Answer the why

September 27, 2012 — 2 Comments

The “How to” is important but the why is what keeps you going.

Why do you do what you do? Why do you want what you want?

A strong enough why can enable you to endure any hardship. It is the why that gives meaning and motivation.

Why am I doing what I’m doing?

Why did I start doing what I’m doing?

Why am I still doing it?

Why should I keep doing what I’m doing?

If current answers to your whys leave you uninspired and unmotivated than you need to reevaluate and adjust your direction.

Serve people you genuinely care about selling products or services you truly believe in.

Answer the why.

Jeff

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2 responses to Answer the why

  1. Is it wrong to charge for a learning opportunity that is Bible based? I am a counselor and I have the idea of creating “Saturday Intensives”; mini retreats for women that offer a chance to study scripture and learn through application how to improve their lives.

  2. No it is not wrong to charge for a service that is Bible based. Ultimately all ethical services are Bible based. In Luke 10:7 Jesus said that those who minister the word are worthy to be paid. 1 Timothy 5:18 repeats that idea that the “Laborer is worthy of his wages.”

    Rhonda,

    I think it is unethical for Christians to take the services of another Christian and not pay for it or not pay what it is worth. It robs the servant who serves and it robs the receiver because they are violating the principle of sowing and reaping.

    Now having said all that I still offer my services at different times for free. Paul told a local church I could rightfully demand you pay me but I choose to not exercise my right.

    Too many Christians have a poverty mentality and a entitlement mentality instead of a blessing and generous mentality.

    Jeff Testerman

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