Do you make these 2 mistakes : to discard unfamiliar opportunities and to put in only a limited effort?
Learn how to recognize opportunities and how much effort you should put into them.
By Bart De Wolf, Master of Information Technology, Belgium
The Bible says the following in Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 10 : "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might".
Ever since I got to know this Bible verse it has influenced my decision making.
It has helped me overcome my fears for the unknown and become motivated to work hard.
In the following paragraphs I will explain my interpretation of this verse.
"Whatever your hand finds to do" indicates that you should grab any kind of opportunity.
The word "whatever" in "whatever your hand finds to do" indicates that you should consider grabbing any kind of opportunity.
Even if you are unfamiliar with the business area an opportunity covers, therefore alone you should not immediately discard it.
Of course you must remain prudent and investigate whether it is a solid and legitimate business.
What is an opportunity?
You may have asked yourself what exactly is an opportunity.
Thomas Edison once expressed: "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work."
That brings us to the motivational part.
"Do it with all your might" indicates that you should put in your best effort.
The phrase "do it with all your might" strongly urges you to put in a really serious effort.
When you undertake a new business most certainly you will have to go through a lot of learning.
And it might take you considerable time, sweat and money.
But if this will improve your family's and your own life in the long run, that should be worth it.
I think you should take this verse as a command!
My personal opinion about the phrase "whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might" is that God wants you to take this as a command.
You should be on the lookout for opportunities, grab them, and work them to completion.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might!
God bless you,Bart De Wolf
Beware that you do not overspend on your business and advertising. Set apart your household money first. Also watch out for overly hyped marketing talk and big dollar signs and amounts that drive you to spend a certain amount now so that you qualify for earning higher commissions. There is no guarantee that you will actually make those sales.
If you are currently employed, do not resign right away after signing up for some online business. While the outcome may seem very promising, actual results may differ from what you expected. Play on the safe side and wait until you see real money coming in from your online business... and until you have first paid off your debts... and saved several months worth of expenses.
I got to know MLM in 1996 in El Salvador when a neighbour showed me "the plan" of the Amway bizop. In 2001 I discovered online business. Currently I am still a rat race participant, working full time as an Analyst Programmer.
I am a Belgian, born 1966. In 1995 I met a Salvadoran woman in Brussels. We moved together to El Salvador in July 1996, married there, and were blessed with 3 daughters and a son. My family and I moved back to Belgium in May 2010.
During my stay in El Salvador I was invited to meetings of a Spanish speaking chapter of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship Internationalthrough which I became a convinced Christian.
Bart De Wolf