Who Needs King Midas?

We all know the story of King Midas. The satyr Silenus became drunk and wandered into King Midas’ rose garden where he passed out. Midas found him and treated him kindly whereupon Silenus offered Midas a wish. The king asked that everything he touched would turn to gold. The wish was granted and thereafter everything that Midas touched turned to gold . . . including his daughter. Sadly, Midas died of starvation because even the food he touched turned to gold. Did Midas actually prosper through all of this?

Prosperity and abundance take many forms. This blog is specifically about financial prosperity. As entrepreneurs we have an opportunity to take stock about our attitude toward prosperity. Early in my career I was focused on the Almighty Dollar. Everything was about money for me. And the harder I chased it, the more elusive it became. It seemed as though I could see prosperity, but it was always just barely beyond my outstretched fingertips. What a frustrating period this was for me!

It’s easy now for me to see why I wasn’t prosperous. Very simply, I had the wrong attitude. I have a surefire, 100% guaranteed method that will ensure that you will enjoy financial prosperity beyond your wildest dreams. And unlike a lot of snake oil salesmen that are peddling their methods, I’m going to pass it along to you absolutely free! Here’s what worked for me.

First, I stopped focusing on money and instead found my Passion. I’ve written before about a concept that Simon Sinek discusses in his book entitled, Start with Why. When we understand WHY we exist and then align everything in our lives with our WHY we begin to live our passion. If we start with our WHY, our HOW and our WHAT will emerge effortlessly.

Second, I embraced Tithing. I give away at least 10% of every dime that comes into my life. We tithe to that which feeds our soul. This might be to a church or some other individual or cause that truly makes a spiritual difference in our lives – and I’m not talking about just religion here. Tithing enables me to see the Law of Attraction at work every single day for I know that when I give away my treasure without condition, I attract much more Good into my life.

Third, I have No Fear of lack or limitation whatsoever. When I write a large tithing check I never wonder for one second if I should give less or keep the money in my bank account until my balance is a little larger. No matter what happens – no matter how tough or bleak things may be in the moment, I always know that good things will come my way – and they always do!

Finally I do my darnedest to maintain Positive Mindset at all times. Negative thoughts are toxic and poisonous to positive energy. And positive energy is necessary to deliver prosperity. Fortunately this isn’t too hard to do as I live my passion every day.

Financial prosperity comes about when we intentionally create the environment for it to grow and flourish. When we do this who needs King Midas?

This blog is being written in tandem with my book, “An Entrepreneur’s Words to Live By,” available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle (My Book), as well as being available in all of the other major eBook formats.

King Midas

The Story of the Faint Star

Question: I’m not satisfied with the amount of money I’m making. It seems that the harder I try the harder it is to reach my financial objectives. How do I resolve this?

Answer: It’s possible that you are trying too hard. I completely understand your predicament for I once was in exactly the same place. Earlier in my career and after working for what seemed to be an eternity, I was constantly frustrated by what I felt was a gap between my true value to my company and what I was actually being paid. In my mind I was expending my blood, sweat and tears to make someone else rich – obviously a classic case of “woe is me.” It seemed that the harder I reached for the dollars the more they eluded my outstretched fingertips. Then one day something clicked. I had an epiphany that maybe I was trying too hard. I think someone probably made this observation and I finally listened.

Have you ever tried to look at a faint star in the night sky – you know it’s there but the more you strain to see it the harder it is to find? But if you look ever so slightly to the right or to the left, all of a sudden you see it clearly with your peripheral vision. This same thing happened for me. I shifted my focus away from chasing the almighty dollar and intentionally decided to pursue that for which I was passionate. I loved to be creative and I loved working with other people. The money became the byproduct of my passion rather than the primary focus.

Something that you can do to absolutely guarantee a life of abundance is to tithe to that which feeds your soul. Many people tithe to their church. Others may have a charitable cause that deeply moves them. I have found that joyfully tithing 10% of my income – no matter how much or how little I might earn – allows me to tap into a flow of positive energy that ensures abundance. I know this to be true because the more I tithe the more my life has been enriched – financially and otherwise. When I tithe I don’t expect a quid pro quo. But over the past 40-years it has simply been a fact of my life that unconditional tithing has led to financial prosperity that I never dreamed I would experience.