Hey there my friend I hope you’re having an awesome day so far!
I wanted to make this quick blog post and share with you a bit from this morning’s Think and grow rich mastermind.
Napoleon Hill says that the oak sleeps in the acorn.
This can be a very powerful metaphor for helping us to see things that we might miss if we don’t know quite how to look for them.
The more I go through life the more it seems like everything is spiritual.
The challenge with this is that we can only see the physical with our eyes.
This makes finding the truth somewhat of a challenge because a lot of what really goes on, we can’t see with their physical eyes.
When we think about people, it’s really helpful to remember this metaphor of the oak sleeping in the acorn.
When we look at ourselves in the mirror and/or when we look at the people around us all we can see with our physical eyes is the acorn.
We must look deeper to see the great majestic oak tree, that is in the process of coming out.
This takes a bit of abandoning what we see with our physical eyes and opening up to what we see with our spiritual eyes- the eyes of faith.
I was talking to a friend and team member of mine the other day named Rob Skinner.
I was sharing with him about my journey in network marketing and how in my first 12 months I made no money.
If you can imagine a guy living in a single wide trailer house, driving around in a 2000 Honda Civic with the paint peeling off the hood,
Running around from meeting to meeting to meeting trying to make money from home,
And going an entire 12 months without making one single penny,
…and furthermore imagine the same guy going the next four years and only making a few hundred dollars,
You have an accurate picture of my first year in network marketing.
But wait – is that picture really accurate?
In my current company I’m blessed to say that I have now earned over a half a million in commissions.
Not a guarantee of income, see average earnings disclaimer down below.
here’s my point,
It would have been super easy to look at Paul Hutchings back in the beginning – and conclude,
“he’s just not cut out for this business”
What a mistake that would have been.
We have to remember that people are acorns, all the time.
We all have this massive spiritual oak tree that’s in the process of coming out.
We need to learn to rely a little bit more on what we can’t see while suspending that which we can,
And with a little bit of time,
Our faith will be proved with what is manifest to our physical eyes.
There’s an old scripture that says you receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.
Seems applicable doesn’t it?
In addition to a little bit more on this type of the message, we also study the last part of the fear of poverty in the book think and grow rich.
The more I think about this particular fear the more I tend to believe that people fear not having money,
…they fear having money,
and they also have inaccurate perceptions toward people who fall into both categories..
I think today’s call can really help us to make finer distinctions so that we can become more accurate thinkers in regard to the true relationship between money and people.
I hope you enjoy the replay.
Oh and also, here’s a little piece I shared on the call about a useful way to look at money.
Money is amoral.
Meaning money is neither righteous nor wicked.
It is incapable of either.
It’s sort of like when people asked Rich DeVos the cofounder of Amway
“Is Amway a Christian organization”
His response was,
“No it’s not. Amway has some great people who are Christians in it.
It has some great people who are not Christians in it”
That’s besides the point.
The real point is,
“an organization cannot be Christian or non-Christian,
….only people can be”
In the same spirit,
I would say money cannot be righteous or un-righteous.
That is up to the people to take care of.
Money is an amoral tool used by people who might fall into both categories from time to time.
I think if more people could make this one distinction,
…it could clear up a lot of the nonsensical thoughts feelings and attitudes toward money.
As always thanks for reading, and I pray for all of your dreams to continue to be made manifest in your life.