Be a Go Giver on Twitter


“Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving… Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.”

That is a quote from one of my favorite books in the whole wide world…The GO-GIVER.

I would like to give a special thanks to authors Bob Burg and John David Mann. Your message in the GO-GIVER has helped transform my life for the better, and the results are priceless.

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.

Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of successful “go-givers”: a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real estate broker and “The Connector,” who brought them all together. Pindar’s friends share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving.

Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving—putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns.

Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb “give and you shall receive.

If you’ve seen me ask the question on Twitter… “Are you a go-getter or a go-giver?”, now you probably have a better idea of the meaning and purpose behind that question.

Here are five simple but powerful laws in the Go-Giver that I learned and try to apply as much as possible

The Law of Value
Your true worth is determined by how much more you give n 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 your 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.

Twitterwatchdog is our testiment of what we learned from the Go-Giver. We strive to give back to the Twitter Community by providing an endless amount of value. Thank you Bob and David for teaching us about go giving. Al

If you get a chance, check out the Go-Giver here and feel free to follow and tweet the Go Giver authors Bob Burg and/or John, you’ll be glad that you did.

So, Are you a Go-Getter or a Go Giver?
(Please share with a comment of your down below)

Source: The Go Giver, Authors Bob Burg and John David Mann

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8 Responses to “Be a Go Giver on Twitter”

  • avatar Lauren Blaine says:

    You guys ROCK the go-giver concept! You were two of my first points of contact when I started doing Twitter. You always give such great advice about Twittiquette ad how to succeed with Twitter.

    If I hadn’t have listened to your helpful advice, I don’t think I’d have over 3,000 of the most wonderful followers possible.

    Also, because you’ve taught me so much, I’m now helping other people with Twitter with a 2-hour, in person consultation so that they can see how Twitter can be used to laser target the correct public for their business.

    They’re happy to find out that Twitter isn’t just about talking about driving through IN-N-OUT burgers and going to Starbucks.

    Keep up the good giving!

    Warmest Regards,
    Lauren Blaine

  • avatar Mel Menzies says:

    Funny you should say that because I’ve always been a believer in giving – WHETHER OR NOT YOU RECEIVE IN RETURN. The article on my Home page titled What Drives You, finishes with my personal mantra: To bring hope to the hurting. All the proceeds from my novel, A Painful Post Mortem, go to two charities benefiting children worldwide and, to date, I’ve been able to send a substantial sum to each.

    So thank you to all who bought books. It means so much to me to know that between us we’ve helped to keep someone’s son or daughter from starting on drugs; or a little person orphaned by AIDS from starving to death. Take a look at the Links page on my website to learn more.

    On a smaller scale, I’m in the process of making the material on my website more readily available. Having been a published author for over 25 years, I’ve been used to having to make my work copyright. However, I’m about to offer much of it (not all) for others to use on their websites. Watch this space.

  • avatar Lois Geller says:

    @alferretti, thank you for this piece on being a go-giver. I loved the book and told Bob Burg here on Twitter.
    The “giving” habit takes some getting used to, as many people listen to one radio station: WIIFM (what’s in it for me).

    My grandmother, Selma, used to say that if you do three good deeds anonymously every day it is better for your heart, than any heart pills.

    That wise woman also said that at the end of the day, you’ll recall the good things you did and the smiles you put on people’s faces…more that any material gift you received in life. My Grandparents worked very hard to bring their family here from Russia. Each time they brought over an uncle or a cousin they moved in with them, and my Grandfather helped them find work.

    My Grandfather was a builder and many of the poor immigrants went to work for him, and they had lovely families. He told me at the end of his life, that his business had been great, only because it helped him accomplish his real mission in life…to bring as many family members to America as he could, and let them share the good life here.

    You, Al Ferretti are definitely of the same ilk. You probably are the busiest guy in Minnesota, and yet you always find time to give of yourself, help us, say thank you to us…and that’s the best part of any business.

  • Hey Al–

    My thanks for sharing an overview of The Go-Giver! It feeds my soul to read your article because I have never been by nature a Go-Getter. Just not wired that way. But until today, I didn’t know there was a name for the alternative! You inpire me to expand my “go-giving” and read the book! Glad to know about Tiwtter Watchdog too. (Ann Evanston sent me your way.)

    All the Best,
    Maridel Bowes

  • avatar Al Ferretti says:

    Hi Maridel~

    I luv your name.

    Thank you for commenting. @bobburg is one of authors behind the Go-Giver.
    If you get a chance check out his book, I think you will really like it.

    Have any questions about Twitter? We’re here to help you succeed.


  • avatar Fiona Ashe says:

    Hi guys,

    I’ve been following you for ages and I’m so thrilled to see that you’re fans of the book “The Go-Giver”. John and Bob are personal friends of mine and I’m honoured and humbled that they’ve chosen me to direct the big screen version of “The Go-Giver”. We will keep you in the loop about it.

    Did you know that @BobBurg and @JohnDavidMann have launched The Go-Giver Award?:

    Warmest wishes,

  • Hey, great summary of The Go-Giver! You ask, “Are you a Go-Getter or a Go-Giver,” but if you look at Bob and John’s most recent book (Go-Givers Sell More, just out 2/18), you find that Bob and John believe that most Go-Givers are also Go-Getters. This goes back to the law of reciprocity, where you want to be open to receive as well. In fact, it’s a critical piece of the Go-Giver puzzle!

    This Wednesday evening, 2/24/10, in The Experts Series, I’ll be talking with Bob about this issue, plus Bob and John’s new book, Go-Givers Sell More. Love to have you join us and participate in the conversation!

    Susan Baroncini-Moe
    CEO, Business in Blue Jeans
    Host, The Experts Series

  • avatar Al Ferretti says:

    Happy Sunday~

    Thanks a bunch for commenting and for passing the message on about Go Givers Sell more.
    I’m sure our friends and followers will appreciate as well.

    Great connecting with you today Susan. Looking forward to learning more about you and how
    we can help you. I see that we all ready have commonalities.

    Have a Great Day Susan~


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