Saturday, November 5, 2011


He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. Proverbs 28:19 KJV

Another Bible version (sorry, which one wasn't specified where I read this quote and I didn't search it out) puts it this way:  He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.  I like the image this verse provides.  I like the idea that doing something, building something, creating something is important work.  And fulfills God's purpose for man.

From the very first verses in our Bibles we learn that God is creative and since we are created in His image, it is only logical that we are also creative beings.  We were made to do and make tangible things.

I've been reading lately about the Law of Attraction and its relationship to creating wealth and abundance in one's life.  The fundamental principle to this working is to CREATE and DELIVER real value.  Find a way to give people what they really need or want.  And that makes a lot of sense to me.

Creating value means you need to express your talents and skills in a way that can, potentially, benefit someone else.  Hopefully many someones.  Delivering value means that other people are receiving and benefiting from the value you created.  If you don't do both you won't generate a sustainable income no matter how hard you work or what kind of wonderful thing you create.

The correct strategy for increasing your income is to focus on creating and delivering more value.  That's what generates a sustainable increase in income.  Think about it.  What is money?  It's just a medium for exchanging value... something you receive in exchange for the value you create and deliver. Increase your outflow of value and you increase your inflow of money.

So now how to apply this to me... I know I'm creative and I think it has value.  But how to deliver it?

1 comment:

latter-daymom said...

Yes, Kathy, you are very creative! However, I am personally, not usually creative, when it comes to implementing ideas, so I can't give you any super thoughts along that vein!