Some people get stuck before pulling the trigger to launch a business. One of my ventures, ‘Launch in 2 Days’, concentrates on launching brands. I’ve started many companies for people, but it’s a small fraction compared to the number of people who have NOT launched yet. We’ll have a discovery call, sometimes they’ll even pay me to consult them on the idea, and then I don’t hear from them again. Fear struck them, and they’re back to their comfortable place.
See, I’m the exact opposite; I’m fearless when it comes to launching new growth opportunities, products, campaigns, or brands. I go after it with everything I got.
What makes me different from most people that have a dream of starting a business? Faced with the decision to go after the business God has called to start, some retreat back to the “planning board” to rethink and reassess. Some of us press “mission abort” before launching because some clouds appear hundreds of miles away.
Some of us don’t start because of fear of money. Yes, it costs money to go after your calling. Some don’t start because they don’t feel worthy. Some of us try reliving failure we’ve already been through in the past when attempting to re-launch the business.
I’m over all of that. Been there, done that, and I’m here to write about my triumph.
The Bible says:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV)
How do I personally launch now?
I think it’s a combination of a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of courage. Since I’m operating from a place of gifting, being in God’s favor, covered by his grace, the Lord will be victorious.
You can’t move forward as an entrepreneur until you learn to face all your fears and operate beyond them. I’m not saying be irresponsible and dive in without counting your logistics. I’m also not ignoring the fact that we all have fears. More importantly, God’s mindset is to mold you into a Godpreneur, relying on him and his word as a lamp that will guide us on our journey.
Physically, entrepreneurship might be a solo endeavor, but not apart from God. In fact, it’s the opposite.
Like a Rollercoaster ride, business will, for sure, throw at you unpredictable twists and turns with frequent stops along the way; sometimes with regressions. I keep thinking of the story of David and Goliath; here’s a youngster who saw his fellow men cleft in their camp, paralyzed in fear. He’s thinking “God helped me defeat a lion and a bear; so it will be with this colossal man!?” With one rock, the giant went down.
Was it the rock that won the contention? No, it was the lack of apprehension to go after his mission.
The Bible says:
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?Romans 8:31 NIV
We all already have overcome fears in our past. Most of us have launched something that’s collapsed. We’ve all experienced impediments, either in a previous business or job. The same God that took you through that made you genuine because the Lord desires to guide us along the next step in our journey.
Imagine if all Godpreneurs esteemed God to move forward with our callings! How many more excellent inventions would we beget? Many unique products/services would be offered by people operating out of their gifting and calling, not adhered to something they weren’t born to do.
I have 3 questions for you:
- What business is it that you know God is calling you to do today?
- What’s keeping you from moving forward?
- Will you allow us Godpreneurs as a community to strengthen you by praying for you? We want to help guide you to get beyond any fears that are holding you back from launching. Go to ‘community.dailygodpreneur.com’ and join the campaign!