Accountants and financial advisors, let alone people interested in wealth creation, will always tell you how important it is for you to create wealth for yourself. Obviously, we tend to agree and as you know, we have a long history of demonstrating just how much we agree with this concept through our practices, advice, and actions; both personally and professionally.

However, one of the reasons for creating wealth that is not necessarily spoken about as often is that it also creates the opportunity for you to make decisions to help others. In this way, your wealth creation empowers you to make a difference. It allows you to give, not take, and that is a rare and valuable trait in any person. We have long believed that whilst it is nice to receive every now and then, the real joy comes in giving to others.

So, it is with this in mind that we will occasionally mention projects that we, our friends, and our families, are involved in where other people benefit; not ourselves. These are good news stories and we encourage you to applaud those people, and, where it suits you, to offer your own assistance in any way that you can. In this way, we hope to help make this a better place for everyone and uplift us all in the process.

The first of these that we’d like to let you know about today has been put together by our good friend, web designer and social entrepreneur, Chantelle Baxter.

Project Eight is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne. Committed to ending extreme poverty by 2015, Project Eight is joining the front-line, helping to achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals developed by the United Nations in 2000.

Their current project is to help with the completion of a girls’ secondary school in Kenya. This will be the second African school that Chantelle has been involved with building and we are extremely proud to support her endeavours. Awesome stuff by that girl, there.

The second of those good news stories for today is one that my parents, Dale and Sue, are supporting. Those of you who have dealt with them before will no doubt remember how strongly they felt about giving back, and, the standards that they expected of those organisations that they did donate to.

A famous Australian artist by the name of Robert Bosler is going to paint three massive paintings that capture the iconic essence of his home town in The Coffs Coast. These paintings will be created over a period of three months and will be painted inside the local shopping centre, then auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to local charities.

The local council, chamber of commerce and charities are right behind this project. There is more goodwill generated with sponsorships possible at the art school (both in-house and on-line) that Robert has created where people who would not normally benefit from such teaching will get the chance to do so. I understand that Dale and Sue jumped at the chance to support this project and were thrilled to do so.

As you can see, we are great fans of giving back to local and global communities, to share our wealth with those less fortunate, and we encourage you to do the same where you can. Again, this is one of the beautiful things about creating wealth; it is much easier to give to those in need, when we are not in need ourselves 🙂