Being Nice Does NOT Mean You’re A Go-Giver

Earlier this week, I wrote about offering free coaching calls.  At the end of the post, I mentioned that there was no catch.  “I’m just someone who loves what they do and understands the value and benefit of applying The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success.

Based on some of the feedback I’ve received, I feel the need to clarify a key point about being a Go-Giver, the book which outlines these five Laws.

Being a Go-Giver does not mean
you give things away for free.

The first law, the Law of Value says “Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”  To assume I am applying that law by offering free coaching would be incorrect.  When I mentally ran through the laws in my mind, I made that incorrect assumption and inadvertently implied that in the post.

Although the 30 minute sessions are indeed complimentary and carry no obligation, my intention in offering them is not altruistic or charitable.  My intention is to provide valuable service and build rapport, which can lead to future business. Providing free coaching calls is not benevolent or philanthropic; it is a strategy to expand my business.

People often misinterpret the premise of The Go-Giver philosophy, which is why I felt the need for clarification.  The philosophy is not simply to give.  The Go-Giver philosophy requires us to:

1. Give more in value than we take in payment
2. Serve many people and serve them well
3. Put other people’s interests first
4. Be our true, authentic selves
5. Stay open to receive

To all those who emailed saying how nice I was to make such a generous offer, while I truly appreciate your kind words, the offer has little to do with being nice.  Am I nice? Yes, very!  I love what I do and I would do it even if I didn’t get paid.  However…… I would be doing much less of it, because I would be working full time in a hospital or a doctor’s office.  🙂

Whether or not you choose to work with me now, in the future or ever, I truly hope you will accept my gift of a free coaching session over the next two weeks.  While I am certainly open to receive, I thoroughly enjoy helping others gain clarity on what they’d like to achieve.  One 30 minute session can make a tremendous difference and it would be an honor to give you that gift.


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  1. Thank you Linda for the great value in your free coaching session, and for the expanded ’30 minutes’! Thank you for the push to get my blog out to the public – and for the Beatles reference!

    • It was my absolute pleasure, Archie. I am excited to watch where you go and I applaud you for taking action on your wonderful dream. And most of all, I’m so glad you found value in our talk. You made my day!

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