What to Give When You
By Christopher Guerriero
Don't Have Any Money
About two years ago, although I had several high-income businesses, I had very little personal income from those businesses - but I still felt a passion for giving - I just had nothing to give (or so I thought).
During the months that I stopped tithing (giving), I found that things got even harder - in fact - even proven marketing campaigns that my company had run many times in the past stopped pulling in revenue. At times I felt like there was a dark cloud following me.
I knew from years of experience that the more I gave, the more I would receive in return, but again, I had little to give (financially) and several business to support, along with all the families of the employees that went along with each of those businesses. What I learned in those early days was that my giving didn't necessarily have to come from my bank account. And that during the lean years, I needn't give money. I just had to keep "giving" to help set up for all the "receiving" that was in store for me in later years.
I learned that when I stopped giving, I literally 'clogged up' all the good that God had in store for me. So I began giving what I did have - time, prayers, and lots of help to those who needed my specialized help.
When I look back, I see those lean years as a test to see if I could learn how to give even when it seemed to hurt to do so. I also look back and thank God for that experience and for what it taught me -- which was -- to never stop giving. I can change the form of my tithing, I can even change the amount of my tithing, but I will never stop tithing.
I now tithe as much as I can financially, then I make up the difference in some other category. I always financially tithe first, because to reach the goals I have in life I need a lot of money to circulate through me and my businesses.
It's been my experience that giving is the secret to keeping money, success, health, love and happiness circulating through your life.
Christopher Guerriero, Author of the best-selling book "Maximize Your Metabolism - Double your metabolism in 30 days or less!" See www.MaximizeYourMetabolism.com
By Christopher Guerriero
大约在两年前，虽然当时我从事的是高收入行业，但我的个人实际收入却很少 —— 虽然我仍有布施的激情 —— 我只是没有什么东西去布施（至少我是这样想的）。
后来我停止了上缴“天课”（即停止布施“什一税”），那个月的收入变得更糟了 —— 实际上，一些过去曾经成功运作多次的营销策划也开始不赢利了。我经常感到有一团乌云笼罩着我。
我学到，如果我停止布施，我就阻断了上苍为我准备的“善”的仓储。因此我开始布施我确实拥有的东西 —— 时间，祈祷，以及帮助那些需要我的专业技术的人们。
回首往事，那些艰难的日子就像是一场考试，来测试我是否已经学会：即使在布施做起来很痛苦的时候，也不能够放弃。回首往事，我还要感谢上苍 ，感谢我的这个经历和它所教给我的 —— 也就是 —— 永远不要停止布施。我可以改变“天课”的形式，甚至改变布施的数量，但我永远不会停止缴纳自己的“什一税”。