I’ve had some terrible experiences hiring people. It all starts off great. I’m excited to share my knowledge, they’re eager to grab the ball and run.
But somewhere halfway down the field, they fumble the ball. I’m cool with mistakes, we learn from them and move on. But when mistakes start stacking up, I get frustrated.
My mind immediately starts to doubt the partnership with this employee. I begin to sabotage the relationship by focusing on all of the problems, and eventually, I get fed up and want to let the person go.
That’s the old Alex.
I’m a Godpreneur now. I’ve learned from this mistake, and I choose to operate from a different mindset now.
Now, instead of focusing on the problem, I ask myself “what is this person’s personality in life, and how does our union fit into God’s purpose, my own purpose, and the business’s purpose?”
And guess what happened when you ask a question like that: You find what you are looking for.
We entrepreneurs have read enough books on mindset and the power of thoughts. We can all agree that we become what we think about, we get from business what we expect, and we find what we’re looking for.
One of the most profound revelations we can have in our business partnerships is applying this Purposed-Focused mindset to the relationship.
King Solomon, the wisest Godpreneur who ever lived, said it this way:
“As a man thinks in his heart, so he is”
The outcome of your partnerships begins with your mindset. If you constantly focus on your issues, past mistakes, hurts, and failures, then you make the problems even bigger; and you didn’t even know it was happening. Out of control and totally unaware of your actions, you sabotage the relationship – like I used to.
Instead, you need to
- HARNESS the way you think to align with God’s
- EMBRACE the truth that you and your business partner were created on purpose and the business was created for a purpose
- REAP the benefits of running a business fully and powerfully in the design He ordained for your lives and joint venture.
Listen, problems will always happen in business. You’ll always have a conflict with your business partner. That’s by design, too. Adversity is part of every Godpreneur’s relationship.
The solution, though, depends on your ability to shift your focus from your partner is on the other team to be on your team, and that the team has a reason for existing, and that’s what needs to be kept in sight at all times. That’s how you triumph in victory in every business partnership.
God’s power and purpose for our business partnerships are magnificent. When Godpreneur business partnerships begin to shift our attention from the problem and focus on living God’s purpose in our business, amazing purpose-focused business happens.
Romans 12:1 encourages us to not be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Ephesians 4:22-24 says we need to put off the old man with all its deceitful ways and be renewed in the spirit of our mind. Philippians 4:8 says “if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”
As a Godpreneurs in partnership, we are not powerless to our thoughts (2 Timothy 1:7). We marketplace ministers can demolish every lie in business opposing who God says we are by capturing our thoughts and making them obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5−6).
Take a moment to ask yourself: Do I live problem-focused or purpose-focused in my business partnership?
Imagine a day where both you and your partner fully embraced the mindset that God designed you both distinctly for a purpose and equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your business partnership purpose.
Godpreneur Rule: Godpreneurs focus our attention on God’s intention for our business partnerships and exchange our problems for His purpose.