Seek To Give Before You Receive | Bob Burg – 026

Bob Burg on the BHGRE Be Better Podcast

Before you seek to receive something, seek first to give to those around you. In today’s episode of the Be Better Podcast, Donald is joined by Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver, to learn his philosophy and simple takeaways to lead a life in service to others.

The Go-Giver mentality is a universal practice:

  • A great salesperson focuses not on their product but on their prospect’s needs and how their issue is related to the product.
  • Nobody will buy from you because you have a quota to meet, or just because you’re a nice person. They’ll buy from you only because they believe it is beneficial for them to do so.
  • This mentality can be applied beyond sales – the situation can change, but the principles stay the same.
  • The Go-Giver mentality is, in essence, shifting your focus from “getting” to “giving”(giving defined as “constantly and consistently providing immense value to others”) It’s logical, rational, and the best way to secure long-term wealth through providing value to those around you.

Go beyond the business while interacting with others.

  • Empathy is the most important people skill an individual can have.
  • Professional skills are essential to get in the game. However, those with people skills can procure the influence to get ahead of the game.
  • Have gratitude and appreciation for the people around you, and you’ll attract happy and confident people around you. 
  • The Law of Receptivity: The ability to allow oneself to receive from others. It focuses on other people’s interests and creates the benevolent context for your success. The key to effective giving is being open to receiving. 

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