Hi this is Diane Kennedy. Today is Day 26 of the 30-day Countdown to the release of my new book, The Maui Millionaires™ that I co-wrote the book with David Finkel. The book is now shipping from Amazon, and is scheduled to be released in bookstores on November 3, 2006. I’ll be checking in every day with a Wealth Tip excerpt from the book, written either by myself or by my co-author, David Finkel.
Wealth Tip 26: Use Maui Giving to Affirm Your Abundance Thinking
It’s one thing to drop a dollar or two in the collection plate at church every Sunday. It’s a completely different thing to set a goal of paying for all school fees for every orphan at the 227 orphanages in Juarez, Mexico (they are currently helping over 80 orphans now) or to reduce the rate of recidivism for prisoners by teaching them powerful life-coping skills. Those are the type of projects that make you gasp just a little bit. And, when you do that, you expand what you know you can do. Those are both projects taken on by Maui Masterminders as part of the Maui Mastermind™ event.
Beverly Sallee, one of the Maui Mastermind™ Stars, tells the story that changed her view of giving. It happened at her church one Sunday. The pastor brought a cute little boy up front with him. He showed the boy two cookies and then proceeded to eat one. He raved about how good the cookie tasted and how it just melted in his mouth. The poor boy could hardly contain himself waiting for the pastor to hand him his own cookie. Imagine how he felt when the pastor instead said, “You know, I might need this one later. I think I should just keep it.”
That’s the same thing that we do when we hang on to something (just in case), when others need the same resource. We might withhold money from needy causes or time from our family – hoarding it “in case” we need it later.
Remember, Maui Giving is the greatest affirmation of your abundance and prosperity that you can make. It’s you making a powerful declaration that you have more than enough—more than enough time, more than enough talent, and more than enough money.
For more on how to tap into Maui Giving to help the world, see The Maui Millionaires™, pp. 211-233.