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What If Your Home was a Go-Giver?

What If Your Home was a Go-Giver?

Lee Eckroth4 year ago

Have you ever heard the term Go-Giving? The premise is that when your focus is constantly on providing immense value to others you greatly benefit both others and yourself. I will always be thankful for the book "The Go-Giver" by my friend Bob Burg and his co-author John David Mann. The book was published in 2007. I read it for my first time in 2011 and have shared at least 500 copies since that time. It is THAT GOOD!

Recently I reviewed the Go Giver’s 5 laws of stratospheric success and asked myself – “What if I applied these laws to my home? Would I think differently about my home?” Our homes are inanimate objects – yet they are a huge part of our lives. Let’s examine:

The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment. Translation: A home’s worth is best defined by how much more it gives its owners in value than it costs. Make’s total sense! There are so many factors here to consider: location; how often you entertain; the number of guests you have stay with you; is it a money pit or does it operate efficiently. Take a few moments and evaluate your home and ask yourself – what can I do to improve my home’s value and Domoscore for minimal costs. Sometimes a little sweat equity can go a long way.

The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them. Translation: The amount of physical and financial investment I make in my home is determined by how many people it serves and how well it serves them. It is so much fun having parties and gatherings at my place. I do work hard to make sure my home is clean, presentable, and awesome for these gatherings. I always have a reason to make sure my home is well maintained and party-ready because life is about relationships.

The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first. Translation: My home's influence is determined by how abundantly it places the users first. Do you have pride in your home? I promise you – the better your home feels and you feel about your home – the more it will positively influence you, your guests, and your community.

The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself. Translation: The most valuable gift my home has to offer is itself. A home is so much more than some wood, nails, pipes, and wires. It provides one of the 3 necessities of life – shelter. It’s the place we break bread and build relationships. A quality home enhances neighborhoods. A quality home is indeed a valuable gift to all.

The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving. Translation: The more my home gives, the more it will receive. This may be the most powerful law of all. Keep your heart and mind open to the many gifts your home has to offer, but be sure to keep caring for your home. It deserves it.

Try applying these rules to the relationship you have with your home and start experiencing your home in ways you never thought imaginable.

Lee Eckroth with Go-Giver co-author Bob Burg
Lee Eckroth

Lee recognized a few missing puzzle pieces in real estate transactions after spending 16+ years as a top producing real estate broker participating in 1,100+ transactions: the understanding of a property's condition, the story of a property, why it matters, what to do next, and who to call to for help. As CEO, Lee oversees the company vision, manages sales and marketing, and exploring business models. "Let's improve the owner's relationship with their home."

1 Comment
Bob Burg
WOW - what a fantastic article, Lee. I LOVE how you did that. And deeply honored by your kind thoughts regarding John David Mann's and my book!

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