Start with the ultimate end in mind and back-plan accordingly.
The most reliable way to make money is to earn it. However, this is a difficult path to building long-term wealth. There are some careers that predictably allow for it, but they still require sacrifice, dedication, and time. Wealth is different from riches. Wealth permits financial security and freedom of choice. Riches are an excess … Continue reading Real Estate for Real Wealth
What do all these men have in common? They are modern-day Balaams, who in their covetousness eagerly peddle the word of God for gain. He has given them over to their greed and they heap burning coals upon themselves by deceiving their congregations. They have assumed the role of leader without proper authority and fleece … Continue reading Prophet for Profit
I covered pillar one, the body here. The second pillar deals with the mental realm of thought and intellectual reason. Reading, writing, will power, cognition, planning, focus, memory, and competence are its foundational blocks. The primary need of the mind is to learn. We enter the world completely helpless and must learn to eat, crawl, … Continue reading Pillar Two: The Mind
In a previous post The 4 Pillars of Humanity, I introduced the concept that man is the sum of four parts: body, mind, soul, and spirit. These distinctions are scripturally sound and accurately reflect the totality of human existence. The first pillar, body, deals with the physical realm and material reality. Fitness, finance, nutrition, sex, … Continue reading Pillar One: The Body
It’s official; America just reached a new low high. 70% of the US population is now overweight (body mass index > 25) and 40% is obese (BMI > 30). In other words, 7/10 people are fat, and 4/10 people are really fat. It is extremely unwise for sloth and gluttony, two of the seven DEADLY … Continue reading Americans are Fat
Your perspective on money and wealth will change dramatically over time. Youth want to buy cool stuff. Young adults are tied to careers and raising families. Middle age folks begin to focus on retirement and enjoying the fruits of their labor. The elderly are concerned with security and inheritance. Finance is important, but only constitutes … Continue reading More Money or Enough Money?
True, but not a lot. The hard part for most is getting started. So, where does the initial money come from? You either borrow it or earn it; and it is nearly impossible to borrow money before earning any (except for debt slavery of student loans) unless it’s from a family member. That is often … Continue reading It Takes Money to Make Money
I want to start by acknowledging that none of us are perfect; we're all damaged goods. Some more than others, but everyone has issues. A few years ago, while attending the Army’s flight surgeon course, a soldier spoke to our class about his suicidal episode. He attributed his survival to a single medical provider (physician … Continue reading A Word to the Wounded
We were taught this as children, but is it true? James, the half-brother of Jesus had this to say on the matter: Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a … Continue reading Words Can Never Hurt You