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Rick Jordan shares a very personal side of his life, his faith with God. He shares the story of realization when he truly figured out that praying means something a bit different than he was originally taught.
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Today we’re going to talk about some amazing things around foundational beliefs and it’s not things that I typically talk about on the show or mostly anywhere but I’m excited to talk about today and give you a little snippet into my heart. Before we go through this, I know you’re gonna want to share this with a lot of people today, and I don’t even know the number, but I know it’s just gonna be a lot of people because it’s gonna hit you hard, it’s gonna crack things open for you that you’ve never expected before and I don’t do promotions, I don’t do sponsors, it’s just I look for people like you to help to reach more people, and change their lives. So as we dive into this today, just sit back, buckle up, and just take a deep breath.
Everyone knows that at least everyone who knows me closely understands that I have a deeply rooted spiritual foundation in my life and everyone has, if you want to call it ‘God source’, whatever, there’s a lot of phrases right now, for something bigger than yourself but for my purposes I like to call him God, and I don’t typically talk about where my strength comes from, and why I do things the way that I do, because I have this driving force inside of me to actually help a lot of people and there’s coaches that I have that eventually told me it’s like, “You’re even like the idiot that legitimately wants to help other people.” I have four profit business and obviously, that’s the case because we need to make money in order to do life in order to survive in order to eat in order to have shelter have a house and of course, we like those nice things too and the more money you have, the more nice things you can enjoy. Money is something that’s always been just a tool for me to achieve an end and that end is a purpose that I believe that everyone has, as far as what our purpose is on this planet for this life that we have right now.
I saw this thing from Elon Musk, just the other day and when this is published this will be a little bit old news. But it sparked my memory today, while we’re recording this there was a plea from the United Nations. And the UN put out you know, it was kind of like calling rich people on the carpets. That to be like, “Hey, use your money for something good.” It was very cool. I love this dude, Elon Musk because his response was freaking phenomenal. Firstly, we’re trying to call out the billionaires, right? Like the richest people in the world, which as of at least today As of recording, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world, since Tesla passed a trillion dollar market cap with their company’s value. And, of course, was Jeff Bezos, who is now number two, but then behind them, you know, I don’t know the order, but it’s always no like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, those are like the top five typically, right and as I saw this plea, the Yuan was saying it’s like, “Hey, there are 41 million people in you know, third world countries around the world that will die in the coming 12 months because of hunger and we think that the billionaires could do something because all we need is $6 billion to feed all them and quote unquote, solve world hunger.” I was like, “Wow, that’s an interesting concept.” Just 6 billion, huh.
I look at that I’m actually being sincere in that statement, because that’s not a lot of money when it comes to something like this, when you look at like the GDP of the United States of, of China of some of the largest economies around the world, that’s actually not a lot of money but they were calling up these billionaires, which, ironically, are Hall, leaders of American companies that should tell you something. Even though we have we’ve had troubled economic times over the past year and a half of the pandemic, all of these top people are actually Americans, right and I’m excluding, you know, others that are in like, the Forbes list and all that because, you know, there’s people I’ve seen, like Vladimir Putin, who have been listed at the top and nobody really knows how much money he has, because he’s the leader of a government a pretty interesting government. But these are in this list of billionaires that were calling them out, right, those top five that I gave you saying you could end world hunger right now. And as of today, when I’m recording this, Elon Musk is worth $300 billion. That’s a lot of coins. He responds back he’s like, “No problem. If you can show me how $6 billion will be spent to quote unquote, solve world hunger, and show me the math behind that. I will sell my shares today. $6 billion worth and donate the money.”
I was like, “Oh snap!” That was amazing, an incredible response because I don’t believe the UN actually had a plan. They just came up with this number out of the sky and called it out there. And when I look back at what I’ve done with money in the past 20 years of my life to help do these things, you know, I used to, I used to pray, and here’s my spiritual foundation, right, that I was talking about. I used to pray for things, right that you would say, “Oh, pray to end world hunger,” you know, “Pray that you’ll guide me God to do whatever I’m supposed to do,” you know, or pray to ask, “Hey, what can I do?” What am I supposed to do? You know, and it’s like, you used to pray for answers or be like, “Hey, bring world peace, or stop this conflict with these countries and all of these things.”
There’s a quote from Mother Teresa that I’m going to talk about here because Elon Musk brought this topic back up in my head, he’s saying, “Hey, show me the map, and I will happily sell this money.” He wasn’t praying to feed the hungry. He wasn’t praying to God, show me to do this or do that. He was actually sitting there, I bet you, you know, I don’t know if he’s a spiritual guy or something like that but you might have thought about this to begin with, because he is genuinely trying to put these programs into place, so that he can help human beings of all backgrounds of all demographics, to be able to have better, better lives and when it comes to me, it’s like, I used to be like, God, can you do this? You know, externally? Can you do that externally? Can you please change this other person right here or, you know, repair this friendship, this relationship, or God, please, you know, guide our president to do these kinds of things, or whatever you know, and all these things that are external, are things that I used to pray for but the thing that you’re supposed to pray for, is strength because I used to believe that Prayer can change things, writing, Prayer can change external things and of course, I believe that God has the ability to do that, because of my spiritual foundation that he can pretty much do anything, but I’ve come to realize that’s not how it’s intended to work.
How it’s intended to work, is when you say, God, changed me. Take me and maybe shift my mindset a little bit. So that I’m not fixed in this spot over here to where I’m closed minded about everything else and thinking that I can’t help feed 41 million people, to where I feel like I can’t make this life changing decision to where I feel like I can’t move forward from this place that I feel stuck in right now and I’m asking you to change things around me, right, so that I can experience some sort of freedom, or some sort of connection, or some sort of purpose in what I see going on around me but now it’s, you know, it’s me so that I can change things. Did you catch that? God changed me, so that I can change things.
There’s a principle that I abide by, and that we all have a purpose on this planet, whether you believe in God or not, there’s no reason to exist to be born, if it wasn’t to positively affect other people in life and when you just sit there and do nothing and look around you, and I’ve known people like this my entire life that take a look around them and be like, “Oh, I wish I could help them, oh, I wish I could help here.” The reason they’re not, is because they’re feeling like they have no resources to do so or it’s not their place, or that it’s somebody else’s job to do that. All of those are coming from the wrong position, versus saying, “Hey, God, change me and I can change things.”
When you start to shift your mindset that way, and begin to look inward at yourself in order to make that shift. That’s when things will happen. You’ll be like, “Oh, well, maybe I could do this. Maybe I could do that. Oh, here’s another million dollars I just made this past month. I could donate and affect 10,000 lives. I could provide food, I could open up a new charity, I could do all these things. I could help my brother get out of debt, I can help. My best friend moved to a different country to meet the girl of his dreams.” Whatever it is, you recognize that all of a sudden, you’re starting to give out more and more and more and more because you looked inward
Stop looking outward at all these things and thinking “Man, I wish that could happen, you know must be nice for somebody like Elon Musk to be able to be like, ‘Yeah, I can sell 6 billion shares.’” If you look inward and start to make that shift and say, “Oh, well what do I need to change?” So that I can change things. When you start to give out that way, by looking in, that’s when stuff is going to break free in your life and you’ll be able to enjoy some things that you never even thought possible. All because you’re able to impact other people and start to say, “God change me so that I can change things.”