The Value of Correction

Have you ever been told you were wrong or you had someone adamantly tell you that your idea was wrong or would not work? Maybe you own a business and have a vision of what you want to see happen and have an idea of what you think may work to realize that dream and then someone on your team or a spouse does not have a good feeling about it. Then rather than listening to them you argue your point without taking into consideration their possible insights.

Maybe you own a business and have a vision of what you want to see happen, and have an idea of what you think may work to make that dream a reality and then someone on your team, or a spouse, does not have a good feeling about it. Then rather than listening to them you argue your point without taking into consideration their possible insights.

Why is it so hard to receive correction?

In today’s video, I share some valuable insights on how to set yourself up so that you seek, desire and receive that much-needed insight that may make the difference between success and failure or life and death.

Make sure you share your experience with correction below as I’d love to hear how you handle it.

The Value of Correction https://youtu.be/gMjCHOYE2yY

 

12 Days of Christmas

With the holidays now upon us and in the Spirit of the season we wanted to share some helpful tips and advice over the next 12 days from some of the experts that are a part of the Pit Stop beginning today Dec 26th till January the 6th Epiphany (The Original 12 Days of Christmas.)

It’s a holistic approach to creating a successful and fulfilling life and business.

We’ll share a short 15 to 30-minute videos with some helpful advice to make 2016 your best year yet and then give you a wonderful gift to make your dreams come true.

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So let’s get started….

On the 1st Day of Christmas The PitStop gave to me…

The Secret of My Future!

What is the secret of your future?

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine!
Successful people do daily what unsuccessful people do occasionally.
Good habits are the key to all success.

If you want to have a more successful 2016 year, it’s important that you identify your bad habits and eliminate as many of those as you can and also to identify what new (good) habits you want to establish and to apply those to your life.

In general, you can only make a change to one or two habits at a time and be successful at it.

One of the best habits I found is going to bed early and getting up early. How you start your day and end your day makes a big difference.

I heard it said that each hour of sleep before midnight is equivalent to about three hours of sleep after midnight. While I don’t know that for sure, I do know from coaching people that when they go to bed earlier that they wake up earlier with more energy, more clarity, more focus, more enthusiasm, almost across the board.

I believe that as part of God’s creation that we’re designed to be in sync with creation. It used to be 100 years ago that people would go to bed shortly after sunset. People would come inside. They’d have a dinner together, maybe read or talk to one another, and then they would go to bed early so that they could get up before the crack of dawn and maximize the use of the actual daylight. But now with electricity, we’ve gotten into all these funky sleep patterns and the times that we go to bed, and I don’t believe that’s healthy for us.

What do you do in the last half an hour or an hour before you go to bed?
What time do you get up in the morning and how do you start your day?

For me, I like to get up around 5 o’clock in the morning, and I have built-in God alarm clock in our home. We call it Maui, our chocolate lab, and she seems to always get me up at the right time, and I love how she wakes me up. It’s a lot better than a noisy alarm going off.

After I feed her and let her outside, then I take communion and I go to my sacred place for my sacred time and spend some time communing with God. Then ideally I like to exercise just to start my day doing something to take care of my body. Then, it’s great if I can eat breakfast or walk the dog. Once again, how you start your day has a big impact on how you finish the day.

It’s also valuable to write down your goals for the day because each six minutes of planning saves about an hour of implementation, so just taking that few minutes in the morning to plan out your day or a few minutes at night time to plan out your subsequent day will make a big difference.

Remember, the secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

Merry Christmas!

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On the second day of Christmas The Pit Stop Gave to me

The Gift of a Brighter Future!

Life lessons

  • Don’t quit!
  • There is a power much greater than you that supplies everything you need.
  • Trust God! Trust in something bigger than yourself.
  • Be your best NOW.
  • Grow where you are planted. Do your best here, now.

Resources

  • Read It Loud – Give the gift of a brighter future. Every child deserves a bright future. A mission centering around a simple message: “Take at least 10 minutes at the end of your day to read together
  • Cookie Kahuna

Biography

Wallace “Wally” Amos, Jr. (born July 1, 1936) is an American TV personality, entrepreneur and author from Tallahassee, Florida. He is the founder of the “Famous Amos” chocolate chip cookie brand. He also was the host of the adult reading program, Learn To Read. He later co-founded Uncle Wally’s muffins. He currently resides in Kailua, Hawaii, and also Long Island, New York, where he runs the Chip & Cookie gourmet cookie brand and stores.

Merry Christmas!

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas, the Pit Stop gave to me

3 Keys To Strategy

 

Life lessons

  • Plan Your Future!
  • Your dreams don’t happen by accident.
  • Focus on what you really want to accomplish.
  • Reverse plan your goal from the end to the beginning
  • Strategize your future.

Resources

  • Coaching – If you want to learn how to build and grow an incredible life and business schedule an interview with Roger to see if you’re ready to take your life and business to the next level.
  • Strategic Freedom 2.0 – Your Ultimate or Abundant Lifestyle does not happen by accident. It takes careful planning, inspiration, accountability and much more. To ensure you make your dreams a reality sign up for Strategic Freedom 2.0 and watch your dreams come true in 2016

Biography 

Born in Naples Italy and raised in the mountains of Lake Tahoe California I spent most of my days exploring the great outdoors and participating in all the varied winter & summer activities. I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug early on and it has affected much of my life’s path. My life’s journey with all its pains, sorrows and joys opened my eyes to personal development and the importance of spiritual growth and birthed a vision to change the world by helping others discover their purpose, become free from that which enchains them from seeing their dream come to pass, and learning the skills to make their dream a reality.  That journey included working with and traveling with Jim Rohn, launching a Satellite TV Company in personal improvement and more than 20+ ventures. After a complete life crash, my path veered to eventually lead me to where I am today. It is now a tremendous honor to share that journey with you in hopes you can avoid the suffering & prosper sooner.

Merry Christmas!

On the fourth day of Christmas, the PitStop gave to me

Four Points of Peace

 

Many people feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Discover what peace really is and how to find more of it.

4 Points of Peace

  • Nothing broken
  • Nothing missing
  • Togetherness
  • Oneness

Resources

Biography of E.L. Graham

“Life is the seed of purpose. Pursue your purpose

E.L. is an author, speaker, and life coach. Over the course of 25 years E L Graham has studied both theology and philosophy.

He has worked with actors, writers, musicians, film and music producers in Los Angeles, California. Those who have applied E L’s philosophy and teachings have been on Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Rose, Steve Harvey and Jay Leno. In addition to the entertainment industry E L has worked with entrepreneurs and business professionals.

His mission is to provide you with the formulas and the keys to unlock your Dreams, Visions and Ideas the seeds of your wealth and success.

E L Graham exists to encourage, empower and educate his clients to obtain their wealth and success, by offering personal development services, through universal principles and spiritual laws. His focus is to give you the tools that hold the mark of reliability and excellence, wherein you will develop to achieve a better quality of life.
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On the fifth day of Christmas, the PitStop gave to me

Unleash the Masterpiece

Personal stress, navigating work-life balance, learning to resolve conflicts, giving healthy and helpful leadership at home and at work, and really making a difference in people’s lives are tough things to do, especially when all the needs are there all the time.

Quite frankly, most of us struggle. That’s okay. It’s part of the wonder and majesty of life—living with and overcoming the challenges. The good news is that there are skills we can master that can turn our obstacles into opportunities. Ron Jenson is a master at helping you do that.

Ron loves the idea of helping someone live a vital, healthy, dynamic, full, and abundant meaningful life, both professionally and personally. Those two are obviously very closely integrated. Most of the people that Ron coaches are successful professionally, but what they need help with is help on the personal side. We all need help with work-life balance and it’s constantly adjusting.

Authentic Success is not just… Power, Prosperity, Position, Pretige, and Pleasure.

At the end of your life, how will you know you have succeeded?
How will you measure it? What will your metrics be?

  • How did your kids turn out?
  • What kind of relationship did you have with your spouse?
  • Did you live a vital life mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually?
  • Did you have a positive impact on the lives of others?
  • Did you have a joyous life, a meaningful life?
  • Did you pass on value into other people’s lives?

What Authentic Success Is…

  • Being Complete – Succeeding in all vital areas of life!
  • Being a Contributor – Having significant impact!

“Most of us go to our grave with the music still in us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Start the Journey (Action step)
At the end of your life, how will know you have succeeded?
Write it out!
Include these areas – Faith, Fitness, Family, Friends, Finances, Firm, and Fun.

Resources

Biography

Ron Jenson is known as America’s Life Coach. He loves personal leadership effectiveness (self government and personal mastery). Ron keynotes conventions and trains leaders to coach others to maximize their personal and professional effectiveness, productivity and profitability. Ron speaks on topics related to leadership, character, and organizational excellence. He has been speaking publicly for more than 30 years and have keynoted more than 1000 events. He also has appeared on 5 continents and on numerous television and radio shows, including all three major networks.
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On the Sixth day of Christmas, the PitStop gave to me

Six Productivity Habits

Productivity is one of the most underestimated skills because you only have 24 hours in your day so it’s all about how to prioritize your most important task in your business every single day so you kind of can skyrocket your business to its full potential.

Resources

Biography

Tor Refsland is a productivity expert from Norway and when he’s not playing with penguins or wrestling with polar bears, he helps one entrepreneurs skyrocket their productivity and earn more money in their business. He is the owner of timemanagementchef.com and author of the eBook Insane Productivity Hacks.

On the 7th Day of Christmas The PitStop gave to me…

Seven Content Strategies!

Today’s world is filled with uncertainty as people are afraid of losing their jobs or worse yet are among the tens of millions who have given up searching for a job.

More than ever, people are realizing that the best alternative they have is to start a business.

For those who have taken that leap they are finding it harder than ever to find an audience and build momentum so that they can turn their dreams into realities.

Every business owner learns at some point really quick they have to market and sell if they are going to make it.

Perhaps you are new business or you started your business within the last few years and you realize that marketing isn’t as easy as you thought.

Why?

The number reason people reason people leave your website immediately or don’t follow your social media (let alone engage with you) is because of a lack of a message that appeals to them.

Your message is your brand and your brand is your message!

Yet, most businesses ignore their “message” and brand and focus on developing online digital strategies that attempt to do nothing more than sell or talk about themselves because many business owners don’t understand messaging and how the internet works for business.

Long gone are the days of just posting and they will come.

Don Purdum helps businesses learn what business they are “really” in by helping them develop their message and brand through a unique system that I have learned over the last 10 years of failing and succeeding in seven businesses.

Resources

Biography for Don Purdum

Don Purdum is the owner and founder of Unveil the Web. He is an avid blogger, video creator and author. He is an enlisted veteran of the U.S. Navy and a Chaplain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

He recently wrote a book titled “The Shift – The Fast Paced Transition from Mass Marketing to Context Marketing – Learn how to resonate with and inspire those who are ready to buy from you”

Don has been an entrepreneur since 2004 and he has owned several businesses during that time ranging from a community website, online newspaper, a web development and design company with hundreds of clients, and an online networking company.

He is a sought after Strategic Marketing Coach and Consultant, Blogger and Speaker.

Don loves the New England Patriots, military aviation photography and he enjoys spending time with his wife of 21 years, their two boys and two precious Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s.

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On the 8th Day of Christmas The PitStop gave to me…

Eight Essential Elements!

It’s the obstacles, challenges and unexpected opportunities that truly lead you to discover your higher calling. For Debbie Lynn Grace, the road to her purpose felt like an unconventional route and path she had never envisioned for herself. Now each step on her path makes perfect sense and she feels truly blessed to show people worldwide how to live an aligned life of purpose, love, passion, creativity and prosperity.

Resources

Biography for Debbie-Lynn Grace

Debbie started her professional career in the direct marketing industry in the early 80’s where she was an Account Supervisor overseeing multi-million dollar direct mail campaigns for clients such as Citibank, Hewlett-Packard and Wells Fargo Bank. In 1991 she became Vice President of Marketing for a 4.5 billion dollar Financial Institution in Chicago.

The corporate environment was never Debbie’s great joy. She yearned to be on her own and the creator of her own path. She left the bank and in 1994 moved to St. Louis to start her own marketing consulting business, Source Communications.

A few months after starting her fledgling business, Debbie went through a painful divorce. Desperate to heal her emotional pain, Debbie turned to her old sister, Lisa for support and guidance. Lisa was a very gifted healer and energy worker. Lisa gave Debbie prophetic advice that would forever change Debbie’s life and unknowingly put her on the path of her true soul’s purpose.

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On the 9th Day of Christmas My True Love gave to me…

Living in His Presence!

Many people in the world are hurting because they have bought into a way of life that does not produce lasting peace, joy, and fulfillment. Most of those in religious circles are not setting people free to truly understand the real joy of what it means to walk with GOD. It is possible to experience such love, peace and, joy that you want nothing else in life but GOD.

In this message, Pastor Lu shares some beautiful insights that will revive your heart and passion for the spiritual part of your life and put a new fresh hunger in you for wanting to run to and have GOD instead of running away from HIM. You will truly be blessed by this message. For more information go to A Dwelling Place.

Life lessons (Joseph’s notes)

  • Run after God!
  • God’s desire is always to bring us back to Him. (Isaiah 30:15)
  • It’s one thing to have a heart for God and another thing to know God’s heart.
  • We are the temple.
  • Everything God does He does to bring us back to Him so we can learn to live in His presence.
  • When sin is in our lives, we run from God.
  • God’s judgment is for redemptive purposes.
  • If you can’t live your everyday life with Biblical standards, how are you going to live in Heaven?
  • There is no natural light in the Holy of holies.
  • God is not a religion. He is a person.
  • The presence of God is the central fact of Christianity.

Isaiah 30:15 – For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

Action steps

Take an inventory before the year really get’s under way and spend time before the LORD. Ask the LORD what you did wrong and ask for His forgiveness. Then determine in your heart to correct those things and Tell Him, “I will love You more, I will obey you more, I will follow You more, no matter what anyone else says.”

  • How much of God do you want? It’s up to each person. The more of God you want, the less of you, you will have.
  • Let yourself die and your ways die!
  • If you have all of God, you have everything.

Resources

Biography for Pastor Lu Luthra

Lu Luthra was born in India and raised in a devout Sikh family. In 1991, he experienced a dramatic transformation after inviting Jesus Christ to be is Lord and Saviour. Since that day, Lou’s life has never been the same. Lou and his wife felt God’s strong call in their lives and they dedicated themselves to study and meditate on His Word. They sought His guidance and soon the Lord spoke to their hearts. God gave them directions to go in full-time ministry – and preach the Gospel. This was in the year 1991. The Lord has blessed them with three children and now they serve the Lord full time in US, pastor a Church as well as travel to other parts of globe to share the Good News. They have also opened a Bible college, in order to train people for God’s ministry. They are thankful to the Holy Spirit for constant guidance at every step.

If you sense a leading to come along side and help them bear the burden the LORD has placed on their heart, and would like learn how to become a VISION BEARER, then you can reach Lu at ADwellingPlace@gmail.com

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On the 10th Day of Christmas The PitStop gave to me…

Ten Gems of Marketing!

The future is rapidly changing. You want to get ready now. Develop Income Insurance. Launch your own online business.

Learn How To Market Almost Any Product Online

Greg and Fiona Scott have worked with Six Figure Mentors (SFM) since it’s inception in 2010. During that time they have coached and mentored over 300 students to become online digital entrepreneurs. When you join Six Figure Mentors you will have access to a range of tools to help you in your daily business, as well as extensive internet marketing and sales training.

You can promote your own products using the SFM training, but if you don’t have your own products you can learn how to market SFM’s own products and services to earn money from selling high commission products..

10 Gems of Marketing:

[1] be authentic
[2] provide value
[3] build an email list
[4] use paid advertising – one traffic source
[5] target quality prospective customers – know your audience – who they are and where they hang out
[6] use other people’s products
[7] promote high ticket products for sale
[8] also have residual income products
[9] keep it simple and consistent
[10] get a mentor

Resources

 

Biography

Greg and Fiona Scott, are known online as The Laptop Lifestyle Experts. They are the authors of the double award-winning, best-selling book Living a Laptop Lifestyle.

Having harnessed the power of the internet in 2009 to replace their comfortable corporate salaries, they chose to help and inspire people like themselves, to create their own lifestyle of design by leveraging the internet.

Since the end of 2012 they’ve mentored and motivated over a thousand people, of all ages and from all corners of the globe, to build and scale up their own online businesses, to live life on their terms.

Their personal mission is to re-educate 1,000 laptop lifestylers (our words) to:
=> earn a sustainable online income
=> answer to nobody else
=> holiday when you want
=> work how long you want, and
=> be present with your family and loved ones

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On the 12th Day of Christmas The PitStop gave to me…

Twelve Steps to a Delightful 2016!

Resources

Biography for Barbara Stepp

Barbara Stepp’s purpose in life is to make a loving and powerful difference and inspire people all over this world to live their dreams. Her goal is to share her knowledge and experience in the Personal Development field. As an international Master Trainer. Barbara conducts various business/personal development seminars and has been doing corporate training for over 40 years. She is a premier coach and consultant.

She does this through Excellence Quest Training International, of which she is CEO. Barbara was awarded Licensed Master Trainer of NLP™ and DHE® by Dr. Richard Bandler personally.

Interview of Dave Dobson

 

 

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Entrepreneurship That Mainstream Media is Ignoring.

HAPPINESSWhat Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Entrepreneurship That Mainstream Media is Ignoring.

In The News, How Media Is Contributing!

Entrepreneurship has caught the buzz in the media and is gaining greater appeal in the public eye as shows like Shark Tank, The Profit, American Inventor and the new show, The Start Up Hour, has captured the attention of the masses.

There is an appeal to entrepreneurship, that is being promoted by our media, that the entrepreneurial lifestyle is glamorous and exciting.

We imagine the rewards of earning millions or billions, fancy cars, travel to exotic beaches and destinations by private Lear jet, parties, getting endless messages, sipping Pina-Colada’s, going to extravagant shows, rubbing shoulders with the elite, and so much more.

The song by Bob Marley comes to mind as he sings “Everything is going to be alright” or other songs about success and living the high life.

 

 A Deeper

While there are many who have certainly enjoyed those things there is a much deeper and certainly more fulfilling purpose to entrepreneurship.

But this post is only for those who are serious of tapping into their true purpose and calling that involves entrepreneurship.

It’s only for those who have the courage to face the truth and are willing to change direction to get in line with entrepreneurship’s true purpose, where fulfillment, contentment, peace and joy can ONLY be found.

You will only be able to get to the end of this post if you are truly hungry for the deeper meaning of life and business and are willing to seek it out with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.

How do I know?

Because I’ve walked this path myself, with more than 30 endeavors of my own, and through that journey, I’ve experienced the pain and suffering as well as the joys. And the GOOD LORD above has allowed me to gain some insights that I’ve been allowed to be passed onto those who hunger for more than just the everyday message of what the current day world or media says success is.

So if you are teachable and ready keep reading…

 

The Roots of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship as challenging as this may be, was actually supposed to be a vehicle for advancing and incubating spiritual principles.

In it’s basic form entrepreneurship is about helping people.

One sees the suffering or needs of the people, the problem they are struggling with, and brings a divine idea/ fresh solution to meet those needs. Be they spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical, or financial.

Done correctly entrepreneurship also brings compassion, love, and caring for your fellow man.

In return for genuinely caring for the needs of others, those who were helped would compensate with barter, or some other form of exchange, usually the local currency.

 

Other Benefits

Entrepreneurship also provided meaningful jobs for others.

As the demand for the answer to the problems grew, then the business needed to scale to handle that demand.

Thus more people needed to come on board to help. Thereby providing a purpose driven outlet for people.

But if we dig a bit deeper and observe the spiritual aspects of entrepreneurship we can see the second and most important  Purpose. It’s true purpose.

 

The True Purpose of EntrepreneurshipFactsThe True Purpose of Entrepreneurship
is to Share The Truth and Love of GOD
with all those that the entrepreneur touches.

From vendors and suppliers, to bankers and families, to those in our communities and churches entrepreneurs in reality touch everyone.

Now before you bug out on me here, hang on for a few minutes.

Think about this for a moment.

Is not business or work more enjoyable when you work with people who care about you and your needs and you demonstrate the same compassion towards them?

And when you care deeply for your customers, and they say thank you for helping them solve their problem and their needs, don’t you feel better about your work?

Of course you do.

Mature entrepreneurs will testify that business is about relationships of trust.

And trust can only be formed when you are honest, caring, truthful, sacrificial and demonstrate your looking out for the individual.

So what other model do we see those traits carried out?

Christianity.

You see true Christianity was about accepting and receiving the gift of GOD and then DEMONSTRATING that same love of GOD to others.

Caring more about others than you do yourself. Giving of your time, money, emotion and wisdom to help someone else succeed or prosper in their endeavors above yourself.

It was about encouraging others, loving them, going the extra mile for them. Feeding, clothing, and helping them overcome their problems and challenges of life ( Mental, emotional, physical, relational,  and finance.)

To help solve their problems and ease their suffering by sharing the truth of what LOVE has done for them and the wisdom that LOVE brings to the planet earth to help them in their darkest hours.

Giving them strength and confidence.

Did we not do that in business in the days of old?

Of course we did.

When you did that genuinely, people in return would give back.

Of course not everyone, but most would.

Think when you helped heal someone by either giving them a health strategy solution, or help with dealing with their children, fixed a car, gave them a business software that made their business run better, or some other act of kindness.

Certainly goodwill was created and reciprocity was generated.

It was the same with the disciples as they went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the forces of darkness.

People in return would give them food, a place to sleep, or money.

As a matter of fact, the disciples saw and experienced so much love and power created from this way of life that they sacrificed their own lives to share it.

Many worked as entrepreneurs to raise money so they could provide not only for their needs but the needs of those they had a passion to share this love with.

Is that not successful business?

Even in the gospels we see Jesus sharing “I’m about my FATHERS business. He could have chosen a different word but He choose “business”

 

Loosing Our Focus

But along the way we lost something.

We focused more on numbers instead of lives. On profits and the bottom line… what we could get out of it, instead of how we could help people.

People became those we could market to. Locating our target market audience and selling to them so we could make more profit.

Now I am not saying that numbers and profits are not important. We should be good stewards of what we have.

But when we focus more on the numbers then we loose sight of what we really are in business for.

To take care of our fellow man.

 

Think about this…

When was the last time you saw an employee sacrifice for a business?

Not often right?

And when you do, it usually makes the evening news as an anomaly.

But what about the entrepreneur who takes care of their employees???

When an employer thought more about his employees and his customers, and went the extra mile to take care of them, their employees went the extra mile for them.

Look at St. Louis-based manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller. When it needed to save $10 million in labor costs during the height of the recession in 2009, it implemented a four-week unpaid furloughs for its roughly 7,000 employees instead of layoffs. The CEO’s pitch: Far better for all to “suffer a little than any of us should have to suffer a lot.” The move saved $20 million, and ultimately increased morale.

Or how about Next Jump, that has implemented a lifetime employment policy. Employees there essentially cannot be fired, and if performance issues arise, managers will help workers get training to improve.

Don’t you think that people will flock to want to be part of Berry-Wehmiller or Next Jump and their vision?

Of course they would right?

 

True Customer Service

And when you are a customer, don’t you like to buy from those that take care of you?CustomerService

Of course you do!

We must understand that when we love and care for others and demonstrate that loving kindness we reap huge rewards.

Christianity at it’s best is the highest quality of customer service you can get. It prays with you, guides you, encourages you, goes the extra mile to help you and is there for you at any hour.

 

Entrepreneurism & Price

But I can almost hear you thinking…”but getting the cheapest price is so important to you”…well…

Sure today many desire the lowest price but truthfully price is never the value to compete on or sustain long term business operations.

Think about this…if two vendors have the same price, does not the one who treats you better and cares more, win your business hands down?

Of course they do right?

You bet ya.

My wife can’t stand going to Walmart because their service is so poor. No one is around to help find stuff and when it comes time to check out they just seem like they don’t care.

And forget about having help getting the groceries in the car when she has three little ones to take care of.

She would rather spend a few extra dollars and go to Publixs to have them help her get the groceries into the car so she could get the children in.

And when you demand the cheapest price from those you buy you actually are hurting them and yourself in the long run because they no longer have the necessary profits to go the extra mile for you. They have to look for a way to sustain necessary profits to grow so they in turn cut expenses and employees.

Thus service is sacrificed as is safety and quality is lost.

So focusing on the numbers or price and expenses, gross profit margins etc., alone is not the answer to better and bigger business.

It’s looking for the best way to HELP your customer, while being wise with your resources, instead of “How can I MAKE MORE from my customer.”

If you take the true spiritual path in entrepreneurship, you will look for more ways you can SERVE & BLESS those who are entrusted to you. Because the moment you focus on Profits is the moment you begin to loose your joy and your passion.

 

Lessons of Boda Borg

bodaborgLet me share a quick story, then will wrap this up.

Recently I went to a place in Ireland called Boda Borg. It was an incredible experience for the whole family.

This team building adventure quest and challenge solving puzzle was by far the most fun we had.

They had two options. A 2 hour and an all day price. We figured since it was our first time, and we may not be ready for more time, we choose to pay for two hour option.

Amazingly we were having a blast. And of course the time flew by so fast. When our two hours were up the attendant saw we were having so much fun she let us stay longer without charging us. We actually stayed till closing and was the last family out.

They could have charged us the all day rate but her decision created so much goodwill that we have been promoting it to everyone we have talked to ever since.

That free advertising is worth more than the few extra dollars she would have made off of us.

She cared for us.

But in that genuine care for our fun, it will return multiples of the numbers the corporation wants to keep their eye on.

 

In Closing

So really entrepreneurship is truly about using your resources to help spread the love of GOD.

It is about bringing the heart, love and wisdom of GOD to answer the needs of the people.

When you focus  your entrepreneurship on that, you will find that you have more joy, fulfillment and the strength to endure when the challenges come.

You will discover a purpose with tremendous meaning and depth of life experience than just the shallow experience of providing for your own lifestyle.

Can you enjoy an occasional  adventure of your own?

Certainly!

But you will find so much more satisfaction and deep fulfillment in the giving of your life for entrepreneurship that demonstrates the LOVE of JESUS CHRIST, and that utilizes it’s profits to help build and advance the agenda of love and restoring of life to others.

When your proceeds go towards helping another human to focus on the right things and providing for their needs there is a deep satisfaction that money and lifestyle cannot match.

And when your life is done and you breath your last breath you will be met with a overwhelming love and peace that lasts for eternity because you worked your business with the right motives and purpose.

 

Let me close with an excerpt from the movie Schindler’s List.

It is a great movie that portrays the real purpose of Entrepreneurship.

In the closing scenes he breaks down weeping when he realizes he could have saved more lives if he had not spent his money on wasteful living.

It is a movie well worth watching to truly see the True Purpose of Entrepreneurship.

Take Away Lessons

What I LearnedTake Away #1
So if you are an entrepreneur, or one who desires to be, shift your focus on something greater than your material benefit or gain, or results that feed your ego or lifestyle.

Focus instead on seeing how you can share the LOVE of GOD to a hurting, dying, lost, confused, struggling world that is desperate for the solution or service that you have been graced with the insight to solve their problem.

Use your money to give to those in need or those on the front lines of sharing GOD’s love and message with those who are hurting.

Take Away #2
Seek to do business with your heart, for helping others, and the rewards will far outweigh anything material or lifestyle you could enjoy. Focus on helping others and the profits and the numbers will take care of themselves. You’ll always have an abundance left over to take care of your needs as well as any good work you feel passionate about giving to.

If you desire to learn more about GOD’s love and what HE desires to do for you, just listen to this quick podcast and let us pray for you.

You can also take this really quick survey to help you gain a perspective of where you stand spiritually speaking

Lastly if you want to learn how to integrate the spiritual life into your entrepreneurship, subscribe to our blog.

Until we meet again remember to always fly right!

Onward & Upward;

Roger G.

How To Have Your Best Year EVER!

If you want to learn How To Have Your Best Year Ever, then these tips by Omar Periu will equip you with the keys to make this year better than last GUARANTEED!

Change
Everyone wants more out of life, but the truth is few want to leave their comfort zone long enough to effect changes in their lives. I believe this formula for goals, directions and choices is the most fun and less stressful way to get the changes you want in your life. If you just change your wants and aspirations and make good positive choices you will change, everything around you changes. But the choice to do more with yourself always comes first. Take a look at your sales TARGET: Today’s choices are going to effect tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. Are those choices going to be positive, negative or stay about the same? To find out, look back at the goals and choices you made yesterday, last week, last month, and last year.

What did you do that had a positive impact on today?  
What did you do that had a positive impact on today? What did you do last year that is going to add up big this year? How about last month for next month? You get the idea. If you don’t like what you see, it may be time for some new choices and direction. If you don’t know what you want, you might write down a goal to find some answers to that question over the next 30 days. If you really want the answers they will come. Just put your antenna up, listen, watch and feel.

You create what you want in your subconscious mind… 
As I said before, if you have ever gotten anything you wanted or dreamed about before, how did you get it? Will it work for other things, bigger things? The answer is still Yes. You created what you wanted in your subconscious mind, made the right choices and brought it into reality. I can’t tell you too many times, you already know how to do this. You now need to move it to a higher level. As always, though, it’s your choice.

Short of a natural catastrophe or a supernatural phenomenon, there is very little that can keep you from achieving at least small conscious success decisions that will eventually lead to bigger and better achievements. Even if big goals seem beyond your reach today, a few months from now, after you’ve applied these simple strategies, you may laugh at their simplicity.

The moment of truth
There is one thing that frequently holds us back, one small area that can make or break us, the six inches between our own ears. No matter how common the old adage is that states, “We’re our own worst enemy,” the truth is, we are.

At the moment of truth, we can choose to take the + road or the – road. The more you choose the positives, the quicker and easier the process becomes. The more we let ourselves debate the value of each choice, the more we lose. If we instead simply focus on the goal at each moment of truth, the choice becomes painfully obvious. This only works if you know where you are going. With no clear destination, the choice won’t seem to matter.

Our minds are incredible machines
Our minds are tuned to hear our own voices above any others. Not only do our subconscious minds accept our verbal input above any other entering data, they without question believe what we believe, and can be ready to act at the drop of a hat. When we reach that moment of choice, if our minds have been exercised to make the right decision, if they have been trained to choose the positive conscious success decision, if they have built a history of successful wins, they will follow their own example. Our minds are incredible machines that will take us where we want to go. All they need are predetermined destinations, a map of goals and estimated arrival times to enable us to make positive conscious success decisions, thus taking us closer to accomplishing our goals one step at a time.

“Success is in the moment, make every moment count!” -Omar Periu

This builds histories of past successes, which makes the whole achievement process stronger and even more believable to you as you go along. Remember champions, if you change, everything will change for you.

I wish you great success!

Omar

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Omar Periu had been inspiring corporations and individuals for more than 20 years through Omar Periu International. Specializing in sales, negotiations, and wealth building. Creator of systems such as: Zero to Wealth Systems™, The Investigative Selling Principles™, The One Minute Meeting Effective Presentation System™, and From Management to Leadership™ skills, Omar Periu proudly wears his rags to riches story for others to hear about and learn from.  Omar has been a featured speaker at events with superstars Zig Ziglar, General Colin Powell, Larry Bird, Harvey Mackay, Jim Rohn, Terry Bradshaw, Bob Proctor, Larry King, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins, Don Shula, Lou Holtz, Denis Waitley, and many many more. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and has been inducted into the prestigious International Platform Association. http://omarperiu.com This article is  is copyrighted and trademarked. To use please contact Omar Periu International