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Liberate yourself from "poverty"

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You are worth more than anything you owe. So shift that attitude from bills to pay to what your life is meant to do for others. Because, simply put, poverty is often just a state of mind .

When others owe it to you

There’s only one sacred path out of poverty that I know. It starts by finding your passionate purpose in life, based on a pressing need others will pay handsomely for you to help them resolve. Then finding these needful folks, to then start responding to their persisting need. Lastly, to establish yourself as the go-to person to ease such a burning need.

The money will naturally follow. And you will find it less important than the fulfilling value of improving another’s life. You may even realize that “poverty” is little more than not living up to your life’s full potential, to your purposeful existence to help others you are an exact fit to serve.

When others get on board

Bill collectors become incidental investors in your emerging importance to these people in need. Collectors may show you greater deference once they learn you are selflessly helping others, on a lean budget. Leaning too heavily on you can cost their business reputation, if they appear only concerned about material wealth, at the cost of you helping others in crucial need.

You create integral wealth when you can see past the material world of purchased goods and services, to intimately experience the deep value in knowing you are the one vitally improving the life of another. Sure, you can invent the next popular widget that adds convenience to life, and earn a living from it. But not a life.

When delivering deep value to others

In fact, young millionaires who make their riches on some tech or other innovation realize at some point that money and meaningful value can mix like oil and water. Many then sell their business to dive deeply into some social entrepreneurial venture, because they now know only a life of creating deep value for others can result in a life of deep value for oneself.

Who are you to another with a deep need you can satisfactorily resolve? What, if anything, is keeping you from responding to such a need? What do you need, right now, to start satisfying these needs in others?

When owing it to yourself

Take that first humble step toward answering these questions, and you will soon find yourself on a journey that dissolves almost any concern you may have about that thing we call poverty. Yes, even before you earn your first dime. Because if you are rich in meaning, you will naturally transcend physical poverty. One meaningfully served life at a time.


Steph is a self-described transspirit, which is a kind of sacred misfit. By transcending conventional limits—gender norms, religious identities, political polarities, and more—Steph experiences a unique connection in life. And suspects others do as well. This blog shares that spirituality, and affirms others of a similar state of being.

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