I love a quote from Harold Geneen. He said, In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Meaning? You've got to go out there and do it.
You need to fail along the way. Cry some tears. Hurt some bones.
Just see to it that your failures are small.
And most important, you learn from every failure. (Don't waste your tears.)
How God Supplies Your Every Need
So many people say, "God will supply my every need.”
I love saying that.
But how will God provide?
Ninety nine percent of the time, He'll do it through what I call money machines.
How many of you would like to own a machine that prints money?
I own 6 of them. (A long time ago, I had 16. Now, I've been focusing on my most financially rewarding businesses and discarding the others.)
Every day, they print money for me.
The difference between the financially wealthy and the financially poor is the consistency of money machines you own.
In Bible times, sheep or cows were their money machines. That's why it says, Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds… (Proverbs 27:23) In the same way, you also need to give careful attention to your money machines.
Two Stages of Your Financial Life
I got this piece of wisdom from my friend Rex Mendoza.
He said that there are two stages in our financial life.
In the first stage, man works for money.
The second stage, money works for man.
Sadly, there are many people who don't reach Stage 2.
They get stuck in Stage 1. Consequently, they're very busy doing things they're not happy about.
Because in Stage 2, they can now do anything they want. The irony is that when they do what they really want to do, they can earn even more money.
Are You Busy Getting Rich Or Are You Just Busy?
Someone said, "If the devil can't make you bad, he'll make you busy.”
Many people are so busy!
Busy earning money. In the process, they lose their family life, their health, and their spiritual life.
So busy, they don't ask themselves the question, "Is this the best way to earn money?”
But in Stage 2, people start owning automated money machines. These machines print money for them every day.
Then they stop just being busy. They become busy getting rich in all areas of their life. They spend more time with their families. They serve God. And they do what they love, thereby earning more money.
May your dreams come true,