4 Principles to Overcome Business Struggles

struggle n : a long term effort to do, achieve, or deal with something that is difficult or that causes problems.

All business leaders face struggles. For many, if it weren’t for the struggles, we’d have little to do.

As it comes to our business struggles, the apostle Paul’s approach is perhaps the best:

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

So how can we overcome our business struggles and keep them from overwhelming us?

Here are 4 biblical principles on how to overcome business struggles.

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Where Impact Really Begins

purpose vt. with a specific end in view; not accidental; by design, intentional with a good result or effect

Impact begins with purpose!

A purpose statement answers “why” your organization exists. Through reaching clarity on the “why,” you crystallize the long-term impact you desire to make on your world!

Whether self-employed or owner of a large firm, you and your team need a powerful purpose to reach your maximum potential and impact.

Here are 5 business purpose statements and 5 questions to help clarify your purpose.

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The Best Decision of the Year

Cameron Tringale. Ranked in top 125 golfers in the world. #61 in FedExCup rankings (as of 8/21/14).

Cameron is a professional golfer you likely do not know, but should. For Cameron made what I call the “Best Decision of the Year.” USA Today named Cameron the “World’s Most Honest Golfer” for this decision.

Cameron Tringale

So what exactly did Cameron do to deserve these accolades?

Here is Cameron’s story and how to connect with him.

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Why Should You Stand Out?

[This is a guest post by one of my favorite faith-based leadership bloggers, Chris Patton. He is President of a very successful 100-employee automobile dealership in Georgia and blogs to enlighten, educate, encourage, and enlist other Christians in business to take the path of God's steward in their business. You can follow Chris at Christian Faith at Work and on Twitter @ChrisJPatton.]

We probably all know someone that dresses in a way to stand out from the crowd. Whether it is a wacky looking tie or a dress that is so bright it looks like it runs on batteries, we have all seen examples of people wearing clothes that stand out. Why do you think they do this? What is their purpose?

stand out

Here is why Christians in business must stand out.

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A Passion for Impact! An Interview with FCCI’s Terence Chatmon

“Transformation is our bullseye!”

That’s what Terence Chatmon, President of FCCI (Fellowship of Companies for Christ International), says about their international business ministry.

Recently I interviewed Terence to gain insights into how FCCI impacts eternity through business.

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14 Bible Promises for Business Negotiation

negotiate v to discuss something formally in order to make an agreement;to get over, though, or around (something) successfully

As businesspeople, we constantly negotiate.  Beyond traditional big-time mergers or acquisitions, we negotiate building leases, vendor contracts, strategic plans, employee hiring and performance evaluations, and so much more.

As believers in business, we are called to a higher level in our negotiations than many with whom we negotiate.

Here are 5 key principles gleaned from 14 powerful verses that set our standard for any business negotiation.

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