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WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE? – SUCCESS, WEALTH, LOVE…

What are you looking for in life? Are you trying to achieve success? Are you trying to become wealthy?

or

Are you trying to give others more than what you expect from them?

Nowadays, the more I speak to people the more I see how they are thoroughly committed to becoming successful and wealthy; and that’s cool, there’s nothing wrong with it.

However, they are so focused on themselves, on their own interests that they forget the key ingredient for achieving SUCCESS and WEALTH, i.e. the act of GIVING

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” - Jim Rohn

Stop focusing on getting rich and successful; focus on meeting people’s needs, whatever stage they are at, and help them achieve their goals.

This brings happiness and fulfillment as well as riches - and that's true wealth. It’s that simple!

“From what we get in life, we make a living. From what we give, we make a life”. - Arthur Ashe

Remember: You are awarded proportionally to the value you deliver, in other words, the more you help others meet their needs and solve their problems, the sooner and the richer you’ll become. 

So, give value and the cash will flow into your pocket.

Having said that, and knowing that we all have moments of giving and receiving, my question to you is: 

Do you act more as a GIVER or as a RECEIVER? In other words, do you care more about yourself or more about the people you want to serve and help?  

As the American psychologist, author, and professor at Wharton University Adam Grant says: “Fortune’s best networker Adam Rifkin taught me that giving doesn’t require becoming Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi; we can all find ways of adding high value to others’ lives at a low personal cost. That could be as simple as making an introduction between two people who could benefit from knowing each other. It could be sharing your knowledge or giving a little bit of feedback”. 

You can learn more about strategies to promote a culture of generosity and see statistics supporting the fact that the more you GIVE, the more you RECEIVE in the following video.

Bear in mind: What goes around comes around. When you GIVE, you improve other people’s lives while improving your own!

The act of GIVING - like everything else - is a habit and so it takes time to establish it, but if it enables you to reach SUCCESS and WEALTH it will be worth the “sacrifice”! 

Let me share with you an enlightening story that shows that WEALTH and SUCCESS automatically come around when you spread LOVE by giving...

THREE FRIENDS: LOVE, WEALTH & SUCCESS

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A woman got out of her house and saw three old men sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. 

She said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be starving and parched. Please come in and I’ll prepare something for you" 

"Is the breadwinner at home?", they asked. "No", she said. "He's at work." 

"Then we cannot come in", they replied. 

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. 

"Go and tell them I am home now and invite them in", he said.

The woman went out and invited the three men in. "We do not go into a house together," they replied. 

"Why is that?" she wanted to know. 

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and, pointing to the other one he said: "He is Success, and I am Love".

Then he added: "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home." 

The woman went in and told her husband.

He was overjoyed. "How nice!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth"! 

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success"?

Their daughter overheard the conversation.

She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love"! 

"Let us heed our daughter's advice", said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest". 

The woman went out and asked the three old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest".

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. 

The woman was puzzled and asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, why are you coming in"?

The two old men replied with one voice: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success"!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Putting people’s needs first is what sets us apart from the crowd, it is what allows us to create genuine relationships and in turn, achieve success in our life and business as well.

Who are you going to invite into your house? Love, Wealth, or Success?

I hope this post has given you value and, if there is anything that I can do to help you move closer to your goals, let me know and I will do my best to help and support you.

No strings attached - you don’t owe me anything!

It’s my pleasure to help you pursue your goals in life, and if I cannot I will refer you to someone better suited in my network of mentors and entrepreneurs.

Looking forward to helping you overcome the challenges you may be facing and achieve your goals.

Christian Caliendo
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4 thoughts on “WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE? – SUCCESS, WEALTH, LOVE…”

  1. Wow! Absolutely love this post!
    It made me reflect on whether I am a giver or a taker, I feel I don’t take but equally I don’t feel I give enough maybe as I could.

    I try and help people and feel I am there for people but am I pro active enough to them?
    It’s got me thinking…

    Love the beautiful story 😊

  2. Cristina Fernandez-Crespo

    I would say that I am a giver more than a taker… regardless this post has made me reflect a lot about this! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Mikolaj Walczak

    Wow that was a big one!

    My thoughts:
    1. Here is my project trying to help others: https://gofund.me/e5eb6d99
    2. You, Christian, have already supported us which shows that you do what you preach. I appreciate it.
    3. The story about Love, Wealth and Success sounds nice to tell in the church, however I can’t see it happening in the real world. There are both poor and wealthy homes full of love, there are both poor and wealthy homes without love. The same might go for success although success is defined differently by each individual.
    4. One should help others because it’s the right thing to do rather than because it’s beneficial in the long term.

    1. I really appreciate your thoughts Mikolaj, thanks for sharing them!

      The project you have started – Vision Of Hope Children’s Centre Uganda – is something incredible, and I really invite everyone to have a look at it 👇🏻

      https://www.gofundme.com/f/land-of-hope-purchasing-land-for-vision-of-hope

      I really admire your commitment to helping those children in Uganda and your perseverance has been paying off 🙂

      I believe there’s nothing more rewarding than giving hope, help, and support to our fellow human beings and you are doing it well Mikolaj! Really proud of your mission.

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