I am often asked why I wanted to become wealthy (or as we say in industry speak, ‘financially free’). My answer is always simple: to create future stability for my family and to help others help themselves. For those who understand The Law of Reciprocity and The Law of Attraction, we should all give as part of the receiving process.
If you read The Wealth Dragon Way you will remember us discussing the concept of ‘moral’ wealth and how we each have an obligation to become as wealthy as we can be in order to help our loved ones and the world at large. The fact that I am financially free gives me the means to help others who are less fortunate than myself. We can all fall on hard times but some people have fewer opportunities simply because of where they were born and circumstances that are out of their control. We can all do something to help people in these situations.
With this in mind, I would like to share with you a story about my dear friend and industry peer, Eric Ho, who launched YoYo Mission five years ago, the charitable arm of his successful food empire, YoYo Noodle. Back in 2011, Eric was in Kenya and witnessed first-hand the plight of street orphans who had been left to starve. He took it upon himself to purchase land and build an orphanage to house children who had been left to die without hope or a solid family structure. The orphanage started out with 63 children and has grown to accommodate 343 orphans. They have recently managed to build a school for these children.
I am very proud that Wealth Dragons has become involved in this project. We have just sponsored part of the school with a ‘Wealth Dragons Academy Hall’ that can house around 500 children in a sound, safe place of learning and fun.
As a proud parent of two school-age children, this project warms my heart. I teach countless people all over the world about the power of education as well as why property is such an important investment vehicle. Supporting Eric’s YoYo Mission encompasses everything that my business partner, John Lee, and I stand for. We are so proud of what Eric has achieved and what he continues to create for these young, fresh minds. It is a privilege to be part of this process of change.