Creating a mindset for business comes with focus and determination. It helps to hangout with someone that has more experience than you have in business. By Gary Shotton #000400
By Gary Shotton
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Hello I’m Gary Shotton and I’m here as a part of inspiring better business and today I’m going to talk about the subject “Business Mindset”. You know, as an analogy here we have people that are sports minded, they’re very sports minded and they can tell you the name of the players, whether it’s a baseball, football, soccer, World Cup football or they can tell you the name of the golfers and they know all about the legs and they know who won, won. When and they know the titles I mean they just know everything about sports. They’re sports minded. There’s other people that are maybe interested in style and, and they’re interested in music, let’s say they’re music minded and they can tell you the songs and some music, song comes on and they’ll tell you who the artist was and and and when they when they wrote the song and whether it was a remake of a song I mean, they’re just music minded and they’re maybe gifted in those areas and so that’s why they’re gifted in that area so I’m going to talk about being business minded and having a business mind, and it’s not something you’re born with but I think there’s some kind of a unique calling to business a special interest that some people have and some people don’t. And I think you should find something that you’re interested in and and go with it I don’t think everyone listening to me and everyone on earth should own a business I think everyone should pay their bills I think everybody needs a job I think everybody needs to provide for their household. And a lot of times we’re talking about starting a business when the first step is just enough money to support your own personal family household needs that can be a small business. And sometimes that’s all it’s going to be the entire history of that person is, is going to be satisfied and content and and fulfilled and having enough income to meet the needs of the family household. I’ll just say something as something as simple as a shoe repair. I know of a place in town that the gentleman has been a shoe repairman for years and years and years he’s really really good. And he can set his own hours and he has enough business and he is fabulous. And so, there’s nothing wrong with that. He can be continued to have income from his household, and he can set what we call a lifestyle. He can actually have enough income for his household, and then he can do a few things to increase his income, not have employees, not have the burden of heavy payroll and lots of other things, but app his lifestyle to a next level without hiring anyone, those are okay things, but I’m a business minded person. I’m not sports minded I’m not music minded. I don’t have time for all that, but I do have time to read biographies about Christian business people because I like to hear how they got started, I like to hear how they covered up hurdles and problems. I don’t want to hear someone that says that everything was perfect from day one. I know that’s not true. So I know that that’s not who I want to listen to. But I’ll read biographies, and I’ll study, and I like to be around somebody that that is in business, and I want to catch the business mind that they have. They’re business minded and it’s something that I can, I can absorb and learn, and a lot of it’s learning by mistakes, some of the mistakes of course everything does want to be a mistake, but you can learn from your mistakes, don’t view that a mistake or a setback is detrimental or a failure, just say what can I learn from that you’re adding to your business mind. You see, I want to think like a business person, I want to go, a level above that I want to think like God thinks about business. That’s what we’re really doing. I want to see in the Word of God how God dealt in the business world I’ve told many people that reread the Bible, just with a little different slant if you’re interested in business and ask yourself, how many business lessons can I learn in reading the Bible, because we can scan over things and learn a Sunday school lesson for kids, or something for, for just day to day activity but there’s tons of business lessons in the Bible there and you got to look for them. Just a quick example is the little boy with two fishes and some loaves of bread there Jesus does a miracle and feeds 15 to 20,000 people, and at the end of that Jesus said, how much go gather all that was left over, and he counted the amount of baskets of bread that were left over I think in one case 12. You know what that is. That’s a record keeping, that’s a log record keeping Jesus keeps records. He knows all that we do he has that amazing ability and he wants us to keep records that’s just one simple thing. He talked about taxes. And at one point he had a miracle and asked him, kind of put him on the spot, should we should we pay Caesar or not. And he said go out and catch a fish, and they’ve got this fish in the mouth of the fish was a certain coin it was fairly valuable coin, because there was enough money to pay the taxes as I understand it, of him and those and those people in the group, it must have been a really expensive coin. But then he says given to Caesar what Caesar’s, and unto God what’s God, that’s a business lesson if you want success. You don’t want to Dart away, you want to learn the laws and you want to supply. What’s to the government fair taxes, fair to you. And then what what is to God in tithes and offerings. I’m not making a major subject I’m just giving examples of this. If you have a business mind, and you’ll continue to sorb, more and more it’s like you’re adding layers of information. It’s like, you’ll never even like you’ll continually think and you’re always learning. I’m not obsessed with it I’m not like, to the point that I, I hinder my relationship with my wife or my children, but they know I’m thinking this this a lot of times I just remodeled my house. Why would I do that. Well, I didn’t remodel what was already there. There was a lot of space in the attic and I rearranged, just a few things in the attic and on a business reason I’m adding an extreme amount of value to my house for very little money. That’s a business mind, I’m thinking business when I think of buying a car I just helped somebody, buy a car back we we’ve helped them in this process, and they bought a very fuel efficient car. Well that’s a business decision. I mean I can’t honestly I can’t stop thinking, it isn’t saps like I don’t think about other things, but I think in an orderly manner, this says what’s the best way to do this. What’s the most efficient way to do this. Where’s the, where’s the systems involved in many of my day to day activities, and so I encourage you, especially those that want to take a little beyond just a lifestyle business and a necessity to have a business to start thinking like a business person get close to hang around, if you know somebody and they’re allowing you to. That’s one of the best thing you can do is let me hang around with them for a few days. Don’t be at a new annoyance maybe work for them for free for a few days and then don’t don’t bother them because that’s going to be difficult, but the like they think absorb, they’re not the way they walk the way they talk but the way they think that’s what you’ve got to do and to be really successful. So we’re really working with changing the way you think. And there’s an unending way to do that. And not everyone’s going to think exactly the same. I’m not saying that, but I am saying that the business intellect, the business mind, if you can think good solid business God or day biblical business that has not changed for since time began, you’re going to be on the right path. Well I hope you’ve gained something from inspiring better business thanks for being a part of this.
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