Friday, June 21

Tag: business

Heart & Hands – 2 of your greatest Business tools
Leadership, Work Life

Heart & Hands – 2 of your greatest Business tools

“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skilful hands he led them.” Psalms‬ ‭78:72‬  2 aspects to being a successful leader : 1. Heart Your integrity, your passion, your godliness, your internal world is a huge part of your leadership and business success. Compromise this and you compromise your business. Your motivation, or 'why', for your business is critical. I sometimes hear people say "I am working for myself because I couldn't work for anyone else". The truth is you will never be a success working for yourself until you have learnt the ability to work for someone else. The 2 are not mutually exclusive. What you learn building someone else's vision, being subject to someone else's timetable are essential lessons in being a great leader.
Financial Life

A business owners help to Tithing

Over time different business owners have asked me how they should approach tithing as a business owner. Questions like "Do I tithe from my business?", "Do I tithe on profit or turnover?", "Do I tithe before major reinvestment or after?", "Do I tithe in a year I'm in debt?".  All such questions are very good ones. This blog is not just a compilation of my thoughts but a brief summary of the thoughts of other business owners and pastors I have talked this through with.  It is targeted largely at people for whom profit and turnover are 2 very different figures.  If you are a business owner working on your own, offering a service, based out of your home with little overheads then your fee income will be pretty much the same as your business profit, so simply tithing each month off what you
Work Life

10 Traits of the Ambitious

Try this if you have any desire to be highly successful in your career or in your business. These characteristics apply whether employed or a business owner ... 1. Entrepreneurs look beyond how things are to how they might be different 2. Entrepreneurs have powerful idiosyncratic visions (unique in characteristic) 3. Entrepreneurs make things happen - people of action not just visionaries 4. Entrepreneurs possess the trait of determination. 'No' is not an answer! 5. Entrepreneurs are ambitious - not to make money, but to change things 6. Entrepreneurs are charismatic - inspire and enlist extraordinary support 7. Entrepreneurs are positive - their optimism needs to be delightfully irrational 8. Entrepreneurs are often in a great hurry - they want things done yesterday! 9. Entrepreneurs ...