Seldom do I find a product that I really need and today I found one that really solves one of the most common problems of credit card holders like me. An all-in-one credit card that holds all the information of your credit cards into one secure and handy device.
Instead of explaining things myself, I’ll let you watch the video on their website instead. Click the image below to see what I’m so excited about.
So for the final note on our series pertaining to wealth creation, sustenance and its relationship to charity, we have arrived to the next phase in wealth – answering the question: Does wealth really stop?
We have talked about creating wealth in the previous post. Now let us explore the connection between wealth and charity. In common business dealings, the word charity only appears as an institution in which a company practices its corporate social responsibility. There are even times that stringent businessmen wouldn’t even consider doing charity simply because they believed in the principle that in business, the only word they know is profit and charity is non-existent. But we will be taking the word charity into a higher level – not merely as an institution wherein a company can practice corporate social responsibility. It is more a response to the principle – you get what you give and expounding it further.
Can you be wealthy and charitable at the same time?
In the previous post, we have talked about wealth and the things that you considered as such. Now let us dwell on this particular saying: “You get what you give”.
This particular golden phrase is considered as a core principle in wealth creation. You cannot create wealth if you don’t know how to give first. This is also reflecting the age old adage, you reap what you sow…
Every human being has the economic need of creating and obtaining wealth. Because of the demands of our world today, this particular need has become one of our priorities and even in some people, a personal goal in itself. But let us examine first, what comprises our definition of wealth.
The dictionary tells us that wealth is defined as abundance of valuable possessions or money and the state of being rich or material prosperity. Wealth is also synonymous with opulence, riches, affluence and fortune. Most of us associate wealth with money. To be wealthy, you have to really rich. And so goes the famous pop song; “I wanna be a billionaire so freaking bad…”
And after you have struggled and reached your goal, it’s time to share the celebration. Nothing beats the ecstatic feeling of reaching your goals, proving your worth in achieving them as well as the appreciation of your hard work. Take your time. Celebrate. Smell the roses and appreciate your effort and hard work.
But then again, let us face reality again: after achieving your goals, what will be the next thing to do? After reaching the top, do we intend to stay there forever or go down the slopes to appreciate the view from below?
Now that you have identified your goals and measured them up for feasibility, it’s time to take on the challenge of motivating yourself and sustaining your goals. In this regard, I might compare motivating and sustaining goals to leading yourself in a fitness program and staying fit through it.
Another reason why people fail in achieving their goals is because they don’t know how to motivate and sustain themselves through it. We can make thousands of goals but motivating ourselves in attaining them can be a challenge. So how do we keep ourselves motivated in achieving our goals?
Now that you have already your BHAG (Big, Hairy and Audacious Goals), it’s time to test its feasibility in the real world. Sure thing, everyone can think of any goals within their lifetime but the next question will be: “Is it feasible?”
The feasibility of a goal is another important step in its transformation from being the invisible towards becoming the visible and tangible. In this regard, we will have another commonly used tool for determining the feasibility of a goal: SMART (Systematic, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound). The SMART principle is commonly used, again in business circles but it is not limited to such – we can also use this principle even in our personal goal setting.