In the act of contribution to others, we become far more open and abundant than we ever could on our own.
As a younger man, Barry was primarily focused on success. On chasing money. It took some serious lessons from the school of hard knocks, including a painful bankruptcy, to help Barry realise that although money is an important tool for living, it is not the most important thing in life.
He always gave when he could to others, but like most people, unconsciously did it with the expectation that he would receive something in return. It wasn’t until his eyes were opened at a 7-day long Indian wedding celebration that he began to consciously understand the concept of simply giving because we can.
As people danced in celebration of the newly married couple, Barry watched family members throw money at people who would yell for more. As a Westerner, at first he was gobsmacked. Why would you throw money away like that? When Barry asked the father of the bride about it, he replied, ‘We do it because we have money to give, and because giving brings us joy.’
Barry began to look at his own fortunes differently. He was living a lifestyle vastly different than most of the world’s population’s day to day. From that day on, every time Barry would see someone asking for help, he would give. Whether it be food, money, time… he could give, so he did. And it made him feel more whole and fulfilled.
What’s more, it released the hold money had on him. Instead of looking at it as something to be chased, it became simply a form of energy. Barry stopped being a vessel that tried to hold onto this energy, and shifted into a conduit for it to flow through him.
Soon after unlocking these money energy codes, Barry realised that the more he was able to help others without any expectation of a return, the greater abundance he experienced in his own life.
Now Barry contributes to the world as a fellow human being who gives what he can. Since living this way, his own experience of life has become filled with profound lessons and connections in delightfully unexpected places.
B1G1: Business For Good
Part of The Game Changers’ mission is to give back to the less fortunate. We believe that when given an opportunity and the right tools, every individual can unlock their TRUEST potential.
Because of this, we’ve partnered with the global initiative B1G1 Business for Good to allow us to give back in meaningful and impactful ways.
B1G1 is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a world that’s full of giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 specifically helps small-and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations and creating unique giving stories.