As you may have read in previous posts, I have made it a goal of mine this year to read and finish one book a month.
To sit down a read a book is difficult for me. Not only do I have minimal time to read with my busy schedule, but every time I do I get extremely tired as my eyes scan across the pages. It’s difficult for me to really get into a story or lesson when I fall asleep after the second page.
The thing that changed my outlook on books was when I set up a free trial of Audible from Amazon. Now I can listen to a book on a car ride or with my AirPods whenever I want. Listening to books instead of reading the words has opened up a whole new world to me.
I have to say I am extremely pleased with Audible. I got 2 free audio books and a free trial to start. But just the value I get from having access to audio books instead of having to read the words is priceless. I am truly addicted.
The feeling you get when you finish an amazing book is incredible. I don’t say that about too many books so when I do, it is definitely one you should consider checking out.
The last book I read is The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. For me, it hands down gets a 5 star rating.
The book tells about a man named Joe who is a salesman with a quota to reach. He is a true go-getter, but is disappointed because it seems the harder and longer he works, the further away his goals get. He seeks advice from a legendary consultant named Pindar. Pindar reveals to him the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success through different characters he has Joe meet. Joe learns that success is not from working hard or long, but that true success comes when you put other’s interests first and add value to their lives.
The book is set up in a parable type format which is refreshing. Instead of talking for hours about backstories and settings, the book keeps it clean by getting directly to the point and to the lessons. I loved this.
It is a tribute to the old proverb “give and you shall receive” giving invaluable lessons on how to live life, conduct business, and handle relationships.
I enjoyed the fact that the main character was a sales person. He has to look beyond his sales tactics and engrained mindset to see the bigger picture.
He ultimately learns that whatever you give, you will get back tenfold.
It really spoke to me as a sales person and I know I will strive to implement these lessons in my life and relationships. I feel like a lot of the lessons I already try to implement in sales, but when it comes to my life in general, these lessons sometimes get lost.
It made me realize that I need to identify my worth in the world and how I can add value to others lives by the life lessons I have learned. To implement these strategies, I will take a closer look at what I have to offer the world and speak to people more to see how I can benefit them with my knowledge.
I will definitely be checking out some of the follow up books such as The Go-Giver Influencer.
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