When I first started my agency, my personal plans were along the lines of building a big agency and making a lot of money in the process. Not a terrible goal, but I had no real plan of accomplishing that goal.
I was a young, materialistic entrepreneur caught up in Miami vanity who still thought in terms of doing what seemed fun at the time and did not think about where my dreams might take me. Well, I grew up, and it took a few hard lessons to do it.
One day a friend of mine introduced me to a book called The One Thing by Gary Keller. In a nutshell, the book taught me that even the biggest tasks can be broken down into small pieces that are manageable.
The goals I set for my business are now broken into bite-sized chunks that are not so difficult to achieve.
First, I needed to decide what I wanted to accomplish and work back from there to where I am now.
When I became a Godpreneur, my first goal in business was to serve God in some way through my business. This was a big task.
When I finally got serious about putting God first in my business, I decided to read the Bible every morning and journal what I wrote that morning on a blog.
So I did just that and one thing led to another, and here I am with www.dailygodpreneur.com. I’ve been writing 2-3 posts per week since November of 2014.
Did you notice that I focused on “what” I wanted to do, not “how” I would do it? “How” is in God’s hands.
The Bible says
We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.
Proverbs 16:1 NLT
What I wanted to accomplish was drawing closer to God in my business. And what I did to do that was read and write from the Bible.
How God would transform me… Well, that’s actually still happening daily! I’m not really sure how it’s happening, and I’m not really concerned or worried about it. I’m more focused on WHAT needs to continue to be done.
Godpreneur Rule: When you make your business plans, don’t leave God out of the formula. That is the only part that makes any sense.