Building on a Solid Foundation – Week Thirty-Seven
Prayer today included the Lubbock Pre-K administrator for the Christian Private School because the other two people in her group were not present. We all re-introduced ourselves and shared about how each of our businesses had grown from being in this weekly meeting. Anne, the Private School teacher echoed our reports. She said that enrollment in her school had grown exponentially ever since she had joined this group and started putting the teachings into affect. We congratulated her and then went on to prayer. Josh asked for prayer for his Lubbock lawn care company and Liz her Lubbock catering business. We then bowed our heads and started to speak aloud our thanksgiving and our surrender. Anne spoke powerfully to God and showed us how a hardcore Christian prayed. Not that our unprofessional prayers were any less important, but I could sense a lot of wisdom coming from Anne. She was a welcome addition.
As for the larger business gathering, we had another architect speak to us about how to build a business from a solid foundation. He said that if the foundation was shaky then the entire building was going to be weak and even endangered. He said that we as leaders needed to rebuild from the bottom up if we wanted to have success. He asked us to give careful consideration to how we formed our business and asked us if we were willing to look at our foundations – how we began and how we have built from that point. It was a good talk and one that made me think. I didn’t know how my business was founded. I pretty much had just started it and hired good staff to help me achieve my vision for a successful heating and cooling business. I knew I needed to revisit my foundations and strengthen them – do some good “architectural” changes so that when storms hit us, it would not crumble. I’m not totally sure how to do this so I talked to this architect afterwards and he told me how to examine my foundations. I’m glad I asked. He clarified it and made me confident about my future efforts.
So readers, what do you think about resetting your business on solid foundations? What does that look like for you? Let me know with your comments. Thanks in advance.
It was a good week’s meeting. I felt challenged in a good way.