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Manifest Destiny: 7.5 Words to Transform Your Future published by LIVING LEGACY BOOKS. © 2007 by Rodney S. Sampson International Standard Book Number: 978-0-9795728-0-7 Book design by Randy Drake Design All Scripture Quotations are taken from the New International Version unless otherwise noted. Printed in the United States of America ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—without prior written permission. For information: LIVING LEGACY BOOKS www.rodneysampson.com www.directionmovement.com Rodney@intellectualcurrency.com
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strength and intuition to constantly create and evolve the divine purpose that God has ordained – with a simultaneous and constant transfer of intellectual currency and practical application to our children- Princess, Rodney II, Rodney III, and Rodney IV April 2007 Rodney Sheron Sampson I
Final Word: Expand Sow seven copies of this book. Afterword By Dr. Fourth Word: Enlist Develop new relationships. Seventh Word: Expedite Use time as an ally. Fifth Word: Execute Take action. Sixth Word: Extend Create partnerships.Get results.Foreword By Bishop E Bernard Jordan Introduction. Third Word: Endure Don’t let your debt stop you. Brian Mosley 4 . A Word About Your Future First Word: Envision Go back to the future. Second Word: Energize Create a (big) business idea.
You can give into your more base desires or strive for that which is noble and great. There are so many areas in your life that need to be mastered. Dr. your fears and your ambitions. for the aspiring individual to go back to the future. You are responsible for your dreams in life. your passions. You can either surrender to your fears or conquer them. He teaches how you can build the relationships needed for success and activate your ideas that lead to 5 . Everyone in life faces internal struggles. a road map if you will. you can add to the list—self-mastery of your dreams. The choice is yours. or even just today. Many people only live for next week. and how they play out. In this classic work. However. Rodney Sampson lays out so eloquently a master plan of action. far too many to name them all. rather than projecting with clear vision on what life will be like twenty years from now. especially since your dreams influence your day-to-day life.FOREWORD Life is about mastery—of your appetites.
“Write your vision and make it plain. Dr. He realizes that a person’s net worth is only as stable and strong as his network. realizing that your handling of finances is a direct measurement of your personal integrity or lack thereof. Sampson encourages his readers that after they have written down a concrete vision. 6 .5 Words To Transform Your Future. then to begin building solid relationships. No stranger to money. This all starts in the mind: since nothing moves in life unless the mind first moves it.manifestation.” Habakkuk expressed. We understand that growth demands change and the change that you are going to bring about in life will cause you to become a cutting edge winner. Sampson shows that expansion is wired into our DNA because God is all about growth. As you read Your Manifest Destiny: 7. and by nature everything about you and I is all about growing. at the things you are called to do in this season of your life. Sampson also maps out how to handle money. It is only when you can make your vision plain that you are ready for your vision to go from the realm of invisibility to the realm of visibility.
” Your true passion will start to spread like an epidemic and catch on so much so that everyone in your circle will begin to speak about your passion. In his work. The passion for your dream must be so strong that it burns within you without the encouragement or affirmation from others.If you are a worshipper of God. If you never sow into the work of God. Locate your passion and you will find your wealth. and in turn this excitement and energy combined will cause major things to happen for you and others. Your treasure (money) and your love for God are indubitably linked together because your money will always follow your passion. for your treasure will rest where your heart is. Consciousness is all that there is. True currency is consciousness. your money will flow into the lives of others to bring empowerment. This is how you spread what we call “viral marketing. contentment. If you have a love for people. then money will rest wherever your heart is. and consciousness is the only thing that is anything. Sampson presents a smorgasbord of concepts to choose from causing 7 . and joy. then you are not a lover of God from your heart.
but only if you refuse to let the professional dream-exterminators kill yours.” Now he owns a 160-acre ranch raising horses. I’ll keep my dream. and that is where you will find your fullest expression. “You keep your F. Dreams shape reality. The Laws of Thinking: 20 Secrets to Using The Divine Power of Your Mind To Manifest Prosperity. God put that passion into you.you to take action by presenting thought provoking truths that provoke one to face their destiny head on. To his surprise. I tell a story of a student who was assigned to write a paper about his dream. He told her. This work in a way is a link between your dream and your achieved goal. Find your dream! Make it happen and do not let yourself be dissuaded by professionals. This is Your Manifest Destiny Your destiny is for you to become you. In my work. the seed of expectancy. Bernard Jordan. He wrote a paper about his dream to own horses. Zoe Ministries—New York 8 . His teacher gave him an F because he thought that the student’s dream was unrealistic and that he should write about more realistic goals. Begin now! • Bishop E.
He has guided us from blessing to blessing. It’s very early on New Years morning. I cannot hold back a smile as I review the highlights of the last twelve months that have passed now into history. I look at the empty squares under the title “January” and wonder what kinds of experience will fill those squares. and another one is newly born. my thoughts are probably a lot like yours.Introduction A Word About Your Future One more year fades into darkness. One hour and twenty-seven minutes into our new year. Oh. the Lord has been good in this year now behind us. my mind wanders to and fro between past. 9 . present. I open the pages of a new calendar and new possibilities. I think about what lies ahead. God’s plan is so clear. yes. so bountiful. a section of North Atlanta. What surprises does our magnificent God have in store for my family? From my comfortable chair in Buckhead. so visionary. and future.
to praise. I know that the Lord wants to bless you through this ministry. and to worship His excellent name for including me in the course of His great workings. I can’t dwell too long upon what lies behind. I’m gazing now into the light of a computer screen. and I shed a tear or two. not even New Years Day. So I form my 10 . my fingers stand in readiness to type out any words or ideas that come across my mind as I seek the heart of God. He never takes a holiday. Surely He is ready to pull back the curtains and begin to reveal the wonderful details that will create the picture of my year. I sing. even in my gratitude. The future has arrived. And I move deeper into spiritual meditation. of course. so I lift you up in prayer as I seek His divine counsel. eager and ready! God never sleeps. What I want is a prophetic word that you and I together can join forces to execute. There is still work to be done. I laugh. I find that I must pause one more time to give Him thanks. Of course. Because I’m listening in the Spirit.fulfilling His own will yet showering us with good things all the while. I’m thinking about you. and His hand continues to move. Seven is a good biblical number.
“Through execution. “Rodney.” His words were so simple. You see. “Expansion. I felt a quickening of my spirit—a strong tide of agreement that carried me into a fresh wave of enthusiasm. But he didn’t hesitate to answer my question. But I. And I hold this word in my mind: expansion. Of course! Expansion is always on God’s agenda. yet they carried so much meaning. I asked him. encouraging one another.” I repeated. “The coming year is all about expansion.” he smiled. Prophet Brian Mosley.” The prophet nodded in approval. our thoroughness in doing exactly 11 . thoughtful. but execution is the key to our unswerving obedience. We were sitting together talking quietly. “What are you sensing from God about the future? What has He revealed to you about the shape this new year of 2007 will take?” His eyes were intense. added a word for the future. it’s been about thirty days since a powerful conversation that I had with my spiritual father. I knew he had been deep in prayer on this issue. too. our attention to detail.request this way: I ask Him to reveal seven prophetic instructions by which we can prove our obedience.
12 . But he wants us to take that idea and affirm it. Expansion. Are you ready for a year of expansion in your life? I will turn this question around for you. I have no blessings for you now?” I certainly hope you haven’t! We serve a God who does not stand still. then. always asking us to cross that river and claim that Promised Land! There’s really nothing at all surprising in the idea that He would want expansion through execution in your life and in mine. or your ministry to expand across new horizons? Has anyone ever heard God Almighty say. my sister. nor are His storehouses of blessings ever empty. He is always calling us onward. through execution. your work to bring a return. Two ewords. to embrace it as our destiny. to own it. Has there ever been a year in which you felt that God’s will for you was simply to maintain the status quo—just tread water for a while? Have you ever once felt that He didn’t want your family to claim new blessings. My brother. “Chill out.as God commands. let me put this question to you.
and I smile as I pass them on to 13 . What father does not? • Therefore I call upon you to prepare for a year of expansion in your finances. that He may bring a bountiful harvest. And please take this special message to heart: Robo ba shata mo say to caom do. • I call upon you to prepare for a year of expansion in your family life. you read that right! Your glasses have not gone bad. Yes. • I call upon you to be bold in claiming the goodness of God for your relationships. than anything you might dare to dream or to claim for yourself. your community life.What He wants for you is greater. neither have my fingers stumbled on the keys of this computer. These are the words of a heavenly language. and everything else that is part of you. He wants the very best for every one of His children. more wonderful in every way. your church and work life. Gather all of them up and lay them before God.
and I want you to have some sense of how the Spirit bears testimony within my soul and brings expression through my lips. This is such a message. and the English words that come from God are: Manifest Destiny Does it ring a bell for you.google. I’m intrigued by the definitions that leap to my monitor.you. Here is a typical one: • Manifest Destiny–A political philosophy common among American statesman and business leaders in the nineteenth 14 . Sometimes those incredible words from heaven come in a language spoken nowhere on this globe. But they often come accompanied by other. more familiar words that we can understand in plain English. when perhaps you and I should have been listening a bit more attentively! I proceed to www. only in the realms of God and His angels. as it does for me? Something from a high school classroom long ago.com and type in those two words. I do receive unction by the Holy Spirit to speak in certain moments in the vernacular of angels.
it was about extending His blessings as far as the horizon where the sun set at the end of each day. There was a dream of a great land. It was there for the taking. The Mississippi River could be the new 15 . But the central idea is this: There was a time when the United States realized that a Promised Land lay before them. conquer the heart of North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. From the point of view of those people. a holy land where freedom reigned and God ruled the hearts of men and women. These early Americans saw themselves as the children of Moses and Joshua from the Bible. what they could hold was a vast wilderness all to the west.century that held that the United States was destined to. and they offer various details and insights on this phrase that arises from our country’s history. What they held was a few states along an eastern shore. claiming the land was not about greed or tyranny. Many other definitions are there for you and I to read. and they solemnly believed that God wanted them to venture forward and claim it. or deserved to.
young man!” Today. God is saying to you. But what about manifest destiny in your life? Would you agree that God has a master plan for individuals as well as nations? Do you think He lays out a vast new land of promise before you.Jordan. do you feel the words are just a line of black type on white paper—or do they represent the voice of your God. as you sit and read these words on this page. Jacob. My child! The Year of Expansion is at hand!” Listen hard to the Spirit of God who lives in your heart. In what direction is He beckoning you? What new promise did He create you to claim? This very moment. “Go forward. and countless other of His children? 16 . and tells you that He wants you to lay claim to it? The prophets of Manifest Destiny said. calling you just as He called Abraham. The Israelites of old saw themselves as a blessing to the world in the eternal plan of God. Isaac. Colorado and California could be the new land of milk and honey. “Go west. Moses. and the Americans of the early 1800s were stirred in their souls by that same calling.
Lord—send me!” • -Or you can say. the Son of God. this year no better than last year. I declare to you that this is your Year of Expansion with Execution. Therefore there is no mystery about your ultimate destiny. and this is your legacy. leadership potential. He is your Father. The great plan of God for your time on earth is for you to become like Him. you are no ordinary creation. Lord. according to the testimony of Genesis 1:27. “Not now. You are a child of God. but remain in the status quo. you have the mind of Christ Himself. endowed with entrepreneurial gifts. the Word who dwelt among us. If He is speaking to you right now. and the seeds of the character of godliness. And I declare that. business as usual. I will not answer Your calling. created in His image. I further declare to you that your mind is no ordinary mind. this very moment. • You can say. you can answer in two ways.The answer lies in your heart. “Here am I. 17 . your Manifest Destiny.” I declare to you that it is that first answer that your heart is crying out. According to the testimony of Philippians 2:5.
following the steps of your Savior. set His words in your mouth. before you were born. According to the testimony of Jeremiah 1:5 – 10.molded and shaped every new day until you are fully transformed to His image. Would you like a quick preview? 18 . and sent you forth to build and to plant. The road of your journey has already been paved. I believe with all my heart that God has offered seven prophetic instructions that will define the path we take together. He was and is the ultimate entrepreneur. Jesus Christ. He appointed you as a prophet. It is up to you to claim your birthright and set out on that journey. until people cannot tell you apart! I finally declare to you that this is no momentary. spontaneous idea that occurred to someone five minutes ago. Before you were born. Read on and you’ll find these seven words from God. prophet. God has known you since time itself began. and Savior. He consecrated you. Your future is to emulate His example and become more like Him every day.
I believe. • Rodney 19 . Energize. Go back to the future. but remember! Small steps lead to awesome changes. 7. Envision. is a road map to a dream: one journey that travels seven roads to one certain destination—the amazing expansion of all that is good. 3. 6. Extend. Endure. Sow seven copies of this book. This. 7. Execute. Are you ready to set out on that journey? All that is required is that you turn the page. in your life. Enlist. Get results. Use time as an ally.Seven Words for Your Manifest Destiny 1. Develop new relationships. Take action. Don’t let your debt stop you. 5. 2. Create partnerships. 4. Create a (big) business idea.5 Expand. Expedite. and all that is of God.
that sounds good. once you arrive at the airport. and what items you’re likely to need. You wake up and say. because I have to be at my destination by this afternoon. “I hope I can get airplane reservations. and do you know how to find the client you’re supposed to meet? 20 . Also.Chapter 1: ENVISION Go Back to the Future Imagine you’re about to take the most important business trip of your life. where do you go from there? Do you have a rental car reserved.” And you don’t think anymore about it until the day comes for you to travel. what you’ll be doing. You are certain that your entire future depends upon how this trip works out for you.” Then you think. “Okay. “What should I pack?” You look around and realize you haven’t even thought about how long you’ll be gone. So you say.
You’re just going to wing it. They are proactive. using every moment to shape the future and the goals that they desire. and I’ve spoken at length with a good number of them. At any given time. I know what those people have in common: when it comes to the things that matter in life. Now I ask you: Does that sound like a plan? Does it sound like you’re likely to be a great success in life? I think you’ll agree that the strategy I’ve described is too spontaneous by far. your entire future depends upon the way you plan for it today. I’ve studied successful people. and the calendar beyond represents your appointment with destiny. isn’t it? Because the way you use your time this week.You really haven’t thought much about any of that. they’re not spontaneous but intentional. Right? Yet reasonable individuals walk into their future just that way— and it’s really the same thing. No reasonable individual who is preparing for the appointment of a lifetime would go into it with no thought or preparation. What about you? Do you lead an intentional life? 21 . next week.
Your destination may be a life of success. He knows how He has designed each of us. a month. • -It may be having a measurable impact on the world through your work.The key is projecting yourself forward into the future. which may be a place. We know that the first point is the key to the good life. a career. a week. You don’t need a time machine to do that. All you need is the brain that the good Lord gave you. and He knows what good works He has prepared for us in advance. (Ephesians 2:10) 22 . Think ahead—a day. how will you know when you get there? What is success to you? • -It may be knowing and achieving the will of God. or a state of mind. Okay. • -It may be a happy family or positive personal relationships. Decide upon your destination. even a year. It may be some combination of those objectives. God knows what is best for us.
direct your mind. because those images become our guiding lights. Load it up with powerful pictures. For example.” 23 . Where do you think God is sending you to use those gifts? What is your dream? I call upon you to ask God to show you what He has in mind.” During this time of meditation. Spend time in prayer and reflection. I am ready to do what you designed me to do. you picture yourself looking into the mirror and liking what you see. “I need to build a stairway. if you have a dream of losing a significant amount of weight. One traveler sees a castle in the sky and thinks. Lord.Therefore. laying all you have before Him and telling Him. you must think about who you are in Christ. trying on fashions that flatter. those abilities that seem to make you “come alive” when you use them. You see yourself walking into a clothing store. to decide your destination. “I will go wherever you send me. Identify your God-given talents.
. Did you know that? It’s not a uniform size. the goal you wish to reach. See it in your mind: the business venture you wish to own. but it continues to spread and become larger—even though it’s already too massive for us to even imagine. KJV). so that at the end of every day we would look up and recall just how vast His creation 24 . Be a success in your mind. just after He created them. Expansion is wired into our DNA. The very first recorded command from God to Adam and Eve.Once these mental images take hold. “For as he thinketh in his heart. so is he” (Proverbs 23:7. have dominion” (Genesis 1:28). the person you long to become. The most powerful way to get somewhere is to decide you’re already there. all about taking on greater boundaries. God made us to be all about growing. and multiply . even the universe was created by God to grow. God set the sky and the stars just above us. As a matter of fact. . you’re well on your way. and you’ll be a success in your life. was this: “Be fruitful.
that is. We can never reach the dead end of His will.and His potential is. keep spreading the kingdom and the goodness of God. keep building. Is it any different for you or me? He placed us right where He wanted us. He did not create us to feather out nests in comfort zones. Yet God has us right where He wants us. It would be the same way if our planet were moved just slightly in the opposite direction. Scientists will tell you that if the earth were moved just slightly closer to the sun. If the cosmos itself continues to grow. He knew what He was doing when we put the earth in place. I’ll explain. God’s plans are not spontaneous—they were formulated before creation. He has equipped us to take action and activate the prize that lies before us. and He implanted the desire in our hearts to go where He wanted us to thrive. Our divine mandate is to keep moving. life could not exist on our planet. For the time being. Neither were the positions in which He placed things. Every single one of us is a God25 . why can’t we? He doesn’t want us to think small. Again.
too. and then potentials are realized. and how? Think of God Himself. standing in position to bring something wonderful into being—that is. to do the good works He has prepared for us in advance. The Father thinks. the Holy Spirit activates. He expects us to be creators. they bring one out of nowhere. Isn’t that exactly what an entrepreneur is? Someone who makes something new and useful. With God. The moment you begin to believe. Think of all the wonderful things He created.endowed entrepreneur. We take action. it happens instantly. you will feel joy rising within you. He created all that there is. But the truth is that He made us in His image. Miracles occur. and electrons on your little finger. neutrons. they produce the cash 26 . and fruit is produced. When it seems there are no new ideas. from the stars in the farthest galaxies to the tiniest protons. Entrepreneurs are resourceful people. When it seems there is no funding. Christ speaks.
flow. When it seems there is no one else who gets the idea, they create a following. But why entrepreneurship? Let me give you some numbers, and you do the math.
The percentage of American taxpayers who pay more than half of all U.S. income tax. The percentage of those who are small business owners. The average income of a small business owner in 2005. The average income of the American working family. Now what’s the point? If you’re going to pick fruit from a tree, you look for the tree that has produced the most bountiful crop. In business, will you be most fruitful by working for someone else, or by moving forward in faith as an entrepreneur? Let’s look at small businesses in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 25 million small businesses: most have < 500 employees 20 million small businesses: most have < 50 employees
17 million small businesses: 1 -2 employees
Q: -What is the annual salary of these smaller entrepreneurs? A: - $700,000.
Who are some of the entrepreneurs?
A: -Agents, capitalists, business consultants, investors, inventors, fashion consultants, fashion designers, franchise owners, merchants, partners, promoters, operators, chiropractors, lawyers, artists, architects, bankers, carpenters, engineers, grocers, hairdressers, painters, plumbers, speakers, preachers, technologists . . .
This book isn’t nearly large enough for a complete listing.
Q: -With thousands of entrepreneurial possibilities, do you think there isn’t one tailor-made for you? A: You fill this one in.
The $64,000 question is this: What has God called you to do? I hope you now have the information to agree with me when I say that unlimited opportunities lie right at your fingertips; God has given you precisely the gifts you need; He has you right where He wants you. Conclusion? Means, motive, and opportunity. There is no reason in the world that you cannot execute enlargement through entrepreneurship, fulfilling your God-driven destiny. There is no reason you cannot count on a fabulous future, because He has that in mind for you. And there is no reason you shouldn’t start right here and right now. It begins the moment you take your dreams seriously. That’s the GO square in your game of Monopoly: Square One. I am convinced that everyone in the world possesses dreams. The difference is between those who intend to play with them and those who intend to work with them. There comes a moment of decision in most lives when you take one of two paths. You will either say, “Dreams are
but I’ve got to be realistic. doers.nice. and struggles of many kinds. achievers. Envision enlargement. You know what will happen as you begin to do that? You will feel joy rising within you. “I need to build a stairway. Envision yourself at the point of fulfillment. simply down in the dumps? That would be the time when your life is stuck in neutral. Think about it. and there’s nothing shining on 30 . a great joy. a lack of fulfillment. The other road. They are believers.” Therefore I encourage you to go back to the future—back to the dream that you once had. is for those who intend to do something about that drive they feel within.” The second path is traveled by one who sees that same castle and thinks. All you need to do now is to begin to believe it.” That path is the low road that leads to disappointment. The first path is traveled by one who sees a castle in the sky and thinks. the road less traveled. Yes. my friend. When are you the most miserable. “It’s pretty but it’s silly.
their castles in the air: -People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. And I would venture to guess that when you feel yourself on the move. and eager to jump out of the bed each morning. for he has prepared a city for them. What does God think when you decide to become a person who acts upon faith? The Bible tells us exactly what He thinks. If they had been thinking of the country they had left. they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. energetic. I will leave this point with a final thought. so you need to fill ’er up. Goals are fuel. Hebrews 11:14-16 31 . Instead. they would have had opportunity to return. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God. It describes those who travel toward the goals they can see only in their mind. going somewhere in life—when you have a dream that seems real—that’s the time when you’re the most excited.your horizon.
and He has prepared a city for you. God loves it! He is not ashamed to be called your God. Number from one to ten on paper. Go back to the future by identifying whatever your dream has been. even on the dashboard of your car). Make sure there’s a pen in your hand.When you are stubborn about your dreams. Feed your dreams every day. That city is your dream come true. then write down ten changes you would need to begin instituting in your life to pave the way for that dream. Let's walk faster! Spend ten minutes today simply letting your mind soar through the blue sky of possibilities. Was he a dreamer? He came from humble stock. He wanted to buy 32 . and paper before you. You will make new discoveries and realizations about your life now and your potential life in the future. Reflect on what life would look like for you if that dream were fulfilled. on the bathroom mirror. Save the results and post them in a place where you’ll see them every day (on your desk. Herman Russell was sixteen when he bought a vacant lot in 1946.
he built H. That’s a long way to come from a vacant lot on a forgotten corner. His breakthrough came when he obtained a business loan from a bank that had never financed a black entrepreneur. 33 . Russell was a millionaire before he was 40—in a business climate where doors were closed to African-Americans. Russell & Co. Yet in time.. J. an Atlanta-based construction giant with seven hundred employees and sales of more than $300 million. He has helped create monumental Atlanta landmarks such as the Georgia Dome and CocaCola headquarters.and develop real estate in the segregated South.
Chapter Two: ENERGIZE Create a (Big) Business Idea Entrepreneurship is the most dynamic word of this age. free from tyranny and from every kind of bondage. I believe we’re seeing a quiet revolution in the world of business. free of our limitations. you will be free indeed” (John 8:36) He came to set us free in every single way: free of our sin. And what was it that Jesus offered us? He said. They are at the mercy of the faceless gigantic business names that are trying to control our world. People want to feel significance. As a small handful of international mega-corporations swallow smaller businesses and become ever more immense. They want freedom. 34 . “If the Son sets you free. It is a word of hope. people only feel smaller.
He was a liberator. I find that young You need an idea that is elegant in its simplicity but visionary in its scope. When the team flies across America to play its games. too. Christ will set you free. Therefore we. or physically through substance abuse. I also believe that it is my life task. I write this book and offer you this wisdom because I want to share the freedom that Christ has already given me. If you are in bondage financially. to imitate Him in every way. and he seems to be financially independent. and there was never a chain that He was incapable of breaking. he has to 35 . People look to professional athletes as their role models. relationally. An NBA basketball player signs a multi-million dollar contract. But even this superstar is not truly free. and yours. because his check is signed by a large business of some kind. Does financial and vocational freedom appeal to you? I’m talking about being truly independent. become liberators.
That’s what this second milestone in your journey is all about. they never had a plan.show up at the airport with his luggage packed. Where did it all go? No one taught them the meaning of the resources with which God blessed them. What does that mean? It means that you need a concept that causes potential investors to say. Therefore he may own a mansion and drive a high performance car. and they didn’t know how to invest it. and you have internalized it. but we’re shocked when we read that some of these instant multimillionaires are flat broke a few years later. You’ve wallpapered your imagination with images of your future as you would will it to unfold. they simply wanted to spend money and have fun. 36 . and it’s never far from your thoughts. Therefore you now have a concrete idea of where it is that you desire to go. Like the Prodigal son. You’re also going to need a Big Idea. but he’s not home to enjoy these things. Not only that. That’s why you have to have a plan. I trust there is a divine calling engraved in your soul. and one day they woke up with empty wallets.
gave them many visions and 37 . God has said. You need an idea that is compelling. An investor will want to know what will make this restaurant stand out in a city full of them. secure the conference room. For example. why not? I think you’ll agree that the idea lacks the visionary quality. Then you tell them your idea: “I want to open a restaurant” Someone in the room says. “I have some great recipes and ideas. of course. You put on your best suit. Where do Big Ideas come from? They come from heaven. “Okay. What kind of restaurant?” “Different kinds of food. and even construct a nice architectural model and place it in a glass case. “I spoke to the prophets. print a nice brochure.” Question: Would you invest tens of thousands of dollars on that business plan? If not.” you say. What will set it apart? You need more than an idea.“Wow!” It needs to be an idea that is elegant in its simplicity but visionary in its scope. you might call a meeting of potential investors to announce your plan.
plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). or write it in plain English on the clouds? No. for example.” The Bible teaches us that every good thing comes from the Father of Lights who blesses us with every blessing in this world. Train your mind to look for the brilliant innovations that others miss. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. but how did they go about getting it? They simply watched people for a while. Take Roy Speer and Lowell Paxson. Therefore you need to generate ideas. and He has the ideas you need: “For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord. They had a Big Idea. But should you sit and wait passively for Him to serve you that idea on a silver platter.D to do that—you simply need common sense. He has a plan for you. You don’t need to be a highly trained marketing specialist or a Ph. The old Chinese proverb says that the man who waits for a roast duck to fly into his mouth will be very hungry for a long time. They looked around at the 38 .told parables through them. God wants us to go out and seek.
and where the action was. and they came up with three incredibly obvious observations: 1. -People like to shop or watch television whenever they please. People like to shop. So what did they come up with? Their Big Idea was the Home Shopping Network. They did their homework. couldn’t have gone anywhere with their vision unless they knew that satellitedelivered broadcasting was all the rage during the early 1980s. In other words. 3. They knew exactly which direction the venture capitalists were watching. and it’s still generating imitations. of course. That Big Idea has been worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually. During the 1800s. Speer and Paxson. 2. a 24-hour shopping channel during the period when cable television was really taking off. the 39 . People like to watch television. Do your homework.people they knew. they knew where to find manifest destiny.
After the collapse of so many Internet ventures at the close of the 1990s. But you’ll need a Bigger Idea than simply a new Web site. to a big shakeout. and manifest destiny was the booming motel industry.com that actually failed miserably. Amazon. Remember: not every idea is a good and successful idea.com and Netflix were two Big Ideas. Net commerce has rebounded in a big way. they’ll want to know: • -On a crowded. At the end of the twentieth century. manifest destiny was out there on those new highways known as Interstates.byword was. “Go West. young man. what will drive people to your site? 40 . incredibly simple. though many people made fortunes simply on business plans such as Pets. And there were many more. If you approach the investors with an Internet idea now. that worked. of course. and billions of dollars were poured into Web destinations—leading. manifest destiny was a virtual destination known as cyberspace. competitive Web.” In the middle of the twentieth century.
Then. Know for a fact that you have the Big Idea you’ve been waiting for.• -What is unique about your site? • -Once customers arrive. and it’s going to make a million! Then. would you bank on someone so inconsistent? 41 . stick to it! Be faithful to your vision. Some people fail to rein in their enthusiasm. Imagine you go and tell them that this is it. Think about this: You’re likely to come across a limited number of potential investors and supporters. once you’ve made that decision. then another. Aim at nothing and you’ll hit it every time. Aim at multiple targets and you’ll just find yourself misfiring. Be certain you’re really onto something. and they let it spill over into some other new idea. the Idea of Ideas. how will you make them buy? Be stubborn. you rush over to see them again and tell them to forget that first idea—you’ve got a better one! If you were being asked to put in ten thousand dollars of venture capital. two weeks later. then another.
fall in love with it. it’s a matter of having total confidence in your Big Idea.Of course not. Once you set out on this journey. The road will take many unpredictable turns. and a lot of you will be in that final product. Your strategy changes many times—but the overall vision. This idea will become a part of you. remains firm. you’re marrying that idea. When you’ve found it. devoting yourself to it. Again. Do your homework. you need to pick a lane and stay in it. 42 . Now does that mean your business plan is set in stone from Day One? Not at all. Ask God to guide your thinking and show you the destination. the Big Idea. In a sense. Find your idea then.
co-founder of BlackPlanet. Do your homework. and the site has been highly profitable. where he explained the Internet to newcomers. 1. if so. He helped create a matchmaking site that was geared to African American culture.” and that people would use the medium for social purposes. -Now is the time to begin the search for your Big Idea. He’s been recognized by the New York Times and others as Silicon Valley’s Philosopher Prince. go ahead and skip to #2. How did he get the media attention and build his reputation? It didn’t hurt that he was a guest for multiple episodes of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. Buy several timely business magazines and take notes about emerging trends. keep reading through #1. realized that the Internet was emerging as the new “singles bar.com. Do a Web search on “emerging business trends” and find Web sites that keep 43 .Omar Wasaw. Have you found your Big Idea? If not. Wasaw had the right idea at the right time combined with the right publicity. as suggested in the preceding chapter.
Pray about discovering your direction. Begin working on the challenges. Make a rough draft of your mission statement. -If you’re certain about your Big Idea. List the five strongest points of your product and plan.up to date. Use James 1:5-8 in your prayer. Interview business people you respect. begin to test-drive it. Record your observations about people you know. 2. and what kind of product you’re equipped to provide. what product they need. List the five greatest obstacles or challenges. 44 .
you work for an employer other than yourself.Chapter 3: ENDURE Don’t Let Your Debt Stop You In the beginning. wouldn’t it? Each day would have so much more meaning. You’ve thought about your potential. You’ve envisioned yourself turning in your resignation and spending the rest of your life following your own vision. reaping all the rewards. the rewards would be personal. You know exactly what’s going on. So why isn’t it happening? Why are you still on someone else’s payroll? What is stopping you? Let me take a wild guess: Debt. because the stakes would be personal. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the owner is making all the profit. You also know that you’re giving the best years of your life toward the fulfillment of someone else’s dream. 45 . the decisions would belong to you. Life would be so different.
“Maybe someday. The best way to end a cycle is to take the more aggressive action. “I can’t do this while I’m in debt. when I get out from underneath this loan—well. when I pay off the house. reasonable thinking. And how long before you’re out of debt? Ten years? Twenty? And can you really assume there will ever be a time when you’ll be entirely debt-free? The irony is that the quickest way to reduce debt is to take the risk. and do the thing that will bring in much more capital than you earn on someone else’s payroll.This is the first and most common trap that derails dreams. 46 . God wants to bless us through wealth so that we might bless others. Slow but sure does not always win the race.” they think—and it seems like safe. then they think about the money. they get excited.” The only problem is that the best timing for launching the new life is right now. People embrace their goals. then I can pursue my dream.
Those who hesitate haven’t come to grips with the fact that they’re really not certain of themselves. The walker then asks. This is another reason why people fail to pursue their dreams.Your problem is not debt. “How many of you are willing to ride in the wheelbarrow while I prove it?” Every hand goes back down. it’s confidence. do you believe it in your gut? Another trap of the waiting game is setting up the business. and such things. They expend a lot of energy and attention not on the trappings of success—the embossed card. I notice how many of them are always eager for that fancy business card. “How many of you believe I can push a wheel barrow across that wire all the way from one pole to the other?” Every hand in the audience goes up. a tightrope walker points upward to the high-wire and asks the crowd. As I consult with beginners. They’re all a part of the 47 . the fortieth floor office. You’ve heard the old illustration about faith. You can believe your plan on paper. Inside the circus tent.
ultimate package. In the blink of an eye. and he goes through most of the money before the first sale is even made. Then you can think. about the operating agreement and some of these other considerations. Then a hefty down payment is made to lease office space. 48 . do they? I hope not. just setting it all up. The impressive office. When you’ve made that happen. the colorful literature. You’ll be able to set yourself up with product and inventory to increase your yield. and all the other trappings often symbolize to the entrepreneur that his dream is really becoming reality. As soon as possible. and to get expensive literature. then you can say that you’re on your way. you could spend twenty thousand dollars on an operating agreement and a matching amount on a tax attorney and incorporation attorney. but those things don’t really and truly represent your dream. Yet the true first step is the first sale. They’re not the steak but the sizzle. to buy furniture and computers. for example. make a second sale and a third sale. The problem comes when this young man or young woman has taken out a loan to get the business going.
don’t make it into an even greater problem. sooner rather than later. Let’s ask ourselves the following question: What is this dream really all about? Is it about creating wealth? 49 . If you want to be a success. You can look at the expensive furniture. this is your attitude about debt: Don’t let it keep you from pursuing your dreams. and you will reap a harvest of discouragement. On balance. The outstanding cure for debt is the success of your business. But once you’ve set out. Not only that.The important thing is to build sales momentum and create positive cash flow. but you will have created even more debt for yourself. your bubble is going to burst. “Decorating” the business through these other trappings will not move you toward your dream—it will only create the illusion of doing so. But if you’re not actually fulfilling what’s written on that business plan (and I doubt there’s much in the plan about fancy office furniture). prove it out through the actual sales success of your product. therefore. hand out the business cards to your friends. and really play the part of the successful entrepreneur.
The Bible. drink and be merry. You remember the parable told by Jesus about the man whose only goal was to build bigger barns. says a good deal about financial resources and the pursuit thereof. so that he might “take life easy. eat. of course. There is not a single verse in the Bible that declares that God prefers anyone to be poor. Our dreams and visions are 50 . The great blessing of wealth is that it provides so much freedom and so much possibility to minister to others in the way that God intends. He does want us to succeed. use his freedom to teach and to inspire. He wants to bless us through wealth so that we might bless others. feed the hungry. What might that farmer have done differently? He might have used the plenitude of his wealth to help other people. so that he might rake in greater wealth.” God called the man a fool and took him out of this life immediately. Think of the many things he could do: create more jobs. Jesus concluded that “this is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:21). but not so that we can have wider television screens and deeper stock portfolios.
and there are no shortcuts in life. you are nothing. Rather than serving God’s kingdom. Don’t let this blunder derail the good vision that God gave you. those trappings of success become overly attractive. Therefore this is one more trap for you to avoid: becoming mesmerized by your own success. If you give up your dream. you begin to build your own. You have to work for it. you give up hope. Because the dreams that you have are those things that separate you from others. But along the way. And without hope. You think of putting yourself in a position to serve God’s kingdom. you think of a product that will make the world a better place. Dream big and keep your dreams for yourself. so that your original dream becomes twisted. there are no shortcuts in golf. In the beginning.simply the tools He gives us to move toward that position where we can follow His will with such freedom. • Tiger Woods 51 . • Look.
averting our eyes from the glory 52 . resourceful. isn’t it? A final reason that people fail to endure is that somehow they believe that God runs out of resources. what are you waiting for? You have every reason to pursue your goal as wholeheartedly as He has launched you toward it. to persevere. answer this one: How much does He want you to pursue His calling for you? The answers to those two questions should add up to an imperative. God is infinitely wealthy. You also have every reason to endure.How deep is the heavenly storehouse? That’s the ultimate issue. Let me ask it again: How wealthy is God? After you’ve answered that question honestly. He never has mixed emotions. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. it is that we are “powerful beyond measure.” In other words. and no force or power on this earth is equal nor able to stop you if He is on your side. Therefore if He has the will and the wealth for you to succeed. capable. and whatever God wills. powerful. we are like Moses in the cleft of the rock. (Philippians 4:13) Nelson Mandela has said that our deepest fear is not inadequacy. He wills wholeheartedly.
you serve the world with a message that your God was not enough. Your playing small does not serve the world . “Who are you not to be? You are a child of God. We are afraid of that much light. It is not just in some of us. Miracles happen. When you endure. who are we to be spectacular. but that one vision that came to you from heaven—then the world sits up and takes notice. however. We ask ourselves. when you keep right on going in the face of mounting obstacles.” My brother. And heaven looks down with approval. . Will you stand firm in the service of Manifest Destiny? 53 . People are blessed. when you stubbornly place all else out of your line of vision. . We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. my sister. it is in everyone. that His purposes are out of reach.of God. successful human beings? Mandela replies. when you persevere in the face of a world that is sometimes harsh and cold. when you shrink away from the task.
Survey your various debts: mortgage. Now create a study of your current salary and assets. college loans. Remember. 54 . taxes. as you pursue your dream. Figure in such factors as health plans and emergencies. you’re equipping yourself for the future through preparation. if any. Visit the next five years of your life through estimating your needs during that time. but be certain you have a plan in place for managing the debt you have.This is a good time to get a full financial checkup. for example. Take into account the needs (financial and otherwise) of your spouse and children. Debt should not stop you from moving ahead. automotive loans. Find out your credit rating and learn about its relative strength. not looking for reasons to back away.
People must first buy into you before they will buy into your dream. think about a good business idea. It takes money to get up and running. You think you can go it alone? No matter what your vision is. First.Chapter 4: ENLIST Develop New Relationships Fact: Your dream needs a team. Let’s imagine you’re going to present the Big Idea to some close friends. God surrounded us with our loved ones so that we might help each other to our various goals. 55 . For example. Any excellent sales person will tell you that our most important product is ourselves. and you have two choices for getting it. you’ll want to be at your best. You can finance it by saving nickels and dimes for twenty years—or you can gather the capital and get going next week or next month through investors who buy into your dream. you’re going to need help.
feel your best. and complete. and take your time doing it. and be your best at the time of presentation. or a few scribbles on a napkin? No. Exactly why it would be successful. Exactly whom is your market for this product. and keep working until you have the best written business plan you can produce. 56 . concise.Look your best. Will you make that presentation with a hurried rush of words. Pray before writing it. describing: Exactly what your product is. where you can make eye contact. a serious plan deserves a live audience. Second. have the time you need. A good plan should be clear. and give your best demonstration. perhaps a local restaurant. Find the right time and the right place. proofread the results. A serious plan deserves a serious vision statement. how will you showcase your idea? Don’t approach your key people through a phone call or e-mail. revise it. There are excellent examples of such documents at the local bookstore or on the Internet. Commit your dream to paper.
and be able to articulate it. the images. Or has it? You’d better be certain you’re totally sold out to your dream. Find the words. Your passion needs to be infectious. distributors. sales people. and when. Investors. helping you network.Exactly which steps you plan to take. and the visions that will excite those around you. so that the right people can’t help but “catch the fever” that has already caught you. Exactly what you need to make it all happen. or praying for the adventure. Find out why your vision has grabbed you. Those who hear your presentation can support you in many different ways. and help them feel what you feel about this idea. They may simply be committed to cheering you. Your belief will have to be tough to withstand the discouragements and setbacks that come with any new idea that is introduced to the world. account reps. The important thing is that the Big Idea spreads from your imagination to the imaginations of people around you. Therefore cultivate your passion. 57 .
and people will know you’re serious about your goals. It’s never too early to begin evaluating your bank of relationships. Are you around the people who can provide you with the guidance you need? Are you around the people who will encourage you and push you toward your best. or investors that you don’t know personally. lenders. When you’re speaking to banks. Stoke the fires of your passion to keep those sparks flying. Most of all.When you’re speaking to those who care about you. Surround yourself with valuable relationships. emphasize the facts behind the vision. rather than discourage you? 58 . You are what matters to them. You will choose the environment of success or failure that becomes your backdrop. emphasize the heart behind your vision. so you’re going to show why this is a wise and prudent use of capital. so you’re going to show why this vision matters to you. Financial security and profit are what matter to them. don’t let the gleam leave your eye.
And other times they’ll connect you to another individual who can serve as yet another human resource. People are the richest resources on God’s earth. Always be building the network. sales leaders.You need to be in contact with people of established success stories. lawyers. rather than simply talking the talk. as you activate your plan and move ever deeper into executing it. If they’re telling others how to make a million. and people from every other common field. It’s helpful to cultivate friendships with bankers. you have to provide one yourself. Sometimes they’ll provide financial backing. Sometimes they’ll provide a word of advice that makes all the difference. insurance executives. it’s fair to ask whether they’ve profited from their own advice. the people will begin to come to you. because if you want access to the most valuable business relationships. You’ll find yourself keeping more company with other achievers. You’ll simply need to be reliable and trustworthy. Solidify the 59 . but take a close look at whether they’re walking the walk. Remember: trust is difficult to earn but easy to lose. Then. There are plenty of people out there giving advice.
Dreams get off track because people lose themselves in the process. In other words. They may simply be innocently misguided. There are people. We can be loving and kind while gently deemphasizing such relationships. some of whom we’ve known all our lives. don’t dissipate your time and energy on other plans and distractions. team players. But always keep your eyes on the prize. who are discouragers rather than encouragers. affirming. advisors with all the wrong advise. They may resent the fact that we’ve decided to stop sleepwalking and set out for our manifest destiny. Ignore those voices that go on 60 . How should we handle these? It’s a hard fact. friends who aren’t always friendly. They might be projecting their frustration with their own lives to ours. Then there’s the flip side of your relationships. but there may be times when we have to prune away the unfruitful relationships.foundation of your vision by involving as many good people as possible. The best idea is simply to surround ourselves with positive. We all have a few of these: difficult people.
I would never tell you to leave your precious family. Jesus understood that the cost of commitment is the total self. It’s not a hobby—it is the prize for which you are trading the rest of your life. We can’t avoid any obstacles. 61 . those incredibly significant individuals who are your “trustees. and we can’t send them away. after all.” You trust them to hold you accountable. which is all in this world that you have to give. This is your life vision. whether they are lifestyle issues. but to avoid letting anyone become a hindrance to your godly destiny. Jesus insisted that His disciples leave everything behind and follow Him— even. people issues. You trust them to lift you up when life lets you down. We simply resolve to follow our calling. in some cases. And what if it’s a loving parent? Even a spouse or one’s own child? God gave us those. This is the reason you’re gathering the Dream Team. You trust them to walk beside you until that fantastic day when you cross the finish line.about security and avoiding risks. or anything else. families.
or some other type of resource. and pray each day for this relationship in your life. From the master list. You’ll be surprised to learn just how many lives intersect with yours. Begin to identify each one as a potential investor. that you have. Begin with your family and your inner circle of good friends. skills. Begin building depth into these friendships. These should have some combination of close friendships. close and more peripheral.Make a listing of the people resources in your life—all the positive relationships. What about the past? There are friends from school and the old neighborhood with whom you might possibly renew acquaintances. 62 . create a “hot list” of the people most likely to be valuable to you in pursuing your vision. or appropriate circumstances. List those you know at church and through other organizations and groupings. partner. resources.
The space shuttle Columbia was built with Manzi metals. Manzi has never deserted her original. her company nets millions of dollars annually. her family fostered a mindset of entrepreneurship in her from an early age.” Still. MM is locates in Brooksville. Through with NASA. and others. 63 . Florida. General Electric. Lockheed. lofty vision of being a world industry leader in the metals industry.Barbara Manzi was born to an immigrant family of twelve children. and an early school teacher told her that “a good little black girl should learn to cook and clean. and today she teaches success through ambition and integrity to her children and grandchildren. Manzi founded Manzi Metals in 1993 with her personal savings. Her hallmarks in the industry are integrity and dependability.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24). On the other hand. As a matter of fact. Get Results. Jesus said. you hear good teaching. Listening brings change as the prelude to action. it is one of God’s most wonderful gifts. you nurture relationships. It is good to listen. We should be quick to listen and slow to speak. then walk away and forget what they saw. according to the same James whose words we’ve just read. If the mirror tells you that your collar is 64 . James tells us that those who listen without acting are like people who see clearly into a mirror. Through listening. Through listening.Chapter 5: EXECUTE Take Action.
to put it mildly. 65 .sticking straight up. Jesus said that we would be known (for better or for worse) by what we actually do. not works. is the basis of my salvation. then you will not spend the rest of your life dreaming about it. but believe—we will act out. “Faith. But I propose to you that my faith is faithful because of what I do.” And you would be right. You will move joyously and excitedly into action. You might say. If you truly believe that God has a purpose for your life. this is an issue to which the Word of God returns again and again. their record was uneven. then you’re going to be embarrassed when you go out in public. The people of the Old Testament had the best and wisest information possible. and you walk away without acting on that visual heads-up. The bottom line is this: Whatever we truly believe—not say. Again. and if you truly believe He has given you the gifts and the goal. As a matter of fact. But when it came to acting on that guidance. They heard regularly from the one true God. as a tree is known by what fruit it bears.
plan. Let me remind you. The real path goes like this: listen. probably both. The reality is that you’re taking the risk. dream. Or you could just stay in that safe comfort zone. show me. Don’t tell me. 66 . And even if you fall flat on your face. that never venturing will make you far more miserable than never gaining. You can have a beautiful business plan. learn. risk nothing. you’re going to lose something: maybe some money. you go out on a limb. He uses every outcome for your best in the future. and you can assemble the most dynamic team available. You put your money where your mouth is. has it been a waste? God lets nothing go to waste. If you fail. maybe some pride and prestige. Can you talk a good game? Fine— let’s see what you can actually accomplish. or whatever cliché you choose to describe it. and gain nothing. But that moment of decision comes when you lay it all on the line. my friend.Listening must become action. and act. And He’s always there to pick you up and dust you off if you stumble.
the trick is to keep your eyes on the prize. and never. At halftime of the Super Bowl a few years back.” 67 . Never look behind you. one by one. discouraged team brought out a wooden beam. because you were only two inches above the floor. a simple twoby-four. “And yet it’s the same piece of wood. “You walked those four feet without even thinking about.” said the coach.Therefore. as we’ve said earlier. “The walk is just as simple. He laid it down on the floor and ordered his team to “walk the plank” to the other side. high above the crowd. Let me give you an example of how powerful this concept is. Then he said. never look down. the coach of the losing. The only difference is the fear that you pay attention to. But what if I had laid this same plank from the window of one skyscraper to the other. be bold and courageous! When you’re walking the tightrope. forty floors in the air? Would you have done it so casually?” No one replied. The players laughed and did so with ease.
A lot of people have ideas. because the universe is a connected place. 68 . Cheese restaurants Focus on your own genius. “But I’m not a genius!” Listen to the insight of David Hawkins. I hear you protesting. You are a full citizen of this universe. so you can tap into that genius that is a part of the great matrix of consciousness. But today. not a dreamer. but there are few who decide to do something about them now. People who are geniuses are rare. It’s as simple as that. He says that genius insight is right there in your grasp. The true entrepreneur is a doer. Genius. and Chuck E. you and your thoughts are part of its vast network. author of the book Power vs.The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. Not next week. Not tomorrow. —--Nolan Bushnell founder of Atari Corp. but all of us contain the capacity to draw on genius ability or insight.
In the world of business. founder of Federal Express.? It’s well known that a significant number of our millionaires are those who may have struggled in high school or even dropped out. Notice also that the world won’t necessarily recognize your stroke of genius at first. with the astronomical I. not the critics who are so good at demonstrating why something can’t be done. This is no reason to hesitate before acting. Q. It’s all about whether you believe. Your motivation is the vision itself. They have the courage to act upon their dreams. and received his customary low grade. not the immediate response to it. was a C student who actually wrote a paper in college proposing his revolutionary next-daydelivery service.Think about it. 69 . Fred Smith. After all. Fred Smith looked like any other student in his class. People fail to see brilliance because they’re not looking for it. Geniuses are simply men and women who recognize their moment of insight and inspiration. how many of our “geniuses” fit the Einstein profile. then pursue their vision to its fulfillment.
some assembly is required. to do the speaking. and it’s up to us to put it all together. “Be strong and courageous. He worried about what people would say. This promise is repeated through the Scriptures. Would God create you with this fantastic dream. his brother Aaron. 7. He had a resource. Better yet. he protested that he didn’t have a good enough speaking ability. Three times the Lord told him. then withhold the resources you need? Of course not. God showed him how silly an idea it was to think his Lord hadn’t planned ahead. so why should we fear? Joshua had the vision of crossing the Jordan River to the Promised Land in the face of forty years of wandering and failure. He has given us everything we need. and God would give him the power for whatever he needed to do. God told Moses that God would be with him wherever he went. 9) 70 . That’s the way God sends us into this world to carry out our destiny.” (Joshua 1:6. When God spoke to Moses through the burning bush. Moses threw out every excuse he could think of. The power and the presence of God are always with us.All parts are included.
Your imagination is a factory founded by God Yet take a look around you. All the difference in the world lies between those two realities. You are the currency. and just the right talents to get the ideas on track. the lamp that lets you read. the paper on 71 . “I had that idea!” He had it. If He wants something done. Start with the chair you’re sitting in.” he thinks. Have you ever taken inventory of your good ideas. But most people let their dreams collect dust over the years.because God is God. then it can be done. but he didn’t pursue it. or they lack the essential belief in themselves. “Hey. Then one day this procrastinator is driving along when he sees a billboard with a brand new product. wherever you are right now. and the resources you have to get them started? I believe everyone has a good idea or two. or some other reason. They get busy maintaining the status quo.
You spend your days making other people rich whenever you shop or pay your credit card bills. You and I are transacting business all the time. the rug beneath your feet. you’ve expended a great deal of energy building someone else’s fortune. But is 72 . Every single item is someone’s multimillion-dollar business. Think about the things you’ve already done today. you probably think green-tinted thoughts. Therefore you can look at your life as a business venture—a great series of personal transactions that sometimes enrich others. Whether you thought about it or not.which these words are printed. from the moment you climbed out of bed and looked into the mirror. You think of the piece of paper with George Washington or Alexander Hamilton on it. What is currency? What is capital? When you hear the word money. the wood in the walls. And we know that any kind of business can be operated profitably or at a loss. and sometimes enrich you. How efficiently and effectively are you operating the business venture that is your life? We need to think about money in a more accurate way as well.
You emerge from that box called your home each morning. It’s time to think out of the box. paper is actually only paper.that what money really is? No. But we outgrew that system by continuing to print money. The real currency is you and your ideas. Any bank recognizes it and credits you with the value of one dollar. But that specially printed. During the lunch hour box. you stop to eat from your 73 . Our financial resources are hedged and invested in a culture of information. You’ve probably heard it said that we live our entire lives in a box. Our government prints a fresh load of paper money whenever it needs it. gold was the standard for our financial system. ten dollars. We’re no longer on a gold standard but an information standard. and you drive in the box that is your car to the box that is your office. or whatever amount is represented by the paper in your hand. At one time. You sit in a box all day and think boxedin thoughts. green-tinted slip is a representation of the actual capital that stands behind it.
Take at least one step this week to activate your idea. without thinking about it. 74 . or three potential supporters. you settle back into the box and prepare for another day of living within four walls and a lid. and begin to take action. two. At the end of the day. someone intent upon leaving his or her mark in this world. An entrepreneur is someone who thinks out of the box. That’s how their millions and billions are made. and someone who wants to be all that God intended. How about you? There are a great number of millionaires and billionaires who would like the masses to do just that. activate your idea now. Think outside the box. and you’ll never again be content to let the world shape you into its mold. You’ll see the light come streaming in. If you want to cut a hole in that box.lunch box. I don’t want that image to define my life. What kind of step might that be? It could be meeting with one. someone who wants to be free.
The important thing this week is 75 .partners. or investors. support you emotionally. so act accordingly. You know exactly where you are in the process of launching your dream initiative. It could be making your initial approach to a material supplier or distributor. Ask the most important people in your life to pray for you. and hold you accountable to move forward. and gauging its response to a new business opportunity.
76 .to take significant action of some type. and to pave the way for more action the next week and the week after that.
and find out what mysteries and treasures are beyond the horizon. sometimes considered or perceived very dangerous. understanding that he’ll probably never come back this way again. “who will care for me? If I want to plow. The pioneer makes his final decision to go. Then an urgent thought occurs to him: Who will go with me? Native Americans. “If I fall ill.” he thinks. blaze a brand new trail. Loneliness is lurking ahead. standing at the edge of the settlement and facing the setting sun. The West is calling to his soul. who will assist me?” 77 . He longs to set out on his journey. are lurking ahead.Chapter 6: EXTEND Create Partnerships Imagine the rugged pioneer.
There’s strength in numbers. but it’s also good to have someone watching your back as you walk through the valley of the shadow of evil. if two lie down together. Moses was alone when he saw his burning bush. It’s good simply to have a friend. It’s good to have someone with skills that complement your own. —Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 The vision. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also. almost always appears before an audience of one. his friend can help him up. they will keep warm. two can defend themselves. Two are better than one. the Big Idea. That’s why God gave us each other. The Lord Himself is always with us. because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. 78 .
as we discussed in our chapter on building relationships. remodel them. as well as profits or losses. partners make an agreement to share expenses and responsibilities. They want to buy mature homes. Mary and Joseph were not together when each received an angelic visit. But as you near your launch date. The dream will most likely begin as your dream and yours only. or it could be a skill.Abraham was out in the field when he received the Covenant. The older partner is in a 79 . A partnership is a special business entity. You may have already found some investors and encouragers and prayer partners. that individual will invest in some way. That could be a financial contribution. At this point you will need to become a communicator of the heart: someone who can win others to the vision that has already won you. you will realize that the dream is big enough to share. When you bring in a partner. In it. What we’re talking about here is taking it to the next level: building solid business partnerships. and sell them for a profit. For example. a young man creates a partnership with an older one. from a business undertaking.
position to put up much more money. but if they can agree on how much of the money one supplies. have exploited their holdings by merging with companies such as Comcast. For example. who own vast libraries of content. perhaps through broadband or other media. knowledge alone is a property that has value. Consider the variety of resources a partner might provide. Neither of them would be in a position to create such a business alone. and many other commodities. as are financial/accounting acumen. in the entertainment world. For example. 80 . social/political connections. coming together to create a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Sales and “people skills” are extremely important. who could deliver that content. One of the largest trends over the last couple of decades has been the combinations of businesses who had different kinds of strengths. corporations like Time-Warner or Disney.” He’s handy with tools. land ownership. and how much of the work the other undertakes. the younger one is in a position to provide much more of the “sweat equity. then they can build a solid business.
but is it a good match skills-wise? What does he or she provide that you need. but remember that you’re also looking for people who bring valuable gifts and resources to the table. in the line above. media personality. “Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble” (Proverbs 25:19). Is there someone in your field of vision who is also looking for an exciting new opportunity in life? Look among people you’ve known and trusted for a reasonable period. Friends and family are safe. begin by praying for God to send the right person across your path. 81 . You might wonder why the elephant.What’s good for the mega-corp is good for the entrepreneur. as they cross a bridge together All partnerships are not created equal. would partner with the mouse. Yet take the example of Cathy Hughes. other than financial resources? Together we’re shaking this thing! —a mouse. entrepreneur. As you look for a partner. It might be a lot of fun to go partners with your best buddy. to an elephant.
a partnership structure eliminates the 82 . Your potential partner will be aware.business executive. How did the “mouse” move into position to partner with the “elephant”? Hughes got started as the general manager of the Howard University radio station. In most cases. the nation’s largest Cable operator. She held on to the dream. to form TV One. In 1979. as you are. and eventually built the network that rolled into TV One. It became the original Radio One. as compared to corporations. For example. the nation’s largest black-owned radio network. Don’t count on partnering with Microsoft or Disney right off the bat. she bought a station that had gone under and nursed it back to health. gambled by switching to an all-talk format. that there are tax advantages to partnerships. She joined forces with Comcast. and founder of Radio One. and times were so hard that Hughes had to live in the station with her young son after losing her home. That could be you—down the road. you’re going to find someone just like you. an entrepreneur who is looking for the right opportunity.
and federal licenses and permits. • -In a limited partnership. the “limited” partner holds less power to manage the business. There are plenty of good books and resources available to help you understand the nuts and bolts of building your business. 83 . There are a few other essential steps in making your partnership legal. • -In a limited liability partnership.dividend tax that is usually levied upon the owners’ profits in a corporation. The Small Business Administration in your area will put just the right documents into your hands. but they’re also less liable for the debt. in which all partners manage the business and are personally liable for any debt. For example: • -In a general partnership. You’ll discover such facts when you do your homework. You’ll want to get the right paperwork: local. state. all partners have some degree of limited liability.
It should spell out your business and financial plan. Then. Be encouraged! I know these are dry details that bring us down to earth. Dreamers often fail to realize that the dreams must ultimately have very important and precise details. management responsibilities. 84 . Please don’t try this at home! In other words. Handle the details right. hire a good. This particular contract doesn’t happen to be legally required—it’s for your protection and best interests. a very important matter: a written agreement between partners. In the case of a dispute.Then you’ll need to register the name of your company in the county where you plan to do business. Heartache and even financial ruin can be the result of poor planning in advance. using Form SS-4. but they are for our own best interests. and get the “name certificate” that goes with that. and the rights and obligations of each partner. experienced attorney to draft the agreement. along with an ID number from your state’s department of revenue. You’ll need an employer ID number from the IRS. the agreement will save you plenty of legal bills. if they’re going to come true.
is all about people. You’ll feel peace of mind knowing that all the bases have been covered. business cards. No. The best word I can offer you is to get good advice. and the one who sets up your tax situation. everyone has a different situation. too—not simply the opinion of a friend. Yes. fill out the right paperwork. The result of the 85 . these are important matters. A good business attorney is a far better investment than the ritzy office furniture. let’s say it a different way. Life is all about people. may be the most important “partners” of all. Make sure it’s objective advice. The quality of our work will be dependent upon the people involved. The one who designs your business agreement. Space isn’t available here to give you all the advice you need—and of course. and you’re off to the best possible start. Business is only another word for the fruit we produce from the life that is given to us.do your homework. Business. after all. and other “fun” expenses that entrepreneurs tend to attain first.
additions.work will be a benefit to other people. and marriages? One of the most crucial and rewarding and dangerous elements of claiming your manifest destiny is that of deciding who helps you load up the covered wagons. Isn’t it wonderful the way God begins a dream in an individual. prayer. Make changes. and deletions as necessary. But it’s wonderful when you do find that right one: How have you done with your people list from two chapters ago? Renew that list. Pay special attention to your “hot list” of key movers and shakers in 86 . who travels beside you to provide protection from danger. many of whom are involved in their own businesses that serve us. and who will help you work the fields to bring forth the harvest. friendships. and patience to find the partner that God has reserved for you. teams. It may take work. then uses it to serve the world? Isn’t it incredible the way He uses life to bring us together in partnerships.
in 1974 87 . Pray that God will begin to truly clarify the key people who will be your partners in this endeavor. He started his first company. Shop for business and tax attorneys. The Roberts Companies. Roberts would point you to the s at the end of his company name. If you have already identified partners. Michael V. A single company or industry would never be enough for Mike’s restless energy. who might partner with you and take an interest in your product. begin taking some of the practical steps already enumerated in this chapter. Secure the correct forms. Also.your mission plan. make a new list: this one could show existing businesses. rather than individuals. those of your partnerships. Roberts-Roberts & Associates. Now is the time to begin thinking seriously about the most important relationships of all.
In 2000. real estate development entities.with his brother. Steve. a restaurant chain and interest in Acme Communication (TV stations). This was a business consulting and construction management firm. he loves revitalizing communities and creating thousands of new jobs. It is in the hotel industry that he has possibly made his greatest impact. Inc. Roberts Companies now consist of television broadcasting properties. From there. Mike Roberts has owned over 25 companies with revenue over $100 million excluding the telecom operations. Through developing land. he expanded into areas that interested him. 88 . the brothers sold their Roberts Wireless Communications Company for more than $280 million worth of stock in Alamosa PCS Holdings.
Someone needs to wake us up! We need to be told that the months and years are piling up. dream our dreams. 89 .Chapter 7: EXPEDITE Use Time As An Ally Have you ever been bitten by a red ant? The proverbial words above carry that same sting. yet most people are concerned with staying comfortable instead of doing something great for God and our family. Life is meant to be a progressive thing. Wise Solomon describes what it means to sleepwalk through life—to go through our daily routines. and do the same thing the following day. One of the problems with sleepwalking is that we’re unconscious of what we’re doing. and we’re still right where we started.
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. sweat drop after sweat drop. but they’re not willing to do the actual climbing. They realize that the Olympic sprinter doesn’t simply show up and run—he trains for years. They do it to receive a perishable wreath. But I 90 .What about you? Can you honestly say that you set goals for this year. but they don’t want to actually run the race. listen to what the Apostle Paul says about this same subject: Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete. So I do not run aimlessly. day after day. He disciplines his body through a grueling schedule until he has pushed himself to the very best he can be as an athlete. but we an imperishable. As a matter of fact. and arrived at a position that is measurably closer to success than twelve months ago? I find that people today talk about upward mobility all the time. but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. I do not box as one beating the air. kept them. They want to cross the finish line and hear the roar of the crowd.
If your goal is to be financially independent through entrepreneurship. whether you want to succeed in a game. You’re already conditioning your mind to think of yourself as an owner rather than a worker. 91 . then you’re eating less and exercising more each day. or in a life. in a career. then you’re working every single day toward the goal of starting your own business. What is your goal? If it’s to lose weight. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Paul wrote about athletes and competition frequently.discipline my body and keep it under control. active rather than passive. you’re not playing to win. lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. a catalyst (change agent) rather than an instrument of someone else’s agenda. because he understood that sports provides a perfect picture of what it takes to succeed. So the question that Paul asks us is this: Are you playing to win? It’s very easy to answer that question. if not.
You are taking action. to discover the quality of your self-talk? I’ll give you an example. writing a practical strategy. too. too many people you can be meeting.If you are truly serious about a revolutionary and radical change in your life. gathering resources and collaborators. You’re thinking positively. you don’t 92 . too many helpful books you can be reading.” Or. They are thinking. if you’re playing to win. There are many people who want to get ahead. “Why should he get the opportunity that has never come my way?” Let enough thoughts like that pass through your mind. Again. but their focus is on how unfair it is that someone else has the money and the power. It’s one sure way to keep yourself from ever succeeding. too much market research you can be doing. then you’re doing more than simply dream about it. you don’t have the time or the luxury for resentment. Have you ever monitored your thought life for a day. No. “I would do a better job than that person. There’s too much you can be doing. and you will develop a negative. defeatist mentality characterized by self-pity.
“I’ve run out of time. “because it’s too late. After all. it never comes again. My time is past. 93 . what is time? When you’re young. it’s nothing at all. it keeps on slipping into the future. You have no respect for time when you’re youthful.” We say. But as we grow older. because time is the most precious resource of all. too—not slow at all as we once thought. if anything. “I can’t do this.have time for wallowing in the negative. We discover that it is relentless. You wish it would go ahead and pass by so you can grow up and get to the good stuff. No one in this world has ever wasted more money than he has wasted time. Time is always getting by us more quickly than we expected. It’s deceptive. Finally time becomes an excuse. It’s something that moves too slowly for your taste.” we say. God-given commodity we have utterly wasted. Once one of its moments pass by.” And we try not to think about how much of this precious. time earns our respect.
We have the past and the present. KJV). The past is also the provider of our personal resources. The great goal of seizing the future for God clarifies our perspective. It’s how God teaches us. and we cling to those lessons. We also realize that we have two things going for us: what lies behind us. It’s why we’re smarter today than we were when we were youngsters. and what lies within this moment.What can change our attitude? The call of manifest destiny. Yes. What have you done in the past that will help you with your business? Remember that wonderful verse from the Bible: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. Why does the past matter to us? Because it is the key to the future. to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28. because we know they’ll never get us to where we want to go. We learn through our experiences. God is continually using the experiences and circumstances of your 94 . We stop focusing on excuses and negatives. It is said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeating its mistakes.
Security Pacific National Bank 95 . Our relationships are our greatest wealth. senior vice-president. Lewin. Even in that job that made you feel miserable. And one of the real keys here is the people you encountered along the way. He has known all along about your manifest destiny. That’s why you’re going to find that your business history is the perfect prelude to your business future. You may have met someone who Activity is the life blood of a successful selling process. Networking is probably the most successful way of creative activity.life to prepare you for what lies ahead. and He has used all things in your life to work together for that good. you were picking up wisdom and skills that would become your invaluable resources for the goals that you later formulated. —-James F.
that this barber happens to also cut the hair of a local city councilman who is the key to dealing with a troubling zoning issue. The most important connection you’ve made could be the barber who cuts your hair. As a matter of fact. so think over the names and faces carefully. don’t look at these relationships through the filter of “movers and shakers” or “deal makers” only. It could be. for example.could become a partner. someone who could become your banker. They know you. List them. The people from your past are the cast and characters from your life story. It could be that another friend. and ask them to list their own friends and relatives who could add to your personal network. 96 . also serves a printer who will give you a better rate on the expensive business literature you need. who owns your favorite restaurant. someone who knows someone else you need to know. and they’re the ones who are more likely to believe in you. God has placed them in your life for a reason.
Every ounce of pain you’ve experienced will be redeemed as He puts it to work on your future. The past could be all about frustration and falling short of your goals. the present is pressing. You can also build a better past! This moment will be in your past as soon as you get to the moment that follows it—so make this the 97 . I press on toward the goal” (Philippians 3:14).This moment is made for action! If the past is prelude. He uses it all. Maybe there were bad relationships and poor career decisions. nothing is ever wasted. then. The Apostle Paul derives all that he can from the past. Maybe there are mistakes there. in the present moment. and you’d rather not revisit them. Remember that with God. It just could be that the past holds a lot of things you’d rather forget. he leaves it behind and pushes ahead for all he’s worth. Using time as an ally means moving beyond the past into this moment. Let’s return to a verse we quoted in a previous chapter: “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.
To quote a cliché. This moment begins an entirely new life for you. but what you can do is reorient your mind. Imagine where you could be one year from now. today is the first day of the rest of your life. A little embarrassed? Don’t worry. and it will be different to the extent that you take different action. Make it a happy memory.best moment you can. Let’s discover your efficiency in time management. keeping a small notebook with you to 98 . You can do that by taking positive action. Take this moment and invest it for its greatest return. Where will you begin? What is the greatest goal you can conceive? There may not be a tremendous amount of action that you can take in this next moment. by using time as your ally. your secret is safe with me! Study your use of time over several days. Imagine what can happen in one full year of moments. decide once and for all that you are all about manifest destiny. all the little moments that follow will add up. and how much you could be praising the name of God for the good blessings that He has bestowed. Then.
You can make a terrific difference right now in the success of your business in the future. By eliminating bad habits. he loves launching new business ventures. several hotels. Get on good exercise. simply by upgrading the way you use the twenty-four hours of each day. Present your body as a living sacrifice to God. an investment firm. He is already the founder of Black Entertainment Television and the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.show how you use time. and sleep routines. try freeing up thirty minutes or more per day that you can now devote to working toward your new business initiative. His 99 . and even a jazz music label. (Romans 12:1) Present your time as an offering for His use. diet. Bob Johnson is the prototypical entrepreneur. Be brutally honest about any periods that aren’t utilized to their best advantage.
Bob has made a fortune on television. the Urban Trust Bank. Bob Johnson wants to help aspiring African American entrepreneurs get the support and guidance they need in making their business dreams come true. 100 . And the Urban Trust Bank will focus on the best customer service possible. he feels.visionary work has put him into the elite class of billionaires in our country. It could have a direct impact on the financial potentials of countless people of color. music. will pay eternal dividends: the future of black people. The new bank is an initiative for serving a market that rarely receives a fair shake. But the investment that means the most. and travel. sports. But he is more excited than ever about one more venture.
God’s Word says that God helps those who help others. It never came from the Bible.” Thumb through your King James all you want and you won’t find it. wellmeaning individuals instead of the Spirit of God. but those who “help themselves” (self-centered people) find themselves living smaller and smaller. And it gives the precise opposite advice when it comes to helping others. but from a politician in the 1600s.” But God’s wisdom is perfect. it would be full of quotations like that one and “He who has the gold makes the rules. and you 101 . “God helps those who help themselves. Ever noticed how true this is? Go out the door one day to “bless” yourself by getting others to serve you. I imagine that if the Bible had been written by misguided.Final Word: EXPAND Sow Seven Copies of This Book Did you ever hear about the “verse” that is most frequently misidentified as a Bible verse? It’s the saying.
Bless others and the true blessing returns to you. When you sow a seed in the ground. or work in a soup kitchen for the homeless. is an investment. That’s actually a first century word for investing. If it is money. 102 . you are investing in a spiritual harvest. that. If it is wisdom. Whatever comes into your hand is a kind of seed. He also did a lot of teaching on the subject of sowing. Sowing is at the very heart of our faith. Everything God gives you is for the bearing of fruit in others. “He who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward” (Proverbs 11:18). act of kindness—and you receive the biggest blessing of all. if you want to live. you are investing in a harvest. When you sow a gift to a brother or sister. or provide some small. you must die. random. too.wind up miserable. Jesus was always talking about the world works “upside down” from the way we expect. it can be given to help someone else. The first shall be last. But go out and do something for a small child.
Even this book that you hold in your hand—could that be a seed that could bear a harvest? I will confide that this is a dream of my own heart. I pray that one reader receives a blessing, and it leads to fruit in seven further lives. Seven readers embrace their manifest destiny, and that excites me; seventy times seven do so, and think of the excitement! That’s why I’m going to come right out and ask this of you. Would you consider sowing seven copies of this book? Can you think of seven brothers or sisters in Christ who would receive the kind of blessing that I pray you have received? If you were to get a pencil right now and make a list, could you think of:
• A good friend? • A co-worker or colleague? • A neighbor? • A brother or sister at church? • A brother or sister in family life? • A student who stands at the threshold of business life?
• A brand new acquaintance? • A complete stranger whom God leads across your path?
What would happen then? You would have the thrill that I experience when I pray for a multiplied harvest. Someday that neighbor, that co-worker, that brother or sister would give testimonials about how you turned his or her life around by making a simple gift of a little book. And you would know that many lives were made better because you cared enough to follow this directive. I hope you’ll do it. Then I hope you’ll do one more thing. Write to me. Let me know that you did it, so I can share the joy and thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for you. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. May this book, and more importantly, what you do with the wisdom from it, bring forth miraculous fruit. May your life be richly blessed. May the church and the world be blessed through the hand of God working through life, your dream, your Manifest Destiny. Rodney Sampson
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6
Knowledge is the hallmark of a civilized Human life. This special attribute which distinguishes human life from all other forms of life on this planet is the unique ability to acquire knowledge. Knowledge is the capacity to know oneself and to have the ability to communicate that knowledge to others. We have the capacity of knowledge acquisition and this allows us to move above the level of just habit and actually gain and transfer that knowledge about ourselves and the world that we live in.
other forms of life may change their genetic code by altering their habits over sustained periods of time.Now. discovery transforms Human beings for example: The discovery of the use of fire changed human beings from generations to generations. Look. flight. and breaking down the complexity of some aspect of the environment in which they live. but they are unable to leave a record of the rationale for developing certain patterns or mastering certain obstacles. In just a couple of 106 . engines. My Brothers and Sisters transformation can occur for the entire human race by discovering these bits of knowledge that makes everyone different from this point forward. However. on the other hand Rodney Sampson gives us through manifest destiny the instruction on the “How” one can use the God given manifested knowledge to transform ones life and impact future generations. The same is said about electricity. etc… Whereas it took the first birds several thousands years to master flying and encoded it in their genes.
and of advancing the community to an even higher level by development of their own consciousness. The Apostle Paul states in Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. So it is with the information in this book. And finally. Because once its cause was understood.” The term that has come to be used to characterize this process is Education. will of God. you now have the ability to survive and master the obstacles of this present environment and future. and acceptable. My Brothers and Sisters if one really understands Education-in its inception it was understood as a process of harnessing the inner potential that was yet unexpressed and bringing it “out” or “up” into 107 . that ye may prove what is that good. it now has the rarity of a remote moment in History. and perfect. each generation has the responsibility of maintaining the level of consciousness attained by the previous generations.generations after the Wright Bros. every human being now on planet earth is capable of flying.
legacy. each individual person to learn who and what they are. competence. etc… It will impact us on every God given level! Dr. Sampson for giving this generation and the next generation the keys to bring in and out what God initially put in the individual. Brian Mosley 108 . this book will serve several critical functions: Identity.consciousness. Thank you Dr. vision.as it relates to life and living. And so it is with this particular guide and manual. it is therefore critically necessary for each generation.
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