“Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without losing: those which, when shared, multiply. Our least valuable possessions are those which, when divided, are diminished.”
– William H. Danforth
The laws of wealth are simple. There are two: first, find a need and fill it and second, give what you most want to receive. The application of these is all that stands between you and wealth.
“PEOPLE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WILL EVER WANT, AND THEY WILL GLADLY GIVE IT TO YOU, PROVIDED YOU HELP THEM GET WHAT THEY WANT”
Now, you may think that the above statement is the law. It is not.
It is merely an application of the basic law, which is even more expansive. The law to which I refer applies to all of living, all of experiencing reality, wealth is life. Your wealth is the sum total of all you have and all experience.
Material wealth refers to all the earthly goods you have. The laws of material wealth are the basic laws of life applied in the direction of material things. So the above statement is a translation of the basic law as it applies to daily living.
The basic law to which I refer, and from which above statements come, is this: MAN IS PAID IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO THE SERVICE HE RENDERS TO MANKIND.
The greater the service, the more he is paid. And rightly so! Now turn the statement around. A man’s service to mankind is in direct proportion to his pay. If you want to gauge your service, look at your income and experiences. Money (material wealth) is a measuring stick for service. Wealth is the result of rendering service. I do not work for wealth. Working for wealth is the “love of money.”
If all you get at the end of the week is what is inside your paycheck, then you are highly cheated … by yourself. You are cheating yourself; destroying yourself. So if you desire to increase your wealth, materially or otherwise, increase your service to mankind. And if you desire to and do increase your service, you will increase your wealth.
A wise man does not give service for free. He will always charge the fair price. He realizes that nothing is free. THERE AIN’T NO FREE LUNCH. The service will be paid for either monetarily or otherwise. Giving money is the easiest form of payment. The non-monetary payments include loss of self-respect, hurt feelings and loss of opportunity. These payments are the expensive ones.
So whatever it is that you do – practicing law, medicine, accounting, making pottery, running a garden business, teaching, running a service station, sewing, engineering, counseling – feel confident in charging a fair price. A fair price is one which is equal to the service rendered. Competition has nothing to do with a “fair price”.
I invite you to ask yourself these questions…
- Do you desire wealth? Really?
- If you had the wealth you desire, how would you live?
- Are you willing to render the proportionate service to acquire wealth?
An excerpt from the Life Success Manuscript by Thomas D. Willhite