Just a Little Can Mean This Much

By Barry Spencer | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Scott Keffer, the Creator and CEO of The Donor Motivation Program™, and his son, Josh, made their very first trip to Mexico to build a housing structure for a family in need, Josh was only 10 years old. The structure was for George and his wife, hard-working parents, who wanted the best for their…

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Give This Blessing To Your Donors

By Barry Spencer | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts… our capacity to love and be loved. Givers always receive the greater blessing. Think about that. From the physical to the spiritual, the benefits are amazing. It transforms the giver… their family, their business and their community. The receiver is…

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Rewrite Your Own Obituary

By Barry Spencer | December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

  A Swedish entrepreneur, who had made millions by inventing and manufacturing dynamite, hadn’t thought much about being remembered. Until… He read his own obituary! In 1888, while reading his brother’s obituary in a French paper, he realized he was reading his own. The paper had made a mistake and confused the two brothers.       Shocked…

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How Giving Won WWII…

By Barry Spencer | November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Private philanthropy played a major role in the defeat of Hitler in World War II! Alfred Loomis was a successful entrepreneur in the mid- 1930s, whose foresight and clairvoyance of sorts allowed him to profit from the Great Depression. At the age of forty-five, Loomis made a “gift” that would later change the course…

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You Have Money… Now Can You Keep It?

By admin | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

What do Wayne Newton, Mark Twain, and MC Hammer all have in common? They all declared bankruptcy after amassing a great fortune through their trades and talents. Their cautionary tales seem to prove one commonly held belief to be true: Making money is not the hardest part—the hardest part is holding on to it.  

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You Don’t Have to Feel the Sting of Regret

By admin | December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the war was coming to an end in the epic Steven Spielberg classic, Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler, beautifully played by Liam Neeson, lamented to Itzhak Stern on his regret at not being able to add even more names to his list of those he had been able to save. “I could have got more.…

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Is Immortality Possible?

By admin | December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leonard Jones believed he was immortal. A would-be American politician in the early 1800s, Jones ran for President multiple times, hailing his “immortality” as his platform. According to Jones, mortality was a side effect of immorality, and anyone could achieve immortality through a regimen of prayer and fasting. Ironically, Jones died of a bad case of pneumonia at the…

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Do You Have a “Hall of Fame” Focus?

By admin | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ted Williams may have been the most focused hitter to ever play major league baseball. His .344 career batting average and 521 home runs prove that the precise strategy he used to predict what pitch might come next and the precision he brought to the plate clearly worked for him. He was also the last…

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Good Deals Gone Wrong

By admin | November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

If someone were to offer you a “brand new” iPhone for $50, would you take it? What about $30 for a “genuine” Louis Vuitton purse? Maybe you’d jump on a chance to get an “authentic” Rolex for $20? You could take these deals and be happy—that is, as long as you understand that you’re not…

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Failing Forward into Success

By admin | November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thomas Edison was both hearing impaired and fidgety. He only lasted three months in school where his teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was eventually homeschooled by his mom. In talking about his invention of the light bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that do…

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