These conversations with my clients led me to go back to the book that changed my perspective on money. What’s interesting is that I got this book, which is filled with the wisdom of ancient Hebrew principles, as a gift from my good Christian friends who call it their “business bible”.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author and scholar, says “Money is spiritual, not physical.” He continues “…making money is like lighting a candle from other candles that are already lit around us? We do not take away from anyone else.? He says “…you do not get friends as a result of getting money; you get money as a result of having friends.” He continues to add “…we serve, wealth returns as an exchange, we are rewarded with prosperity for serving others.”
Rabbi Lapin shares the ten permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money, if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. Each chapter highlights specific action steps that can lead to wealth opportunities in both difficult economic times and periods of prosperity.
One of the ?eye opening? wisdom tips found in this book is this: getting paid so you can provide for your family is not only right, it is moral. Taking care of yourself and your family’s needs doesn’t condemn you to suffering. Taking care of your needs helps you, and it is also perfectly okay to ask God for prosperity. When you pray for prosperity, you are asking for the opportunity to serve your fellow human beings.
These and other valuable insights in this book will help you not only reach your full potential, no matter what your personal faith is, but will put you in a better position to add value to those around you. Prosperity is a spiritual blessing!