There are many ways to create a business PLAN. They can range from simple to complex. Before any of it begins, there are few things to ask yourself.
Why do I have a business?
Who am I serving with my business?
How do I present my business?
Your business must solve a problem for the people you want to serve. Much of the time, those you serve are very similar to you. And, as for the way you present your business, you have choices from products, to downloads, to all forms of coaching.
For me, a God-centered business means I ask Him first what direction I should go and then decide together how I should offer my services.
The three ways I PLAN for a God-centered business is to actually PLAN with God. Here’s how. . .
Make Him the CEO
This involves having a relationship with Jesus and making Him the boss, the Lord, over all in your life. This includes your business. He has a place for you in His overall PLAN and you have such a specific part to play in His Story.
Only by being close to God can you have the understanding and wisdom to follow in that PLAN. God is there to guide you every step of the way. By reading His Word, journaling, and through prayer, you can align yourself with Him and cooperate with His PLAN for your success.
Follow the Vision He is giving you
God has placed in your heart that pull to do something more. He has orchestrated your life so you have acquired skills, experience, abilities and knowledge about your areas of interest. He created you to be satisfied when you work in those certain sectors and industries.
Proverbs 29:18 says, “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. . .” Divine guidance is also translated as Vision. God has a purpose for you to fulfill. He has placed the vision in you and now it is up to you to live it out, one step at a time. That is where getting to know Him and sitting with Him as your CEO allows you to make the PLAN He wants for you.
Create a business that is uniquely suited to you
You have been created as a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. There is no one else that can bring your part of God’s PLAN into the world. He has reserved it for you. Getting to know how He created YOU unique allows you to create a business that will energize you each day.
God will help you build your business in a way that will attract your ideal clients and customers. He wants you to use all those special things about YOU (personality, values, talents, gifts, experiences, strengths, expertise) to show up authentically in your business. Get to know yourself better and you will experience CLARITY as you PLAN for the future.
Take the time to make God the CEO of your business by meeting with the boss; follow the Vision He has given you for your business and trust Him for the results; and, create a business that highlights all your wonderful skills and abilities so you shine for Him through your business.
Proverbs 21:5 says, “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” Don’t try to do it like everyone else. Be true to who God has called you to be. PLAN with Him, PLAN to build, and PLAN to do it your way.
What is your PLAN for your business?
Be filled to overflowing,