Aaron Mason is an experienced director of business operations whose worked in multiple industries. In this article, he argues why the ‘lone wolf’ mentality, ‘bootstraps’ and ‘self-made’ mindset are merely “mirages of the entrepreneurial world and somewhat of a false reality.”
We understand that we are created in God's image, that he was a creator and a designer and therefore we are the same. As entrepreneurs we inherently get this at some level, but I think that we are well served by tapping in to this Biblical truth regularly as we look for an encouragement in our work. No one does a better job of this, in my opinion, than Jerry Bowyer.
This week’s episode finds the team fielding questions. Marty asks, "how do we keep a Christ-centered attitude while growing a business?" For Henry, It’s about identity. It’s almost impossible when the goal is solely financial success. We should seek God first. If there’s frustration at work, it’s an opportunity to pray to God. Rusty brings a tactical point of view, and recommends starting the day prepared. Spending time with God is top priority. We should boot up with God first in order to avoid crashes, or at least minimize them. William reminds us that we can’t forget our first vocation; we are beloved children of God.
I've enjoyed the concept of starting off the week with a blog highlighting a good video that sets the right tone for the next 5 days. In that spirit, here's a 2 and a half minute video from our friends at the DePree Center for Leadership at Fuller.
For a bit of background, Terry is the CEO of the largest privately held company in Texas...Texon. I met him at the Praxis Redemptive Entrepreneurship Summit this May and was very, very impressed with his gentleness and humility. I'm an entrepreneur. I don't want to work for anyone and yet I could see working for Terry.