Be Charitable

The Seventh Step to Financial Freedom

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Be charitable to those less fortunate than you. Remember what it says in the Bible - that it is in giving that we shall receive. This is true for everybody; it’s not just about financial freedom for Christians.

If your hands are always tightly clasped, holding on to whatever you have, then they are not open to receive whatever riches might be coming your way.

You shouldn’t be a scrooge and hold on desperately to your money for a few reasons. Firstly, nobody likes stingy people who only ever look out for themselves and how they can save a buck or perhaps get a free meal. These people come across as mean, selfish and arrogant. Secondly, remember that it’s just money. The sooner you realise that money is meant to flow from one person to another and back again, that it comes just as easily as it goes the sooner you can attract it almost on demand.

To be wealthy, you need to be generous to others. I am not for a second saying that you should give all your money to the poor but rather be compassionate and share. Being charitable does not always mean donating money either, there are other ways to help people out.

Perhaps you could teach people some or all of the skills you have learned while researching the different methods of making money as mentioned in step 2?
You could volunteer your time to help teach people, or care for people or to simply contribute to the community?

It is through these acts of kindness that we start to understand the true value of humanity and it makes you appreciate what you have that much more. By helping others you are able to stay firmly grounded even when you are making an obscene amount of money every month and you keep yourself from turning into one of those arrogant rich jerks that nobody likes.

Remember, there is nothing wrong or sinful or evil about being wealthy, it’s what you chose to do with your wealth that defines you. Much good can be done with money for example schools, hospitals, libraries and clinics can be built with money. Money can help save a starving child in an African country or it could help save an abused animal through the SPCA. Whatever charity is close to your heart, money can help.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you will donate when you have spare cash. Start now, even if time is all you can afford to donate at this point.

To find financial freedom in the truest sense, you need to be able to give your money and your time and your love and your knowledge without expecting in return. It is through helping others that we realise our true potential.

Below are a few quotes from some of my favourite authors and speakers. I think they sum up perfectly what I am trying to say here.

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.” – Jim Rohn

"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.” – Jim Rohn


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