April 5, 2016

Below are the articles for the week with a short summary:
http://www.inc.com/sagelive/6-essentials-for-building-a-scalable-business.html

  • “To get from launch to limitless trajectory, entrepreneurs need to make the right moves to ensure that the business can scale at a sustainable pace, says Jim Canfield, CEO of Renaissance Executive Forums, a La Jolla, California-based membership organization for small to mid-sized businesses, focused on helping them grow. “That early stage is like the lift-off of the rocket. It’s going to be violent. It’s going to be loud. It’s going to be intense. The key is to get through it and create a successful orbit,” he says” Here are six important actions to take: look for bottlenecks, hire for the company you want to have, ask for feedback, embrace necessary change, implement systems, and build it as if you’re going to sell it. What I’m astonished by is the growth of our church. Obviously it is a mighty move of God, which supersedes all natural sense. In this article, I see the importance of being better together, the proper use of the Jethro principle, and the importance of order, because it will lead to increase.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234712

  • “Warren Buffett has described writing as a key way of refining his thoughts (and that guy reads and thinks a whole lot). Richard Branson once said “my most essential possession is a standard-sized school notebook,” which he uses for regular writing.” “For instance, one form of expressive writing might be thinking about and writing out your goals in life—an activity that research has shown is beneficial for motivation.” Writing can lead to better thinking and communicating. Other key arguments are writing keeps you sharp with age, and writing leads to increased attitude. There are many further key points, and even a simple system that encourages regular writing. What’s the common denominator in thinking, talking, and writing? Words. Our words have power. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. God’s word does not return void. We as image bearers of the Lord, our words don’t return void either. Our words can become flesh too.

 

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/272991

 

  • “Psychologist Elain Aron has studied this phenomenon extensively, and using MRI scans of highly sensitive people’s brains, she’s found that they experience sounds, feelings, and even the presence of other people much more intensely than the average person.” Here are 9 traits of a highly sensitive person: you think deeply, you’re detail-oriented, you take longer to reach decisions, you’re crushed by bad decisions, you’re emotionally reactive, you take criticism harshly, you work well in teams, you have great manners, and open offices drive you crazy. We are all uniquely and wonderfully made. The Lord has put his gifts in you that are best uncovered over time, through Step 3 of the Growth Track, and or as the Lord leads. In the end, the Lord does have a plan for your life and it’s important to seek Him to uncover it.

 

http://graphics.wsj.com/how-to-invest-in-real-estate/

 

  • Here’s a fun link. You use a graphic and it will suggest what type of real estate investment will bring you a good return based on your investment style and risk appetite. At the end my result was: “Buy the actual bricks and mortar. Purchase a one-family home, an apartment house, an office building, an industrial property like a warehouse or a retail establishment such as a strip mall or retail condo.”

At the end of the day remember: “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’” (Isiah 30:21 NIV) Hope you have a good week. Look forward to hearing from all of you again. Please let me know if you have any anything I can agree with you about.

James Hawk

“But those who want the best for me, Let them have the last word—a glad shout!— and say, over and over and over, “ GOD is great—everything works together for good for his servant.” I’ll tell the world how great and good you are, I’ll shout Hallelujah all day, every day.”
Psalm 35:27-28 MSG

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