Welcome to the wilderness. A time when circumstances seem to be opposed to our “life plan.” A time when God feels distant or silent. God uses this wilderness period to refine us like precious metal and to prepare us for our calling, a calling to be Kings and Queens.
Most business owners I know get to a point where they ask themselves, “is this it?” They long for more purpose in their business. In order to satisfy this feeling and take a business from successful to significant, you need missional alignment. However, that’s not easy.
As much as we’d like to think these personality tests help us and allow us to build a more cohesive team they are in fact setting us up for failure. It’s as if instead of building a bridge of trust paved with understanding with these tests, we’re actually strapping some C4 to the foundation of that bridge.
When I talk about a missional business, I’m not talking about a Christian business, non-profit or missionary work. I’m talking about a business that wants to go from good to great. A business that wants to grow from success to significance. Businesses that impact their employees, their customers and their community for the good usually have these essential elements nailed down.
I have a friend that says, “Networking is the key to life.” I’d have to agree. Some might shy away of being intentional with networking due the time it takes to see it pay off. Today we talk about how to get the most out of networking, by connecting on purpose.
Recently one of my children lied. Like an enemy combatant under interrogation, my child played this game of “how little can I give up.” If you’ve ever caught a child in a lie, you know it’s very obvious. I tried everything short of waterboarding and my child was not budging (the CIA would be proud). It was this exchange that made me think of poop.