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A Financial Principle That Really Works

When the bottom fell out of the housing market, realtors Richard and Linda feared for the future of their business and employees. Regardless, they made a decision that paid off handsomely. Find out what they consider the essential key in their ... Read Transcript


IT IS QUIET THIS TIME OF YEAR

ON THE SANDY BEACHES OFF NORTH

CAROLINA COAST.

CBN PARTNERS, RICHARD AND LINDA

BAKER ENJOY WALKING HERE WHERE

THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING AND DOING

BUSINESS FOR YEARS.

I LOVE THE PEACE I FEEL HERE,

JUST THE BREEZES AND THE SALTY

AIR.

THE BAKER'S RUN A SUCCESSFUL

COMPANY CALLED TREASURE REALITYY

SELLING AND RENTING VACATION

COMPANIES.

ONE OTHER IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE

GUIDE THEIR LIVES.

GIVING IS ESSENTIAL TO THE

SUCCESS OF TREASURE REALITY.

WHEN YOU TITHE AND GIVE, GOD

BECOMES A PARTNER TO YOU.

IF YOU SOW ABUNDANTLY, YOU'LL

REAP BUNDAABUNDANTLY.

IF YOU SOW SPARINGLY, YOU'LL

REAP SPARINGLY.

IN 2008, MY SALES DROPPED

300% OFF THE HIGH OF 2005.

IT WAS SCARY, BECAUSE YOU

DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE IS

GOING TO HOLD.

YOU DON'T KNOW ARE THESE

EMPLOYEES STILL GOING TO BE

HERE?

ARE WE GOING TO SHUT DOWN THE

SALES OFFICE?

RICHARD AND LINDA HAVE GIVEN

EXTRA AT THE END OF EACH YEAR

BASED ON PROJECTED SALES.

WITH REVENUES FALLING AFTER A

HARD YEAR AND PROSPECT OF THINGS

GETTING WORSE, RICHARD MADE A

PRUDENT FINANCIAL DECISION.

WHEN WE GOT TO THE END OF THE

YEAR, WE REALIZED IT WAS GOING

TO BE ANOTHER HARD YEAR IN FRONT

OF US, NO QUESTION.

WE DECIDED TO CUT BACK ON OUR

GIVING.

FOUR MONTHS LATER WHEN

RICHARD REVIEWED HIS TAX RETURN,

HE REALIZED THEIR INCOME HADN'T

DROPPED.

THE LORD SAID WHY DID YOU

HOLD BACK?

I GOT GOOSE BUMPS, I SAID HONEY,

GET IN HERE.

BRING THE CHECKBOOK.

ONE WEEK LATER AT THE RENTAL

OFFICE.

HE SAID THE PHONES ARE

RINGING OFF THE HOOK.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

WE DIDN'T PUT THE TWO TOGETHER

UNTIL ABOUT A WEEK LATER WHEN HE

COMES IN WITH NUMBERS AND SHOWS

US THAT THE PHONE CALLS AND

RESERVATIONS HAD DOUBLED FROM

THE SAME WEEK THE YEAR BEFORE.

RICHARD BELIEVES HE HEARD THE

LORD SPEAK TO HIM AGAIN.

THE LORD WHISPERED IN MY EAR,

THAT WAS ME.

RICHARD AND LINDA HAVE NOT

STRUGGLED WITH THEIR GIVING, IN

FACT INCREASING IT AND THEIR

BUSINESS IS GROWING AGAIN.

TREASURE REALITIES AND SALES

HAVE BEEN GREAT AND ON TRACK AS

DOING AS GOOD AT WE DID AT THE

TOP OF THE MARKET.

WHEN YOU GIVE IT COMES BACK INTO

YOU.

IT RELEASES HIM TO BLESS YOU.

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