Different Go-Givers tend to focus on adding value to others in different ways, often in alignment with their own values, likes, etc. For example, as an avid reader, I love to add value to others by referring books — books that I love, books that have made a huge difference in my life and, mainly, books that I believe can make a huge difference in the lives of many others.
One such book is The No Complaining Rule by corporate speaker, entrepreneur and great guy Jon Gordon. He has written a magnificent story that can change a family, a group, a business organization one person at a time.
Like The Go-Giver, it’s a business parable, and thus a quick, easy, fun read.
Jon’s book meant a lot to me because . . . may I admit something to you? Lately, I’ve fallen into a complaining habit. I’m not usually like that. However – as Jon points out in the book – it is indeed a habit. Interestingly, during my complaining spell, I’ve been a bit disconnected from my usual feeling of gratitude, my energy level has been down, and my work hasn’t been as effective. While reading his book, I realized that is exactly how I’ve felt lately. And it was clearly a result of my complaining (I mean, think about it: how can you complain . . . and feel good?)
Even better, in his neat little story, Jon provides the cure. And, it’s working for me already. In fact, his suggestions work the very instant you read them and decide to act; they’re that simple and easy. And you know what? . . . I’m feeling great, thank you beddy much. 🙂
Pick up the book, give it a read or two, and pass it along. You’ll be glad you did. And, I bet you won’t hear a single complaint about it.