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Is business Spiritual?

September 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Spiritual and the Physical

Everything that pertains to life and business has its foundation in the Word of God and His truth. God is the creator. He created all things according to His creative laws and established a natural realm.

We are all governed by His laws in this natural realm, whether we’re believers or unbelievers. That’s how we were created. We need to line up with these natural laws just as much as we need to line up with the spiritual laws that we learn in the scriptures.

7. Servant Mindset

 What can I do to serve this customer? What will benefit them best even if it cost me more than I thought?

 Or to put it this way . . . It’s not about you it’s about them.

 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, coming in the likeness of Men.” Philippians 2:6

3. Problem solver mindset

You are selling solutions to problems, you’re not selling products or services. This is a very important distinction. I’ll be spending more time on this in another chapter. But it needs to be mentioned here so you can begin to think about it.

If you can accurately identify the pains, problems and issues of your customer and then present a solution you’ll be doing great.

People hate to be sold but they love to buy. When you present solutions to their problems they will sell themselves and enjoy giving you money to solve their problem.

2. Empathy

 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15

 “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Bonnie Jean Wasmund

Having a genuine empathy for where your prospect is and what they are concerned about is essential for marketing success.

A lack of empathy is the primary cause of unhappy customers. In a customer service survey some interesting statistics came out when asking why customers stopped shopping at a given store. Here is why you lose customers.

In this chapter will be looking at the mindsets you need to be successful. To have the wrong ideas about marketing can cost you a lot of money. To think incorrectly about marketing will also waste a lot of time.

1. Marketing is not an expense it’s an investment.

Marketing makes you money and it’s the easiest part of your business to improve without spending a lot out of money. As a business owner your main focus should be marketing. You are not a plumber you are a marketer who sells plumbing of a you’re not a lawyer you’re a marketer who sells law services.

The business owner must know how to hear

Jesus gave us the parable of the sower, found in Mark 4, to impress upon us the importance of how we are to hear.

Jesus said take heed how you hear. He didn’t say be careful what you hear, although that’s important, but how you hear is more important than what you hear.

The four hearers:
1. The “no” hearer, hearer
2. The excited hearer
3. The distracted hearer
4. The focused hearer.

Is it Okay for Christian business Owners to Be Rich?

In the last article we dealt with this question and came to understand that the answer depends upon the condition of the inner heart.

It is okay for Christian business owners to be rich but there are some strong warning in the Bible.

Paul wrote to Timothy and warned him, “But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.”

Is it Okay for Christian business Owners to Be Rich?

The answer to that is an emphatic Yes and No!