There was more bad news yesterday with the rise of interest rates for the third time in the past few months. Some entrepreneurs including small business owners, restaurateurs and franchisees, may be wondering about whether their businesses will survive. After all, many are already hanging on by a wing and a prayer.
Last night and through the wee hours, I had given significant thought about what I would write for today’s newsletter. I thought about yet another article about ways for business owners to fight the war against inflation. Honestly, I was stumped. I felt I was at a loss for words.
At that point I found myself praying for inspiration. I prayed for the words that could help those lying awake all night wondering about the future, and some about just being able to cover payroll at the end of the month. I asked God, how did we get to this point?
Early this morning, I sat at my computer staring at the screen still not sure about the message and information I thought would resonate with my daily readers. More so, I was searching for the words that would help those with immediate needs as well as those that might need a nudge or a push – inspiration and motivation, if you will – just to leave the house this morning to face another challenging day.
Well, as I was searching through various newsfeeds for my own inspiration and motivation using search terms such as business challenges, business owner worries, and hopes & dreams of entrepreneurs I saw a search result that caught my eye. I found the words I was looking for – thank you, God.
The Entrepreneur’s Prayer
As I awaken with the gift of yet another day and prepare for the tasks at hand, I offer up this most ardent prayer:
I pray for continued clarity of purpose so that I may hold my vision steady and keep my focus on the needs and success of others, which in turn shall bring me my success.
I pray for the wisdom to expect abundance in my life, that it surrounds me and is available for the taking and to be shameless and unapologetic upon its receipt, for I deserve abundance.
I pray for a cheerful countenance, be it clear or cloudy skies and that I may radiate and infect others with my positive attitude.
I pray for the trust of others that they may recognize my sincerity and true intentions so that we may move forward together.
I pray for the strength to fend off adversity and use my desire and determination as both weapon and shield.
I pray for the courage to carry forth my convictions during the battle of business and to resist temptation to a quicker monetary result when such temptation compromises these things for which I stand.
I pray that I may be used as a lightning rod to collect the amazing ideas already present in the universe and when blessed with such inspiration, that I may be able to apply my talents and abilities to turn the power of thought into measurable advancement of my goals.
I pray to retain my childhood wonder so that I can recognize and revel in the small miracles of each day that others may miss.
I pray for an infinite supply of self-confidence for it alone fortifies faith, strengthens my resolve and conquers the largest enemy I will ever face – fear.
I pray for a compassionate spirit and the patience to offer those who seek my advice and my help, my full and undivided attention.
I pray for good health and a feeling of well being, and the continued desire to improve those areas of my physical life I may be neglecting in the name of my spiritual and entrepreneurial advancement.
I pray that today is a day of excellence and at its conclusion I can acknowledge and be grateful for the forward motion I have made and the growth I have experienced.
I pray most of all for the understanding and support of those closest to my heart, my family, that they will equate what may seem like endless hours of apparent pre-occupation with affairs of business to what is at the very core of my being, that which drives me, for once I achieve what I have set out in its fullest, I will become that more complete being I strive to be.
It is for these things that I pray, for I am an entrepreneur.
Maybe it’s okay to hang on by a wing and a prayer as it may be prayer that spurs the inspiration and motivation needed to survive these challenging times. I know it has done so for me this morning.
Have a great day. Make it happen. Make it count!
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