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

 

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

Frustrated With Your Business…Life?

Hey everyone!

So okay I know I have been very quiet lately and have not posted to the blog for like 8 months now… I think. But there really is a good reason.

Have you ever wondered why your business is not growing faster? Could you be doing something wrong? Maybe there is something you don’t know? Maybe you think you can’t focus or you are doing too many other things???

Well don’t throw in the towel yet. In today’s post I’m going to share a little insight that just might explain what’s really going on…

You see…We’ve been behind the scenes building and getting ready to launch a few new products. One for entrepreneurs called http://TheEntrepreneursPitStop.com and the other one is called http://TheDebtHealers.com to help people over burdened with debt. The amount of work is enormous from setting up websites, creating membership portals, integrating e-commerce platforms, shooting video, being the spokes person….yeah you get it. We’ll for all intensive purposes some might wonder if we are building a company or not since there does not seem to be much activity on the blog…

Well today I thought I’d share a little encouragement for those of you still plugging away at your business and wondering what is going on and maybe why your not seeing the results you want. Well in this short little video, like I said, I share a way of understanding what may be going on.

Frustrated With Your Business Growth?

 

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