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I watched Evan Carmicheal's YouTube video called 7 Books Every
Entrepreneur Must Read (click here to see the video).
This was one of the books on his list.
Bob Burg's and John David
Mann's The Go-Giver. I really thoroughly enjoyed this
book. I love when lessons are told through a story format.
These are my biggest takeaways from this book, page numbers
- Joe drew a breath. "So', he spoke this next thought
slowly, thinking it out loud, "you're saying, people don't take
advantage of you because you don't expect them to? That
because you don't put any focus on selfishness and greed, even when
it's all around you, it doesn't have much impact on you?"
Then he had a flash of inspiration. "Like a healthy immune
system-the disease is all around you, but you don't catch it?' pg
- "All things being equal-" Ernesto finished the phrase:
'-people will do business with and refer business to those
people they know, like and trust." pg 25
- 'Your life works the same way," she said. 'You just make
it up. Being broke and being rich are both decisions.
You make them up, right here." She tapped her finger to her
temple. "Everything else is just how it plays out." pg
- '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.' pg 63
- 'Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other
people's interests first.' pg 63
- "What I'm here to sell you on is you. People, remember
this: no matter what your training, no matter what your skills, no
matter what area you're in, you are your most important commodity.
The most valuable gift you have to offer is you." pg
- "Receiving is the natural result of giving. If you give
and then try to stop the receiving that comes back, you're like
King Canute watching the tide roll out and commanding it not to
come back in." pg 102-103
- 'Every giving can happen only because it is also a
receiving..." pg 103
- 'So the secret to success,' Joe went on, 'to gaining it, to
having it, is to give, give, give. The secret to getting is
giving. And the secret to giving is making yourself open to
receiving.' pg 105
In reading this book, I
literally stopped a few times to simply think. This material
I will keep and look over and reference again in the future.
This book is a short read and well worth your time.
Not too long ago, I use to love buying/playing video games.
Nowadays, books are my new video games.
This is something that I never thought would happen.
I'm truly digging reading books.
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