Bury Your Weaknesses…And Miss The Chance To Gain Strengths
Identifying your weaknesses is the first step to getting stronger!
I want to tell you a story today. A story I believe can save you a lot of hardship and heartache, if you choose to learn from my mistakes.
See, during my first 10 years in business, we made a lot of money. Many people called us rich, but we certainly didn’t feel rich – or how I thought rich would feel, anyway. I went from being homeless to being a millionaire in just two years, and spent the money just as fast. As I made more money, I spent more money.
My lifestyle grew with my income. I went from traveling coach to flying First Class. From McDonalds to 5-star restaurants. From JCPenney and Ross to Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks 5th Avenue. From Motel 6 to the Presidential Suite at the New York City Waldorf Astoria. From my little Hundai Excel GL to not one, but TWO, Mercedes-Benz, one for me and a second one the kids could ride in. From a small apartment to a $250,000 condo filled with expensive furniture – all in a gated community, of course. I spent every cent I made.
I somehow believed the flood of money I experienced was going to last forever. I saw it as a water faucet that would never run dry.
And then one day, I was embezzled from for the second time. Ouch! I had a lot of expensive stuff, and no money. I had a $50,000 monthly overhead for payroll and business expenses, and yet, I had no income.
Honestly, I wish I could say I learned from this bad experience, but no such luck. Hans and I picked ourselves up, but a few years later, we did it all over again… this time, on a much larger scale.
We had a $900,000 mortgage. We went from no car debt to $70,000 of car debt. We went from no credit card debt to $30,000. (You do the math… that’s $1 million of debt!)
We decided to move to a cheaper town, where we bought a 6,000-square-foot house on 10 acres, with a pool, tennis court, guest house, thousands of flowers that bloomed continuously, and a 4-car garage to fit 3 cars and more stuff. And now that we had a bigger house, of course we had to buy MORE stuff!
Right after we spent a small fortune remodeling our third dream home, we hit some horrible, horrible hard times – again. I was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition the very same day Hans lost ALL of our life savings in the stock market.
Long story short, my first decade of making money was all about getting rich quick, only to end up with major financial failures, a lot of pain and suffering, too much stuff, tons of debt, and unmanageable stress.
I learned a simple financial law years ago, which completely changed my finances and my life. It changed my family’s life. I have seen it change my clients’ lives. This law says if you are faithful with what you are given, you will be given more. But those who are not faithful with the little they have, even the little bit you do have, will be taken away.
AND, those who have not been faithful, will not only lose everything – those who HAVE been faithful will be given not only those spoils, but much, much more. Talk about a financial correction!
I’ve had three major financial corrections in my life, all because we were totally unfaithful with the money we had been given. We made more and spent it all. The bigger the paycheck, the bigger our lifestyle. We were anything but faithful!
EVERYTHING happening today is a correction. Our governments have not been faithful. Our citizens have not been faithful. America has over $19 trillion of debt and that number grows daily. Citizens are also in massive debt – with debt in U.S. households rising from nearly zero in the 1950s to 17.5 trillion in 2016.
This failure to grasp a simple financial law paints a bleak picture: Millions out of work and on food stamps… people everywhere hurting financially… families completely heartbroken because they have lost everything.
I’ve been there… made so many mistakes. Fortunately, I have learned from those mistakes. And now you can learn from my mistakes, as well. Learn from the multiple corrections I’ve experienced – losing everything, including my money and my health.
But thanks to this financial principle – the Law of Promotion – this last decade has been completely different for us. But this didn’t just “happen” overnight! It has been a steady move upward. But, I now have half the stress and double the prosperity.
Despite the current grim conditions, I DO believe a remnant will rise up and lead with their financial responsibility. They will be faithful with the little, and be given so much more. And I believe you are called to be part of that revolutionary band. It’s time to put yourself in a position to RECEIVE, simply because you have been faithful with what you have been given. Avoid the painful correction I experienced, as one who was NOT faithful!
My friend, which side of this equation do you want to be on? If you are on the wrong side, you must learn how to get on the right side.
You’re reading this message today because you are being positioned as the receiver – and not the financial failure. And while you may have been unaware of this financial law before today, you now have the knowledge and can to follow it.
I promise, so many blessings await you, when you are faithful with the small things. I’ve experienced it, and I want you to experience it, as well!
Can you imagine if the whole world knew this?! Can you imagine if you knew this 10 years ago? It’s not too late. Please join me in spreading this message. Simply pass this along to your friends and family, then share this post on Facebook and Twitter. The world needs to know this and you can help us make that happen!
I’d also really love to know your thoughts about this. Have you experienced financial correction or financial blessing? Please share your comments with me below!
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In great faith,
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