Inspirational Capital

by Ray Reuter on August 2, 2018

In my work, my services often contain thoughts, ideas, concepts, models, quotes, stories, illustrations, and the like. This bucket of stuff is often called “intellectual capital” or “intellectual property.” It is not *real* property like a car, house, boat … it is *intellectual* property. It is MY thoughts, ideas, concepts, insights, models. I thought it up. It is mine. I am going to put legal warnings to protect you from stealing my stuff.

A wise man pointed out to me that the argument over who owns *intellectual* property is pretty futile. He prompted me to think differently and call it *INSPIRATIONAL* Capital / Property instead. (Maybe I should copyright that! ツ ) The reason is that the source of our intellect, our thoughts, is God. He created us. He gifted to us multiple talents and unique abilities.

So what I think is mine is really His and because He is good, what is really His becomes mine … to give away. Same for you. What you think is yours is really His and because He is LOVE, what is really His becomes yours … to share with others.

That’s true abundance mentality.

Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft. —St. Anthony of Padua

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