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Jesus CEO: 5 loaves and 2 fish


One of the greatest business strategies is found in Matthew 14:13-21. Jesus fed five thousand men plus women and children. If every man had only one child that would be equivalent to about 15,000+ people. Their resources were minimal, and the task looked impossible. The disciples were overwhelmed and tired.

Let's look at the scenario; You have 15,000+ people, five loaves of bread, and two fish. The disciples wanted to send them away because it was late, and they were tired. What was Jesus' business strategy:


THE POWER OF A SYSTEM

Jesus organized them into groups of 50, from a project management standpoint major projects are broken down into smaller tasks which is called an iterative process. Once you develop a system and a team that works you repeat the process until completion.


THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Jesus did not send them away, regardless of the massive crowd he leaned on his ability to strategize and organize. He trusted the process.


BUILDING MOMENTUM

Looking at a project as a whole is overwhelming but breaking it down creates momentum. You don't get a degree overnight. If you count the days, hours, months, years, and dollars; you will quit before you start. Rome wasn't built in a day.


YOUR TEAM MATTERS

Hire people who can follow directions. Jesus gave the strategy and the disciples carried out his orders. I love the stacking doll theory; smaller dolls are inside larger dolls. You are the smaller doll, and your team is the bigger dolls. You give the directives, and they carry out the plan.


FATIGUE IN FAITH OUT

Fatigue is a business killer, make sure you are getting the proper rest; mentally, physically, and spiritually. Fatigue is the Goliath most entrepreneurs have to slay. Working for yourself is driven not by hours but by how much ground can you cover and how quickly. Always on the clock.



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