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The Law of Receptivity

February 09, 20242 min read

The Law of Receptivity – The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving. - The Go Giver

The Gift of Receiving: Unlocking the Flow of Giving

This week, we delve into the Law of Receptivity – a counterpoint to the well-worn adage, "It's better to give than receive." While giving is indeed a pillar of success, this law unveils a crucial piece of the puzzle: the ability to graciously receive is equally vital.

A Challenge We All Share:

You're not alone in your struggle with receiving. Many of us, myself included, find it surprisingly difficult to accept compliments, gifts, or even fair compensation for our work. This often stems from deeply ingrained beliefs about humility, self-reliance, or even fear of appearing indebted.

The Ripple Effect of Openness:

But here's the magic: by embracing receptivity, we don't just unlock personal growth – we fuel the cycle of giving and receiving for everyone around us. Imagine:

  • Gift exchanges become richer: Your heartfelt "thank you" allows the giver to experience the joy of their generosity.

  • Sales flourish: Accepting your worth and charging confidently empowers you to provide even greater value to your clients.

  • Relationships deepen: Openly receiving compliments and support strengthens bonds of trust and intimacy.

Embracing Receptivity in Practice:

So, how do we cultivate this openness? Here are some steps:

  • Acknowledge your resistance: Identify situations where you deflect or reject. Is it a compliment, a gift, or simply being treated kindly?

  • Shift your perspective: Reframe receiving as an act of grace, allowing others to express their kindness and share their abundance.

  • Practice saying "Thank you": With genuine warmth and appreciation, acknowledge the gifts, big and small, that come your way.

  • Celebrate your successes: Accept compliments with grace and allow yourself to feel the joy of achievement.

  • Let go of guilt: You deserve to be rewarded for your efforts. Remember, your success doesn't diminish anyone else's.

Challenges & Self-Discovery:

This week, try a little experiment:

  • Seek out opportunities to say "Thank you." Notice how it feels and observe the other person's reaction.

  • Track your compliment-giving: Watch how people respond and see if there's a pattern in your own deflection tendencies.

Be patient, this is a journey of self-discovery. As you break down your walls of resistance, you'll not only enrich your own life, but also contribute to a more abundant world where giving and receiving flow freely.

Share Your Story:

Do you have a personal experience with the Law of Receptivity? How has embracing openness impacted your life or relationships? Let's share our stories and support each other in this transformative journey.

Remember, being a Go-Giver means embracing the full cycle of giving and receiving. Open your heart and witness the magic unfold!


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The Law of Receptivity

February 09, 20242 min read

The Law of Receptivity – The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving. - The Go Giver

The Gift of Receiving: Unlocking the Flow of Giving

This week, we delve into the Law of Receptivity – a counterpoint to the well-worn adage, "It's better to give than receive." While giving is indeed a pillar of success, this law unveils a crucial piece of the puzzle: the ability to graciously receive is equally vital.

A Challenge We All Share:

You're not alone in your struggle with receiving. Many of us, myself included, find it surprisingly difficult to accept compliments, gifts, or even fair compensation for our work. This often stems from deeply ingrained beliefs about humility, self-reliance, or even fear of appearing indebted.

The Ripple Effect of Openness:

But here's the magic: by embracing receptivity, we don't just unlock personal growth – we fuel the cycle of giving and receiving for everyone around us. Imagine:

  • Gift exchanges become richer: Your heartfelt "thank you" allows the giver to experience the joy of their generosity.

  • Sales flourish: Accepting your worth and charging confidently empowers you to provide even greater value to your clients.

  • Relationships deepen: Openly receiving compliments and support strengthens bonds of trust and intimacy.

Embracing Receptivity in Practice:

So, how do we cultivate this openness? Here are some steps:

  • Acknowledge your resistance: Identify situations where you deflect or reject. Is it a compliment, a gift, or simply being treated kindly?

  • Shift your perspective: Reframe receiving as an act of grace, allowing others to express their kindness and share their abundance.

  • Practice saying "Thank you": With genuine warmth and appreciation, acknowledge the gifts, big and small, that come your way.

  • Celebrate your successes: Accept compliments with grace and allow yourself to feel the joy of achievement.

  • Let go of guilt: You deserve to be rewarded for your efforts. Remember, your success doesn't diminish anyone else's.

Challenges & Self-Discovery:

This week, try a little experiment:

  • Seek out opportunities to say "Thank you." Notice how it feels and observe the other person's reaction.

  • Track your compliment-giving: Watch how people respond and see if there's a pattern in your own deflection tendencies.

Be patient, this is a journey of self-discovery. As you break down your walls of resistance, you'll not only enrich your own life, but also contribute to a more abundant world where giving and receiving flow freely.

Share Your Story:

Do you have a personal experience with the Law of Receptivity? How has embracing openness impacted your life or relationships? Let's share our stories and support each other in this transformative journey.

Remember, being a Go-Giver means embracing the full cycle of giving and receiving. Open your heart and witness the magic unfold!


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