There’s a major misconception most people have about becoming rich in our society. And if you’ve been trying (and failing) to reach a high level of financial success, this belief might actually be the one thing holding you back.
And that’s the belief that rich people are selfish and greedy.
That they’re only out to help themselves and their family. Or that one person becoming rich means you’re taking away money from another person.
The truth is… there’s nothing wrong with being rich.
Having money only makes you more of who you already are. And for many people, that means genuinely wanting to make a difference in the quality of other people’s lives.
Today I want to share with you why you can do a lot more good when you’re rich than when you’re broke or struggling… so I created a short video for you to watch.
My friends, I hope you can agree with what I said in the above video.
“Money struggles don’t serve you and they certainly don’t serve anyone else. You only live once. So why not have the best life possible for you and those you care about?”
Read on to dive deeper into how you can help more people when you’re rich and successful, instead of struggling and broke.
1. Donate To Charity Or Support A Cause
This should be a no-brainer, right? When you’re rich, you have more money to donate to important causes.
But this is more than just about throwing money at a problem or a cause you care about. It’s also about using your influence to help others care about the causes that matter most to you.
You know Bill Gates, right? Co-founder of Microsoft, now a retired billionaire? It may surprise you to hear that he once said, “The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.”
Yes, that’s right. One of the richest men in the world has gone on the record saying that the rich have a moral obligation to help out the less fortunate.
And he’s not alone. Sure there are always going to people who feel insecure about their money and want to hoard it — but Bill Gates’ attitude is more common than you think.
Most rich people want to use their money to help others. They know that just letting money pile up in their bank account isn’t the end goal — instead it’s how they will use their money to help others that matters.
2. Venturing In Social Entrepreneurship
Donating to charity isn’t the only way you can “pay it forward” when you’re rich.
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of rags to riches stories like Oprah Winfrey, Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, Ralph Lauren and many others. These are the people who came from nothing and worked their way to the top. And because of their life experiences, they really believe they have a duty to help others.
Once you have enough to be comfortable, you can set aside profit-driven business goals and invest in social entrepreneurship.
So what does that mean? At its heart, it’s about doing business for a social cause. Instead of using profits to measure success, you’d look at how much you helped improve the world through your business or career.
Let’s take Toms’ One for One campaign as an example. When you buy a pair of shoes from them, Toms will give a pair to the needy.
I know what you’re thinking. If I have plenty of money to spare when I’m rich, why not just give a pair of shoes to the poor without having a customer purchase one first?
Well, the answer is simple. You need to continue making more money in order to have more money to help others. It’s that simple. And if you can do that while tackling social issues, I don’t think there’s anyone complaining about that.
3. Offer Jobs & Opportunities
It’s not always about giving away free shoes or donating to charitable causes. Being rich means you can also help people with fewer opportunities reach success.
How? Well, when you’re rich and you want to make more money, there are two ways to do it: through investments or new business ventures.
When there are new businesses popping up, this automatically means more jobs and opportunities for people. If it’s a local business, this directly lifts up the community and contributes to the economy.
So not only can you help tackle social issues while running a business, you can also directly empower those who help run the business and those who are connected with it. It’s a win-win situation for everyone if you think about it. Good or good?
4. Fund Research & Studies
Spider Man (one of my favorite superheroes) once said, “With great power comes great responsibility,” and I couldn’t agree more.
More times than not — the more money you have, the more powerful you are.
Now, some people think of “power” as a negative thing — as in the power to control. But what I mean is the power to do more.
Why don’t we have cures yet for epidemics like cancer, HIV, autism, or other serious health issues? It’s not because we don’t have enough brilliant scientists and researchers in the world!
We have the technology. We do have the wherewithal! What’s needed is more money to fund tests and experiments. It’s extremely expensive, which is why more and more rich people are helping fund these studies.
Again, the point I’m driving at here is that when you have more money, you can also have more means for helping out in different ways.
5. Share Testimonies
For my last point today, I want to set money aside and focus on something that many of us take for granted. But before I talk about it, I’d like for you to put your doubts and negative thoughts on hold.
We all have an important role in the world. And for rich people, that role isn’t just “offering money to anyone who needs it.” When you’re wealthy, there’s something else important that you do for the people around you.
And that’s to provide living proof that if you work hard in life, you’ll eventually get what you want!
And when you do, you have a multitude of options to do what you want with your money. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I’ve often said that the best way to become rich is to study, model and learn from other rich and successful people. Not the amount of money in their bank account, but their experiences, their stories, mindset and especially their habits. See what they do differently in life, and adopt their strategies.
If you really listen, the rich have testimonies that will inspire and motivate every cell in your body to do better for yourself. And once you reach the success you’re looking for, you can do the same!
You’ve heard me talk about making money and saving it. But choosing what to do with that money is your decision. It’s all about free will. You get to choose what you want and what’s right for you.
Not all rich people will take the responsible route. And that’s okay. We just have to accept that everyone is different. But let’s not forget that there are so many wealthy people out there who do their part consistently, and they do help in their own small or big way.
Are you one of them? If not now, will you be?
Well, now it’s your turn… Are you ready to make a LOT of money so you can help a LOT of people? If so, then I recommend you attend my upcoming free web class:
It’s airing October 18-25, 2017 and I’ll be giving you the 8 specific steps that anyone can use to get rich and help a lot of people. This took me 27 years to compile and I’m finally ready to share it.
All you have to do to register is click here or select a date and time below that works best for you.
What are other ways being rich and successful can benefit a lot of people? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!
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