As many of you may know, I love reading information that was prepared by the late Jim Rohn.
According to Mr. Rohn giving a portion of your resources away is one of the most powerful principles you will ever embrace.
It seems counterintuitive, but the truth is that giving helps you to achieve the financial freedom. Amazingly, giving makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour back in.
Here are the 4 ways that giving financially changes you:
1. Giving keeps money in its proper perspective. Money is a great tool. Money enables you to experience so many different aspects of life that you would be denied if you were without it. But, in the end, money isn’t the end!
Money for money’s sake is a hopeless goal. Money is a tool that helps us do better things, enjoy life and help others. When we give money away, we tell ourselves that money isn’t the end all, and it reminds us that money is simply a tool. We gain proper perspective when we give to organizations and people who need it.
2. Giving makes you more aware of others and their needs. If you are going to give away money on a regular basis, then you will most certainly be looking for where to give. Your vision opens up to many new worlds. When the option is open for giving money away, you will soon begin to see the wide spectrum of people and organizations that can really use your help. Your heart will experience a unique transformation as you see all of the good accomplished through these organizations, because there really are many good groups out there doing fantastic things for people who need it.
3. Giving enables you to be a difference maker. At the end of our lives, we want to be able to look back and say that the world is a better place because we were here. We made a difference. People are better off because they met us. Organizations made a bigger impact because we gave generously to help support their purposes. Our businesses had an impact on the lives of our customers.
When we generously give of our finances, we become difference makers, either through a donation or through the efforts of the organizations we support. And at the end of our lives, we will have stored up for ourselves many intangible treasures.
4. Giving ignites the principle of sowing and reaping. Ancient scripture says you “reap what you sow.” When we give financially to others, we are sowing—sowing goodness, sowing financially, sowing generosity, and sowing a higher purpose. That means we will reap those things, too. We become people with a bigger vision than those who simply work only for themselves. I call this enlightened self-interest. We accomplish many more goals and objectives, and in a way, that makes our world a better place.
What an incredible gift we have to offer others, yet, amazingly, it is the giving process that starts the receiving process in our lives. The more we give, the more we open ourselves up to receive—to receive the benefits of generosity, the gifts galore of both tangible and intangible things. So start the process today—if you haven’t already—and watch your life take on an exciting new aspect and for the miracles to occur!
As I coach entrepreneurs and serve as a business coach coach, I encourage them to give a percentage of their resources away because it will help to not only have more money, but enjoy it more as well – that is the best benefit.
As a business coach coach, I always tell my clients how important it is: “Mastering Growth, achieving Success and living in strategic Acceleration. ™ When this is accomplished, giving financially becomes the norm.
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