My business partner and I have great chemistry together because we both are on the same page about a few critically important areas of our business.
First, we both give to the church. Second, we both have the same calling of helping people and companies figure out what God created them uniquely to be and do in the marketplace. Third, we believe every business has a way to put God first in the way it operates.
If we’re going to succeed in a business partnership, finding and maintaining common ground will be paramount to the success. It’s ok to be different in so many areas, but how we approach the business spiritually, financially, and emotionally needs to be in common.
When entrepreneurs can’t agree on financial principles together, like where you cut cost and where you spend money, it can be a significant source of frustration. When the two partners don’t see the importance of each other’s spiritual growth as paramount to the entire business, then the business won’t grow as fast as it could.
God wants us as Godpreneurs in business partnerships to make a commitment to build on a shared vision and move toward a common purpose. When we do this, our businesses embrace God’s big purpose for our joining together in the venture.
The Bible says
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
When you and your partner start a business together and share common goals, the reward is better because you’ve built your business on the common ground. When the forks in the road of business success come, you guys won’t be easily divided in the direction you’re headed in because you’ll share a fundamental common ground.
Do you want to experience perfect oneness in your business partnership? The more of these “common ground examples” you share, the better the partnership’s purpose can shine
- You do most important things together like big meetings, tradeshows, and networking events.
- You share traits in common, like cultural or past experiences
- You both teach and instruct together about your services, products, and the brand message
- You impact others together so greatly that you gain respect and favor from everyone you guys meet
Do you want to grow together, spiritually, with your business partner? Then each of you needs to:
- Individually decide to connect with God every morning
- Go to church (doesn’t have to be the same church) so you each can keep knowing God more
- Make time to connect with God, together. My business partner and I have lunch 2-3 times per week, and we purpose to take the conversations to God and let Him speak to us at this time.
Do you and your business partner want to know the secret to being on the same page financially? This one starts with realizing the entire reason the business exists is that it’s a gift from God. When you walk around your business with a mindset that everything comes from God and belongs to God, you’re able to make wise decisions in the direction of your purpose.
What this mindset does is alleviate the pressure of ownership and positions us as caretakers over God’s property. He’s the CEO, you’re both co-Presidents that have been hired to run the business His way. It’s His purpose, His mission, His vision, and you both steward the financial profits towards His desires.
Just ask your partner: “God, what do You want us to do with Your profits?”
We’re all busy. Entrepreneurs especially. There’s a lot we do and oversee. We have packed calendars.
But as Godpreneurs in a partnership, we need to connect together and commit to fellowship. Our families should be hanging out together, we should be growing together.
If we want blessings, significance, purpose, and connection in our partnerships, we need to build on common ground—spiritually, financially, and emotionally.
If we can, we will indeed see that two is, in fact, better than one.
Godpreneur Rule: Godpreneurs build on common ground with our business partners to better expand business and influence together.