Without any religious intention, enjoy this bit of business applied
Biblical Wisdom as it was written by the wisest, wealthiest man that
History tells us King Solomon was the richest and wisest man who
ever walked this earth. His wealth has been estimated to be worth
$2.1 Trillion in today’s economy. So vast was his wisdom, other kings
sought his counsel. He wrote more than 3000 proverbs, most of
which are contained in the Bible. It stands to reason following his
principles of wealth and prosperity provides us with keys to succeed
in business and in life in general.
I have elected to share the first 5 verses found in the book of
Ecclesiastes, chapter 11, since they contain principals directly
applicable to business endeavor:
“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow
back to you.”
Obviously, this speaks about getting our products out there, where
potential customers are. Now, it is worth noting a couple of things:
First, sending goods across the seas certainly involved an investment
and a certain level of risk, maybe even a great risk, especially in
ancient times. Second, the element of time is acknowledged;
nowadays we want everything to happen as quickly as a microwave
dinner, but, businesses and investments require time to yield profits,
same as a tree needs to grow and mature before it can give fruit.
“But divide your investments among many places, for you do not
know what risks might lie ahead.”
Today this strategy is known as diversifying, or multiple income
streams, and it serves to balance out bottom line earnings when
a certain area of return lags behind or even fails to produce
altogether. In short, this refers to being prepared for unforeseen
circumstances; for example: businesses fail, trends change,
economies slow down, etc.
“When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree falls
north or south, it stays where it falls.”
Just as we can’t stop the rain from falling, challenges will come our
way, and sometimes we have no choice but to persevere. Here,
the implication of potential risk is subject to those things which
we have no control over whatsoever, such as it is with the elements
of nature. Difficulties are to be expected and endured, knowing that
as they will surely come, they will also pass.
“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch
every cloud, they never harvest.”
I sincerely hope this does not resonate with you as it has with me,
but if it does, know you have the power to change it. I have written
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I must admit I have struggled with some personality traits rooted in
insecurity. Perfectionism and procrastination are probably the worst,
these two can hold us back like nothing else.
Can you picture the level of productivity of the referenced farmer?
Similarly, when we embark on a new business venture thinking we
must grasp everything about it before we progress is a trap. We only
need to know enough to recognize the opportunity and its potential;
from there, it’s a matter of deciding on a course of action, and
learning as we go ensures continued advancement.
“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery
of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb,* so you cannot
understand the activity of God, who does all things.”
Whether we choose to recognize it or not, and independent of our
personal beliefs, there’s a greater power at work in the Universe,
in this world and every area of our lives, no man has ever been able
to fully comprehend. Regardless of what we conceive God to be,
there’s no doubt his laws and principles prevail, especially in the
so-called mysteries of life. It so happens, as we watch some people
thrive while others struggle, apparently for no other reason than
fate. While we may not comprehend all things, this much is true:
Honest, hard work over a long time yields prosperity, and enjoying
the fruit of our labor is quite satisfying.
As I understand it, true wealth goes beyond monetary value, and it is
exceedingly abundant in the universe as we know it. Although we’re
no strangers to evil, I find it fascinating to observe the goodness that
flows throughout all in existence, and I enjoy taking part in it.
Money has the power to improve our lives in many ways, and we
work tirelessly to attain the goods we need or desire, but, knowing
material things will not go with me to the grave makes me shift to
other things to secure my sense of self-worth. This is partly why I
enjoy so much assisting others in need, and why I find fulfillment in
helping people improve their finances.
As unrelated as it may seem, this blog encompasses many elements
of my faith and beliefs, therefore, it brings a level of satisfaction to
my life. How about you…
Do you have something you would like to blog about?
Well, that’s all folks… (LOL). I hope you find value in these golden
nuggets, and take it upon yourself to enrich your life with
transcendental, universal principals such as these, found in ancient
I wish you success, prosperity and happiness, in everything you do!
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