Here we are at the start of a brand new year! Before us is a blank book of 365 pages and everyday we write one page. In the end, how will your story read? Amna Shamim wrote a great article in Entrepreneur magazine, and I wanted to share it with you.
As an entrepreneur, you are your best friend and your worst enemy. You vacillate between believing in your ability to take on the world, making it better as only you can, and doubting your worth, self-sabotaging through procrastination and unnecessary spending. You can make 2017 your best year yet, but in order to do so, you’ll need to let go of a few nasty habits.
1. Having a sense of entitlement.
Yes, you are a special snowflake with a unique combination of skills and vision, but that doesn’t mean the world owes you anything, especially as an entrepreneur. If you want success, you need to make it happen. You want a new client or your company featured in a great publication, then you’d better start hustling to make it happen.
a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
synonyms: businessman/businesswoman, enterpriser, speculator…
I love entrepreneurial leaders. They think a little differently than everyone else. And I believe they have a special place in ministry leadership. Continue reading “7 Ways Pastors Should Think Like An Entrepreneur”
Every time I get a chance to talk to occupational ministers, I try to delicately pry open the idea of entrepreneurialism.
In the Old Testament, there was a dividing line between the classes. The farmers got land as an inheritance in the promised land. The priests got no land, but “the Lord himself.” They couldn’t get each other’s take. Continue reading “From Pastor to Entrepreneur”
What happens when your inbox is empty? What happens when all the agenda items and all the incoming emails are cleared? Time to go home. A job well done. Congratulations, you earned your paycheck. This is the factory mindset that has been drilled into us since kindergarten. You get assignments, you do your best, and you finish them.
It is at this point that we draw the line between workers and entrepreneurs, between people who work in marketing and marketers.
The challenge is NOT to empty your inbox. The challenge is not to get your boss to tell you what to do.
The challenge is to ask a two-part question: What next? What now? Asking is the hard part. (From Seth Godin “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?”)