Chapter One: The Call To Level Up
In March of 2018, I listened to a book titled, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I listen to books because I can consume a lot of information while doing mundane tasks. I knew the book was older, but I wanted to learn about the different mentalities when it came to managing money. The way you’re raised plays a huge role in how you manage money, and I was never taught anything about money. This book started the journey and was followed up by Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover”, Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko’s “The Millionaire Next Door”, and George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man In Babylon”. My goal was to figure out how to manage money in a way that would make God proud.
This desire stemmed from the stories in the Bible about the talents. The most notable is in Matthew 25 starting in verse 14.
There is an obvious message of handling what God has given you in a way that multiplies it, and how “playing it safe” is not a good thing. “Throw him out into utter darkness” is pretty extreme. Educating myself on how to handle money properly and then warming up to the fact that I’m going to have to take a risk has been my focus for the last year. That coupled with Isaiah 54 (if you’ve read my book, you know how significant this chapter is to my life.) is a pretty clear call to take what God has given me and take risks to multiply it.
This blog series is that story. I’m a year into it now, so I have a lot to catch you up on. Some things are too big to make public until they’re closer to being complete. Well, we’re getting close. If you want to know the story and get inspired to live out your own, then subscribe and stay with me. This is going to be fun and a little terrifying.