The Power of Why

Today we examine that all important aspect of “WHY”

If you were asked why you would want to be wealthy, do you have an answer that goes beyond the usual responses of “I want to provide for myself and family” or “I want to never have to worry about paying my bills”?

If you do not have a good enough reason, all your efforts at building your business may not be sustainable.

May I suggest that the extra something that powers you along your wealth creation journey needs to be bigger than just you.

What more can you as a wife and mother do to help, heal and protect those who are defenseless and not in the position yet to take care of themselves?

Challenge this statement if you wish but would you agree that women are nurturers and protectors of the weak and less capable.

So how can you make a difference, create an impact that will be felt for generations to come.

Consider the power of philanthropy and use your fabulous wealth to make a change for the better for those around you.

In 2006 Professor Mohammad Yunus, known as the “Banker to the Poor” was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for championing the concept of microcredit lending to the poor of Bangladesh.

Traditional banks shunned and classified these borrowers who were predominantly women as credit risks. He saw first hand how they were forced to use the services of loan sharks to run their businesses and therefore be forever trapped in the vicious poverty cycle.

He was that someone who believed in these entrepreneurs, and offered them near zero interest loans through Grameen Bank. Interestingly enough the default rates were next to negligible. In a moving interview, he describes how these women had tears in their eyes when receiving their money, because for the first time in their lives, some one believed in them.

President Barack Obama honored Professor Yunus with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 for his work as “an agent of change”.

I recently watched a Youtube clip of Barbara Stanny, the author of “Prince Charming isn’t Coming” who said, “Columbus may have discovered America but the expedition was financed by a woman (Queen Isabella of Spain)”

Do not underestimate the power of “WHY”

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