I had a very interesting conversation on Tuesday that shook me to the bones. Literally! It was so relevant to where I am right now that I have not been able to sleep through the night ever since.
What was this interesting conversation? I learnt the business secrets of the Jews! The Jews!
I believe you know that the Jews are the most productive and the most powerful community of individuals on the earth. Yes!
For centuries, they have been surrounded on every side by enemies yet, they keep growing, rising and dominating in their environment. Despite the holocausts and the Second World War which were targeted at wiping them out completely, they are still standing strong.
As a Christian, I used to think that their secret lies in God’s covenant with them but now I know better. I have come to see that there are several habits they have which make this covenant effective. Three of these habits are:
- They spend less than they earn.
No matter how little their income is, they always set something aside for the rainy day.
2. They look inwards for resources and help.
The Israeli soil has little or no mineral resources and no rivers yet they produce their own foods, products and services. Instead of importing stuff, they focus on producing everything they need.
3. They put their money to work.
They invest their savings wisely. The US government is loyal to the Israeli government because they are financially indebted to them. The Jews gave them monetary support and asked for military support in return. What wisdom! Wow!
This created such a mental shift for me that I have decided never to go to bed until I have created value. Think about it. The only way to earn more than you need to spend is to consistently create value that people are willing to pay for. The more people you serve with your gift, the more money you will earn.
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