When I began this venture, I asked myself a seemingly simple question, “Why is it that folks have difficulty with obtaining financial wellness?”, and “How can I help them?”
I had already helped many friends and family members, and quite well might I add, and so I knew that I could help others, but of course, I wanted to become a millionaire, too. I mean, after all, isn’t that what we all want? To do what we love, get paid to do it, and make a million dollars in the process, so that we never have to work again. But, as I began my journey, I began to notice that I was concerned about the dollar above all else. I had let GREED seep into my life.
And so, I went back to the basics. I spent a few days doing nothing but thinking, deep thinking. Trying to uncover how I could obtain what I sought out to do when I began this business without losing my soul in the process. And what happened next astounded me…
I read the following passage in the Bible…
Proverbs 11:18, 25, 31
- “The wicked man works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be rewarded.”
- “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered.”
- “Behold, the righteous shall be compensated in the earth: much more than the wicked.”
Then, of course, there’s the whole story of Job, who had obtained extreme wealth, lost it all, then due to his unwavering faith, received it all back, and them some.
As I read, I felt the strong conviction to give away my wealth of knowledge about budgeting, investing, retirement, college saving, etc.
So, there it is. My revised business plan in a nutshell is to eliminate my pricing structure and request your permission to become your Finance Coach for Free. That’s right. I’m lost my mind. After all, financial coaching and consulting is pretty costly, but one of the most difficult life lessons I’ve learned is that you cannot out-give God. If you give and give and give, you will always be taken care of in return. And please believe me…I’m the finance coach who says 1+1=2, and although giving has no numerical component assigned to it, it always results in a positive, and almost always MORE than you gave away. God has a way of rewarding acts of kindness.