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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

Anyway

Tara felt led to send this video to some of us a few days ago...it's "Anyway" by Martina McBride. I'm going to post it here again for those who haven't seen it. After you watch it please come back to see the rest of what I have to say, below! :-)


Yesterday I just watched this video again and again and cried...and let it sink into my spirit. It's anointed. I found out through this article online that it's based upon the poem by Mother Teresa. Martina co-wrote the phenomenal song, being inspired by these words:


ANYWAY

by Mother Teresa

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway!
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway!
If you are successful, you will win false friends and enemies.
Succeed anyway!
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway!
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway!
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway!
People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway!
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway!

Comments

Anonymous said…
The past 4 years have been an absolute trial for me and my husband. A million things happening- all at once (I"ve hinted about this several times). Some things I will never be able to talk about- I have to some very close friends- but as much as I would like, I will never be able to blog it... In the midst of one of our greatest trials and literal persecutions- Hubby came home to me dancing to this song- I declared it as my victory song and fell in love with Kirk Franklin's Album: Songs for the Storm... Mind you- the night before I had just had an evening of absolute sorrow and true soul searching... I've come to believe that the enemy would love to steal our joy- well, if you have a moment...listen to my victory song: I've played it many many times while dancing in my living room, imagining the walls of jericho tumbling and God lifting me up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4s1qF4jeJ8&feature=related
If this doesn't work, search Look at me now- Kirk Franklin, on you tube

You're awesome to be sharing your story and opening up to us

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