Three Key Characteristics Of Christian Entrepreneurs
Most people aren't born leaders or creative geniuses. But there are three characteristics that I've identified that Christian entrepreneurs need to rise to the highest levels of success in business.
Many of the Christian businessmen that I have heralded on the pages of this blog share some common traits. These characteristics enabled them to transcend that fine line that separates an ordinary business owner from an entrepreneur.
Keys to Entrepreneurial Success
Vision is what you want to achieve. It's important because businessmen are often propelled forward by faith and not by what they see.
It wasn't what he saw, but what he imagined, that inspired a milkshake machine salesman, Ray Kroc to convince the McDonald Brothers to let him open a McDonald's in Illinois.
Entrepreneurs know how to translate their ideas and dreams into a vision to gain the support of others.
In Zachariah 4, an angel showed Zachariah a gold lamp stand with a bowl at the top and seven lights on it, flanked by two olive trees. These physical object bore a spiritual meaning that made them important. The angel explained to him, they represented the fullness of God's power through his Spirit.
Purpose is another key characteristic. Though often confused with vision, purpose is not what, but why you're trying to attain it.
Communication is another essential ingredient in becoming a Christian entrepreneur. You have to be able to articulate your vision in formal and informal methods to others.
When you combine these three characteristics together they give Christian businessmen the ability to stay focused, from the idea stage, on through design, testing and implementation.
They are also part of the unique, esprit de corps that lifts entrepreneurs above the fog of being an typical business owner.
How You Can Apply This Today
Stop waiting for all your ducks to get in a row before you try a new idea.