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Who adds value to your life? How do you add value to others? We’ve all benefited from someone who inspired us, encouraged us and added value to our lives. Adding value is important in our families, friendships and relationships as well as in the organizations where we work. Imagine your inner circle of friends and family or an organization where everyone is focused on adding value to others.

In this book, Steve Gilliland reveals the many things that add value and assist us in improving our circumstances. He shows the various qualities that add value to other people that, in turn, will also bring you the opportunity to add value to your own life.

Great companies with great cultures add value to their people, products and services. It’s not always about money, discounts or giveaways. A quality product or service is only a slice of why customers will do business with you. No matter what your business does, it will descend or ascend based on the value it creates in someone’s life. If it doesn’t meet a need or want, then it’s not value.

One of the most fulfilling things you can do is add value to people. This means encouraging, investing in, helping and serving others. It’s anything that makes someone’s life better or makes them feel appreciated. Whether you’re a manager at a big company, a small business owner or an individual, THE CHERRY ON TOP will show you the significance of adding value to yourself and others.

The best way to add value to your life is to add value to others.

Steve Gilliland


Steve Gilliland is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by his being named Author of the Year. His books Detour, Enjoy The Ride, Hide Your Goat, Making a Difference, The Cherry on Top and Turn the Page are all listed on the publisher’s bestseller list. In addition to his achievements as an author, he is one of the most sought-after and top-rated speakers in the world, supported by his induction into the Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on only 250 men and women worldwide since 1977. He was named one of the top 10 Motivational Speakers in 2015 by eSpeakers from over 9,000 candidates. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup. He built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up, which the Pittsburgh Business Times named one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region. Speaking to more than 250,000 people a year, he influences the lives of millions through his presentations and books.