“That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow. It is life seeking fuller expression.”
– Wallace D. Wattles
Back when I began teaching info-tainment, info-publishing and daily emailing, one of my students, Duke, a pastor, wrote a book about God wanting you to prosper.
At my urging, he began a coaching program teaching the prosperity secrets contained in the Bible, that few people ever learn.
He ended up making so much money, so quickly, that he quit his regular job, sold his home and moved from the cold climate of the northeast to warmer weather in Arizona.
What Duke taught was the opposite of what so many people learned from their priests and pastors.
For example, consider the priest, who said the following in a sermon I heard as a young-un:
“In today’s scripture passage it was written that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven. Now, you might think this example of a camel going through the eye of a sewing needle is not what the scriptures meant, but that is exactly what it means. You cannot be rich and get into heaven.”
How many people heard this type of sermon and believed it?
I know I did.
But the day I realized that I was sold a false narrative is the day everything began to shift.
The “eye of the needle” was not a sewing needle. It was a place that camel’s passed through. And yes, they did pass through it.
More importantly, most of what Jesus taught had to do with abundance, not poverty.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I have found that most people have negative notions about abundance. They simultaneously desire prosperity while also holding onto an idea that if they succeed, if they prosper, if they get rich, they are “bad.”
What if it was the other way around? What if being prosperous meant that you’re doing a lot of good in this world?
You’re helping people. You’re making other peoples’ lives worth living.
What could be wrong with that?
Me thinks that’s the way to go.
Here endeth the lesson.
By the way, learning my iconoclastic email methods is a great way to fulfill what you and your prospects’ hearts desire. For more on this, check out this page on The Tao of Email Copywriting that Sells.