Facilitating The Power of Faith and Belief

Imagine a client who is about to commit him/herself to a significant investment in a new business.  The market does not seem to be there.  The finance is not yet in place.  The business (from any logical rational perspective) looks like a money pit.

Yet they know they can make it work.  They can see the business in its final form.  They know that they will find a way.  They just need to commit to it.  So they make the investment.  They burn their bridges.  There is no going back.  They have to find a way.

Enterprise Based on Faith or a Plan?

Enterprise Based on Faith or a Plan?

You ask them why they are so sure that the business will work.  They answer,

“I just know it will work – I can feel it in my bones”

or perhaps

“God told me to do this – he will find a way”

or

“I know it is a risk – but it is a risk that I comfortable to take”.

Now just suppose they are the Head of Sony on the brink of launching the Walkman – even though all the business anlaysts were screaming – DON’T DO IT.  Or imagine your client is Rupert Murdoch, about to launch Sky Sports – even though the market research says that overwhelmingly people will not pay to watch football matches on satellite TV.

Now imagine it is a local person about to launch into their first enterprise – no financial reserves to fall back on.

  • How would you handle the situation?
  • What would you say?
  • What would you do?
  • Who else might you involve?

If you manage a support service – how would you want your advisers and coaches to handle it?

Comments

  1. good illustration of faith in God

  2. I enjoyed this illustration of faith, Indeed “…faith as little as a mustard seed can move mountains!”

    What really fails many of our plans and initiatives is lack of faith in a supreme being-God. I have seen many people in my country -Uganda, set up very big things from nothing to something just because of their faith in God and commitment to what they are doing.

    I have faith to build a solid and good career relevant to peoples needs. I want to be a successful social worker. That is my dream.

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