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It’s Not How Much You Make, It’s How Much You Give

written by John Chow on October 21, 2007

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Many people ask me how much I make on the Internet. My blog income recap is always one of the most popular posts of the month. I guess I can’t really blame people for asking. Most of us equate success with how much money you make. However, I think the true measure of success is not how much you make, it’s how much you give.

You Can’t Take It With You

While it’s great to have a bunch of fancy toys, you have to keep in mind that you can’t take it with you when your time comes and God isn’t going to judge you based on how many fancy cars you drove.

My first responsibility is to my wife and family. After they’re taken care of, I feel we have a duty to help others in need. I used to like accumulating toys (I still do) but now I find much more fulfillment and pleasure in matching donations to worthy causes.

How would you like to be remember; as someone with a lot of toys or as someone who made a difference in the world? You can say what you want about Bill Gates but when he goes, he will be known as one of the greatest humanitarians who’ve ever lived. The true measure of a man is not how much he makes, it’s how much he gives.

You Have To Give In Order To Get

I’m really fortunate that the Internet has not only provided me with a way to provide for my family, it has also provided me with the means to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Don’t get me wrong, I like buying fancy sport cars as much as the next guy. However, in order to have those fancy things, you have to give first.

This is something many people have a hard time understanding but it is a universal truth. The best way to explain the concept is with this guote:

If you want to live with masses, serve the classes.
If you want to live with the classes, serve the masses.

If You Want To Live with The Classes, Serve The Masses

If you look at any successful businesses, you’ll see that they serve a lot of people. The more they serve, the richer they get. Google serves millions of web surfers everyday. Walmart serves more customers than any store in the world. They’re among the richest companies in the world. The rich got rich because they serve the masses. The masses being their customers, employees, shareholders, etc. The poor are poor because they serve the classes (their boss). The more you serve, the richer you become.

You attract what you give out. If you give out negative vibes, you’ll get negative vibes back. If you want people to smile at you, just smile at them. If you want love, give your love. If you want money, give your money. It will all come back to you in greater amounts than you gave. When you donate to worthwhile causes, you are serving the masses. You serve enough of the masses, you will live with the classes.

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