The days of "Go-Giver"

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri

Think & Grow RichI am reading the original 1937 version of "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.

If you're wondering why the book sounds familiar, this book is the part of the foundation for the phenomenon "The Secret."

I was struck by a certain passage and couldn't help but compare the words of 1937 to the world of real estate today:


"...the majority of people who live by the sale of personal services make the
mistake of considering themselves free from the rules of conduct and the
responsibilities attached to those who are engaged in marketing commodities...
The day of the "go-getter" has passed. He has been supplanted by the "go-giver.
High-pressure methods in business finally blew the lid off."
{Page 127}


In the changing market, we've all heard the stories, we've read the stories on line. Rules of conduct seem to be going out the window. We have brokers with the ethics of an alley cat, snakes at open houses, and lenders stealing clients.

It makes you afraid to think what will be next.

But, it seems clear - history will repeat itself. The days of the "go-giver" will once again pervail - in this market and in the market we are moving into.

Doing the right thing never seems to go out of style.

For our own copy of the 1937 version of "Think and Grow Rich" visit: THINK AND GROW RICH
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Lissa Uder
RE/MAX Next Generation, LLC - Lebanon, MO
Your Lebanon MO Real Estate Agent
Sounds like an interesting read. Are you feeling better?
Mar 24, 2008 11:30 PM #1
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
Nice always works, in the long run.  Always.  Plus you can sleep well at night.
Mar 26, 2008 12:01 AM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Debbie, It sounds like an interesting find.  In my particular business I am not a "go getter" I want my clients to be comfortable with me and they find me through posts, articles and the Internet.
Mar 26, 2008 01:41 AM #3
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Lissa - I am better thanks. It will take awhile to get completely over.

Karen - You are so right! Doing the right thing allows me to sleep well; always wondered how some of the others get any shut eye!

Carole - You are so wonderful in what you do! I think your clients really get to know you through your writing.

Mar 26, 2008 09:35 AM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
Interesting. I have read and listened to the Secret several times. It sounds as if I need a refresher course. A friend told me about another book, "They Key". I need to check this one out.
Mar 26, 2008 08:09 PM #5
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate
Michael - I've heard of "The Key" as well but have never checked into it. Sounds like a good thing to do if I can ever tear myself away from the Rain!
Mar 28, 2008 01:37 PM #6
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