Successful business plan (Part 1)
Think a minute...Do you know the secret to a successful business? Even if you do not own your own business, these principles work in both your professional and personal life.
Rule number one is actually a well-known phrase in the business world: “Find a need and fill it.” You find success and happiness as you help others find it by meeting their needs. But you can’t give what you don’t possess. That is why you need to learn what you enjoy and are skilled at doing. A wise man observed: “A person rarely succeeds at anything unless he enjoys doing it.”
Henry Ford became successful because he developed a car that was affordable for ordinary people and not just the rich. Ford understood that “If a need persists, the answer exists.” The more people whose needs your business serves, the more successful your business becomes.
You may own a local business which serves your community’s needs with quality products and services; or you may be a teacher, carpenter, doctor, musician, salesman, or one of many other professions. You are filling an important place in your community by being your best at what you do, and making the lives of others better through your skillful service to them, directly and indirectly.
This leads us to rule number two for success: “Do for others what you want others to do for you.” This famous Golden Rule is a principle that works to produce the life you want and need. It is when you treat others the way you want to be treated that you find real success—both in your career and in your relationships with family, friends, and fellow workers.
You can follow these first two rules for success in every area of your life, both professionally and personally. Won’t you ask Jesus, the most successful person who ever lived, to take charge of your heart and way of living, so you can start following His plan for your success in this most important business called life. Just think a minute…