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America is a great county if you have money. If you are poor America can be a tough place to live.
Book: See you at the top, by Zig Ziglar.
Dr Fuller said that a life of specialization could easily become a life of obsolescence. And the more specialized you are, the less people you could serve. He thought it was better to be a generalist rather than a specialist. Specialists look at the world from a narrow point of view while generalists see the big picture.
I don’t think being poor makes me any more spiritual. In fact, when I was poor the circumstance actually robbed me of my spirit.
Its hard to have spiritual power when you are unethical or amoral.
For there to be precession, there must be motion in a direction. People who are sedentary, not moving, or doing the same thing day after day, have little precession.
Since one’s heaven can be another person’s hell, the question is, what creates a person’s heaven or hell? While there are many possible answers, one answer is happiness… or the lack of it.
So what is your gift? When I am asked about ho to find one’s gift, I simply reply, “If you had all the money in the world, what would you do for the rest of your life? What would make your heart sing?” I also say “One of the reasons a person does not give or use their gift is because they have been trained to go to school and get a job to earn money. So the question is, What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about money?”
Why do bad things happen to good people? After something is lost, or something bad happens, I often hear people ask that question. I follow Dr Fuller’s idea that “good and bad are meaningless.” I now know that all things, good or bad, are blessings. For example, crashing into the ocean gave me life. Going broke made me rich. Losing my first wife made me a better husband for Kim. Getting fat made me a healthier person today.
The following steps may assist you in finding your spiritual family. The first step is to ask yourself “What am I willing to give my life to?” The answer to this question may take some soul-searching but the moment you begin to find your answers, you will begin to find your spiritual family.
The second step is to ask yourself the following questions:
- If money were no object, would I continue to work at my job?
- If money were no object, would I work at my job for free?
- If the answers are “no” to the first two questions, then what would you work at forever and for free?
- If you are not willing to work forever and for free, then the chances are you have not yet found your soul’s purpose for your life. If there is something else you would rather do, maybe you should do it.
Its difficult to earn more if you have stopped learning and growing.
Whenever you feel fear, it may mean you are approaching the boundary of what you know and what you do not know. If you backdown or step back, your growing stops because your learning stops.
Don’t work with “corpse-people”. If you are working for a corpse-o-ration, government or business, be careful. There are people who feed on your fear of losing your job and your need of money. Oftentimes these people give you the creeps or heebie-jeebies. That’s your spirit talking, telling you to be aware. If you stay too long, working only for a paycheck, promotion, or retirement, your soul will be long gone.
I found that when I focused on serving others, blessings other than money came to me. Sometimes the blessings came in the form of bad people or disasters, which is how I learned that something good always came from something bad. Actually, I found I learned more from my disasters than my miracles.
As Warren Buffet often says, “If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money”.
Most of use know that the most dangerous words in business are: “Trust Me”. When you hear those words grab your purse or wallet and hang on tight. Others are “I have integrity”, “I am here to help”, “I’m behind you all the way”.
I have always believed that stress is how intelligence works.