There’s one mistake I see entrepreneurs from all walks of life make time and time again.
Including many Christian business owners I’ve known over the years.
Here’s how it usually goes:
Say an entrepreneur finally starts getting traction in their business.
They start taking on a bunch of clients.
They do good work for those clients, and have them coming back for more work.
And before they know it…
They’re earning way more than they ever did in their job (or whatever they did before).
Sounds great, right?
Well, the mistake 99% of “up-and-coming” entrepreneurs make…
Is they start spending that new money as fast as they earned it.
Of course, covering expenses or doing a few house repairs is one thing.
But alotta people will upgrade to that bigger apartment.
Or trade in their old car for a shiny new one.
You get the idea…
And all of a sudden, their expenses have increased just as much as their income.
Meaning even though they’re earning more than ever…
They’re still living a “paycheck to paycheck” lifestyle…
And still feel like they can’t get ahead.
Maybe even worse…
Now they’re just stressing over money – at a much greater scale!
Believe it or not, I’ve seen this happen with many Christian entrepreneurs too.
They start off great – and are focused on taking on greater financial stewardship…
So that they can do amazing things, like build churches and give to those in need.
But then they get caught up in the money, and the new lifestyle they’ve upgraded to.
And it turns out they don’t have any of the “extra money” they wanted at the start, to put towards making a greater impact on the Kingdom.
Point is, one thing all entrepreneurs could do a better job at…
Is keeping themselves in check!
Remember why you got started.
By no means am I saying that you specifically need the reminder…
But you see what I’m saying 🙂
At the end of the day, money is just a tool.
And just because any successful entrepreneur has the resources to upgrade to a fancy new lifestyle…
Doesn’t at all mean they should.
That’s all I got.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
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