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The secret to wealth

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Why do people who give to others without expecting anything in return get richer; while those who scrimp because they fear a lack become poor?

The answer to that question is in the Bible. For those who have, more will be given and they will have an abundance, and for those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away (Matthew, 13:12).

People who share their wealth become wealthier because of  wealth consciousness.

And those who are greedy because they fear they might be deprived of their possessions by giving, ultimately lose whatever they have.

Why? Because what they fear becomes a reality.

The Law of Attraction says that what you give your attention to, such as acquiring wealth, manifests.

On the other hand, what you fear most also becomes a reality.

A man who always fears getting robbed eventually becomes a robbery victim.

Esther and Jerry Hicks, authors of The New York Times best-selling authors of Ask and It is Given and The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, said in the book, Law of Attraction:

“You see the Law of Attraction evidenced in (our) society when you see that the one who speaks most about illness has illness; when you see that the one who speaks most about prosperity has prosperity.”

The best way to develop wealth consciousness is to give to the poor and the underprivileged.

Deepak Chopra, best-selling author of many books on self development, says in the book, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success:

“As long as you’re giving, you will be receiving. The more you give, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this law (The Law of Giving). And as you receive more, your ability to give more will increase.”

Robert Collier, in his book Riches Within Your Reach, “What then must you do to win riches and success? GIVE! Give freely of what you have.”

Collier cites Luke 6:38: “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.

“For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

And finally, from Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, which has been on the New York Times’ best sellers list for a long time:

“Giving is a powerful action to bring more money into your life, because when you are giving you are saying, ‘I have plenty.’ It will not be surprising to you to learn that the wealthiest people on the planet are the greatest philanthropists.

“They give away vast amounts of money, and as they give, by the law of attraction, the Universe opens up and floods vast amounts of money back to them—multiplied!”


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    Meri Xmas.

    Best article so far from you,in the spirit of Christmas. Peace be with you.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Minsan totoo naman sinusulat ni Mon.The more one utters negetive comments,insults hatred, the same things will come back sooner or later.That’s Karma.
    Ang alam ko lang na may laging positive Karma ay ang mga ibang Politicians at Generals.Lagi silang may blessing rain or shine,thunder or lightning.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    To all his critics, this column shows Mon’s heart.  Psychologically, tough talking guys like Mon actually are soft inside.  Take Erap for example:  He might be tough on and off screen but he’s a very forgiving person.  Imagine, he even forgave the one who betrayed and sent him to jail, Chavit Singson.

    • tagalinis

      hehehe… he forgave Chavit because he can not go against him! Chavit is a killer (daw) in real life but Erap is only a killer in the movies!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        If Erap wants to be a killer especially when he was in power, he could easily be.  His tough image on screen is very different from his true character.

      • AllinLawisFair

        Tama ka, tagalinis. Pag di mo kayang kataluhin, kaibiganin mo. Pagnagkasala sa’yo, patawarin mo. Ganyan ang pilosopiya ni Estrada.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

      Wait and see when Erap is back to power. Kung nanalo ulit si Erap nung nakaraan election pagka presidente, sigorado yari na si chavit!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        Bati na ang dalawa.  Iba si Erap kay Chavit.  Madaling magpatawad si Erap.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        Erap is not a killer,he just let someone else do the dirty job for him.Remember Dacer and his poor driver Corbeto?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHYU6EQASUYJ4CCLMY3WPJYRL4 Malic of arabia

      Erap may not go to jail if Singson’s testimony against him were untrue.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        But was Erap given the chance to defend himself?  The impeachment trial was abruptly stopped due to a conspiracy when the prosecutors walked out.

  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    …I really don’t know if what you are saying is …”TRUE”….mula’t simula…for …years ,..I tried to give & share what I have to my relatives & friends…maganda ang trabaho ko…maganda din ang kita,…then,…here I am …for couple of months now,.ngayon..walang trabaho,…walang income….broke…pero ni minsan ni isang kaibigan ko ay..di.. nag-alok sa akin ng tulong,…lahat na yata na kilala ko…pati kamag-anak.. na naabutan ko noong mayroon ako,ay nagtatago?
    …few days ago,…isang kaibigan ko na nagmamay-ari na ng business sa States ay maraming alibi ang sinabi,…isang kaibigan ko na ni sapatos di makabili noon ay sa akin tumatakbo,…ngayon silang lahat ay may kaya na,…iba ay mayayaman na…pero lahat yata mayroon alibi tuwing tatawag ako ang mangu-ngumusta…at hindi naman ako ni minsan humingi ng maski ano sa kanila….
    Mr. TULFO,…may pagkaka-mali ba ako sa mga ginawa ko?….
    ……..sa ating mga PINOY…kilala ka kung mayroon kang ibibigay,…pero kapag-walang-wala ka…ay walang nakaka-kilala sayo…asan ba ang POSITIVE KARMA na sinasabi mo?…
    ….siguro …pana-panahon lang,…sa susunod pag-may swerte uli ako….di ko na gagawin ang mga ginawa ko noon…pag-may kumatok sa pintuan ko…sasabihin ko …na…puede ba,…punta kayo kay MON TULFO O kaya sa DSWD…(correct me if I am WRONG)…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

      Tumpak ka Alberto! We have the same experience with people.

    • Mamang Pulis

      weder weder lang sir–

      kapag meron ka kilala ka kapag wala ka ng pakinabang—nasa isang sulok ka k n lng at iniiwasan

      mabuti pa yun askal—kilala ang amo kay may pagkain o wala/

      pero sa kwento mo–‘relative and friends’—

      wala ka bang pamilya? anak? asawa?

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        Maraming Salamat,…”Mamang Pulis”…& “Hannah Blake”,;…Mamang Pulis,…(when I refer…RELATIVES,…yan ay …ANAK,…ASAWA,…PAMILYA…)…Yes,.maski ka-dugo mo… ni Hai,…Ni Ho.. ay wala kang marinig mula sa kanila…O tawag manlang sa mga oras na naghihirap ka….Okay lang,…may pag-asa pa tayo,…di ba?…Mamang Pulis..?
              Hannah Blake,…maraming Salamat din sa yo ,…at least ngayon kilala mo na rin ang mga taong wala sa eskwala…ha ha ha ha!
        ….Merry Christmas sa inyong Lahat…sana ma-imbitahan ko kayo sa aking barong-barong pero wala akong magagawa dahil…Tinapa Galungong at kanin lamig ang chibug ko sa Pasko…I am still Happy maski ganito ang nangyari,…dahil makakabawi din tayo itong darating na 2013….

      • managaha

        Kaibigan, talagang ganyan ang buhay sa mundong ito. Everything in this world is temporary but remember the Lord’s reward of eternal life. Nagawa mo lahat obligasyon mo kaya dapat masaya ka pa rin. Just let the Lord who looketh at the heart be the final judge.

    • John_Galt_II

      Ok lang yan kaibigan! Sa susunod ipon ng husto at ng hindi mangyari ulit yan. Gamitin mo ang talino mo at unahin mo lagi ang sarili mo. Hindi masama ang tumingin para sa sariling kapakanan.

    • crocodiledundee

      ang masaklap pa yung mga natulungan mo noon sila pa manunumbat sa iyo na kesyo mahilig kang mamigay noon… pray lang lage brod makakabawi ka din…

    • $5699914

       Better make it a point that when you help, treat it as a genuine help (not investment or good karma so you will get blessings in return)…
      Instead of expecting those you have helped in the past to ‘pay back’, let them pay it forward to others….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FHD6L5MKQF4O5QHB72U7Y72WTY ex-maniac

        Tama ka sir, sabi nga ni erpat : ” Huwag mo nang asahan  makipaglibing pa sa yo ang taong inilibing na”

    • John_Cruz

      Ugaling Filipino, kapag ikaw ay umangat at asenso sa buhay, marami kang kaibigan.Magsipsip sa iyo dahil alam nila meroon silang makuha sa iyo. Pero kung ikaw ay nalulunod, lalo kang ilunod ng Pinoy!

    • AllinLawisFair

      Napakasakit, Kuya Alberto, ang sinabi ninyo.

      Malas lang ninyo at mga walang utang na loob ang mga taong tinulungan ninyo noon. Marahil naman ay hindi kayo naghangad ng bayad noong masagana pa kayo at tumutulong kayo. 

      Hindi man ninyo marahil hinangad na maningil subali’t kapag kailanga ninyo ang tulong ay tama lamang na lumapit kayo sa mga kakilala ninyo.

      Ngayong walag wala kayo ay nabatid ninyo ang mapait na katothanan: Na ang mga taong tinulungan ninyo noon ay nakalimot sa inyong magandang kalooban noong umangat sila.

      Hindi sila marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ76CX2OMZA5NVTAXNSNABESD4 jameS

    Ano ba ang natapos sa pagaaral ni tulfo? Curious lang.

  • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

    …karma is real. you reap what you sow. pero totoo rin yung kapag manlalamang ka sa kapwa mo’y makaka angat ka. bale konsensya na lang ang bibira sa ganun.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DLHLDIPILYZ6FW5ZG7KSZ45NLU Nida

    simple lang ang sinasabi ni mr. tulfong………kaya kayong mga mayayaman, mga negosyante, mga government officials, afp and pnp generals, pag nangotong ay sorry mr. tulfong…pag nag solicit pala sya, bigyan naman nyo ang buwayang tulfo brothers and mon tulfo…..he he he….merry christmas mr. tulfong naway marami kang nakotongan ngayon pasko….naway lumawig pa ang lahi mo na magnanakaw sa media…..

  • Rovingmoron

    In short, be a wise donor and spender. Don’t give all what you have and leave nothing for your future. It’s a blessing to give and help those who are in need, if you can afford it. Let’s be practical. In this world, there are people who are opportunist. In relief goods distribution, for instance, you will notice that people keep coming back to the end of the line even after they got their shares.

  • JX Peron

    Amen to all these truths and reminders.

    In simple language: Give and you shall receive.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

      Mga kasabihan: “It is better to give than to receive.” “Ask and you shall receive.”

  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    Ha ha ha ha !….JX Peron,…”…GIVE…GIVE…& GIVE…& you have nothing to receive…”.
    .I wish you all TULFO FANS a Merry Christmas…2012,…Yes,..in times we don’t agree …& in Times ,…we seems to seek answers to our questions,…but,..in the end of the day…we are all friends…just dropping by to share with.. MON TULFO …scope of the day,…&.. we …are here jotting down our …”OWN OPINION”…!

  • John_Galt_II

    Kung galing lang sa kotong o dilihensiya dapat talaga ipamigay ni Tulfong!

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    samantala, narinig ko si meyor, si gobernor, si kung grease man at si senador ay yumayaman by serving the poor!

  • concernedofw02

    that is a normal scientific approach, its the same us working under pressure with goals to meet…it is already normal for you to give, and in return will be normal for you to look for prosperity, and more income, to let you continue what you have done…and in the process looking and findings ways to meet your goals and target will allow your mind to be exercise and think much more, in finding more ways…rather than those people who are nit giving, as they will not be exercising the same proces as what you have done, as they dont have any pressure…the moment to fill their wants, then thats it…enough for them, as we say…

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

    Bago ko pa nabasa ang laman ay nahulaan ko na agad sa title na si Mon Tulfo ang writer kasi parang  nakaraan ay meron na siyang sinulat na ganito ang tema at nataon pa na pasko ngayon at ang pagkaintindi ko ibig niyang iparating sa mga pilantropo na magbigay sila para lalo silang yumaman at nadyan siya para tumanggap at kung and sinasabihan niya ay ang mga dukha ang title sana ay “ask and you shall receive.” Bihira naman kasi sa mga kapos-palad ang may internet kaya ang sinasabihan ni Tulfo ay ang mga may kayamanan na kayang bumili ng computer at internet service. Kapayapaan, kalusugan, kaligtasan at kasaganaan para sa lahat. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Kung gusto mo yayaman, takbo ka bilang pulitiko. Lahat ng pulitiko sa Pinas mayayaman, kaso lahat ng kayamanan nila ninakaw sa mga tao.

  • lilybugan

    Give to Tulfo so you will have prosperity and be free from personal attacks.

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    True!!! For boxers ‘it is better to give than to receive’ …then much will be given for the boxer who give more punches, much than what he received punches wins, thus have more in terms of prize won!

    On the otherhand, the people gives more taxes to the government, lots of lots of taxes, the government receives more, more, more taxes, in return the people receive less take home pay. The more ‘service’ they need from the government the more they pay, the less waiting time people need, the more they pay.The law of give and take! For the corrupt the more they take the more they need, the less money left for services to the people, plus more debt the more tax measures the government thinks for the people to give!!!

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Its obvious why the Philippines have the best poverty records, 
    every body is looking  for stealing opportunities,
    this is the result of a traditional colonial Clergy teaching, becoming a cultural faith !

    • John_Cruz

      Proven way of getting rich in the Philippines is join the PNP. Before you retire become a Provincial Commander and recevie Jueteng Payola P2-3M a month. When you retire run for Governor in your provinve and if elected you will be Jueting KIngpin and amassed P800M ib 10 years. Congress will just look the other way around because Congressmen are also recipient of Jueting Payola!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        In Short becoming Gang’s rings leader, Shabu included ! ! !

  • Beguine

    Awfully scandalously wrong interpretation of To Give is To Receive.

    When you give and give honestly and sincerely, it comes out of the
    goodness of your heart, and like begets like, so that when you do
    something good, you also get something good in return from
    God’s goodness.

    Those billionaires and philantrophists have so much money they
    don’t know what to do with, so they just donate donate donate to
    their favorite charities, take note, favorite charities, even in this
    thing favoritism takes great importance.

    And it’s also only human for the super rich to do what they like, like
    the multimillionairess who left her fortune to her dog rather than her
    nephews and nieces, because she doesn’t care a wit for her
    nephews and nieces and the dog she really cherished.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

      Don’t forget also that many rich people give donations for tax purposes. They can donate anything they want and then deduct those donations from their taxes. Nagdonate na sila na di naman nila talaga pera sikat pa sila! Isang klaseng pangloloko lang din di ba?

  • jesussaints

    Hindi din!

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Not always true. Those who always receive eventually become over-dependent  and parasites.Give them the finger and they will ask for the whole arm. At the end nothing left for the giver, or worse lifeless–in the grave.Murdered.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    What the politicians give to the people are people’s money and none from their own pocket. Using government resources is also giving away people’s owned resources or money. When they give away people’s money, the return is the vote from the people. Here’s what one of the ideas Mr. Tulfo would like to impart.

  • kmario

    How about Claudine Baretto-Santiago case, was that also about Law of Attraction?

    • okabato

       I agree if Mon was not attracted by the beauty of Claudine there would had been no airport brawl.

  • turbogirl9

    DONT USE BIBLE IN COMMENT

  • noelpdavid

    Giving fish to the poor is a very bad idea. this is just a promotion of dependency,which is no help at all. Giving the POOR fishing implement and teaching them to fish for their own is the more POSITIVE WAY OF GIVING. And it is in LONG TERM SCOPE OF HELPING.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4PIU2AIGVXJNQ4UBH5X64MSFE mr

    The secret to wealth or riches is to join the politics in the Philippines and then steal all the money that comes to your office or do illegal businesses while in office like inflated government projects, jueteng, drugs, smuggling, illegal logging, arm smuggling, and other criminal activities. Then have the whole family and relatives including concubines and illigetimate children run for politics to form a political dynasty to control the local population with power and private armies.

  • koaks2

    pano ako mamimigay eh wala rin ako? so, the cycle continues, poor becomes poorer, rich becomes richer, ang mga corrupt na politicians lalong yumayaman, hindi sa pamimigay kundi sa pangungurakot.

  • joker_quirino

    kalimutan na kasi natin yong old saying na the more you gave, the more you will receive. dapat ganito na: the more you gave, the more you will give.

  • wakats

    Mon, I can’t believe that Saint Mathew said “x-x-x and for those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”

    It means the poor have no chance at all to live/dream of better life in the future, since what they have saved will be taken away.

    How cruel…

  • tukmoldinako

    tama yan magbigay ka ng buong puso mo at wag maghangad ng kapalit, masaya diba.

    pero kapag ikaw ay nagbigay at naghangad ng kapalit , siguradong galit ang kapalit, diba?

    bukal dapat para bukal din ang katapat, ibig sabihin yung dating ay kusa din. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/fralippo.lippi.96 Lippi Fra Lippo

    it’s not true. i have seen many people who are really givers for many years and are still poor many years after. i have friends and relatives who believe that the more you give the more you received. they have even been borrowing money to give to people in need. they even resort to loan sharks to pay their kids’ tuition because they have given their savings to “kawawa” friends who were duped by others, etc.

    my experience says otherwise.
    i have rich neighbors who own big businesses – pharmacies, construction company, hardware, fishing with modern boats, hotels… they live a comfortable life. and they are not really givers. they would not even give anything to carolers during Christmas 

    i’m sorry but i really disagree with this article. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/fralippo.lippi.96 Lippi Fra Lippo

    it’s not true. i have seen many people who are really givers
    for many years and are still poor many years after. i have friends and
    relatives who believe that the more you give the more you received. they have
    even been borrowing money to give to people in need. they even resort to loan
    sharks to pay their kids’ tuition because they have given their savings to
    “kawawa” friends who were duped by others, etc. the giver has become poorer.

    my experience says otherwise.

    i have rich neighbors who own big businesses – pharmacies,
    construction company, hardware, fishing with modern boats, hotels… they live
    a comfortable life. and they are not really givers. they would not even give
    anything to carolers during Christmas 

     

    i’m sorry but i really disagree with this article. 

     

    • etnarolfawa

      hindi ako naniniwala sa iyo dahil kung ang mga kapitbahay mo ay mga milyonario ikaw ay isa ring milyonario, ngayon kung ikaw ay isang milyonario hindi ka magaaksayang  basahin ang mga news dito sa internet dahil busy ka sa mga negosyo mo at wala kang oras dahil umaasa ka sa feedback nang iyong secretary……..heheheheh.

  • boybakal

    Secret to Wealth….is Lagay.

  • virgoyap

    Give generously with an open heart. Be happy and grateful for what you did and you will be blessed.

  • http://twitter.com/noliboy Jose Nori Domino

    magbigayan hindi iyong mag bigay para yumaman. kung totoo nga iyang sinasabi ni mon at naniniwala siya ikaw na muna ang mauna na mag bigay para makita kung yumaman ka nga! maganda siguro dahil pasko hindi lang magbigay kundi magpatawad sa mga kaaway ay mas tunay na kayamanan ang maraming tunay na kaibigan. kaya mon mag hingi ka na ng tawad sa babaeng naka away mo sa airport at sa asawang lalake na pinaglaban ang kanyang mahal sa buhay dahil binastos at sinipa mo pa raw sa harap ng maraming tao.

  • obleman

    I disagree with this. Most chinese are “kuripot” (attributed this for their being business-minded/frugal) and then inarguably the chinoys are the tycoons here in the Philippines. This does shows that giving doesn’t really equates to become rich. One thing common with those chinese businessman is that they know how to SAVE and use their money WISELY (right investment -not iPhone 5 haha).

  • fibromyalgia

    My understanding of the verse quoted is that when you help others who are less fortunate than you, then you become richer, not in a material or financial sense, but in the sense of having an abundance of spiritual blessings.  

    The underlying thought or subtext, though, is that we must give freely, without any expectation of being rewarded by God. We give because helping others is the right thing to do. We are able to give because God’s spirit is alive within us. Happy New Year to all. :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC4FZSEBGFSRT26VSKEH674XNU Estong

    When Mon quoted Matthew 13:12, he misunderstood it for material things because he did not look for the meaning of THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER.  In the same chapter Matthew 13:18-23, the meaning of that parable was given. It means the different kind attitudes of people who receive the Word of God that was shared to them. And prosperity in the Bible is different from the prosperity of the world.



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