If you want money, you only have to do one thing.
It's one thing some of wealthiest people on planet have done and are doing.
It's one thing written about in various ancient cultures and still promoted today.
It's one thing that will bring money to anyone who does it but at same time most people will fear doing it.
What is that one thing?
John D. Rockefeller did it since he was a child. He became a billionaire.
Andrew Carnegie did it, too. He became a tycoon.
What is greatest money-making secret in history?
What is one thing that works for everyone?
Give money away.
That's right. Give it away.
Give it to people who help you stay in touch with your inner world.
Give it to people who inspire you, serve you, heal you, love you.
Give it to people without expecting them to return it, but give it knowing it will come back to you multiplied from some source.
In 1924 John D. Rockefeller wrote to his son and explained his practice of giving away money. He wrote, "...in beginning of getting money, away back in my childhood, I began giving it away, and continued increasing gifts as income increased..."
Did you notice what he said? He gave away more money as he received more income. He gave away $550 million dollars in his lifetime.
P.T. Barnum gave money away, too. As I wrote in my book on him, "There's A Customer Born Every Minute," Barnum believed in what he called a "profitable philanthropy." He knew giving would lead to receiving. He, too, became one of world's richest men.
Andrew Carnegie gave enormously, too. While some might argue that these early tycoons had money to give, so it was easy for them, I would argue that they got money in part because they were willing to freely give. The giving led to receiving. The giving led to more wealth.
Today it's fashionable for businesses to give money to worthy causes. It makes them look good and of course it helps those who receive it. Anita Roddick's Body Shop stores, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield's ice cream, and Yvon Chouinard's Patagonia, are living examples of how giving can be good for business.
But what I'm talking about here is individual giving. I'm talking about you giving money so you will receive more money.
If there's one thing I think people do wrong when they practice giving, is they give too little. They hold on to their money and let it trickle out when it comes to giving. And that's why they aren't receiving. You have to give, and give a lot, to be in flow of life to receive.