2010-04-28

10 Kingdom Laws for Business Success

In a recent overseas mission trip, I have the opportunities to share the "10 Kingdom Laws for Success" to many young professional and entrepreneurs that are believers on 3 separate meetings. The original posting Kingdom Laws & Principles is too much to share in a 1-2 hour session. A shortened version in Chinese is shared and it is available here.

This post is the English version of the "10 Kingdom Laws for Business Success".

Understanding Work is a Ordained & Not a Curse
  1. Work is Ordained by God. Gen 1:28, 2:15
  2. Work happened before Sin & Curse. Gen 1:28,2:15 comes before the Curse in Gen 3:17-19.
  3. Work is Worship. Hebrew Avodah = Work = Worship =Serving
  4. Work is Our Calling Eph 2:10
  5. The Curse of Work has been removed by Jesus. Work is stress-free & joyful. Gal 3:13, Col 1:20.
  6. Work is not Worry. God provides when we sleep.
    Ps 127:2 . Just following the Kingdom Principles and have worry free & fruitful work.
The 10 Laws are:
  1.   The Golden Law - Righteousness brings success
  2.   Law of Parallel Universes - Begins in Spirit
  3.   Law of Execution - Walk the Talk
  4.   Law of Harvests- Sowing and Reaping
  5.   Law of Seasons -  Watch & Ride the Cycle
  6.   Law of Reciprocation Change begins with you
  7.   Law of Greatness - Servant Leadership
  8.   Law of Perseverance To Mission & Values
  9.   Law of Amplification Growth with Care for Details
  10.   Law of Humility - Learning & Renewal

1  The Golden Law - Righteousness brings success
    Spiritual Health brings True & Total Success.  Mat 6:33
    God is in charge - Righteousness is Gain. Quality in Character & Quality in Offering (competence and performance) are both important. Between the two, Character comes first; Character over Competence. Venture Capitalists invest in people of Character.
    Prov 23:5 Chase Money and it will fly away. This is the negative way of expressing the Golden Business Rule.

2  Law of Parallel Universes - Begins in Spirit
  •     What is seen is influenced by the things unseen Heb 11:3.
  •     Things seen is originated in the Unseen - From the Dream / Vision
  •     Get your calling and vision from God
  •     Inside determines outside
  •     Intrinsic Motivation is better than Extrinsic Motivation
  •     Have a Mission & Vision - Unique Customer Value Proposition
3  Law of Execution - Walk the Talk
  •     Doing realize the Vision. Mere talk does not. Remember to execute your plan.
  •     The Wise and the Foolish Builders - Matthew 7:24–27
    •     Hear + Do build strong & lasting thing
  •     Pro 14:23  Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!
  •     Joh 13:17  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them
  •     We must close the gap between knowing and doing.
4 Law of Harvests- Sowing and Reaping.
  •     Invest to Gain -     Luk 6:38; 2Co 9:6-8
  •     You sow what you have; You get what you sow
    •     Hence, You sow what you need
  •     Invest in
    •       tithes & offering to the Lord
    •       people in needs;e.g. widow, poor, etc.
    •       business
    •       See the values of generosity
  •     It is also know as the Law of Proportional Returns: the more you give the more you get
5  Law of Seasons -  Watch & Ride the Cycle
  •     Watch the Opportunity & Timing - Ride the Trends - Ecc 3:1-8
  •     Be watchful - Observe the changes and trends
    •       Strike at the Right Time
    •       Be at the leading edge and not the 1st mover bleeding edge
  •     Be Agile & Ready to act
  •     God provides the Growth and Set the Timing & Man does the Following of the laws of nature, the seasons & timing  established by God.
6   Law of Reciprocation Change begins with you
  •     You changed 1st to cause others to change     Luk 6:37
  •     Law of Empathy- Do on to others what you want to receive.
  •     Reaction is a multiple of the Action
    •       Newton's Law is Reaction = Action
    •       Kingdom Law is Do good and Receive Better
7  Law of Greatness - Servant Leadership
  •     Lead by Serving - Mat 20:26
  •     Serve your staff to serve your customers who repay you with $$$
  •     People follow your actions rather than your words
  •     How to become Great in influence
  •     Leadership is about
    •       1 lead at the front with shared mission and vision
    •       2 serve from the back with as example and support
    •       3 coach in the middle with encouragement & correction
8 Law of Perseverance To Mission & Values
  •     Perseverance in righteousness Law#1 ; Luke 18:1–8
    •       Don't take short-cut, cut-corners due to pressure
    •       Plans/Methods can and should change,
    •       but the Purpose-Mission & Values remains
  •     Stick to your Vision to accomplish it
    •       Once the goal has been set, it must be pursued with a burning desire. The desire must be maintained and sustained with discipline - Fred Smith
9  Law of Amplification Growth with Care for Details
  •     Growth & Scalability
    •  Get it right before you scale or multiply
    •  take care of the details
    •  unless there is character transformation, greater responsibility will show forth greater weakness
  •     Faithful in Little leads to faithfulness in large - Luk 16:10
    • Warren Buffet, "In looking for someone to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. But the most important is integrity, because if they don't have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy, are going to kill you."
  •     Law of Promotion - Luk 16:11-12
  •     Strength or Defect get magnified with time and growth
  •     Also known as Law of Fidelity or Honesty
10  Law of Humility - Learning&Renewal
  •  Glory goes to those that are humble - ever learning & contributing. Mat 5:5
  •  Renewal is
    •       prepare for the future
    •       ride the changes
  • Learning
    •       New capability building
  •  I Ching #15 謙 Humility - means:
    • “have it” - resources, ability. If don't have them, there is nothing to be humble about.
    • “don’t show it” and
    • “use it”. When the situation calls for it and if you have it, humility requires you to use it to help and not to hide it!
    • It is not passive but quiet aggressive actions without drawing attention to self.
    • 6 stage lines provides additional teachings of:
      •         1. develop humility
      •         2. let your action do the talking
      •         3. accomplished and yet don’t claim credit but give credit
      •         4. do more good things
      •         5. do corrective actions to remove bad things
      •         6. expand humility to others that they may have it too

3 comments:

tagskie said...

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Daniel Lee said...

Hi LL, I am beginning to enjoy your Blog and the truth it brings....very encouraging. Thanks for sharing..

George said...

Very nice. Much of this parallels what I'm trying to do by teaching business English to non native English speakers. Thank you for the confirmation and encouragement to thought which I have