Going through business challenges? You will get to the other side
Eleven years ago, my wife and I watched a great new Hollywood movie that just had hit the DVD shelves called Fun With Dick and Jane. Our children were much younger at the time and so we used to tuck them into bed and our ‘date night’ was a rented DVD on a Saturday night. […]
As a Christian in business, the numbers still matter
I was reading this article on My Christian Daily recently by church consultant and former Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer, which, as a businessperson and not a ministry leader, really spoke to me. Thom refers to the importance of numbers and why churches need to keep a close eye on their numbers – both their revenue […]
Are you strapped in for the ride of your life as an entrepreneur?
The life of an entrepreneur is not for everyone, but for those souls brave enough to roll the dice and chase their dream, what an exciting ride it is. The challenge of spotting an opportunity, executing it, then seeing it succeed must be right up there with some of life’s greater achievements. Entrepreneurs often become […]
How badly do you want business success?
I come across a lot of people with pretty good ideas. While their ideas aren’t quite the next Facebook or Google, they certainly have plenty of potential. With the right mix of hard work and dedication, plus a lot of prayer, their ideas might just stick. Recently, I was at a weekend away with one […]
Is there a silver bullet to gaining success?
We used to have a great staff member on our team, but he was always pressing – and pressuring – me to come up with a “silver bullet” in our business to accelerate growth. His role was made easier with the bigger our network was and thus the more traffic our websites attracted. In his […]
When you don’t know where you’re going, will you ask for help?
We have a large tree on the corner of our property that at about this time of each year, it loses every leaf on it. If the wind blows from the north, the leaves land in the pool, but if the wind is from the south, then they go all over the sidewalk. The wind […]
The power of advertising: how are you positioning your business?
We own a number of editorial sites, and like all publishers, we use some of Google’s ad inventory on our sites to bring in extra income. Accordingly, I was reading an article on My Christian Daily just today when two of the ads that were served up were the same – with a slight difference. […]
Is your life about just having enough for you and yours?
When you think of your life and your calling as a Christian in business, what are your financial goals? Do you work to make ends meet, or do you feel a responsibility to be able to earn larger amounts of money so you can fill the many needs in your community, let alone your church? […]
Repetition: the key to success
I read a fantastic book recently called The Outliers. Among other pearls of wisdom, I read about The Beatles and how they got their start in music. Back before music really became a ‘thing’, The Beatles formed their band simply as some musician friends wanting to have some fun. A local pub was looking for […]
Are you taking your business to God?
Business is tough, the economy is about to go through an interesting phase and so there is a lot of uncertainty in our world at present. As a Christian in business, are you bringing your business before God? Do you find a time each day to just stop and sit with your Creator and give […]
The danger of jumping before you’re ready
In Australia, right now, I have been following the story of a rugby coach who is in all sorts of bother. The quick story is that a few years ago, he had a stellar season with the side he was coaching and he won the rookie coach of the year award. He caught the eye […]
Because vision is where it all starts
For a long time, I have been a major admirer of Sir Martin Sorrell. While you might not know his name, you may have head of advertising agencies like Ogilvy, or Young & Rubicon. And if you haven’t heard of them, then simply switch on the TV and watch for the major brands’ advertisements. His […]
Why you can be sold out for God – and a success in business
The church has been sold a massive lie – and sadly, most of us have believed it. Some years ago I was on a conference call with a band that we were going to take to Australia for a seven stop music tour. One of the band members said to me on that call, “From […]