Many people say that if they were rich, they would give most of their money to those in need. They say that when they achieve financial freedom they will finally be able to give those the opportunities they never had. The truth of the matter is that if you don’t give part of your money when you make 30 thousand a year, you won’t give back when you are making 30 million. Helping others is a mentality people from all social classes should have. Leaders and entrepreneurs, want to change the world.
I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.
Yet, the world starts with a single soul. Change someone’s life, to transform the lives of their family. Just how you would like someone to help yours during tough times! Saving someone’s life and setting them up for success will save your own. Regardless of the insignificant quantitative amount that is in your bank account. Pretty sure you have heard the phrase, “money won’t buy you happiness”, this is so true. Money is a multiplier. The person you truly are will be multiplied by 10 when an abundance of money comes into play. For example, if you are generous now… you’ll be 10x more generous if you receive a salary above a million dollars a year. Likewise for the opposite, if you are an a** hole before the money, you will be even a greater a** hole afterward. Just remember you are the average of the people that you surround yourself with. Finding it hard to be generous and do good for other people? Are you feeling like money is the #1 priority? Then take a good look at who is in your surroundings, maybe it’s a time for a change. Make sure to surround yourself with people that are smart, make very wise decisions, and above all give back!
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that’s what you are.
Set yourself up for success by allowing others to rise and grow with you. Sometimes, money is not the answer. There is stuff way more valuable than money such as time, friendship, family, God, and even a genuine smile can go a long way. Dedicate your time to helping, do volunteer work, there is always a way to give back! Let’s reach financial freedom by helping others reach their goals as well. Hope you stay hungry and stay TENACIOUS!
Edwin A. Rodriguez
Founder of Financial Tenacity