As I am continuing my journey by re-reading the book “Secrets of the Millionarie Mind” by T. Harv Eker, I wanted to stop and share his view on “money is important”.
There are many that talk badly about wealthy people and ministers that have what is labeled as “Prosperity Ministries.” I saw a show where other ministers spoke against what is labeled “Prosperity Ministries”. It was said that too much emphasis was being placed on material things. My first thought was, what should be taught, “Poverty?”
Those same ministers that think it is bad are still asking members to place “money” in the basket so they can keep the lights on and anything else the church needs (including pay them). As T. Harv Eker says, “why can’t you have both?”
Can you teach the gospel and help people with their limiting inner wealth beliefs?
Unfortunately, some believe, You can’t be wealthy and be spiritual? As T. Harv Eker says, those that believe that thought process fall into one category: they are broke. As we know, those same people will justify why they are broke with the same words “money is not important.”
T. Harv Eker used an example for that one also. Tell your wife, girlfriend, family, etc that they are “not important.” See how well that goes over. If you believe money is not important, it will stay away from you, which most are already experiencing.
I know some are ready to jump on this and bring the bible into the conversation in terms of
money being the root to all evil. I am not here to preach or sway anyone, but it says the “love of money”. It doesn’t say money is bad.
I used to use an example in my seminars where I would place money on the table and ask the audience, “If I leave this money here, what will it do? Will it leave, rob a bank, help a charity?”
Everyone agreed, it won’t do anything. It’s just paper. Exactly. So money is not bad. Who picks up the money will do things with it based on their character. People that are doing bad things will continue to do bad things. People that have a good heart will continue to do good things. So don’t worry, money will not change you but it will shine a light on who you really are.
Who can help the church, charities, the neighborhood, the world the most: the person with no money or the person of prosperity? I like to remind people, where is the most crime taking place, in a neighborhood where people lack or a neighborhood where people have plenty?
Some will respond, money is not as important as love? Offer love instead of money the next time you need to buy something or pay your bills. They are both important in the area where they are important.
T. Harv Eker says, “that is like asking which is more important, a leg or an arm”. Can I have both of them?
So Ron, why are you writing this blog?
If people don’t come to grips with the fact that “money is important”, they will never acquire it. Money is our barter system. It is how we pay for things. So the more money you have, the more options you have in life. The more you can do to help others.
In closing, it is not what is more important, money or whatever you want to compare it to. We need and can have it all. Why can’t we have both?
It ain’t right. It ain’t wrong. It’s just my opinion.
Your Partner in Success and Life
Ron “Simplified” Myers