One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. (Prov 11v24)
Put another way: Give what you have to take care of others and–don’t worry–you’ll be taken care of.
Or put another way: Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
(I think I read that somewhere)
The difficulty in this promise is that it’s divergent.
Give more, get rich? Doesn’t make sense.
You can’t just give because you want to get rich. Generosity doesn’t work that way. You have to genuinely want to improve the lives of the people around you.
That’s when you’ll find the healthy kind of rich. It comes to your whole person–your health, your emotional state, your relationships, and yes, your wallet.
Are there other ways to get rich? Sure.
But none compare to the wealth that comes from being generous.
I’ve seen this modeled first-hand. A man who gives his time and his money to help others see their passions and dreams fulfilled.
He’s given million-dollar ideas without taking a penny. (and he doesn’t think twice)
He gives irresponsibly extravagant gifts. (the kind that make your accountant dizzy)
He’s spent hundreds of hours writing a book so he can help more people and their businesses save money and grow. (stay tuned for more on this!)
And he doesn’t do it to get rich. He loves people. It’s that simple. It’s his natural state.
But I’ve seen it pay dividends for him. He’s rich in all the right ways.
Brandon Welch’s impact is hard to miss.
It’s his birthday today.
Would you join me in celebrating him? Shoot a response to this email telling him why he’s awesome. He’ll see it 😉
Happy birthday BW!