Updated: Sep 14, 2021
You’re not yourself when you’re hungry.
I love that Snickers commercial. It’s so true! My wife calls it being “hangry,” a combo of hungry and angry. We both must be well fed or else things start to get funky in the home.
In the same way that food can set me off on the wrong course, things happen in my business that can do the same. An angry client email in the morning will turn me loose against my employees, and the domino effect will eventually lead me to be “off” with the rest of my clients that day.
We entrepreneurs will have 99 reasons every day to be upset, rude, curt, and not so pleasant to be around. Maybe not every day, but we have our times. Owning a business is stressful! But we have a responsibility to be the light, to be the difference, to be the example of taking the high road.
But how do we change from our natural ways of being angry? How can we be the exception to the rule? How can we be different?
It’s a matter of the HEART. What we fill ourselves with will eventually show. In the same way that I eat to remove my “hanger”, I need to consume more of God to squeeze out the natural-born killer in me.
In the book of Acts chapter 6, we read about Stephen, a many with exceptional spiritual filling.
"Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people." (Acts 6:8)
I don’t know about you, but I’ll take an order of whatever he’s eating.
Every morning, instead of picking up my phone to check emails and put out fires in my business, I get my filling of spiritual food from God. Maybe this email sent to you daily is your chance to commune with God and hear a message for the day.
What I know is this: if we Godpreneurs make getting spiritually fed our first priority for the morning, we will be less “hangry” throughout the day about being able to be a true witness to Christ to others through your daily transactions.
It’s easy to see your spiritual life separate from your business life until you realize that your closeness with God has a direct correlation with your relationship with people that do business with you, how you serve them, and how you react to their “hanger”.
Godpreneur Rule #89: Godpreneurs get spiritually fed first thing in the morning, the breakfast of champions to prepare them for the rest of the day.