Seven wisdom keys for upcoming businesses
Today’s Big Businesses did not start Big. Rather, they all have little beginnings.
“Though your beginnings might be small, your later end shall greatly increase” (Job 8:7)
Wisdom Key 1: Despise Not The Days Of Little Beginnings
You have to learn how to celebrate and be excited about your humble beginning.
To despise means to regard as inferior or worthless. The business you regard as inferior or worthless today, will remain small.
What you despise, is being destroyed unknowingly by you. You need to start celebrating your business, even at this stage.
“This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled if it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed,” (Hab.2: 3b) NLT.
You must work on your waiting-capacity, if you want to experience greatness. You have to mix Patience with your Faith.
See “Forest” in your “Seed”, so that you can continue to be motivated.
Don’t lose sight of the beautiful and colourful end that God has shown you.
Don’t despise your “Seed,” because inside every “Seed” there is a “Forest.” Learn how to do small thing in a Great way.
“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.”Is.28: 10.
“The journey of a thousand mile starts with a step. “Do not despise these small beginnings.” Zech.4: 10 NLT.
What you celebrate will increase and flourish. Start treating your business like you’ll treat it when it grows to a conglomerate.
A small elephant only needs to eat and do what the big elephants are doing, in order to become big.
The major difference between a Seed and a Tree is TIME. With TIME, a Seed will become a Tree if properly nurtured.
I pray that your business will grow like the Cedar of Lebanon and flourish like the Palm tree, this year.
Wisdom-Key 2: Have At Least One Good Business Mentor
“So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters…” Ruth 2:3a NLT.
Ruth started her new venture following experienced harvesters; these are people that mentored her.
You need people that are good at what you are just starting, so that you don’t learn by experience.
It’s more costly to learn by your personal experience than to learn from the experience of a good business mentor.
You need good business mentor(s) that will show you through personal experience on how you should go about your business.
Bill Gate shared how he learnt a lot from Warren Buffet, who has been in business long before him.
The Future you’re trusting God for is already some people’s reality. You need such people to get there.
The journey becomes easier, when you learn how to stand on the shoulder of such mentors, in order to see farther.
“Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous,” Prov.2: 20 NLT.
You need relationship that will help nourish your business.
You need to be careful you are not surrounded with negative people. You need a mentor, not a tormentor.
It’s better to be alone than to surround yourself with Dream-killers.
“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble,” Prov.13: 20 NLT.
Don’t just carelessly follow someone you haven’t taken enough time to examine the outcome of his life and business.
“…but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Heb.6: 12b NIV.
There’s nowhere you are going that someone has not been before. Follow those who are there, so that you can get there.
My Principal Mentor told me some years ago to watch what the Big Elephant is eating and eat the same.
I pray that God will order your steps to the right business mentor(s).
We can’t have “Timothy” without a “Paul.” We can’t have a “King David” without a “Jonathan.”
I pray the Lord will connect you with business mentor(s) that will help you discover the best in you.
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… to be continued.
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