How does God come into the picture in terms of starting a business? What does the Bible say concerning your business? This book reveals these and more, it is definitely a good read. Business His Way explores the essential qualities of a business person. As a business owner, your success is dependent on a number of requirements, they include: your personal development, focus, high sense of commitment, your staying power, open-mindedness, willingness to seek counsel, ability to make good decisions, among other factors. Also, the qualities the bible highlights are outlined in this book, to serve as guidelines as you take important decisions towards the growth of your business.
Until now, I have never heard of “The Psalm 1 Business Person”, this book painstakingly spells out the biblical instruction a successful business owner should emulate. One of the prevailing themes the writer brought to light has been a personal concern to me as a young entrepreneur. Fear is the reason why some of us never started that beautiful business idea. Fear is the same reason those who eventually start up go bankrupt. And as such, Business His Way gives a thorough analysis on the fear factor as it pertains to business; and how a business owner can survive and blossom in the heat of challenges.
Ibukun Awosika shares her early days’ experience as a business owner and how she scaled through the many fears that threatened her business. She talked about the fear of failure, rejection, mistakes, change, to mention a few. I learnt one major lesson from Business His Way: fear is so powerful that it does not just disturb you from progressing; the effects determine how far you will grow or succeed as a business owner. You should see how procrastination, sluggishness, indecision, inactivity, reticence, and timidity have crushed and burned some businesses before they got their bearing.
Partnership is another theme in the book, the first question to ask is: Is it scriptural to go into partnership? Or is it a way of starting business or raising funds? Read this book and discover why you should not jump into partnership without consulting God and your mentors. There are some important issues you need to resolve before going into such partnership, the writer lists salient points to this effect. I am sure you are eager to know why many people jump into partnership with unequal footing.
Business His Way is a total package, so you will not regret devoting your time to this book. Some sensitive issues in the marketplace were raised, and the biblical precepts to tackle such issues were highlighted. According to her, honesty is a rare word today; you would not want to miss her take on this. Have you ever heard a phrase like business bondage? She touched this too; it is quite an interesting read. Bribery and corruption is another sensitive topic the writer considered, you know this topic remains controversial; but the truth remains the truth.
Check out the facts and figures about Nigeria and corruption presently, you will be alarmed by the statistics. You cannot possibly start up a business without considering and tackling some issues like money, tax evasion, compromise, sacrifice, overworking at the expense of your nuclear family, embezzlement of funds, and a host of others. The icing on the cake for me in Business His Way is that the writer shared her struggles and achievements as a veteran business owner. The principles she shared are priceless, I can assure you; if you need quality ideas to run a successful business, this book is for you. If you are a Christian and in business, you just need to devote your time to read this book. Business His Way is rich and insightful for both present and future business owners and entrepreneurs.