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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 21, 2011-Are You Sharing Your Wealth? (Vol.2,Iss.3)

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Are you sharing your wealth?

wealthhttp://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf (wlth)

n.1. a. An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches.

b. The state of being rich; affluence.

2. All goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use.

3. A great amount; a profusion: a wealth of advice.

According to Forbes and Fortune magazines the wealthiest people in the world are Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, Software guru Bill Gates,  investments innovator Warren Buffett, and database dynamo Lawrence Ellison. These men have accumulated billions of dollars as a result of their business savvy and ability to create an abundance of wealth. If you you research and study the journey of these billionaires the path for reaching their journey was different, their goals were different,  their lives are different but the common bond between them is that they have not only gained a great deal of wealth they have shared their wealth through charitable giving. Sharing their wealth through established foundations displays that the wealthiest men in the world understand about giving back.

In today’s society so much emphasis has been placed on how much a person has in terms of material gains and how rich they are according to some listing, poll or report. Is the real value of things in this life really about where you rank in Forbes or Fortune magazines? Most people would agree that placing so much focus and value on financial wealth and greed is a primary reason this world is currently experiencing an economic depression. When people live beyond their means and are forced to “rob Peter in order to pay Paul”, and are now caught in financial distress. Maybe now more than ever it is time to do some personal inventory and introspective thinking on where you are in regards to wealth. A real question to ask yourself:  Am I you sharing your wealth?

You are thinking to yourself, I am not Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, or Carlos Slim Helu and I certainly do not have enough money to be considered wealthy. It is time to get pass thinking of wealth only as it relates to MONEY. According to one of the definitions of wealth, “All goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use” is wealth but not monetary in its value. What goods or services can you provide for others? Can you shake, bake, or make a product? Are you resourceful and have the ability to help people? What is your expertise and how can you use that knowledge to reach or teach others? Do you have an idea on how to make a process more effective and efficient? If you answered “yes” to one or all of these questions then you are wealthy.

 If you the question of sharing your wealth has turned on a light bulb of inspiration, influence and innovation, go out and put your wealth to work. This is a great time to think beyond what society has been deemed as wealth and a door of opportunity for you to share your wealth. Remember to tell yourself that you are wealthy. The wealth you have is something to give, to share, or to teach and make a difference in the world around you. Are you sharing your wealth with others? If not why, not start sharing your wealth today! ~~YoTrip

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