When I was 7 years old, I remember watching my brother play Jurassic Park on Sega Genesis while listening to Babyface’s “when can I see you again.” In the kitchen, my mom cooked flour tortillas in vegetable oil for dinner. These thin-crusted chip figures was our dinner because my father didn’t come home that night and we didn’t have any food.
2003 – My mother lost her job. Without a father, we didn’t have any income coming whatsoever, so I recall one night having the power cut off. My mom called the power company and said, “what about my kids? I have kids at my home! They can’t sleep in the cold!” It was cut off for a very difficult 24 hours, but more hardships would come when she didn’t have enough money to buy a Thanksgiving Day dinner for us until a long time family came knocking on the door just after 9am and handed us a complete dinner.
I didn’t know how powerful that was at the time, but after hearing Tony Robbins story about a stranger giving them a turkey dinner and his father left out of humiliation….I was in awe at the fact that it was a similar situation.
People, who have obviously gone through financial hardships, would grow up thinking “money is the root of all evil” whilst having a very negative perception towards it.
Just two months ago, I stayed at a business hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This cozy, exquisite, luxury-class hotel was in the heart – just down the street from the gorgeous Petronas Towers. The turning point was when I was 30 floors in the sky sipping on margaritas, talking to one of my friends in Australia on my Mac and listening to a group of 4 rich Filipino/Malaysians having an absolute blast.
I’ve never, in the 28 years on planet Earth, heard people so incredibly happy and content with where they were in life. All I heard was the sound of grace.
Rich people have a different language.
What language do you possess?
Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgZb0ExwYkU