5 Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me
When I was 12-years-old my father, a building contractor, fell through a stairwell shattering the bones in both of his legs. He was out of work for more than a year. To make matters worse we had no disability or health insurance. Our family of ten was destitute. We moved into a three-bedroom duplex. I slept on the floor for two years.
At this time something happened that changed my life. A kindly multi-millionaire invited all the youth in the area to the local church. He wanted to teach us the 5 lessons of wealth. As you can imagine I attended his talk and listened very carefully. And those five lessons changed my life. By the age of sixteen, I bought my own car and paid most of my own expenses. By nineteen I paid for my own church mission and college. By the age of thirty-one, I paid off my home. Now, in addition to helping my family, I have been able to help thousands of abused children around the world. Thousands of lives have been affected because I learned those five lessons.
Now I want to share them with you.
Life isn’t about money. It’s about God. It’s about love. It’s about family and relationships. It’s about personal evolution, learning and growth. However, part of our growth is learning balance between the different forces of life. For those who do not accept responsibility for financial matters, life is thrown out of balance. To the financially enslaved, life becomes all about money. It’s not.
I believe that fiscal irresponsibility is one of the gravest problems facing modern America. Too many have sold themselves into financial bondage. Too many are missing the opportunities and abundance life has to offer. If you want to be part of the solution read this book. Learn the five lessons then teach your family and friends. I’m grateful that they were shared with me.
Published December 2005