How to find money when creating wealth is a question on everyone mind; probably yours too. So how do you do it?

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that we are looking to the bible to show us how to find money. We’re uncovering a formula that we can follow that will show us a path on how to find money and we’ve come to the suggestion to get a mentor.

Getting a mentor makes a lot of sense. But now the question is “who?” Who can we go to that will help us and show us how to find money and create wealth? The bible gives us this criteria, for one thing:

He who walks with the wise grows wise,
But a companion of fools suffers harm.
Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)

Basically, it says we are to look for someone that is wiser than we are. The benefit of this is that if we follow them around, some of that wisdom will rub off on us.

Who we hang out with is critical to our success in life. When you want to learn how to find money, you want someone that has a track record of success in that area.

On the other hand, if we make friends with someone that isn’t too bright, we’ll, our own brightness will begin to diminish too.

I went to the store yesterday, and chose a self-checkout lane to pay for my purchase of a small item. The total amount came to $2.12. I got to the part where I started putting three one-dollar bills into the electronic bill acceptor. One went in, then the second, but it wouldn’t take my third dollar bill.

You know how it goes, you put the bill into the machine, and it spits it right back out. You rub it, flip it over and try four of five different things, and it still won’t take.

So what did I do? You guessed it, I pushed the button for the attendant to help me.

As soon as I pushed the button, I thought to myself: “Ooh, that was dumb.” Because I knew exactly what was going to happen next; and it pisses me off ever time it happens. You probably guessed what happed too.

The attendant comes over, they take the bill from my hand, and they try inserting it four or five times into the machine. IDIOTS! They think that they have some magic power that I don’t possess that will make the bill machine accept my dollar.

I know exactly why they are working as an attendant at a grocery store, and aren’t a manager of a multi-million dollar business. They have no concept of how stupid it was to treat a customer like a dope. They obviously lack wisdom.

The point I want to make by sharing with you this story is that there is a big difference in people. And most people around you are not wise — I know that came as a big shock to you. But I’m trying to get it into your head that the decisions you made in the past, and the people you had as friends are not going to get you to a successful future. They got to you to “today.” You can be thankful of that if you want.

But now you have to start thinking about where you want to be tomorrow and further into your future. Unless you have really exceptional friends, they cannot show you how to find money in your future. You need wiser mentors to help you make better decisions. It is really that simple — and I know that is really that hard.

It is hard, because letting go of your current crop of friends will feel like a loss. It may even feel like your tossing aside your past and all the anchors in your life. But instead of thinking of it in that frame, think of it as gaining a whole new crop of friends and mentors. And what’s more, you get to pick them yourself, instead of letting them pick you. Isn’t that something to look forward to?

And when you’re out searching for a new mentor, always remember the biblical promise: “He who walks with the wise grows wise.”

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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  • http://www.scottbellconsultant.com Scott Sylvan Bell

    Mentors are one of the best ways to get ahead, they can see out of the picture frame that you are stuck in. Along with finding a good mentor friends that are dead weight will slow your progress down.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Now go implement!

  • Shane

    Does this mean you’re casting me off Tim?

  • http://TheSuccessSecrets.net Michael D Walker

    I hate it when the attendant does that too! It’s like they are saying “I think you were too stupid to try putting the money into the machine”

    As for how to find money when creating wealth…finding a mentor with a proven track record is vital information to follow.

    Michael
    The Success Secrets

  • http://www.childrenswealth.com Dale Bell

    I have alway heard if you want to be a millionare it is necessary to hang out with millionares. Just like our friends we hang out with them and if their standards are lower than ours we end up lowering our own standards.

  • http://www.EslLessonUsingSocialMedia.com Eileen O’Neill

    Wise friends are indeed a priceless gift! Wise friends who give us the advice and moral support to try out our wings and fly up to fulfill our dreams are invaluable!

    Eileen
    Mixing Romance, Feet & ESL lessons
    Enjoy Being Online here!

  • http://www.thingstodoforfreein.com Michelle Mason

    On the flip side, however, a lot of customers are pretty incompetent (sorry). I would probably try the dollar twice, myself, because in my experience, customers tend to miss the obvious. But you should still treat them like they are the most intelligent person in the world (who wants to feel dumb?).
    Finding a mentor is important, as well as realizing when you have maximized all of the information that can gain from them. I am in the process of “leaving” a mentor, because I feel I have outgrown him, and it is hard.

    Michelle
    Fun and Free Activities

  • http://workoutwithsabrina.com Sabrina Peterson

    Tim,

    You are good at giving good advice. I am so not shocked to read that most people are not wise.

    My mom always said to choose my friends wisely. I’ve never felt too bad when I’ve had to let toxic friends go.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT,CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  • http://www.aprilbraswell.com/BoomerDating.html OC Boomer Dating Expert

    Hi Tim,

    I love your practical application of biblical truths. Indeed, my family is my family, and they are coming with me in some way or another. Additionally, there are certain friends I have for life. However that doesn’t mean I try to phone them and explain what it is that I am doing every day. And certainly I look closely at the income and success of the average business owners in a group that wants me to join. We will be influencing each other all the time. Will it be for my good?

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Single Baby Boomer Dating Expert

  • http://quiltingcolorsandfun.com Peggy Larson

    Mentors are important and helpful to have. And they may give you many bright ideas you didn’t think of yourself. I’m enjoying meeting all of the people in this class and learning so much from them. It’s great!

    Peggy Larson
    Quilting – Colors and Fun!

  • http://www.yourchanceforromance.com Sonya Lenzo

    A great mentor is a great gift you give yourself.
    http://www.yourchanceforromance.com
    Sonya Lenzo

  • http://www.stopthesun.com/blog Trisha Chambers

    He who walks with the wise grows wise….this is why I hang out with people like Steve, Kevin, Rob, April….etc….

  • http://www.ColumbiaSafetyProducts.com/blog Mike Norris

    A great mentor can save you so much time and wasted effort. They really help when you are stuck.

    Mike
    Safety Is Everyones Business

  • http://www.directsellingadvice.com Mark

    Tim,
    One common err I see with mentoree is thinking the mentor is first a friend, then a mentor. I have seen this prevent people from hearing what needs to be said (truth) because it hurt their feelings. For me a mentor corrects and a friend cheers. In sports, there are many times you DON’T like your coach… but athletes understand the coaches purpose and role in their life at that point. Great, sound advice!

    Mark
    Direct Selling Advice, Leveraging Relationships for Long-term Profit

  • http://successfulsalestools.com bryan

    Time…great story…I always believe if you look at what your friends make you will be within a certain % of that. When networking I always try to meet people out of my comfort zone.

  • http://www.simplesurvivalguide.com Rob Northrup

    This is like when you call the technical support line and they waste the first ten minutes establishing that you have plugged in the machine, turned it on, and that all the cables are connected.

    Seize the Day,
    Rob

    Simple Family Survival Tips For Disasters and Emeergencies

  • http://dtingguruhq.com michael

    I have found it easier to leave a certain group of friends but have found ti very difficult to cultivate a new set of friends with ideas and priciplas that I want to aspire to.

    I have found that to my surprise my really successful friends are always more than willing to shar advice with me.

    Michael
    http://datingguruhq.com

  • http://www.babysittingworld.com Lisa McLellan

    I always had to date guys at least at my level of intelligence or smarter. I couldn’t hang with someone I didn’t feel was very bright.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies