As we inch closer to the end of 2011 and embark on 2012, many of us, Business people and entrepreneurs, are gaining perspective on the path we endeavor to grow our enterprises in the New Year. The dictionary defines perspective as: “the state of one’s ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship.” Considering the current state of the economy along with the mission and vision we hold for the product or service we bring to the marketplace on a daily basis, do you have a meaningful interrelationship with the purposes for your company and the facts that we behold constantly? Succinctly put, “Are you gaining perspective?”
In one of the greatest business manuals known to humans, the Bible, it is written:
21st Century King James Version
“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
While it is critical to have a vision, it is crucial to have a meaningful interrelationship with one’s ideas and documented facts. The maintenance of the law coupled with vision, proper perspective, yield success. Success is the vision we as business people and entrepreneurs behold. Employing technique and strategy is the idea. The statistical data on the economy is the facts. How do we gain perspective in these relative modules? Through God’s Law.
Business people and entrepreneurs are the examples of model citizens. The simple fact that products and services are on the market through these collective individuals, heralds respect. As a result, a business person or entrepreneur has a duty to uphold the law within their respective realms. The individual must demonstrate through their actions understanding of their leadership responsibilities. These responsibilities are to customers, staff, colleagues as well as the public. The business person, who loses sight of the law, usually proceeds into a destructive path ultimately leading to entrapment.
Genuine customer-centric business practice is the guard over entrapment for a business person or entrepreneur. Beholding the customer and supplying the demand of your customer is the garrison leading to good customer-centric business practice. This protects the business person or entrepreneur. When a business person or entrepreneur chooses to uphold the customer with good customer-centric business practice: whether in forecasting and planning; marketing and sales; or in the accounting realm, this is in essence the business person acting in accordance with the law: God’s law.
Ultimately, the tribute of God’s law will uplift the business person or entrepreneur to a place where the law heralds, as found in
Psalm 112:5, The Message Bible:
“The good person is generous and lends lavishly;
No shuffling or stumbling around for this one,
But a sterling and solid and lasting reputation.”