Wild Stallions

Wild Stallions
January 17, 2021 Gary Shotton

Not every person in the marketplace has the same calling and purpose. The entrepreneur has unique characteristics that could be similar to a wild stallion. By Gary Shotton #000425

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Wild Stallions

By Gary Shotton

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hello my name is gary shotton and i’m here as a part of inspiring better business i’ve now named this talk wild stallions because i’m making an analogy that entrepreneurs are a little bit like a wild stallion and i’ve observed that that in me a bit and that in uh many entrepreneurs that i’m around they don’t fit in with the norm they are off trying and wanting to do their own thing they really don’t and i didn’t want help until my back was against the wall i wasn’t going to ask for help until i really really needed it and later on in life i started asking earlier but in the early days man i’m going to figure this out myself it’s part of my dna well after being a few years in this i’ve observed that there’s seems to be three categories of people in the marketplace and bear with me there’s probably more but i can see three i can see the entrepreneur is who i am and who we’re targeted for but that’s the person we call a wild stallion they’re willing to go out and take a risk they’re not going to be the norm they’re not going to stay in their herd they’re not going to be calm about things they’re going to press forward another category that’s very evident in my company and as i’ve been in life is what i call the gift of administration it’s called out in the new testament in romans 4 and first corinthians 12 and talking about the body of christ and i see that gift of administration clearly in a particular bible character by the name of joseph in the old testament now joseph was the 11th of 12 children of jacob and he was sold into slavery and he went into his first assignment as a slave was in potiphar’s house and you know what he administered the household to the level that the only thing potiphar needed to know was that that uh joseph was in charge he turned it all over and of course if you know the story he was lied about and and caused to lose his position and ended up in the dungeon wow that’s not a good place once again his gift of administration advanced him in some way i wish they knew the details to the leader they had of everyone in the dungeon or in the prison wow and you know what that qualified him to be the administrator of the entire wealth of the world under pharaoh so i have a reason to think there’s a gift of administration and i have some wonderful administrators that don’t try to buck me don’t try to push me around don’t try to criticize me but they try to understand me and and work with me and i’m not always that easy to work with but they’re willing to take up and take on the task that is out of hand as an administrator then of course we have what we call the technical skills man there’s a ton of technical skills the computer programmer the the website designer the machinist we have here the welders we have here the cook the waiter these are honorable positions none of these are a higher position than the other they’re very honorable and we see that clearly in the old testament when god told uh solomon to build the temple and he said go out and find those that are gifted in tape tapestry that’s people that can soak cloth those are gifted in making woods and those that are good in metals to to cover the woods and so we see that those things so i’m going to talk a little further about the gift of entrepreneurship the calling of entrepreneurship and i’ve noticed that i’ve made repeated mistakes in this and i hope not to do it again i on a regular basis seem to think that if i hire another entrepreneur in whatever capacity i’m going to be happy and it’s going to work harmoniously frankly each one of those people i’m talking about my moving business i’m talking about 12 years ago 15 to 14 years ago in my machine shop and i we’re talking about something recently each one of these people that i hired is kind of my helper my assistant that i thought i could confide in they had not a different agenda they had inside of them the entrepreneurial spirit and frankly it caused us problems i’m not saying it was their fault i’m saying it was my fault i didn’t know how to work with him and i’m not sure if i would try it again because i have enough ideas i have enough direction i have enough vision i want people that are part of my team i notice my church does not have a board of directors their board of directors is the managers and and and staff members inside their own organization that’s my board of directors that’s where i think i’ve missed it when i’ve gone outside and i’ve tried to get some outside opinions they’re not they’re not tuned in to me they’re not thinking like i’m thinking we always had a bit of a rub and i’m not naming anybody i’m just saying i’m the one that i made the mistake of hiring the wrong persons not the wrong individual but the wrong gifting and so i need to encourage those that are entrepreneurs to go get their own entrepreneurial opportunities and go for it i’ll help you this is what we’re all about but don’t work for me because it’s not going to work out in general well i hope this makes sense uh please don’t read in it too much don’t try to figure out anybody’s name this is a teaching that’s going to be good for you if you’re an entrepreneur and who you hire you might want to think about it before you hire your best buddy that was uh uh that has the same personality as you you might be making a mistake thanks for being a part of inspiring better business
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Gary Shotton
Founder | IBBTalks.com
The founder of IBBTalks.com which was formed to "Inspire Better Business."
As an astute businessman, he is passionate about helping others in the business world achieve maximum profits. He has a keen interest in international business. www.InspiringBetterBusiness.com

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