- Tony Bradshaw
Purpose of Wealth. Enjoy Life. Help Others. Serve God.
Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Enjoy Life. Help Others. Serve God.
The Purpose of Wealth event is a specially tailored event to address the concept of wealth and how to create it in the Christian community. I became a Christian when I was nine years old. I attended Christian schools since 2nd grade, and graduated from a Christian college with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In 2001, I began working for Dave Ramsey where I remained until 2016. After exiting the Ramsey organization, I never imagined the crazy journey God would take me on leading me back into the financial education world, but here I am. I love it.
“It's not about chasing money. It's having your heart and mind prepared to receive and use wealth for a higher purpose. Wealth is a natural by product making better life and financial choices. And, if you want to be good with money, you need to study money. You need to learn how it works.” - Tony Bradshaw
After my book, The Millionaire Choice, was released in November 2018, I began noticing people's reaction to the word millionaire and concept of wealth. I'm a pretty open minded person on most things, so I was surprised to see such averse reactions to the thought of becoming a millionaire or building wealth especially in the Christian circles. I asked myself "Why?"
At 25 years old, I make the choice to stop being broke. Living a broke and financially mis-managed lifestyle just didn't make sense to me. As an engineer, I'm a born problem solver. I like to make and fix things, and obviously my finances were broken.
Fortunately, I developed a learning mindset in my younger years. I love to read. I love to learn new things. After realizing my financial ignorance, I made a choice to change. I began learning about money, and I quickly realized that money isn't that difficult. If you make the right life and financial choices, amazing things can happen. I realized I didn't have to keep living the broke lifestyle my family had lived for generations. I could become a millionaire, just by making better choices.
I mentioned earlier that many people in the Christian community are averse to the word millionaire or the concept of wealth. Why? There's a lot of psychology around those words. One of the most common is the misquote of scripture "money is the root of evil." In fact, the correct scripture is "for the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." and that is 100% true.
On my life's journey, I've realized a few things. One of those is, the more money you have, the more people you can help, and there is no shortage of people that need help. Two, if you've managed your money well and you've build some wealth, God will come knocking with opportunities to help people and serve his kingdom. And three, it's okay to enjoy life.