Rise Above It

I have a feeling a few of you entrepreneurs need a little pep talk today. All of us have those days where we look in the mirror and wonder “what in the world are we doing!?!?…” Trust me, it happens to the best of us. I just want to encourage you to fight the “good fight.”

What do you think qualifies as a “good fight”? If I were in one, the only kind of fight that I would deem to be good would be the one that I win.

Well, all of us are in a battle everyday, but we often consider other people or the situations around us to be our enemies. However, our biggest enemy is “in-a-me” – that person inside of us who doesn’t always go along with our intentions or expectations. Often times we are the biggest obstacle to our own success. How does this play out?

Many people are hoping that difficult business conditions or life situations will simply change or go away, and they can sit back and wait for that to happen. The reality is that most things in business and life are not going to change dramatically, or at least not overnight. We need to settle this in our hearts and minds, and realize that we are going to have to rise above our difficulties and challenges to achieve our goals and dreams. Nobody else can do that for you. This is your battle to win.

One of the keys to continually rising above your situations is spending more time focusing on solutions rather than problems. It is easy for people to detail problems (some of them don’t even do that very well, because all they see are symptoms and not the root cause). What seems to be in short supply in business and in our society are people who have developed well thought through solutions for the problems they see. If you can do this effectively, you will be viewed as an asset, not an irritant.

Another important key is planning and preparation. You can be assured that as long as you’re in business you will have problems. Although, you may not be able to control all the problems that come to you, you don’t have to be controlled by them either. Take what you have learned from your past wins and mistakes, as well as what you hopefully have learned from others, and develop contingency plans for different aspects of your business and life. That way, when challenges arise, you might already have a potential solution just waiting to be implemented. You can avoid the panic attacks and knee-jerk reactions that ruin many businesses and lives.

You can defeat the enemy “in-a-me” if you spend more time and mental energy focusing on 1) finding solutions rather than rehashing problems, and 2) contingency planning. The results you will see are your business being more successful and your life being more fulfilling. Keep fighting the “good fight,” and from now on fight to win!

Empowering Champions,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Tags: business, entrepreneur, champion, empowerment, leadership,

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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

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