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Sep 21

When You Don’t Want to Hear Bad News

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I work with a lot of business people, some who are open to candid objective views, others just want to be told whatever they are doing is great. In a sense it may compare to the days of Isaiah when he wrote, “They tell the seers, ‘Stop seeing visions!’ They tell the prophets, ‘Don't tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies.’” (Isaiah 30:10, NLT)

Jul 01

Important Attributes for a Business Owner

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I have worked with many people looking to start a business. I have identified a number of attributes that are important in deciding if a person should start or buy a business.

·      Passion

This is the first key ingredient. Actually, the owner must have two passions. The first is for the product or service. Customers will sense this enthusiasm. One of the reasons second generation businesses may struggle is that they like the income from the business, but do not develop their own passion for it. They tend to struggle. When you are tired, your passion provides a pick-up nothing else can.

The second type of passion is for customer service. A business needs to be designed to serve customers. If you fail to develop a customer service perspective, you will struggle.

Jun 12

Fear of Rejection

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None of us like rejection, but rejection is part of life. Most have been rejected by a person or a job. The only solution to not facing rejection is to never try anything. Accept the reality that you will face rejection.
In the Lord’s earthly ministry, he and his followers faced rejection. Enough people rejected Jesus to crucify Him. Even one of his followers, Judas, an inside guy, rejected Jesus by betraying him.

Jun 03

My Father’s Advice

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My dad died at 53, much too young. Sometimes it is good to reflect on the sound advice I received that I still use today. For example, he would say, “In God we trust, all others pay cash.” It was his way of speaking against making loans or extending credit.

I can remember when he told me to cut the grass or clean up the yard, I might say, “I’ll try.” My dad would quickly respond, “You will not just try; you will do this.” He wasn’t one for excuses. I was supposed to have the grass cut by Saturday each week. One time we had rain Thursday through Saturday, and I thought I could skip cutting the grass. My dad clearly reminded me that the sun was out earlier in the week. He told me that if I had checked the weather forecast, I would have known to cut grass earlier in the week. So I went out in the gentle rain and cut the grass. No excuses.

Jun 01

The Responsibility of Success

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When someone operates a one-person business, they bear all responsibility by themselves. When the business owner adds people, the owner is responsible for their conduct, service to customers and treating workers fairly. Success, like everything, has a price.
Jesus said, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." (Luke 14:28, NIV) Responsibility only increases as a person becomes more successful.