with Ben Bateman

Relational WealthThere is a freedom and a certain peace of mind that comes with wealth.

When you are wealthy you have more than enough resource to meet all your needs. Wealth can even give you the opportunity to provide for others needs over and above your own

A number of years ago I was in Bali on holidays and I was struck with the realisation that I was very wealthy compared to the average Indonesian that we were interacting with. When I got back to Australia I was back to the reality that the wages that I was on covered our bills and not much more.

Being wealthy is all about having extra resource. Our society has a great desire to have extra financial resource because at some time or another we have seen or experienced the freedom and stability that comes from that type of wealth. Financial wealth can make some problems disappear and other problems much easier to deal with. Relational wealth works in much the same way. The stability and freedom that it brings has a major impact on our quality of life.

You can measure a persons relational wealth by the amount to which people will care about and or serve you without there being something in it for them. When people will partner with us out of their own desire, not because of need or obligation. Partnering with us not because they have to, but because they genuinely want too.

I want my kids to have great relational wealth throughout their lives. One of the greatest things that I can teach my kids is how to plan for and invest in relational wealth. Relational wealth brings more freedom, joy and peace than any other wealth I have seen or experienced. I want my kids to be able to live life to its fullest.