The Simple Secret To Success & Happiness That So Many People Let Slip Through Their Fingers


  •  Are you satisfied with amount of influence you have in business and in life?
  • If you were to die today would you be satisfied with the legacy you left behind?
  • Would you like to know the secret to happiness, success, and influence that so many people let slip through their fingers?

Duh right?

You might be surprised to know that it is found in GIVING.

In Bob Burg’s best selling book, “The Go-Giver” he talks about the power of giving and why it is so life changing. Take a look at some of these laws for success he points out in the book:


 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success


1. The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.

2. The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.

3. The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interest first.

4. The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.

5. The Law of Receptivity: They key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving

In this post I want to highlight just one of those laws:


The Law of Authenticity

“The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.”


More Valuable Than Material Gifts

This is something that we so easily forget, myself included. When we think about gifts and giving we tend to think in terms of material things. But when you stop and think about the most valuable and meaningful gifts you’ve received, they probably have nothing to do with actual material things do they? There is a reason we say “It’s the thought that counts.” So why is it that we so often miss this?

Opportunities For Giving Are Everywhere

The truth is when you start looking for little ways you can give of yourself and help others, they will pop up all over the place. For example, my brother-in-law has helped my family and I move at least 4 times now. Each time he has shown up to help with the heavy lifting and with a smile on his face too! (Thanks Jake) You can’t but a price on that. People don’t quickly forget the times when you sacrifice of yourself to help in times of need. Especially in an overly self-consumed culture like the one we live in today. When you give of yourself with your time, talents or whatever you have to offer you make a giant footprint in the hearts of others.


So whether it’s a friend in need of a listening ear or a family member in need of a helping hand, don’t underestimate the incredible gift you have to offer of …

  • Just being there.
  • Just showing up
  • Just listening
  • Just showing you care
  • Just giving that hug
  • That smile
  • That helping hand
  • That pat on the back
  • That word of encouragement

The Hidden Benefit

These may sound like little things but trust me, they are huge. And you know what…here’s a little secret, by giving of yourself and helping others… you are giving yourself the ultimate gift of happiness too. Try it for yourself and see if I’m wrong. Leave a legacy that people will remember and one you will be proud of all by just giving the most valuable gift that everyone can give…yourself.   

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