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How To Achieve Business Success With a Pencil and Paper – God’s Way

When you begin your own online business, there are a lot of voices out there telling you how to achieve “success.” It’s so important that first, you listen to GOD”S voice. He is the one who gave you the idea for your business; it belongs to Him. Seek His wisdom. “But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” ~ Deuteronomy 8:18, NLT.

Secondly, it’s important that you don’t allow yourself to develop “guru clutter,” a trap I had fallen into this past year – listening to too many “experts.” It will just confuse and overwhelm you. After some wise counsel, I went back through my email inbox and unsubscribed from a LOT of ezine lists I was on from many gurus, staying subscribed to only the ezines of mentors who wanted to do business GOD’S way and who I felt could truly help me….the ones who were where I wanted to be in the years ahead. The ones who also had fallen down a time or two, struggled some, but had pressed on in faith until now they were experiencing God’s blessings. Carefully choose a few mentors and coaches who you greatly respect, admire, and who you desire to learn from as you take steps to grow and expand your business.

Be sure to also have a tribe of encouraging, supportive people who believe in you and your big vision and who can pray for you. Ask God to provide intercessors who will pray regularly for you. Share your business’ needs, challenges, and goals with them so they know how to pray effectively. You need people you can “just be real with,” who won’t judge and criticize you, who won’t be naysayers about your business but will tell you that you CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens you – people cheering you on to be the woman or man of God that He created you to be, fulfilling your amazing purpose in Christ for His glory.

As you move faster into your purpose and ultimate destiny, you are going to have great opposition from the enemy Satan. Yes, expect spiritual warfare. The fact is that he hates you and doesn’t want you to succeed and to fulfill your life’s purpose. You and your business that glorifies God are a threat to the enemy. But God wants to abundantly bless your business – not so you can buy more toys, but so that you can help to share His good word with others and build His Kingdom.

It’s not going to be easy. Sometimes you’ll feel frustrated and want to give up. But don’t quit. Keep tweaking your website and business. Find out what works and what doesn’t. Take risks, try new things. Build relationships with others. Outsource, hiring people to do the more tedious tasks so that you can focus on the areas that you are ANOINTED and called to do by God.

LaTara Ham-Ying with Integrated Woman Ministries shares about the “wrinkles” in business that you will have to iron out in her video below. I absolutely LOVE what LaTara said about getting a pencil and paper, getting quiet before God, and just listening to Him. This part of the video was SOOOO powerful. God will show you what to do and how to succeed. You can get more encouragement, inspiration, and great business ideas from LaTara by clicking here. I’d love to hear what you think. Just leave your comments below.



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  • Reply PhyllisAvery August 6, 2011 at 4:20 am

    this was timely and so true thanks for sharing

    • Reply Beth Jones August 6, 2011 at 4:33 am

      Thank you, Phyllis, for that encouragement. I love how God knows exactly how to deliver things right on time in our lives. 🙂

  • Reply Regina Baker August 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I love the way you wrote this Beth.  Why? Because you’re speaking the truth!  There are enough “feel good” messages out here, it’s time the truth be told. Well done!  I was also truly blessed by the video. God desire us to “write it plain.”  We can do it even moreso, when like LaTara said, to be quiet and listen.  Awesome!  It works, I’m a living witness.  Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Beth Jones August 6, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Thank you so much, Regina. That is one of the things I really admire about you – you speak God’s truth and do so with LOVE. Listening is always the hard part, isn’t it? 🙂 “Be still and know that I am God.” Yes, you are living proof indeed!

  • Reply LaTara Ham-Ying August 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Beth, thank you so much for sharing this awesome post. My little video was simply a supportive tool for building a great source of encouragement. You make me smile 🙂

    • Reply Beth Jones August 6, 2011 at 12:40 am

      Thank you, LaTara, it was so encouraging. Glad I made you smile…you make many people smile and laugh.

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