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