A client recently stated that she wanted to be a “profitable servant.” What a wonderful term – and no, that’s not an oxymoron. The words profit and servant do go together like a hand in a glove. In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Daniel Lapin addresses the question: “Does God want you to be rich?” He says, “God wants you to be obsessively preoccupied with the needs of others.” And guess what, if you do that, wealth will just show up. When you are alone, you will starve to death. When you find ways to serve others, you open the door financially.
For years the motto of the Rotary International organization was simply – “He Profits Most Who Serves Best.” Sounds like a plan to me.