Preparing Your Team for God’s Business Growth Plan

Updated: May 5

I don’t have a great reputation for finding and keeping a great team. Since 2005, I’ve had dozens of people come in and out of Creative Complex.

I used to think it was my lack of leadership skills. I would beat myself up for not having the right process or product. I wasn’t a Donald Trump, I didn’t bully my people.

In hindsight, I just don’t think the vision or goals were strong enough to create the glue that keeps teams together and propels them into said goals.

But in the middle of 2015, I began refining my USP (unique selling proposition), I put God as my CEO, and I earnestly sought out His purpose for my life and my business. I received confirmation over and over that the new “why” for my business was a strong one, and not just from clients. My team was also beginning to see and understand the bigger calling our business served, and they were seeing the clients needed to prove it.

When my team latched on, I knew it was time to kick the business into overdrive and implement a business growth plan.

Some of us have been burnt in the past by bad experiences with hiring and firing. We’re scared to repeat the same cycle we’ve been through in the past, scared to let people down, let them go again.

Or we had a team and we grew a company, but couldn’t sustain the growth and things have plateaued and you’re trying to figure out how to take things to that explosive growth level.

Maybe we have a team now, and we know the vision, and it’s time to let them know.

But how do we know it’s really time?

The answer: Communication from God.

This is where Joshua finds himself before crossing the River Jordan.

In a number of ways, the preparation for invasion and the conflict that lays before Joshua and the people parallels what an entrepreneur will go through as he or she gears up to enter into their promised business success.

What Godpreneurs need to see and understand is the significance that this preparation proceeds out of God’s communication.

First, God speaks and commissions Joshua (1:1-5) and then calls him to be strong and courageous (1:6-9).

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