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11. What secrets did Colgate and Jcpenney discover almost 200 years ago

William Colgate was struggling in his early years of entrepreneurship until he discovered two secrets while attending a Bible study meeting.

These secrets built a business that is now over 200 years old and has billions of dollars in revenue.

Find out how Jcpenney used the same secrets to grow his business.

Builders and Thinkers Show helps Christian entrepreneurs become the dominant force in their markets by using faith and proven business growth strategies without stress and overwhelm.

Look out for new episodes at jeffreymanu.com

7. How can you have the same skills but different results?

Only about three percent of the men who go into business for themselves succeed. Seventy-five percent of marriages are failures.

Only a few who have had the privilege of college and university educations make a real success of life.

This fact bothered me. I wondered why it was.
Then this new unveiling of the Word came, and I saw that the difficulty lay in this: they had education, they had training, they had opportunity, but they did not know how to use the knowledge they had, or how to take advantage of the opportunity when it came, or how to fit themselves into life so they would win.-E.W Kenyon

In this episode, I share one of the things that give one person an edge over another even though they have the same skills.

8. Active versus Passive Growth

 

How can you control your growth on your own terms?

I also share the difference between passive and active communication and why email can be unproductive.

Share with others and comment to let me know if you have any suggestions, comments or insights you’ve love to share.

Do Christian Businesspeople have to work hard since there’s grace?

Is there an advantage being a Christian in the workplace?
Does being a Christian entrepreneur mean anything?
 
What is the difference between “works” and “work” as pertaining to the Bible.
Work is when you are engaged in activity that produces results.
Works in the biblical sense is when you rely on your personal performance to deserve results or God’s blessings.
 
Unfortunately those who are opposed to receiving or teaching God’s grace confuse those two words.
They think Christianity is against working.
They don’t know Jesus is against “works” not “working”.
 
God gave Adam work to do in the garden i.e productive activity.
He didn’t say “Adam, until you don’t wake up at 4 a.m, sleep only 4 hours a day and work 16 hours, you won’t prosper. “
When he met Saul, he didn’t say “you better get delivered or ask me for forgiveness now or you won’t become the most successful apostle in the early church.”
 
What receiving Grace teaches us is that we work to be a blessing and God gives the increase.
 
If you don’t know this, you will feel condemned by the devil everytime you don’t “do enough.”
He will tell you “you only prayed for a few minutes this morning…you didn’t read more than a few verses of your bible this week….others are fasting and you are here eating, aren’t you speereetwa? aka spiritual”
 
Let’s follow what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:6
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”
 
He didn’t say “it was my working 16 hours of the day that made me prosperous. “
 
He said “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”
So you see, we work hard but the purpose is to be a blessing not to impress our Father or meet some kind of spiritual quota.