Some readers have told us that in their view, the central element of The Go-Giver that makes the story work for them is Pindar’s “Condition,” namely, that Joe is required to put each law into practice.
“I need you to agree that you will test every Law I show you,” says the Chairman, “by actually trying it out. Not by thinking about it, not by talking about it, but by applying it in your own life.” (The Go-Giver, p. 18)
Well, you sure are taking that to heart. We are frankly blown away by some of the creative ideas readers have come up with for applying Pindar’s P’s & Q’s of Superstellar Living.
One reader is developing a training program based on the Five Laws. (More on that in a later post.) Some have taken the Five Laws into the workplace, making each one the focal point for everyone in the office for a week, creating a five-week sequence (with a sixth week thrown in for summary and review). But this is the first time we’ve seen the Five Laws combined with skeet shooting and snipe hunting.
This weekend, in Harlan, Iowa, our friend Arlin Sorenson (“Arlin from Harlan”), CEO of Heartland Technology Solution, is putting on an entire weekend event based on The Go-Giver and the Five Laws, on his farm, with people attending from all over the United States. (Click on the link to see a complete schedule.)
Our friend Stuart Crawford, a VP of Business Development for an award-winning IT firm in Calgary, tells us that in addition to shooting skeet traps, he’s also shooting videos and stills of the retreat — hopefully we’ll be able to post some later in the week. You can read Stuart’s notes on the event-in-progress here.
(Note to the tender-hearted: No skeets or snipes were harmed in the making of this retreat.)