Sign InMy Account

Send in the Mormons!

Posted By: Randy GageJanuary 31, 2010

So we’ve been discussing whether you can be prosperous if you’re not wealthy.  And what a spirited and insightful discussion it’s been!  Kudos to you guys for participating fully.  Last post we talked about the situation in Haiti after the earthquake and I threw out the sacrilegious idea that I wanted spiritual leaders and charity directors who were rich.

Let me explain my thoughts on this more…

I’m sure you remember the abject and complete failure of the government in response to the Hurricane Katrina situation in New Orleans.  I got to experience that same scenario when Hurricane Andrew created a swath of destruction through South Florida.

The well-meaning government bureaucrats were completely unprepared, untrained, and frankly, incompetent to help the people that needed it.   Compare that with the Mormons…

One of my friends in the hardest hit area was Mormon.  His phone was down, but he still had voicemail and spotty cell phone service and let me know he had lost the roof on his house.  So I threw my tools in the car and made my way through the destruction to his home, about 24 hours after the hurricane.

Imagine my shock when I drove up and found a new roof on his house and stacks of lumber in his yard.  He opened the door to reveal racks of bread, stacks of relief supplies, and enough food for 1,000 families.  I asked how this all came to be.

He explained that volunteers from his church had arrived two hours after the storm.  They had tire repair kits so they could make it through the roads even when the government vehicles couldn’t.  They brought flatbeds full of lumber to repair roofs.  They had truckloads full of food.   Because he was a deacon in his church, they brought him a list of the names and addresses of the entire congregation, and put him in charge of getting relief to them all, as well as helping the other neighbors.

Why could they do this?  Because they were prosperous.

Most weren’t billionaires or even millionaires.  They were doctors, dentists, plumbers, carpenters, executives and many other professions. But the church had taught them about prosperity.  They tithed, saved money, avoided debt, and planned ahead for emergencies.

So when the storm was forecast to hit Florida, they closed their businesses, took time off from work, drove from all over North America to Orlando and waited to see exactly where it would land.  And as soon as it passed, they immediately went to the area and were providing help, three weeks before the government was up and running.

Now we could talk about other aspects of the Mormon religion and I have.  (Ever since this experience I’ve said if it weren’t for the rules against pre-marital sex, drinking, drugs and swearing, I’d definitely be a Mormon!)  But one thing I can tell you is they do a wonderful job teaching their flock about money and material things.

Quite a contrast to many other religions…

The Mormon Church is wealthy because they teach their people to be wealthy, and this creates a source of funding to support and grow the movement.  The Vatican is wealthy because they teach their people that it’s spiritual to be poor.  Big difference from a prosperity standpoint.

The Mormons teach prosperity and help their people on how to manifest it.  The Vatican wants gold-plated plumbing for the Pope, but admonishes you to live like a pauper.   Pretty hypocritical.

Which begets the question that if your area was destroyed by a natural disaster, who would you want helping you?  Which then takes us back to our original question…

Can you be prosperous without money?  We’ll pick up there again on the next post.  In the meantime, please keep the dialogue going.

-RG

38 comments on “Send in the Mormons!”

  1. I would like to say "Quite a contrast to all other religions…"(which I know at least:)..

    Thats really nice story..Just imagine living in society, where all people are like these..

    My religion made slave of me and it took (and even takes) too long to get it over..And these people seem to be really happy and prosperous since childhood..

    Thanks, Randy!

  2. Absolutely not..for myself or those I love the most, but again, how can I get others to enlist in this thinking?!..and.or how can I say they are NOT ..when I am not them??? Truly, I want to learn how to lead others to this realization but am not sure how...I can not bare to watch people who have no ambition..and yet, I can not hover over them any longer either!!

    Thansk Randy for bringing this to the forefront of our thoughts

  3. Great post as always Randy thank you.

    To me real prosperity is a balance in all areas of life(health,financial,relationships,business etc.)
    We as human beings operate with or based on 2 Images one Image that we show to the world and our Self Image.
    A lot of times what people show to the world is not usually how they really feel inside.
    So, I think that the more balance in all areas of life the better we feel about ourselves the more real the Image that we show to the world.
    Lorena Heletea

  4. What an inspiring story about people who just decided to take action while many others just felt helpless.

    Different thoughts, different deeds!

    Thanks!

    KH

  5. Wonderful post Randy. I have good friends that are Mormon and live on a ranch similar to mine. They grow their own beef, bees/honey, vegetables and can, cook and store. I would not consider them to be wealthy as in dollars in the bank, but they are not in debt and could live off what they have stored/produce for at least 3 years. I am learning from them and following suit. The "big one" in California is on it's way and we already know that there will be no "formal" government help any time soon. What a wonderful lesson in being prepared and able to help others. As you pointed out, it has to be a comprehensive plan- a way of life- to Tithe, save, avoid debt and plan for the future. Money is a necessary tool, it's greed that is the root of all evil. If money is our 'enemy' we will avoid it and without it, we cannot be a help in times of need to others. We'll be too busy looking for help ourselves.

  6. One of the best posts.
    Definitively the critical thinking has becoming my favorite topic within the prosperity consciousness work that I've been doing all this year.
    It's being an amazing journey.
    Looking forward for the next post.
    Thank you God for Mr. Gage.
    Blessings.

  7. Since I have been near Mormons, I have seen that this prosperity way of life is better that the one I learned in my Catholic school.

    I dont know why the catholic church allways taught us that the richest people is the last that is going to get in to the sky.
    Why? I think the vatican dont know that a country is build whith the work of too many people that work in enterprises, and the rich people is the group that own this companies, the people who can help inmediatly in a disaster, the people that enjoy life and give the opportunity to others to have a job, life well.

    Excelent articule!! thank you

  8. Excellent observation, Randy, about how the Mormons teach their people how to build a foundation for self-sufficiency, community support, and accruing wealth.

    I can tell you from personal experience that even as the Catholic Church asks for money and concentrates its wealth in the Vatican, its many churches and schools tend to be underfunded. The churches of my childhood seemed to be in a continual fiscal pinch- for example, doing without air conditioning during church services in the sweltering summers because the parish "couldn't afford" the electricity bill, and the teachers were known to receive a lower salary than their public school counterparts. So in the end, teaching people to be poor backfires.

    One Jewish friend asked me, have you ever seen a run-down synagogue? No I have not. His reasons: because of the understanding of money as important in one's life and your frank tithing discussion with the Rabbi before you are accepted as a member of a synagogue.

  9. I totally agree. with your post. As I said in my last comment, if it were not for properous businesses, then charities would have a tough time existing. This is not to say that poor people do not give, they clearly do give in time and talents. However, at the end of the day all charities must have money to stay open and keep the lights on. Money comes mostly from people who are capitalist. These people do not have to be millionaires, most just make a profit and give a potion of their earnings to help organizations.

  10. Clap ... Clap ... Clap ... Very well said!

    I have the same concept about my Mormons brothers, from which I have learned so much! Great minds, great hearts, great work ethic, great prosperity consciousness! (I just shared your blog with some of them!)

    Keep them (Mormons) coming!

  11. What a contrast between the tenets of Mormonism and Catholicism!

    As I read your post, I couldn't help but think of my 2 favorite Mormons to date: Mitt Romney (hey, I live in MA), and Glenn Beck.

    Both are very grounded in basic moral principles, and both are extremely wealthy and use that wealth in a BIG way to help others.

    Look at it this way - if you commit to the principle of tithing, can you help more people/causes tithing 10 percent of $25,000 or $125,00? What about 1.25M? Obviously the super prosperous from a financial standpoint can have a MASSIVE effect on the common good ...

    Best to you,
    Scott

  12. I've always admired the way Mormons look after themselves and each other. It seems to provide a nice safe sense of community, as happens when you know someone has your back. And have you SEEN the temples?? Hmmmm...what a concept: the church can be wealthy, the ministers can be wealthy, the parishioners can be wealthy...win-win-win. Food for thought.

  13. Randy this is a wonderful posting...thanks for sharing that with us all. Unfortunately most people DO NOT understand what the word and depth of meaning of PROSPERITY is all about...most people think it's the ACCUMULATION of FINANCIAL WEALTH.
    It's sort of reminds me of when people talk about learning about "the real estate"....did they really mean the "land/property/building"? or did they mean "life, universe, love, humanity"...that's my REAL ESTATE!
    Thanks again
    David

  14. The Catholic Church that I went to is in a suburb and some Famous/wealthy people also went there. Maybe the location of the church and the people that go to the church affect our beliefs?

  15. On a side note, none of Katrina or Haiti were natural disasters. They were engineered events, but of course, you can't say that on Oprah.

    And I have always wondered why the Mormon Church show inverted pentagrams.

    We should probably be thankful after all that there is a major staging and surrounding of this solar system by beings for reasons known only to them, but most likely because even they are affected by the lunatics who run this planet.

    Whatever they have intended has already begun in primary stages, i.e. the disruption of the Hadron Collider, the altering of the last US election, reversal of HAARP Global Warming techniques, exposure of Illuminati plans via well-placed agents and prevention of major staged "terrorist" attacks.

    They seem a lot more prosperous than a lot of people we might think live a prosperous life on this planet, when in many cases it's all about manipulation, greed and control. Big difference.

  16. Thanks for the post Randy.
    I work for 11 years now with a Mormon Company, and I was never treated better.
    I’ve said the same like you, "if it weren’t for the rules against pre-marital sex, drinking, drugs and swearing, I’d definitely be a Mormon!

    Thanks, Karl

  17. I started to read Charles Fillmore's book, "Prosperity."
    In his book he says:

    "Prosperity, according to Webster, is an advance or gain in anything good or desirable, successful progress toward or attainment of a desired object."

    He also says that:
    "prosperity does not mean the same thing to any two persons."

    "...prosperity is not the possession of things but in the recognition of supply and in the knowledge of free and open access to an inexhaustible storehouse of all that is good or desirable."

    "We advocate the accumulation rather of rich ideas, ideas that are useful, constructive, and of service to the well being of all mankind. The outer manifestation of riches may follow or it may not, but the supply for every need will be forthcoming because the man of rich ideas has confidence in an all-providing power that never fails."

    "This is true riches, not an accumulation of money, but access to an inexhaustible resource that can be drawn on at any time to meet any righteous demand.

    "When a person has this consciousness there is no necessity for laying up gold or accumulating stocks & bonds or other prosperity to ensure future supply."

    "Those who have the thought of accumulating material wealth, a thought that is dominant in the word today, are unbalanced."

    "They have a fear of the loss of riches that makes their tenure insecure. Their prosperity is based on the wrong idea of the source of riches and eventually means disaster."

    Statements to Broaden the Mind & Fill it with the Richness of Substance:

    "Infinite wisdom guides me, divine love prospers me, and I am successful in everything I undertake."

    "In quietness & confidence I affirm the drawing power of divine love as my magnet of constantly increasing supply."

    "I have unfounded faith in the omnipresent substance increasing & multiplying at my word of plenty, plenty, plenty."

    "Father, I thank Thee for unlimited increase in mind, money & affairs."

  18. One quote I have seen but I don't know who the author is:

    "The greatest gift you can give to others is the example of your own life working."

  19. Hi Lorena!

    Have you read Randy's book, "Why You're 'X, Y, & Z'...And How to Get Smart, Healthy & Rich!"? (The 'X, Y & Z' are "Dumb, Sick & Broke"...I just don't want to imply that to anyone & I like to wish people to be smart, healthy & rich...prosperity)

    In his book, Randy talks about purpose, values & philosophy.
    He says:
    "Analyze anyone's behavior and you end up with their actual values and principles for life- not what they say their principles are, but what they really are. Put another way, you believe only what you practice. Anything else is just talk."
    ...
    "To be happy, you must have a purpose.
    To have a purpose requires having personal values.
    Your values create a congruent philosophy to live by.
    Your Philosophy is congruent only if you live by principles that support your philosophy."
    ...
    "Now if you long for prosperity, you must make choices aligned with principles that are congruent with prosperity- meaning they are based on integrity and value-for-value exchange."
    ...
    "Once you understand the critical importance of values and principles and then develop a congruent philosophy based upon them, you can then build a life of purpose, meaning and happiness."

  20. I am going a little of the subject again...I was thinking about the different religions & I thought of Loma Linda's Seventh Day Adventists. In the book "The Blue Zones", by Dan Buettner, they were found to be America's longest-lived culture. "They're living about an extra decade longer than the rest of us. How? Part of the reason comes from a diet inspired from the Bible. Genesis, Chapter 1, vs 29."

    I think health is a part of prosperity too.

  21. One thought - I always felt that the basic concept of MLM was very Mormon in nature. And anyone noticed how many BIG MLM companies are situated in Utah?

    I'm not a Mormon, will never become a Mormon, but for the part they played in the growth and development of MLM I thank them from the bottom of my heart! 🙂

  22. Randy: I agree that Morman's are very good about pitching in and taking care of their problems but do you really need to do Catholic bashing?

  23. Your article was interesting, but I just wanted to correct a few items where you are misinformed.

    First, the church does NOT teach members to be wealthy or prosperous. We are taught to be self-sufficient. That includes education, which can ultimately lead to prosperity, depending on your motivation. The church is totally volunteer; there are no paid people in the day to day church operations. The church is funded by the tithes and donations from the membership.

    Regarding Katrina, the church had several semis on the road with food and medical supplies enroute to Louisiana before the hurricane had even made landfall. Their primary mission was to take care of the members and any others who required help.
    The church has the largest relief organization in the world and helps out in nearly any country that needs it.

    The church maintains radio communications facilities and volunteer people to assist in national and international disasters as needed. They have an organized program of training local people to facilitate caring for their own families and others, in the event of an emergency. Many of these people are CERT trained (through the fire departments) and some people like myself even have FEMA training. I volunteer with a local amateur radio organization, working local events, (races, walks, marathons, etc.) every year to keep my communication skills up to date. I also work events with the Red Cross, and the county and state EOCs.

    We are advised to maintain an emergency food supply and other items in case of a disaster, i.e. a 72-hour kit. (see http://www.ready.gov) If there is a problem, are you prepared? A good example is California. Every year they are plagued with the fires, and most recently with the torrential rainstorms. Many people have to evacuate for days and there are some unfortunate people who lose their homes and property. What would you do?

    Anyway, the Mormons are prepared to help their families, and their neighbors should the need arise. For more information go to http://www.mormon.org. and then talk to your Mormon friends for answers to your questions. Go ahead, they won't bite!

  24. What a really inspiring story. Years ago I remember doing presentations with my new team member who was a Mormon. Every presentation we did had to be changed cause none of her circle could drink our special tea!

  25. Are you Catholic by any chance?

    If Randy was saying the principles of Catholism were Grand, and the ones of Mormonism weren't - would it bother you?

    🙂

  26. Not only was the post positive and uplifting - the comments were equally as uplifting. Thanks for the good work. And just to add, hundreds of Mormons from all over were up and at'em to get to Haiti long before the government could even load a truck - and many other inspired people of faith who put others first... The more you give, the more you have.

    Nancyjo, California Mormon

  27. Great post and great comments. I think the key here is not about religion (although I am Mormon) but more importantly prosperity which in my mind has little to do with cash or bank notes. Prosperity is about Joy and Happiness. We happen to live in a society in which cash is a necessary "TOOL OF PRODUCTION" which in turn can create prosperity or wealth. Remember that prosperity comes from an exchange with other human beings. When we exchange, value is created and our own wealth increased!

  28. I agree completely! Show me anywhere in the Catholiic teachings where it is honorable to be poor or that it is holy to be rich! The mormons put on a good front of prosperity and helping each other, untill you dig deeper into the true teachings of the "church" You can't pick and choose the parts of a religion that fit your life style, that is truely hypocritical! You need to see the whole picture to see if you truely believe the teachings of the church. The teachings of the Charles and Myrtle Fillmore of Unity fame are another example of false teachings....they look great on the surface ( prosperity, positive affirmations,etc.) but if you look deeper into the teachings of the Fillmore's, Catherine Ponder etc., you would be shocked at the foundation of the Unity (prosperity thinking) church. My whole point is to look at the BIG PICTURE, not just what is comfortable to you. I have family members that are mormon and I have many books from the Fillmores, Ponder etc. and have attended Unity churches in my search for TRUTH. I say look deeper!

  29. I remember the first time I met you Randy, April 2007 in London, being new to the network marketing industry and having been impressed that you tithe your income. I went up to you and asked - "are you a Mormon?", you replied that you pay your tithes to the Unity Church, but know a lot of good Mormons!

    Thanks for the compliments to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - otherwise known as 'the Mormons'. Appreciate your honesty, we do strive to serve others and prosper, so that we can do more, be more and give more.

    The thing is we've been counselled for a long time about what was to come, it's not 'rocket science' since much of this is found in the scriptures, but having a living 'Prophet' upon the earth who receives revelation from God, means that we're 'ahead of the game'. Here's an example which in my opinion foretold the financial meltdown and explained what we need to do, so that we can help others.

    'A Prophetic Voice - Gordon B. Hinckley Oct 1998'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNX5klOT1p0

    One of the reasons I got into network marketing is so that I could help others, heaven knows an extra few hundred a month to some can be the difference between foreclosure or keeping their heads above water financially.

    Thanks for the rants. All the best from across the pond (UK), John.

  30. Thank You from a Mormon,

    I appreciate your kind words and in the words of a scripture from the Book of Mormon, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

    I try to bring my service to ALL, not to just Mormons.

    P.S. Give up that pre-marital sex, drinking, drugs and swearing. We could always use one more good Mormon. 🙂

  31. I really appreciate the well spoken words. It is all about good people trying to help other people, no matter what your faith is. But I will say this the keys to prosperity are no secret. And if you learn them and follow them you will be prosperous. Maybe the Mormons are on to something.

    Thanks

Leave a Reply to Rob Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Generic selectors
    Exact matches only
    Search in title
    Search in content
    Post Type Selectors
  • Stay Connected

    Subscribe to Randy’s Blog via Email

  • Recent Posts

  • 38 comments on “Send in the Mormons!”

    1. I would like to say "Quite a contrast to all other religions…"(which I know at least:)..

      Thats really nice story..Just imagine living in society, where all people are like these..

      My religion made slave of me and it took (and even takes) too long to get it over..And these people seem to be really happy and prosperous since childhood..

      Thanks, Randy!

    2. Absolutely not..for myself or those I love the most, but again, how can I get others to enlist in this thinking?!..and.or how can I say they are NOT ..when I am not them??? Truly, I want to learn how to lead others to this realization but am not sure how...I can not bare to watch people who have no ambition..and yet, I can not hover over them any longer either!!

      Thansk Randy for bringing this to the forefront of our thoughts

    3. Great post as always Randy thank you.

      To me real prosperity is a balance in all areas of life(health,financial,relationships,business etc.)
      We as human beings operate with or based on 2 Images one Image that we show to the world and our Self Image.
      A lot of times what people show to the world is not usually how they really feel inside.
      So, I think that the more balance in all areas of life the better we feel about ourselves the more real the Image that we show to the world.
      Lorena Heletea

    4. What an inspiring story about people who just decided to take action while many others just felt helpless.

      Different thoughts, different deeds!

      Thanks!

      KH

    5. Wonderful post Randy. I have good friends that are Mormon and live on a ranch similar to mine. They grow their own beef, bees/honey, vegetables and can, cook and store. I would not consider them to be wealthy as in dollars in the bank, but they are not in debt and could live off what they have stored/produce for at least 3 years. I am learning from them and following suit. The "big one" in California is on it's way and we already know that there will be no "formal" government help any time soon. What a wonderful lesson in being prepared and able to help others. As you pointed out, it has to be a comprehensive plan- a way of life- to Tithe, save, avoid debt and plan for the future. Money is a necessary tool, it's greed that is the root of all evil. If money is our 'enemy' we will avoid it and without it, we cannot be a help in times of need to others. We'll be too busy looking for help ourselves.

    6. One of the best posts.
      Definitively the critical thinking has becoming my favorite topic within the prosperity consciousness work that I've been doing all this year.
      It's being an amazing journey.
      Looking forward for the next post.
      Thank you God for Mr. Gage.
      Blessings.

    7. Since I have been near Mormons, I have seen that this prosperity way of life is better that the one I learned in my Catholic school.

      I dont know why the catholic church allways taught us that the richest people is the last that is going to get in to the sky.
      Why? I think the vatican dont know that a country is build whith the work of too many people that work in enterprises, and the rich people is the group that own this companies, the people who can help inmediatly in a disaster, the people that enjoy life and give the opportunity to others to have a job, life well.

      Excelent articule!! thank you

    8. Excellent observation, Randy, about how the Mormons teach their people how to build a foundation for self-sufficiency, community support, and accruing wealth.

      I can tell you from personal experience that even as the Catholic Church asks for money and concentrates its wealth in the Vatican, its many churches and schools tend to be underfunded. The churches of my childhood seemed to be in a continual fiscal pinch- for example, doing without air conditioning during church services in the sweltering summers because the parish "couldn't afford" the electricity bill, and the teachers were known to receive a lower salary than their public school counterparts. So in the end, teaching people to be poor backfires.

      One Jewish friend asked me, have you ever seen a run-down synagogue? No I have not. His reasons: because of the understanding of money as important in one's life and your frank tithing discussion with the Rabbi before you are accepted as a member of a synagogue.

    9. I totally agree. with your post. As I said in my last comment, if it were not for properous businesses, then charities would have a tough time existing. This is not to say that poor people do not give, they clearly do give in time and talents. However, at the end of the day all charities must have money to stay open and keep the lights on. Money comes mostly from people who are capitalist. These people do not have to be millionaires, most just make a profit and give a potion of their earnings to help organizations.

    10. Clap ... Clap ... Clap ... Very well said!

      I have the same concept about my Mormons brothers, from which I have learned so much! Great minds, great hearts, great work ethic, great prosperity consciousness! (I just shared your blog with some of them!)

      Keep them (Mormons) coming!

    11. What a contrast between the tenets of Mormonism and Catholicism!

      As I read your post, I couldn't help but think of my 2 favorite Mormons to date: Mitt Romney (hey, I live in MA), and Glenn Beck.

      Both are very grounded in basic moral principles, and both are extremely wealthy and use that wealth in a BIG way to help others.

      Look at it this way - if you commit to the principle of tithing, can you help more people/causes tithing 10 percent of $25,000 or $125,00? What about 1.25M? Obviously the super prosperous from a financial standpoint can have a MASSIVE effect on the common good ...

      Best to you,
      Scott

    12. I've always admired the way Mormons look after themselves and each other. It seems to provide a nice safe sense of community, as happens when you know someone has your back. And have you SEEN the temples?? Hmmmm...what a concept: the church can be wealthy, the ministers can be wealthy, the parishioners can be wealthy...win-win-win. Food for thought.

    13. Randy this is a wonderful posting...thanks for sharing that with us all. Unfortunately most people DO NOT understand what the word and depth of meaning of PROSPERITY is all about...most people think it's the ACCUMULATION of FINANCIAL WEALTH.
      It's sort of reminds me of when people talk about learning about "the real estate"....did they really mean the "land/property/building"? or did they mean "life, universe, love, humanity"...that's my REAL ESTATE!
      Thanks again
      David

    14. The Catholic Church that I went to is in a suburb and some Famous/wealthy people also went there. Maybe the location of the church and the people that go to the church affect our beliefs?

    15. On a side note, none of Katrina or Haiti were natural disasters. They were engineered events, but of course, you can't say that on Oprah.

      And I have always wondered why the Mormon Church show inverted pentagrams.

      We should probably be thankful after all that there is a major staging and surrounding of this solar system by beings for reasons known only to them, but most likely because even they are affected by the lunatics who run this planet.

      Whatever they have intended has already begun in primary stages, i.e. the disruption of the Hadron Collider, the altering of the last US election, reversal of HAARP Global Warming techniques, exposure of Illuminati plans via well-placed agents and prevention of major staged "terrorist" attacks.

      They seem a lot more prosperous than a lot of people we might think live a prosperous life on this planet, when in many cases it's all about manipulation, greed and control. Big difference.

    16. Thanks for the post Randy.
      I work for 11 years now with a Mormon Company, and I was never treated better.
      I’ve said the same like you, "if it weren’t for the rules against pre-marital sex, drinking, drugs and swearing, I’d definitely be a Mormon!

      Thanks, Karl

    17. I started to read Charles Fillmore's book, "Prosperity."
      In his book he says:

      "Prosperity, according to Webster, is an advance or gain in anything good or desirable, successful progress toward or attainment of a desired object."

      He also says that:
      "prosperity does not mean the same thing to any two persons."

      "...prosperity is not the possession of things but in the recognition of supply and in the knowledge of free and open access to an inexhaustible storehouse of all that is good or desirable."

      "We advocate the accumulation rather of rich ideas, ideas that are useful, constructive, and of service to the well being of all mankind. The outer manifestation of riches may follow or it may not, but the supply for every need will be forthcoming because the man of rich ideas has confidence in an all-providing power that never fails."

      "This is true riches, not an accumulation of money, but access to an inexhaustible resource that can be drawn on at any time to meet any righteous demand.

      "When a person has this consciousness there is no necessity for laying up gold or accumulating stocks & bonds or other prosperity to ensure future supply."

      "Those who have the thought of accumulating material wealth, a thought that is dominant in the word today, are unbalanced."

      "They have a fear of the loss of riches that makes their tenure insecure. Their prosperity is based on the wrong idea of the source of riches and eventually means disaster."

      Statements to Broaden the Mind & Fill it with the Richness of Substance:

      "Infinite wisdom guides me, divine love prospers me, and I am successful in everything I undertake."

      "In quietness & confidence I affirm the drawing power of divine love as my magnet of constantly increasing supply."

      "I have unfounded faith in the omnipresent substance increasing & multiplying at my word of plenty, plenty, plenty."

      "Father, I thank Thee for unlimited increase in mind, money & affairs."

    18. One quote I have seen but I don't know who the author is:

      "The greatest gift you can give to others is the example of your own life working."

    19. Hi Lorena!

      Have you read Randy's book, "Why You're 'X, Y, & Z'...And How to Get Smart, Healthy & Rich!"? (The 'X, Y & Z' are "Dumb, Sick & Broke"...I just don't want to imply that to anyone & I like to wish people to be smart, healthy & rich...prosperity)

      In his book, Randy talks about purpose, values & philosophy.
      He says:
      "Analyze anyone's behavior and you end up with their actual values and principles for life- not what they say their principles are, but what they really are. Put another way, you believe only what you practice. Anything else is just talk."
      ...
      "To be happy, you must have a purpose.
      To have a purpose requires having personal values.
      Your values create a congruent philosophy to live by.
      Your Philosophy is congruent only if you live by principles that support your philosophy."
      ...
      "Now if you long for prosperity, you must make choices aligned with principles that are congruent with prosperity- meaning they are based on integrity and value-for-value exchange."
      ...
      "Once you understand the critical importance of values and principles and then develop a congruent philosophy based upon them, you can then build a life of purpose, meaning and happiness."

    20. I am going a little of the subject again...I was thinking about the different religions & I thought of Loma Linda's Seventh Day Adventists. In the book "The Blue Zones", by Dan Buettner, they were found to be America's longest-lived culture. "They're living about an extra decade longer than the rest of us. How? Part of the reason comes from a diet inspired from the Bible. Genesis, Chapter 1, vs 29."

      I think health is a part of prosperity too.

    21. One thought - I always felt that the basic concept of MLM was very Mormon in nature. And anyone noticed how many BIG MLM companies are situated in Utah?

      I'm not a Mormon, will never become a Mormon, but for the part they played in the growth and development of MLM I thank them from the bottom of my heart! 🙂

    22. Randy: I agree that Morman's are very good about pitching in and taking care of their problems but do you really need to do Catholic bashing?

    23. Your article was interesting, but I just wanted to correct a few items where you are misinformed.

      First, the church does NOT teach members to be wealthy or prosperous. We are taught to be self-sufficient. That includes education, which can ultimately lead to prosperity, depending on your motivation. The church is totally volunteer; there are no paid people in the day to day church operations. The church is funded by the tithes and donations from the membership.

      Regarding Katrina, the church had several semis on the road with food and medical supplies enroute to Louisiana before the hurricane had even made landfall. Their primary mission was to take care of the members and any others who required help.
      The church has the largest relief organization in the world and helps out in nearly any country that needs it.

      The church maintains radio communications facilities and volunteer people to assist in national and international disasters as needed. They have an organized program of training local people to facilitate caring for their own families and others, in the event of an emergency. Many of these people are CERT trained (through the fire departments) and some people like myself even have FEMA training. I volunteer with a local amateur radio organization, working local events, (races, walks, marathons, etc.) every year to keep my communication skills up to date. I also work events with the Red Cross, and the county and state EOCs.

      We are advised to maintain an emergency food supply and other items in case of a disaster, i.e. a 72-hour kit. (see http://www.ready.gov) If there is a problem, are you prepared? A good example is California. Every year they are plagued with the fires, and most recently with the torrential rainstorms. Many people have to evacuate for days and there are some unfortunate people who lose their homes and property. What would you do?

      Anyway, the Mormons are prepared to help their families, and their neighbors should the need arise. For more information go to http://www.mormon.org. and then talk to your Mormon friends for answers to your questions. Go ahead, they won't bite!

    24. What a really inspiring story. Years ago I remember doing presentations with my new team member who was a Mormon. Every presentation we did had to be changed cause none of her circle could drink our special tea!

    25. Are you Catholic by any chance?

      If Randy was saying the principles of Catholism were Grand, and the ones of Mormonism weren't - would it bother you?

      🙂

    26. Not only was the post positive and uplifting - the comments were equally as uplifting. Thanks for the good work. And just to add, hundreds of Mormons from all over were up and at'em to get to Haiti long before the government could even load a truck - and many other inspired people of faith who put others first... The more you give, the more you have.

      Nancyjo, California Mormon

    27. Great post and great comments. I think the key here is not about religion (although I am Mormon) but more importantly prosperity which in my mind has little to do with cash or bank notes. Prosperity is about Joy and Happiness. We happen to live in a society in which cash is a necessary "TOOL OF PRODUCTION" which in turn can create prosperity or wealth. Remember that prosperity comes from an exchange with other human beings. When we exchange, value is created and our own wealth increased!

    28. I agree completely! Show me anywhere in the Catholiic teachings where it is honorable to be poor or that it is holy to be rich! The mormons put on a good front of prosperity and helping each other, untill you dig deeper into the true teachings of the "church" You can't pick and choose the parts of a religion that fit your life style, that is truely hypocritical! You need to see the whole picture to see if you truely believe the teachings of the church. The teachings of the Charles and Myrtle Fillmore of Unity fame are another example of false teachings....they look great on the surface ( prosperity, positive affirmations,etc.) but if you look deeper into the teachings of the Fillmore's, Catherine Ponder etc., you would be shocked at the foundation of the Unity (prosperity thinking) church. My whole point is to look at the BIG PICTURE, not just what is comfortable to you. I have family members that are mormon and I have many books from the Fillmores, Ponder etc. and have attended Unity churches in my search for TRUTH. I say look deeper!

    29. I remember the first time I met you Randy, April 2007 in London, being new to the network marketing industry and having been impressed that you tithe your income. I went up to you and asked - "are you a Mormon?", you replied that you pay your tithes to the Unity Church, but know a lot of good Mormons!

      Thanks for the compliments to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - otherwise known as 'the Mormons'. Appreciate your honesty, we do strive to serve others and prosper, so that we can do more, be more and give more.

      The thing is we've been counselled for a long time about what was to come, it's not 'rocket science' since much of this is found in the scriptures, but having a living 'Prophet' upon the earth who receives revelation from God, means that we're 'ahead of the game'. Here's an example which in my opinion foretold the financial meltdown and explained what we need to do, so that we can help others.

      'A Prophetic Voice - Gordon B. Hinckley Oct 1998'
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNX5klOT1p0

      One of the reasons I got into network marketing is so that I could help others, heaven knows an extra few hundred a month to some can be the difference between foreclosure or keeping their heads above water financially.

      Thanks for the rants. All the best from across the pond (UK), John.

    30. Thank You from a Mormon,

      I appreciate your kind words and in the words of a scripture from the Book of Mormon, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

      I try to bring my service to ALL, not to just Mormons.

      P.S. Give up that pre-marital sex, drinking, drugs and swearing. We could always use one more good Mormon. 🙂

    31. I really appreciate the well spoken words. It is all about good people trying to help other people, no matter what your faith is. But I will say this the keys to prosperity are no secret. And if you learn them and follow them you will be prosperous. Maybe the Mormons are on to something.

      Thanks

    Leave a Reply to Rob Cancel reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    © 2020 Prosperity Factory, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Legal Information, Sitemap, Site by PrimeConcepts