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Published: Friday, Aug. 8 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, Aug. 11 2014 9:13 a.m. MDT

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A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

From broke newlywed to billionaire. Awesome!

If he can do it, so can I.

And, who knows?...maybe I will!

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

@ IRS Agent - PROVO, UT - "The sin is not in being wealthy, it is in the desire of your heart. The apostles of the church are not paupers, most of them are very wealthy, and leaders in their respective disciplines (surgeons, businessmen, pilots, etc.) The reason is that they have learned to make the most of the talents the Lord gave them. Through dedication, study and perseverance, they have become successful in the eyes of the world, but the focus was in being true to stewardship they were entrusted from above. As I tell my children, if you are the best at what you do, there will always be work for you and you will be comfortable. If your position in life is a farmer, be the best farmer in the valley. It makes no difference what you do, it is "how" you do it. Make the most of whatever talent you have. Make that your focus, and the rest will come. Make money your focus, and you will start to look for an "edge" to beat out the next guy. That is where the downfall starts."

If I could give you a thousand "Likes", I would.

Well said!

The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

Only a foolish person claims that money, in and of itself, is "evil".

It is not "money" that is evil. Do those Christians who claim that really believe that God and Jesus Christ live in a shack? Really?

No, "money" is not inherantly evil, but it is the "love of money" that is evil.

Good luck to us all.

haunyocker
Springville, UT

It's a wonderful story. I don't know how many times I've heard of a returning missionaries or faithful members of the church working in some calling that has helped them say they used the knowledge learned in their calling to start businesses or expand their capabilities and thus their success.

President Hinkley, if I recall, talked about a man in Mexico who joined the church, learned some lessons doing his calling, I think as a ward clerk or financial clerk, something like that. He took those lessons and applied them to a business opportunity and became successful because of those lessons and faithful service. I believe the man was acting as President Hinkley's driver for an assignment there in Mexico and that's how President Hinkley learned the story.

One of my closest friends was called to the high council and as a contractor, was assigned to be in charge of the buildings for the stake. He learned a lot about the Church's process of caring for the chapels and buildings and because of that experience and his hard work as a contractor was chosen to be the whole county's buildings administrator.

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