Serve the world AND make money

Many people with hearts of service and ministry get stuck – knowing what they love to do (passion) and what they do well (talent) but they have no plan for consistently generating money. When my good friend Rabbi Daniel Lapin is asked – “Does God want us to be rich?”  He responds by saying “God wants us to be obsessively preoccupied with the needs of others.”  And you know what he observes happening when that occurs.  In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin points out that money is a testament to your having served another human being.  “Having money is not … Read More

Start Something that Matters

Blake Mycoskie knows that many of us are juggling these three questions: Should I just focus on earning a living? Should I pursue my passion and find work that I love? Should I devote myself to a worthy cause that inspires me? Fortunately for us, in his new book Start Something that Matters, Blake tells us we don’t have to choose.  As he shares the story of how he started TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, he says we don’t have to choose.  And furthermore, we’ll have more success if we don’t settle for less than … Read More