Christmas Giving photo credit Julie Campbell on Flickr

This morning I had the occasion to hear one of our local radio car gurus, Lennie Lawson, discussing “The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success” on his morning talk show, My Car Guru, on WJCW Radio. Based on the book The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann, the concept espouses the belief that it is indeed better to give than to receive. It is great food for thought as we begin thinking of the changes we’ll make in the new year ahead. I think all of these laws apply well to the world of social media because there, as “in real life,” in order to succeed, it is always better to give first! Here are the laws: Which one will you live by in 2012?
“The Law of Value
Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
The Law of Compensation
Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
The Law of Influence
Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
The Law of Authenticity
The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
The Law of Receptivity
The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.”

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17 Responses to “Five Laws to Help You Succeed in 2012”

  1. I believe in these 100%. The Law of Receptivity is one I’ve worked on for years!

  2. I love these laws, especially the law of authenticity. I have to read that book. Thanks so much for sharing. I am printing the laws out and hanging them above my desk.

  3. I subscribe to all of these laws. They all stem from being of service and helping others through your own gifts. When you do those things, your own success is inevitable.

  4. Sarah Rowan says:

    These are all great and I will surely be thinking of all these principles as I close out 2011 and begin 2012! Thanks Mel!

  5. I love these–haven’t seen them before, but I definitely agree with them, and will share them with others. Thanks for sharing them, Mary Ellen!

  6. Rebecca Henderson says:

    Love these laws!

  7. I haven’t seen these laws before either and I love them! My favorite is the first : “Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.” YES!!

    Jennifer Bourn, Bourn Creative

  8. maryellen says:

    Thanks so much for including my article on personal branding.


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