Problem solving is Big Business.
By Joseph C. Ibekwe
Big Businesses or Big Enterprises are not the products of HUZZLING or do they come from a survivalist mentality. Big Businesses emerge from deliberate, careful, calculated planning and consistent, incremental actions.
“Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes great through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts”. Prov. 24: 3&4 – TLB
Building your own business is building a pathway for money and wealth to flow into your life. This pathway then comes under your exclusive control, and not under the control of others.
You now lead the process. You call the shots. You provide direction. You are in charge. And being in charge comes with lots of benefits and leverages
UNTIL you are in charge, you cannot exercise your maximum creativity.
Until you are in charge you cannot fully explore your potentials.
Being in charge means you are the ‘thinking box’ – the brain box.
This is where God desires you to be. He said you shall be the head and not the tail – Deut 28:13
To assume headship in any field of life involves time. It requires passing through a process.
You have to cooperate with God to take you through the process. You must be patient with yourself to go through the process.
Starting or running your own business is a commandment. It is God ultimate desire for you and for us.
“This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Christians will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough to pay your bills”. 1Thess. 4: 11 & 12 – TLB
Running your own business is a sustainable way of enjoying financial freedom.
For those of you that god to Church, you have been taught that giving is one of the ways to enjoy financial blessings in your life. However, running your own business makes your blessings to overflow to others much more easily.
In the first place, you cannot give what you don’t have. And you can only give as much as you have. You must be a problem solver. There is money and plenty of money in solving problems.
When you want to start out your own enterprise, don’t do so because of money. When you want start a job, don’t do so because of money. Don’t work for money or because of money. Work for people-benefit and societal-benefit
When you work for the benefit of people and for the benefit of society, money comes along.
Money is in the hands of people. People generate money
When you work for the benefit of people, they will reward you with money.
If you desire to be wealthy in a sustainable manner, build your life around People.
Working for people’s benefit is obeying the principle of enlightened self-interest – Your comfort is my comfort.
We all need money. We often pray for money. But there is no money in heaven. God does not send money from heaven. Money is not in the hand of God. Money is on the earth, and it is in the hands of people.
When you work for the benefit of people by meeting their needs, or solving their problems, or finding solutions to their challenges, they will exchange your work for money. This money enables you to create wealth. Wealth creation is a process. It is actually a long process.
Therefore, if you want to be successful and wealthy, your focus should not be on how to make money. Rather, the focus should be how to solve problems for people. People will be ready to pay anything to have solutions to their problems, depending on how hard the problem is eating them up.
God does not give us wealth. He gives the power to get wealth. Deut. 8:18
The power to create wealth lies in your ability to solve problems for people and your ability to manage money. Money management is often more important than making money.
Problem solving requires intuition. It requires creative thinking. It requires drawing from the resources of God.
Are you ready to solve problems?