This one is for the entrepreneurs who are weary, tired, longing for things to get “back to normal”… who possibly are coming out go the holidays not rested and revived, but even more discouraged.
Now, don’t get me wrong. This is not what EVERYONE is feeling. SOME people are energized, excited, and on FIRE! SOME saw their revenues climb instead of fall in 2020 …. SOME saw their profitability SOAR …While others would label 2020 as “difficult” at best, or a “total disaster” on the other end of the scale. Regardless of where you call on this scale, and what your “business problems” might be, you’ll find some encouragement here.
First – a caution. Don’t kill yourself making a killing.
You’re not in competition with ANYONE. You’re not “behind”.
Grace Over Grind, my friends, in the words of Shae Bynes.
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.Matthew 11:28-30
TIP OF THE WEEK
I’ve got a couple of tips for you this week – First, check out Jennifer Allwood’s podcast last week, Episode 199, called “Friend, You Are Not Behind”.
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OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION
It is possible, by making this one decision, to transform every business problem into profit – even if the problem is YOU!
The key decision: DECIDE to use cognitive reframing to produce positive results from almost any situation.
How you think about the “problem” is usually the actual PROBLEM you are NOW facing.
3 ways to transform problems into profit
Transformation 1: Wisdom profit.
You learned a lesson, got smarter, got wiser. That’s valuable.
Transformation 2: Character profit.
You built character – perseverance, patience, faith.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.James 1:2-5
Transformation 3: Ask Transformative questions to reframe how you see the problem.
1. What can I learn from this?
2. What’s great about this problem?
3. What is not perfect yet?
4. What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?
5. What am I willing not to do to make it the way I want it?
6. What does this make possible?
7. How can I enjoy the process?
Links From This Week's Episode
Jennifer Allwood Episode 199: Friend, You Aren't Behind – Jennifer Allwood
30 Day Hope Challenge – Heaven in Business Recalibrate your year with clarity and confidence.