I’m a Self Made Man

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

I like the concept of the self-made man. To me, it conjures up a hope that, despite my middle-class upbringing, maybe I’ll be the one to break us free and into the life of wealth and riches.

So I work… And I work… And I work my butt off more! I labor day and night and even weekends. I’m determined to make this happen.

But there’s a danger in my mindset. I’ve rationalized that to be self-made, I need to work harder. I’ve connected my labor to my riches. And this will only cause me to fall deeper into the self-made trap.

Us entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to the self-made trap. It sounds like:

  1. If I built my business and I made my money, that’s because I worked hard and I made that money.

  2. It was all me.

  3. I sacrificed, I put in the blood, sweat, and tears.

  4. I did it.

  5. I deserve it because I earned it all by myself.

  6. I started from the bottom and rose to the ranks of the rich and famous.

  7. I gave it 10X, and I did it all by myself.

After all, we are entrepreneurs, and we did it on our own, right?


And if we don’t correct this fundamental lie about business and money, we could be missing out on the greatest riches that God has planned for us.

We need to replace the self-made man lie with the truth:  We are God- Made Men and Women!

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