:02:06-04:00

Winning Formula

Cutting people down is counterproductive. 

By encouraging people to do their best, they can actually move faster and freer. Inevitably, that might end up being a motivator for us to find our next gear if we needed it. 

Kindness is a win-win.

It’s not a weakness.

Winning Formula2022-07-29T17:27:27-04:00

Software Update

We want people to accept the updated version of ourselves when we put ourselves through the work to change.

This is the new me, we shout! Embrace me. I’m different than before. Give me recognition!

But we have to remember that others are going through their own transformations. They may not be talking about it as much or sharing their journey for all to see. But we might notice some changes.

We must embrace them, as well. We must be happy that they’ve gone through the work and energy and time to make some bug fixes to their code and have created a new and improved version.

If we only care about our own upgrades and can’t applaud those around us and be proud of their achievements then we might need a few more tweaks ourselves.

Selflessly giving praise to others without needing it in return can be a wonderful change that leads us toward happiness.

That selflessness and empathy toward others is the improvement we all need to make.

It’s something that should come standard with our base model.

It’s something we should continue to refine with each new version.

Software Update2022-02-08T19:42:09-04:00
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