I read a book start to finish this week for the first time in a long time. I am not talking about the Bible because we, as Christians, should read it every day. I am talking about an actual book.
It was refreshing to read. I forgot how much I truly love to read. Growing up, I was a book addict. I read and read and read. We didn’t have a tv growing up, so instead of watching tv all the time, we read.
I remember signing up for the library summer reading program and finishing it within the first week. The program was supposed to last all summer, but I finished in a week. I finished so fast that the library told me I had to wait until the end to get the final prize because they didn’t have them in yet. I loved to read! And I fell in love with reading again this week.
The book I read was The Go-Givers. It was a fantastic book, well-written and very thought provoking. To summarize the whole book in a few sentences would be this… “It is a story about a guy named Joe. Joe wanted to be successful but was having a hard time finding it. He worked hard and put in many hours but really got no where. He went to a man he heard had been successful and asked him to him the ways of success. This successful man taught Joe 5 laws. The interesting thing about these laws are that they were all centered around giving. When people hear giving they think of money. These laws teach that giving of yourself is the key to success. Being a servant, putting other people first, placing value in everything you do…these are the key ingredients. Joe learned these laws from different people who had learned themselves throughout their life. By the end of the book, you find Joe as a successful businessman doing something he loves…because he learned how to give.”
I finished the book, wrote these laws down and have been memorizing them. I had to be honest with myself, am I a giving person? I would like to think that I am but I know I can give more. I know that I need to change my outlook on business and how to be successful. It shouldn’t be just about the money but it should be about the people I come in contact with, about how I can give of myself to help those around me.
Go read The Go-Giver if you want to be challenged. It is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who wants and desires to be successful in any area of life.
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