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- Define your Vision for Systems and Processes
Vision isn’t just about where you see yourself or your company in 3 days, 3 months, 3 years, or 3 decades. Sure, we’ve all done the ‘vision board’ where we put the picture of our future home and car. I even had a jet on my vision board (which I still want). But have you checked your vision on the system and processes that run your well-oiled machine? Does your vision for operating your business look like an Ikea one-sheeter teaching you to build a cabinet, or does it look like the blueprint of a Boing 747? Squeaky clean and complicated systems and processes are what keep the profits coming in. Only profits will allow you to create more profit, more jobs and more time for yourself. Your diets need to be complex. Your workouts need to be complex. Your relationships need to be complex. Your business systems and processes need to be complex. Who will manage these complex systems if you can’t? Well, that’s why you see a dietitian, hire a workout coach and choose a church to belong to. This helps establish a complex system for delivering results. As for business, you either hire a business consultant to help you build this system and process, or your craft it yourself. You then find the right person(s) to micro-manage your system. Leadership abilities are in the eye of the beholder. Great leaders to some are poor leaders to others. Building a business around systems and processes that produce profit can’t be argued against. Either you have profits, or you don’t. Focus on your vision of systems and processes for your business. #EnhanceFocus
- How Christian Entrepreneurs Support the Local Church
"Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine." (Proverbs 3:9-10) When you tithe, you are showing God that we have our priorities straight in our finances. You are letting Him that you and your business are committed to keeping the lights on at HIS place of worship – your church. What God uses your business supports your church. The reason I bring up the tithe as a “membership fee” is so that you would possibly think differently about it. You’ve probably heard the pastor at your church give all the various verses of tithing, but maybe nobody’s ever put it to you in this way. Personally, if I want to make a change of habit in my life, I have to think differently than I did before to jolt my brain into a new pattern. The same way we put aside money to pay for critical things like rent, cell phone, and car, we need to plan for the tithe in our financial budget. It should be a line item expense that we can’t operate our business without paying. Godpreneur Money Rule #16: Godpreneurs honor God’s plan and purpose for tithing. We allow God to use our business to support our church and it’s growth. #BusinessBibleStudy #BecomeDisciplined #GodpreneurAcademy The 19 Rules of Money Management for Christian Entrepreneurs This course will help you develop a better sense of money management God’s way. Heard of the Godpreneur Academy? Grow Your Business, God’s Way! Bible-Based Video Courses for Entrepreneurs Putting God First In their Businesses Click here to create a Free Account
- God’s Top Role as your Business Partner
Choosing to be an entrepreneur means choosing to do one of the most difficult yet rewarding jobs in all possible career fields. When I left the corporate world in 2004 to start my own business, it was exciting. A young 22-year-old, naive and ambitious, Alex took it to the streets to hustle a buck. I would never have imagined all of the STRESS I would have to endure. But something amazing happened along the way. I became ‘born again’ and started going back to church. The implications this had on my business would almost immediately be evident. The biggest, and most glorious change, was that I now had the best business partner in the world, God! God came along for the rollercoaster ride, held my hand, and said to me, “Hold on, it's going to be rough, but I’m here to guide you along the way.” This was a huge turning point in my business because I now had a business partner. I could throw my stresses and worries onto…which is one of His main roles. Psalms 20 says: “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.” God has saved my business countless times. He answers my prayers as long as I continue to put my trust in Him. When I’m overstressed, that’s indicative of my lack of trust in God…while He's seeking His next move for me. Some put their trust in their bank accounts, but that fluctuates too much, so then your stress does too. If we want to live more stress-free on the rollercoaster, it’s important to trust in God’s role as your business partner. Others will be brought to their knees and fall, but we will rise and stand firm in our partnership with God. #SharpenLeadership #BusinessPartnerships
- How to End a "Waiting Season” God Has Your Business In
He's fully engaged and invested in every detail of our daily operations.
- The Unique Way Entrepreneurs Find Christ On Christmas
Year-round, Godpreneurs dive into the Scriptures like the wise men, seeing Christ’s glory and finding Him time and time again, witnessing to our respective marketplaces along the way. 2) Joy for Christ I've noticed something interesting about the day-to-day operations of running my business: the days that I do my morning devotional and huddle with God, I have a great day!
- Don’t Know the Next Step for your Company? HOLD TIGHT!
When we abide under the pressures of vision, sales, marketing, operations, finances, human resources, and all of the other hats we wear with complete reliance on the Lord for His strength and perspective, we come out of the process looking more like our Savior!
- In God, We Entrepreneurs Trust: Part 5 – How to Trust When We Can’t Trust
Others suggested that I needed to shut down my operations. I took his advice, but the letters kept coming, and I kept getting more and more afraid that I’d be bankrupt and be forced to shut down my operations.
- Why Entrepreneurs are Fat?
Its time that you stop being the boss, hand that over to an operations person, and you go back to making cakes.
- Overcoming Busyness in Business: Strategy 3 – Find Perspective
I’m in charge of finances, sales, marketing and operations.