12 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs

I pray that you are inspired by God’s word.  Your faith in yourself and your business are key to your long-term success. Starting a small business is a spiritual journey. You should pick a verse that will inspire you. I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorites. Use these bible verses in the good and tough times in your small business.

  1. Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV 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 ancestors, as it is today.  All of our skills and special talents that we use in our businesses are all given to us by God.  He gives us the ability to make money and cut deals.  He did it for our parents and mentors and he does it for us too.
  2. Romans 12:2 NIV Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.  The bible commands us to be innovative in our businesses. We should not ever try to be like anyone else. The world is still waiting on a better mousetrap, and we should never rest on our successes. We must renew ourselves by being lifelong learners and reading constantly.
  3. I Thessalonians 5:16-19 NIV Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; this is the will of God for your life.  It is important to have a prayerful life as an entrepreneur; it will help you on those days when things do not go your way.  You need to have the strength to thank God, even when you do not win that big contract. God protects us when we do not get opportunities that we think we can’t survive without. Always be grateful.
  4. Proverbs 16:18 NIV Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.  Many entrepreneurs struggle with pride. Do not be afraid to tell clients or employees that you do not know the answer. Try to diffuse any issues with truth and by taking full responsibility for fixing the problem.  Never let your ego get in the way of doing what’s in the best interest of your business.
  5. II Corinthians 9:8 NIV And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. God always delivers to us what we need in order to do our best work.  Sometimes he sends a check we need just in time, and other times he sends us creativity to find the best solution to our challenges. Trust in the Lord at all times.
  6. II Timothy 1:7 NIV For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Fear is the enemy of entrepreneurship. God wants us to go out with the power he gives us to pursue our ideas in business.
  7. Hebrews 12:11 NIV No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. You must be fiscally disciplined in business. You cannot put all your hard work at risk by not being focused on your big picture goals and your monthly sales goals. It is painful at times, but it will produce quite a harvest.
  8. I Corinthians 9:24 NIV Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Running a business is hard. It’s a marathon not a sprint. There will be plenty of stumbling blocks in your way. Everyone trips and falls while running this race, but winners get up faster than everyone else. You must do what you need to do to win your race.
  9. Mark 5:36 NIV Overhearing what they said, Jesus told them, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” There will be times when you are the only person who believes in your business dream. Don’t be afraid. Believe in yourself and your business idea.
  10. Ecclesiastes 11:4 AMP He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. You must be willing to make decisions in your small business. No one is going to come along and do it for you.  Make hard decisions quickly, so you can move on to doing the work needed to help your customers.
  11. Proverbs 11:14 NIRV Without the guidance of good leaders a nation falls. But many good advisers can save it. It is critical to have a kitchen cabinet of advisors for your small business. Your business will not survive on your experience alone. Pull together four to five people who are invested in your success. The group should include an existing entrepreneur, a customer, a mentor, a lawyer and a accountant. Seek out a mastermind group or peer to peer mentoring program to help as well.
  12. Philippians 4:13 NKJV I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Whenever you struggle with your self-confidence read this bible verse to yourself.  There will be times in your business when you need to force yourself to stretch beyond what you think is possible. You can do it. I believe in you.

Do you have any other bible verses that inspire you? Please share or email them to me at stephsaysitworks@gmail.com.

 

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Millionaire Mindsets Lead To Millionaire Marvels

 

Millionaire Mindsets lead to Millionaire Marvels

 

So in my life experiences and business endeavors I have come to understand that if you don’t believe in yourself and have the mindset of a millionaire you will never be a millionaire. You see if you instill in your brain that you will never be able to push forward and afford those things that you dream of or reach those life goals that you are striving to accomplish you will never accomplish anything. Its a fact that if you believe in your heart, mind, and soul, and speak it with your mouth you will accomplish those things you are speaking. Its all in your mind! Just remember that.

I have been on many ventures in life whether it be business, education, relationships, or whatever I am facing actually. I have come to realize that I allow myself to talk me out of it. I allow my inner being to tell me that I cant accomplish this venture or situation. I am not a negative person however I am very analytic. You see even as a young child I always analyzed situations. For example, I look at a light switch and I know that if I switch it the light will come on, but I want to know how it comes on, I have faith that the light will cut on by the flip of that switch, I just over analyze and wonder how and why things do what they do.

I changed my way of thinking after listening to motivational speakers, reading motivational books, reading about successful people with a millionaire mindset! I told myself at that point I no longer need to know how or why things do what they do. I just need to know that they do it.. I need to tell myself I can do whatever it is I put my mind to and go all in. I do not need to ask myself “Well, how are you planning on doing this?” I need to just do it no matter how I do it.

In life no matter what you do you will always fail a time or two. You will never live your life, reach your goals, and fulfill all your desires and needs without failing. Failure to me is battle scars, battle scars that I can look at and learn from. So in essence its not a failure now is it? Its a learning experience. You can allow yourself to look at failures as a learning experience and grow from them or allow yourself to look at your failures and be in fear to ever get up and try again. It is you that determines what your destiny will be. It is you that determines if you will be a millionaire marvel.

Keep in mind what a millionaire marvel is to me while you are thinking about this blog at a later time and hopefully implementing in your life. A millionaire marvel to me is someone who has succeeded at those goals and dreams you have. You may have a goal just to pay your bills in full every month and not worry about bankruptcy’s, foreclosures, late fees, cut offs, etc. That could be your goal and all you want out of life. You may have a goal to be able to pay off all debt and have ten thousand dollars a month extra to put in savings. You may have a goal and desire to make one hundred thousand a month. Whatever your goals are when you reach them because you never gave up that is what makes you a millionaire marvel. Don’t mistake this blog to be only for those who are millionaires or who want a lot of money.. that is not what a millionaire marvel is to me. Did you know you can have all the money in the world and your dreams still not be a reality to you?

I will end this blog with a quote. One from the best books on all the universe. When I have problems or feel defeated or as if I am getting tested to see how far I can go or being taught a lesson, I refer to this book.

Bible a.k.a. Gods book!

Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.

http://www.IAMSTEPHANIEMORTON.com is how I am making my dreams a reality!