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“If You Are So Rich and Successful, Why Do You Bother To Teach?”

Someone came up to me at one of my talks and asked, “If you can make so much money in your investments and your business, then why do you bother to spend the time teaching people?”

At first, I felt a bit offended but then I thought it was a fair question. So I said, “the reason is because I love to teach. It is my passion and my calling. I love it when I see people’s faces brighten up and experience breakthroughs in their lives. That’ something that money can’t buy”. I also teach because I feel that it is my duty to. I have been so lucky to have been able to have all this knowledge and the gift to inspire and teach that it is my duty to make use of this god-given gifts.

This lady looked at me and remarked, ” If I had all your money, I will not waste my time teaching and enjoy myself relaxing instead”. I then said, ” honestly, that is why I am rich and successful and YOU ARE NOT.” If you are just interested in making money, you never will. However, if you are interested to help others and do what you love, then you will be rich, happy and successful. She looked at me as if I was crazy and walked away.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Steven on March 21st, 2012

    I sincerely believe that rich people have the responsibility and are obligated to share their experiences and knowledge to those who are willing to learn..such people are respected and highly recognized, such as Robert Kiyosaki, Anthony Robbins and of course Adam Khoo himself 🙂

  2. Donald on March 26th, 2012

    I want to teach, coach and train people like you too even when I am rich. if you can help people with what you know, it is a wonderful feeling that money can never buy. You are doing great, Adam

  3. Jimmy on April 4th, 2012

    Actually that lady asking is expecting a specific answer from you.. that is “I teach because I want to become richer by making money from people like you who attend my workshops”

    That’s why she just couldn’t accept what you have explained, no matter how hard you did.

    Silly her to ask such a question when her mind is already fixated to her own answer.

  4. fiq09 on April 10th, 2012

    That why people don’t understand why they can’t be rich. We must enjoy what we’re doing. Enjoy our own work activities

  5. Adam Huang on May 28th, 2012

    You’re right!” that is why I am rich and successful and YOU ARE NOT.” If you are just interested in making money, you never will. However, if you are interested to help others and do what you love, then you will be rich, happy and successful ”. I’ve read your book : Secrets of Seld Made Millionaire and take action, again and again!I found my passion and help other people how to improve their english. I’m going to become a self made millionaire, like you.:). Thank you so much and pick me on the top of success!

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